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    Thanks for the info, now I've had a closer look at the plastic there is some variation in the colour might go with the paint idea too , look forward to reading how you do it , also +1 for the effort you put into your threads always a good read

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    This is looking great. Fantastic work on it so far. Are you going horizontal or vertical?

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    Quote Originally Posted by redferatu View Post
    This is looking great. Fantastic work on it so far. Are you going horizontal or vertical?

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    Thanks!

    I'm most likely going to have this as a hori cab... I'm bummed that it's not 31khz. But it is what it is..

    I'll muck around with it once it's all setup but it'll most likely be a jamma cab with a 360/DC and the UVC to downscale 480p to 240p

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    Quote Originally Posted by prktkljokr View Post
    Just go to super cheap and buy a small tin of body filler, then prime with the SCA branded primer filler in a can, its way better than the septone crap they sell.

    Have had some really good results with the dulux epoxy paint from bunnings
    https://www.bunnings.com.au/dulux-me...paint_p1400820
    Hey @prktkljokr, over the weekend I started filling a few sections.

    I'm hoping by this weekend, I'll be in a position to put the primer on.

    I'm wondering if you would recommend different primers for the plastic and the metal bits or would the SCA prime filler from supercheap be sufficient?

    Also plan to use the British Paints "appliance white" paint from bunnings.

    The stuff that needed to be filled on the top bezel were a couple of spots..





    Filler applied and letting it dry...



    Sanded down one section to get it all nice and flat..



    Once all the plastic parts are done, I'll make my way through to the metal bits..

    The base has definitely seen better days.

    Don't think I can do much with one of the wheels, it's completely rusted and I can't even get the bolts out to clean/replace







    Hopefully I prime this week, but I don't want to rush the prep work..

    Until next update..

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    Quote Originally Posted by mR_CaESaR View Post
    Hey @prktkljokr, over the weekend I started filling a few sections.

    I'm hoping by this weekend, I'll be in a position to put the primer on.

    I'm wondering if you would recommend different primers for the plastic and the metal bits or would the SCA prime filler from supercheap be sufficient?

    Also plan to use the British Paints "appliance white" paint from bunnings.

    The stuff that needed to be filled on the top bezel were a couple of spots..
    Should be fine as its a hard plastic, if it were flexible, I would recommend a plastic primer.

    Preparation is the key, seeing you are going to paint the whole unit, I would sand the whole thing before applying the primer, 600 would do the job, I have found in the past if the area is not prepared when you come to wet sand, it can peel the primer off the un-prepared area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prktkljokr View Post
    Should be fine as its a hard plastic, if it were flexible, I would recommend a plastic primer.

    Preparation is the key, seeing you are going to paint the whole unit, I would sand the whole thing before applying the primer, 600 would do the job, I have found in the past if the area is not prepared when you come to wet sand, it can peel the primer off the un-prepared area.
    Thanks.

    I'm definitely going to sand before priming - I've been using 80 grit to roughen it up and get the bog off. I thought roughing it up would be good for priming and then went sand after that..

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    Well this is going to be a boring update...

    I filled, wheel wired and sanded!!

    During the week, I received a package from yanton.

    A "New Net City" 2 player cp with sticks and buttons... Unfortunately the buttons aren't sanwa and the jlf is unusable, that's all good, I got it specifically for the cp.



    Next up, we got a set of shoes as the right shoe bolt did not budge from the rust. Unfortunately, like most of my previous orders from yanton, there's always something wrong - in this case, they gave me two left feet!



    This was a very painful thing to do, but it had to be done due to the rust on the edges - predominantly the first player..





    After some TLC, the cp is ready for some priming!





    The plan is to prime and a white base to put some noodleshirt.com Sega naomi overlays



    Next up, the base! I managed to get that rusted wheel off after some wire brushing, a good hammering, wd40 and a socket wrench. I was very very happy I didn't rip the head of the bolt.

    The base needs the most work on rust removal!









    I found an area next to the coin section that had A LOT of rust..



    Since this part is welded on the cab, it was either leave it on and hope for rust coverter to fix, or just angle grind the welded points to allow me to try and fix the rusted area..

    The decision was pretty simple, out came the grinder and I'll just tek screw (or pop rivet) it in



    And here's the rust culprit!



    After a 5 minute session with the wheel wire.. Rust be gone!!



    I can't get to some other parts with the wheel wire, Im hoping I can find a Dremel bit to try and access those areas.

    Hopefully tomorrow I can attack the underside of the base as that's the worst part.

    Don't think priming will happen this weekend as the weather hasn't really permitted it.

    Until the next update...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mR_CaESaR View Post
    During the week, I received a package from yanton.
    Hey mate,

    What is “yanton”?

    Cheers,
    Matthew

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    Quote Originally Posted by felixthadog View Post
    Hey mate,

    What is “yanton”?

    Cheers,
    Matthew
    Yanton is an eBay seller that sells a number of arcade parts.

    https://ebay.com.au/usr/yaton6262

    Problem with them is they usually can never get it right the first time around.

    Bought an astro city cp housing - they sent a blast city

    Bought a daytona 2 shifter that "works" - the shifter had no way of working as the microswitches were there and there was stuff missing, so they sent another one which was im a condition so bad you wouldn't bother using. It would've been ok if they were the same model shifters to switch parts around but they were totally different

    So yeah, they're good in that they carry a lot of spare parts for stuff you don't normally see, but they've only gotten one order right for me so far

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    The priming has begun!

    Some rust convert (even though I removed most of the rust with a wheel wire..)





    First coat..as light as they come..



    Third coat.. Nice and grey!



    Panels out to dry..



    It's amazing how far this panel has come, this one was the most affected with rust and she's looking pretty good now (even if I do say so myself)



    It's far from pro work, but at least I can sit back and say I did that!

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