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  • Restoration Dos and Don'ts

    I was wondering if there was a list of Dos and Don'ts when restoring a cab?

    I've got two dedicated MK cabs (MK1 and MK2) both in need of work. One side of the CP box has suffered water damage and has blown out. The T-mold appears to be holding the piece together. I'm trying to work out if I just remove the piece and replace it with a new painted piece. or should I try and try and keep the original laminate piece and just hollow it out and refill the centre?

    Are there any guides for resurrecting/restoring plywood laminates?

    In regards to artwork, what are people's views on replacing them? Should you keep the original for authenticity, or is a repro from Game on Grafix seen as acceptable?

    These are my first cabs, and would hate to be responsible for an arcade faux pas.

  • #2
    Hi

    It depends on how bad things are

    Are you considering filling in the T-Mold Slot?

    Some guys have glued it in. It also depends on your background IE skills etc

    Pics would help if possible
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    Dez

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    • #3
      what if boards are rare as shit and expensive is installing a multiboard with the game a option

      just curious too
      you can always expect change in life..except from vending machines

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      • #4
        I'd like to keep the T-molding as it really does make a cab. I was thinking I could remove the old plywood, 'refill' it with a new piece of board, reattach the laminate, reroute the piece then reuse the t-molding.



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        • #5
          Hi Joc

          Your poor old control panel is in a very sad shape mate (as you know, no doubt)

          Personally if it was me I would remake them sides, but it really comes down to what type of woodwork skills you have and what power tools too.

          I see the red sides are warped, so you probably would not be able restore that with glue or filler.


          Any questions please ask
          Regards

          Dez

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