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    That's a very clever way of doing that repair. I have done untold neck replacements and side replacements but that repair has achieved both and best of all, once it's painted and filled, no one will be the wiser. Very impressive work.

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    The bondo work has been done and it looks good, the paint will hide the evidence

    2018-12-23 14.55.32.jpg

    Now starting on the front.
    Unfortunately the delamination was too bad so I have removed 2 layers of the ply and I will replace it, after a trip to Bunnings.

    2018-12-23 14.56.13.jpg

    I will probably have to wait till after xmas now.

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    Love the fix but with all the work you have to do to repair it, might have been easier to just knock up a whole new cabinet it definitely looks like you have the skills to do it


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    Great work so far Trev

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    Nice job so far! Hope the joins don't show up under your paintwork, they can be harder to hide than you might think (I found out the hard way on a couple of cabs over the years repairing them the same way as you have done). The joins can look and feel seamless but can show after the primer and/or paint goes on! I've found the quality of filler used to conceal the joins makes a lot of difference.. i used to use Builders Bog until i found out it shrinks so much.. i use Selleys Plasti-bond now.. it's more expensive but works a LOT better so its worth the extra expense. Its also good practice to let a primered cabinet sit for a couple of weeks (maybe longer) to allow time for any issues to show.

    I almost considered abandoning my own Pinball Pool project several months ago due to financial problems and thought of contacting you to see if you wanted my freshly repainted cab. I can see you're progressing well with what you have to work with! My own plans for my own Pinball Pool have since changed.. the goal now is to complete it in time for Pinfest next year!

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    The front has now been fixed up, just a little bit on bondo and sanding to go.

    2018-12-27 09.36.23.jpg

    It came up nice and a lot quicker than trying to fix the delamination.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thejudge View Post
    The front has now been fixed up, just a little bit on bondo and sanding to go.

    2018-12-27 09.36.23.jpg

    It came up nice and a lot quicker than trying to fix the delamination.
    What did you end up doing? Put a thin sheet of ply across the front and bog ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob1966 View Post
    What did you end up doing? Put a thin sheet of ply across the front and bog ?


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    It looks like he just sanded down what was left, because the old holes are still there with marks.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Defender View Post
    It looks like he just sanded down what was left, because the old holes are still there with marks.


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    I did think that at first but I remember reading an earlier post stating that he removed 2 layers of ply, but looking at the latest pic it seems thicker ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob1966 View Post
    What did you end up doing? Put a thin sheet of ply across the front and bog ?
    I just bought some ply the same thickness as the layers I removed and cut it to size, then glued it on.
    Then just cleaned up the cutouts and redrilled the holes.

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