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« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2009, 07:47:07 PM »


I'm glad that it's now in my country and "in reach" to go have a couple of games in the future !!!


You're welcome anytime, that means when she is ready.
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« Reply #16 on: November 23, 2009, 08:17:36 PM »

Erik, what material is that CP ? I can't really remember, it looks like a thick plastic (or maybe a plexi cover?).

Maybe it's possible to sand out the cigarette burns. I've got a special kit (Micro Mesh) for that kind of work. Worked really well on my Galaxian bezel.
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« Reply #17 on: November 23, 2009, 08:25:12 PM »

It's thick plastic. Thanks for the tip, I will try Micro Mesh. Were to find it?
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« Reply #18 on: November 23, 2009, 08:38:54 PM »

I bought it at http://www.modelbrouwers.nl but I can't seem to find it on their site now.

This looks similar but has even finer grid nrs.: http://www.modelbrouwers.nl/shop/catalog/schuurfolie-ultrafijn-tot-grit-60000-10-x-20-cm-p-2080.html?osCsid=ae1be742b4408286ba32b2ea21357623

This is the factory's site:
http://www.micro-surface.com/

This is not the kit I got but this seems to be aimed at your goal:
http://micro-surface.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=273_188_189&products_id=78

It's not cheap, but you can use it over and over and over again. Using wet is the best way. It does take some patience, but it's worth it.
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« Reply #19 on: November 23, 2009, 08:43:58 PM »

and then there are always companies who can easily reproduce the same kind of plexi with all the holes in the right places!

but that kit seems to be a good way to go first - i have to try that on my breakout bezel one day. thx
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« Reply #20 on: November 23, 2009, 08:50:35 PM »

IIRC the CPO itself is a thick plastic with the art printed right on. There's no plexi covering it.

That Canadian stuff looks interesting to remove scratches from glass !

This is the Canadian factory:

http://www.alphaabrasives.com
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« Reply #21 on: November 23, 2009, 08:51:51 PM »

isn't it the same as the novus 1-2-3 products?
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« Reply #22 on: November 23, 2009, 09:34:30 PM »

Cool!  Was this the first "group" road trip here at DLF?   Grin
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« Reply #23 on: November 23, 2009, 09:36:00 PM »

isn't it the same as the novus 1-2-3 products?
Uh, no. Never used Novus. Novus is more a liquid polishing solution. Micro Mesh is real sanding stuff but with such fine grain that it really gets the fine scratches out.
You can use it for years if you don't do entire Bezels every week.

I have a feeling Novus won't get out cigarette burns but the micro mesh will.
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« Reply #24 on: November 23, 2009, 09:50:48 PM »

As was said, the art is printed on the back so you don't want to mess it up any worse than it is. Test it out before hand.

You could also just leave it as is. Probably aren't many arcade games that don't have cig burns on them - part of the real arcade experience :-)

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« Reply #25 on: November 23, 2009, 10:09:22 PM »

as far as i know, novus has three different levels of treatment, one just polished, one removes light scratches and one is for deep scratches. haven't tried it out myself though! i've been planning on getting this FOREVER, but then there's always games coming in between  Wink
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« Reply #26 on: November 23, 2009, 10:37:59 PM »

As was said, the art is printed on the back so you don't want to mess it up any worse than it is. Test it out before hand.

You could also just leave it as is. Probably aren't many arcade games that don't have cig burns on them - part of the real arcade experience :-)

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True. But if the art is printed on the back there shouldn't be any big problems trying something on the top right ?
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« Reply #27 on: November 23, 2009, 11:09:26 PM »

Only in so far as it leaving the surface all yucky in a way that's hard to get back to normal. Some cleaning materials can make the plastic cloudy, rough or dull.

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« Reply #28 on: November 24, 2009, 06:38:48 PM »

A very nice artwork (like the Breakout & the SuperBreakout) for a very colorized cab.

A few words about me and the roadtrip !
As ckong has written, a bad roadtrip for me : the Power Drift sitdown cab doesn't work at all (it should have worked except for the screen, and without the screen, as I know very well the game, I can say that the game doesn't work ... even the mechanical parts, and that's the number one problem for me, it was the condition to take the cab or not).

To sum up :
-Departure : saturday, 8:15, Nancy town
-Arrival to the warehouse : saturday, 15:30
-Departure from the warehouse : saturday, 17:00 after having seen all the roadtripers (Ckong, Muerto, Superully, Level42 : a big thanks to all, it's always a pleasure to meet such arcade fans).
-Arrival : sunday, 12:30, Nancy town (yes, a few problems, see my good friend, the van's dynamo!)   

Anyway, despite a roadtrip for nothing, it was interesting to see the warehouse (a special big thanks to Level42 of course).
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