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« on: September 18, 2010, 03:14:23 PM »


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmqG5mMPQTA

This is a BRILLIANT idea if I may say so myself.

Previously I've been using a heat gun, knifes, putty knifes, wirewheels, sanding discs (loads of them) and combo's of these and it was ALWAYS a struggle.

I had noticed that after my friend welded the 4 studs for the original Pac Man joystick on the CP, the CPO had become loose because of the heat of the welding.
So.....I figured, let's try to heat the CP up VERY hot and see what happens.

It worked out GREAT. In the video you see I can only pull small parts, but this is because it was on an inside bend. The other bigger sides went much smoother. The very big plus is that there is NO glue residue.

Of course you need to be careful, you need an oven-glove to hold the CP and turn on the "air-sucker" to get rid of possible bad fumes, but otherwise, I love this method !
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« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2010, 03:18:28 PM »

End result without any further work done. There are some small places with some residue. I blame that on doing this method for the first time and the lot's of holes around the joystick hole.

Otherwise, the panel would be ready to put the CPO on, totally free of residue (but I like to paint my CP's for protection first).



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« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2010, 03:41:36 PM »

Yes ... heat is the trick !!!

i've already used hair phon with nice result ... but this time (for Gyruss's control panel) I'll use your method Andrè  Space Ace Thanks for the video !!!
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« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2010, 03:44:38 PM »

Yep, same here.....hairdryer ftw....

But for this curved metal your way looks easier.
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« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2010, 03:48:38 PM »

Now thats something i love ! , take it to the extreme !
Very "macgyver" !  Love it !

bet your wife is sooooo happy with you and your hobby   Grin Grin Grin

reminds me of the guy who needed to re-solder the GPU of a Laptop....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnkQNmKauEc&feature=related

fast forward to +- 10 minutes in the video)
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« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2010, 04:41:48 PM »

Nice one!

Thanks for the instruction video.
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« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2010, 05:20:56 PM »

great idea, now all i need is a gas cooker Cool
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« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2010, 05:22:37 PM »

I forgot the legal bit: DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME. I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE (LIKE YOUR HOUSE BURNT DOWN) IF YOU TRY TO FOLLOW MY EXAMPLE.

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bet your wife is sooooo happy with you and your hobby
Well she handled the camera Cheesy There's no damage done to the "stove" or what is the English word for the place where you cook.
I guess this will only work when you cook on gas (the only proper way still IMHO Wink)

Not sure if she's happy with me, but she doesn't mind about the hobby. Hey, other man are drinking away their money at the local bar....
I just filled the old joystick holes with bondo (like we call it: polyester plamuur) and she's very happy how it smells.......  Grin Grin Grin Grin

This time I applied a shit-load of bondo (well, not too bad) because I want it to be STRAIGHT. I know it will cost me a lot of sanding....
Can't wait to put the CPO on it !
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« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2010, 05:25:09 PM »

great idea, now all i need is a gas cooker Cool


A guy on KLOV actually puts them in an oven ! Our regular European sized ovens are not big enough though. You'll need a "wide-body" oven I guess Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2010, 05:28:26 PM »

Think I saw someone put their CP in the oven and on a BBQ grill to remove the CPO. Seemed to work pretty well too.
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« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2010, 06:30:21 PM »

Excellent tip, I will use it soon and let you know if I burned my kitchen (or at least my fingers).
Seeing arcade parts in a kitchen like that reminds me of that video of Nuno washing his Xevious pcb in a bucket of water and soap.
You two are the Jamie Olivers of the arcade lifestyle  Grin
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« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2010, 06:37:34 PM »

Excellent!  Smiley

This story should be mentioned in this BOOK  Grin



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« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2010, 07:06:39 PM »

This story should be mentioned in this BOOK  Grin

 lol Grin
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« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2010, 12:08:48 PM »

the kitchen is THE best workplace for any DIY - me and a mate needed to rebuild his motorcycle, it was full of dirt in the carburettors, we took them apart and put the parts in hís dishwasher, worked brilliantly  Grin
and his girlfriend was REALLY happy when she saw his bike taken to pieces in the living room, with us two sitting and discussing how to rebuild it best on the couch with the fueltank placed between us on the couch  Grin Grin Grin
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