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45 minutes ago, Davefjedi said:

Gee you do nice work mate I have a cab needs a little love but I just honestly CBF doing it so woll off load it😂

 

Cheers Dave. If it wasn't a fairly desirable game I would've done the same mate 🤣

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32 minutes ago, madal said:

Wow that's a lot off work.

Nice stuff 

 

Yeah it is! Still a lot to do as well. Cheers!

18 minutes ago, JOKERPOKER said:

This cab is going to be more filler than wood lol. Will be very strong. Enjoying the work and glad it’s you and not me. 

Ha ha. Cost me a couple hundred bucks just for the glue, epoxies and glass filler! At least it won't have the crumbly edges anymore.

Cheers!

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1 hour ago, spacies said:

Yeah it is! Still a lot to do as well. Cheers!

Ha ha. Cost me a couple hundred bucks just for the glue, epoxies and glass filler! At least it won't have the crumbly edges anymore.

Cheers!

I was thinking that. Fillers are so expensive, bet hey it will be bulletproof when it’s done. Do you remember the full size cabs you used to get inside to play Tron. They were amazing when they coma out, so rare to come across one now. 

I just want to see a vid with you playing it when it’s done. Again awesome job mate. 

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While this has been happening I sent the board to the USA for repairs. It has been fixed and on the way back. I also purchased parts to rebuild the power supply and the Bally suitcase.

 

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Hopefully it should arrive in a week or two.

 

Meanwhile...the epoxy was good enough to scratch down and I gave it a layer of glass filler over top. It has come up real well 🤙

 

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That'll sand down real nice and almost ready for some primer! 

 

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Morning 'straya!

Broke out the big boy Rupes sander and smashed down that glass filler. Added a couple of small bits and blocked it down super flat and rolled on a couple of coats of high fill primer with a small 4" roller. I really love the automotive primers because they go on easy, dry super quick and sand really, really nice!

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Also a couple of coats of black on the base. Oh, forgot to mention that all the ply I have been using is H3.2 treated so if it ever sits somewhere damp again it'll be all good. But lets hope that doesn't happen 🤙

 

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That cab is one of the most challenging complex cabs to build I have ever seen, and don't think I would ever attempt it again, I can see why you took that approach as a restoration. Epoxy and glass is an acceptable fix IMO and leaves a nice stable base that is strong as hell, although not cheap or fast,...I saw on that other site they were mixing up some unholy mess of "Rondo" aparently made up of resin and bondo and that really shattered my faith in the future of restoration (Doesn't matter now I guess, they banned me anyway) But it would be nice to know the hobby is not whitewashed down to such a point and just left for dead...Anyway, Awesome work, that should be really nice when finished.

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10 hours ago, Jason_roberts13 said:

Well done! I’ve never seen anyone use fibreglass filler on a timber cabinet before but it’s come up really well. I agree it’s easy to mold and hardens tough as a rock 

Yeah no probs with it keying to wood. I sanded that area with a 40 grit disc so plenty for it to hold on to. It's good stuff for sure.

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5 hours ago, CandyLand said:

That cab is one of the most challenging complex cabs to build I have ever seen, and don't think I would ever attempt it again, I can see why you took that approach as a restoration. Epoxy and glass is an acceptable fix IMO and leaves a nice stable base that is strong as hell, although not cheap or fast,...I saw on that other site they were mixing up some unholy mess of "Rondo" aparently made up of resin and bondo and that really shattered my faith in the future of restoration (Doesn't matter now I guess, they banned me anyway) But it would be nice to know the hobby is not whitewashed down to such a point and just left for dead...Anyway, Awesome work, that should be really nice when finished.

It sure has been fighting me the whole way but I am a pretty resourceful chap with a sweet workshop so I can fight back! Ha ha. I have total faith in the way I have done it and the products I use. I have been doing this stuff a long time. I wouldn't dare mix products. That sounds like a recipe for a headache!

Like I mentioned above, I could have cut a foot off the bottom off this thing but it was an odd thickness (probably swollen) so I chose to do it this way and result is very good. 

Thanks!

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I put the first coat of black on then I went over the whole edge of the cabinet rubbing and brushing glue all the way round where the t-molding fits in. Top to bottom, both sides. Two coats. This will stop it crumbling ever again. I waited for the first coat of black to do this because If I needed to sand anything I wouldn't cut through the primer. It would just wipe off the top coat, and it did 🤙

When it was dry and super hard I recut the slot for the t-molding. 

 

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This whole project is about the restoration and trying to preserve the history. It was never about the bling of new decals and fancy powder coating. I wanted to do it justice and also not be too precious with new set of glow-in-the-dark prints. Those prints are $1000NZD. With shipping, import duty, GST, probably $1500.  I want to be able to move it, don't care who plays it and not have to keep it covered so that it doesn't fade.

 

So....I masked up the side art with some delicate tape and its BLACK again!!!!

 

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Awesome job on that paintwork! This will end up looking fantastic and will also retain that old arcade patina in spots which I think in some cases is essential

Brad

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1 hour ago, Brad said:

Awesome job on that paintwork! This will end up looking fantastic and will also retain that old arcade patina in spots which I think in some cases is essential

Brad

Cheers! Paint was still wet in the pics but will dull down to a nice satin when it is dry 🤙

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Boards and power supply parts have been shipped ex USA.

I'll still continue on with this in the meantime. Still plenty to do!

Cleaning, reassembly and.... sorting that wiring! Ack. 

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What a blimmin' mess! Ha ha

 

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