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    I would like to install a fluoro light in the marquee section of my lowboy cab and power it from the power supply on a PC, but looking at the marquee section I can't see any other way of running the wires from the fluoro except out through one of the handles in the rear of the marquee section. I have attached some photos showing the marquee section and also the section between the marquee and the arcade monitor. I'm not really happy with this solution, can anybody suggest another way to run the wires but so that they are concealed from view?

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    Matthew

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    First thought is you could route a groove along the back, bury the cable in there, and then fill/paint over the top of it.

    Otherwise, most obvious thing is to use black cable and tuck it neatly in the corner so that its barely noticable.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by dmworking247 View Post
      First thought is you could route a groove along the back, bury the cable in there, and then fill/paint over the top of it.

      Otherwise, most obvious thing is to use black cable and tuck it neatly in the corner so that its barely noticable.
      So drill a hole in the bottom rear corner of the marquee section, run the wires through the hole (flush with the cab) past the arcade monitor and down into the inside of the cabinet? I was thinking of doing it this way but was concerned how visible the wires would be from the front of the cab.

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      • #4
        Well the routing idea (bury the cable) would be at the back of the cabinet, ie a hole through the back panel, route a groove from the hole down to another hole, then fill up the groove with puty (over the cable) and paint over it.
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        • #5
          Yeah, I would do the groove thing on the back as well.
          You could cover it with a metal plate if you didn't want to bog over it.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by spacies View Post
            Yeah, I would do the groove thing on the back as well.
            You could cover it with a metal plate if you didn't want to bog over it.
            Yep, I think I will use something to cover the wires rather than route a groove in the wood, I am no handyman so I will go the safe route. But either way, running the wires out the rear of the cab is a much better solution than having them within view from the front of the cab

            Matthew

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            • #7
              You can cut the groove with a craft knife and chisel out the centre. MDF peels away with ease once you have scribed the lines.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by spacies View Post
                You can cut the groove with a craft knife and chisel out the centre. MDF peels away with ease once you have scribed the lines.
                Making the groove wouldn't be so difficult then, but the problem for me would be the filling up, sanding and painting afterwards

                Matthew

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                • #9
                  Cover it with a metal plate.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by spacies View Post
                    Cover it with a metal plate.
                    Any ideas what the metal plate should look like? Something as flat as possible I would imagine.

                    Matthew

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                    • #11
                      Yes, use some 0.6mm panel steel or even a lighter gauge.
                      Hold it in place with some small ass nails then paint it black.

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                      • #12
                        steel strapping would work ok.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Prof View Post
                          steel strapping would work ok.
                          Great idea.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Prof View Post
                            steel strapping would work ok.
                            How would that work? Is steel strapping pliable?

                            Matthew

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                            • #15
                              Yes. Builders use it.
                              Have a look in the building section of Bunnings etc.

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