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Savage
13th February 2008, 05:00 PM
OK.
Very soon going to start my restore on my Gunners Pin.
but before I do, does anyone know where I can get the inserts for it. Looking for the ones the spell out Guns N Roses seen here http://www.ipdb.org/showpic.pl?id=1100&picno=10186

Savage
9th June 2008, 10:27 AM
Well I've started. Here's the Head box. Slowly but surley does it..
http://www.aussiearcade.com/photopost/data/560/DSCF0652_800x600_.JPG

http://www.aussiearcade.com/photopost/data/560/DSCF0653_800x600_.JPG

http://www.aussiearcade.com/photopost/data/560/DSCF0767_800x600_.JPG

http://www.aussiearcade.com/photopost/data/560/DSCF0766_800x600_.JPG

More pics in my Album..

judgeboz
9th June 2008, 10:49 AM
that looks bloody great. I assume you masked up all the art work on the sides - any touch ups. Are you using enamual or acrylic paints?

Keep the pics soming.

AskJacob
9th June 2008, 10:50 AM
Oooh shiney!

Did you clear coat it over the original paint? Looks nice!

bwodie
9th June 2008, 11:23 AM
very nice work!

Savage
9th June 2008, 05:52 PM
Get ready:
Yep everything masked using Tamiya RC masking tape, good stuff and translucent - yellow colour, used a pen knife to cut around the art work.
Touch ups used with water based paint, black was done with aerosol spray cans!...
Clear, 2 Pack Automotive clear..

Shock_And_Awe
9th June 2008, 06:01 PM
that looks better than new- nice work. Keep the updates coming :)

BuRNZ
9th June 2008, 06:09 PM
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DonkyKong
9th June 2008, 06:19 PM
She Looks Smick, Well done.

DK

Shock_And_Awe
9th June 2008, 06:44 PM
I also see the iron-on wood trim. After you posting that tip I have done it to 2 of my cabs and it comes up great.

Savage
9th June 2008, 06:47 PM
I also see the iron-on wood trim. After you posting that tip I have done it to 2 of my cabs and it comes up great.

Good eyes, I can;t speak highly enough of doing this. Makes the edge 100% more presentable....

One silly thing I've done is lost all the photos of the headbox boards with the plugs... Doh

Strangeways
9th June 2008, 11:25 PM
Very, Very nice...

Keep the updates coming.

acejas
10th June 2008, 07:13 AM
Good eyes, I can;t speak highly enough of doing this. Makes the edge 100% more presentable....

One silly thing of done is, lost all the photos of the headbox boards with the pugs... Doh



Can you point out pic and exactly what is achieved...im a dummy

pinsanity
10th June 2008, 07:15 PM
Get ready:
Yep everything masked using Tamiya RC masking tape, good stuff and translucent - yellow colour, used a pen knife to cut around the art work.
Touch ups used with water based paint, black was done with aerosol spray cans!...
Clear, 2 Pack Automotive clear..

I bow to the 2pack master.:D

Foot
10th June 2008, 09:34 PM
Looks great, came up really good :023:

WOKA
10th June 2008, 09:48 PM
If you want to practice, I'll drop my GnR over to yah..!

bigdaddy
10th June 2008, 10:25 PM
Looks great. Why mask up the inside of the head. Why not take everything out and do the lot while your at it?

WOKA
10th June 2008, 10:38 PM
Looks great. Why mask up the inside of the head. Why not take everything out and do the lot while your at it?

Save the existing artwork I'd imagine..

Savage
10th June 2008, 11:22 PM
Can you point out pic and exactly what is achieved...im a dummy

The edge on most back boxes look shit and finished off really crappy. Get some iron on wood edge trimming (i get mine from Bunnings, the only wood grain one is brown, paint it black) iron on, and cut the excess) Finishes it off nicely!


If you want to practice, I'll drop my GnR over to yah..!

Sure, then can i keep the better of the two? :D

Savage
15th November 2008, 08:50 PM
Alright time for some more updates.
Been ultra busy but now finally had some time...

http://www.aussiearcade.com/photopost/data/560/DSCF0871_800x600_.JPG
Some Repair work to the Cabinet

http://www.aussiearcade.com/photopost/data/560/DSCF0873_800x600_.JPG
The underneath was totally ****ed, I had to rebuild most of the edging

Also I masked up all of the cabinet minus the black, repaired and painted the black. Pulled the masking off and also peeled of spots of green / red / white etc of the roses :x . In hind site I would have cleared the whole thing first to seal it all in then repair it. So in the end I had a lot more touch ups to do..


http://www.aussiearcade.com/photopost/data/560/P1000215_800x600_.JPG
All 2 pac cleared including the legs. (thats dust on the lock down bar)

http://www.aussiearcade.com/photopost/data/560/P1000216_800x600_.JPG
While I was at it, I did the inside too :cool:

http://www.aussiearcade.com/photopost/data/560/DSCF1273_800x600_.jpg
Close up on the rose

Now to the part I hate, stripping the playfield

http://www.aussiearcade.com/photopost/data/560/P1000154_800x600_.JPG
Dirty aint it


http://www.aussiearcade.com/photopost/data/560/P1000154.JPG
Damaged hole, was hidden by a cliffy protector (which I put in)

http://www.aussiearcade.com/photopost/data/560/P1000191_800x600_.JPG
Quick Repair Job

http://www.aussiearcade.com/photopost/data/560/P1000192_800x600_.JPG
And a quick splash of paint

Ford Fairlane
15th November 2008, 09:00 PM
I dont get obsessed about much and i've never really been interested in pinnies before i found this site... (i'll take a sec to dodge tomatoes now :tomato)

BUT!!! That Pin is Fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I've always loved the gunners and with my new interest in pins (dodge again), I think this is the one i want to own..

Excellent work mate!!! Inspiring!!! Now i must own one :evil

daics3522
15th November 2008, 09:06 PM
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orsm job !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Savage
25th December 2008, 10:00 PM
Update! woo hoo.

Playfield 2 pac clear coated. Mostly everything back on the field (just snake and some stickers)

Going to sand and re-clearcost the back of the backbox and then I can start putting it back together...

http://www.aussiearcade.com/photopost/data/560/1_Custom_.jpg

http://www.aussiearcade.com/photopost/data/560/2_Custom_.jpg

http://www.aussiearcade.com/photopost/data/560/3_Custom_.jpg



A lot of the plastics I thought would never come good.
That was until I used my Plexus Plastic cleaner and polish spray in one. Mostly I use it for Motorbike plastics but this stuff is the ants pants. According to the blurb it's used on Aircraft screens etc... One thing for sure, it works extremely well!

Shock_And_Awe
26th December 2008, 09:26 AM
That's looking great. The colours on the playfield are nice and bright. It will be playing like a whole different game when you've finished it.

Foot
26th December 2008, 09:39 PM
Looks pretty damm good, plastics look like new. Must remember that plastic cleaner.

Happy Boxing Day! :D

Ford Fairlane
26th December 2008, 09:50 PM
That is sensational!!!!

Did you paint with an airbrush (touchups) or did you use a standard bristle one?

WOW!!!

Savage
27th December 2008, 11:19 AM
Thanks for the comments guys.
These touch up's I ended up using brush.
I would apply the touch up. Then when dry light sand with 2000 grit. It really didn't need airbrush work, usually I leave that for bigger touch ups that need more coverage.
If brushing doesn't look good, I then do air brush.

Head box is fixed up. Will let dry and maybe fit tomorrow...

Arcade King
27th December 2008, 02:49 PM
mate looks amazing, the plastic cleaner looks like the go. Is it readily available?

stuba
27th December 2008, 04:51 PM
mate looks amazing, the plastic cleaner looks like the go. Is it readily available?

+1 where do i score that plexus stuff?

congrats on an awesome job :)

Savage
28th December 2008, 09:34 AM
I got the Plexus from BCF.
Was looking everywhere and they had tons at my local store on the front counter. They were marking them down to $4.00 each (I think normally they're closer to $20 + a can)

Here's one I found http://www.cleaningshop.com.au/index1.html..

Try BCF, I think they were doing a run out of it?

narf_
28th December 2008, 04:45 PM
i used to get a different brand locally is the ducks nuts also. done wonders to my 30 year old plastics

atm the supplier is having trouble getting it from the US.

Savage
28th December 2008, 05:47 PM
Alright, all pieced together.
Turned on. Lights fire up, and some odd lights here and there on the DMD, and nothing else.
Kind of expected not to work straight after putting it together...

I'll go through the task of checking fuses, hopefully the manual has what plug goes to what connection, although I believe they are all correct...

Any other suggestions what to check first?

johnwartjr
29th December 2008, 06:20 PM
Looks gorgeous and I'm sure it'll be a blast to play once you figure out the issue.

I'd go back over all the connectors and see if one is off, and also check fuses

Savage
29th December 2008, 10:40 PM
Did more checking and unplugging, all the usual stuff, still can't find the issue..

Have posted here for it http://www.aussiearcade.com/showthread.php?p=241702#post241702

IMPURE
30th December 2008, 10:09 PM
plexus is the shit, i used it on the farings on my bike, you can buy it from almost any motorbike shop, its gold.

Savage
2nd January 2009, 08:47 PM
About 99% working, just have to source a light socket and the start button globe probably needs replcaing but the clip that holds the bulb / micro switch is broken, so I've super glued it in :cool:

Pics of finished job (no glass inserted, for photos)

http://static.zooomr.com/images/6640290_469980abb8_o.jpg

http://static.zooomr.com/images/6640287_7232bca7e4_o.jpg

http://static.zooomr.com/images/6640268_efdad577d1_o.jpg

http://static.zooomr.com/images/6640266_856abd356b_o.jpg

http://static.zooomr.com/images/6640265_72c73ccbf4_o.jpg

http://static.zooomr.com/images/6640263_e162bd9dc0_o.jpg

bwodie
2nd January 2009, 08:50 PM
looks incredible mate

Foot
2nd January 2009, 09:09 PM
Outstanding work :D

Arcade King
2nd January 2009, 09:32 PM
Stunning Scott :) well done mate.

Pinball Warehouse
2nd January 2009, 09:44 PM
Great job Scott, The fuses holders are easily available at any Dick Smith, Tandy type place, they are a standard size. The gi lights must have one bad burnt pin or a dry joint around the connection.
Keep up the great work.

Savage
2nd January 2009, 09:58 PM
Thanks for the comments guys.

The GI, were totally weird. Half the back box (bottom half) lit up, not the top. Ended up tracing where the wire went for the top half, it was same plug as the bottom half. Started checking continuity at the plug and then along the wire, (it has a joining plug in the middle) was weired as continuity was all the way through. even to the bulbs, so I turned it on and they were just working, Strange!)

The other lights on the playfield, ones with the chrome surrounds ended up having all four bulbs blown, that too was strange as before hand they were all good... Could have done something?

Thanks Tony, will go get some of them..

GEMINI
2nd January 2009, 10:02 PM
that looks like new
Great job