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RENEWING ARCADE BUTTONS
« on: September 22, 2012, 03:44:51 PM »
Hi guys,
here is a tutorial showing you how you can easily renew the old buttons of your favorite arcade cabinet, to keep it as genuine as can be. ;)

THING YOU NEED:
- Glue gun
- Driller
- Leg leveler or a big screw with kinda flat head
- Some plastic polish (i use Novus 1,2,3)
- Some cotton balls
- Roll of tape



Leg levelers are the parts that let you level your arcade or pinball.



We'll use it as an interface between the driller and the button parts.
Put a big drip of glue on the base of the leveler.



Wait until the glue is no more tacky but still soft, then put your part on it.
To avoid button parts to stick on the glue you can wet it a little (i use saliva :P ).
Center it.



Wait for the glue to be cold.
Now you have a mold to stick your part on the polishing device, aka the driller.


Secure the part with some tape, stick it on the driller, and you are ready to start.



As stated before i use Novus polish. It'a 3 parts polish. It work very well on this plastic.
Set the driller at half speed or below. If you feel the plastic heating, then lower the speed.



Job done, here is a before-after pic.



Do the same technic for the other parts of the button.

Check out my 3 buttons completly restored.
They are shinier then new!



Do you like it?  ;D
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Re: RENEWING ARCADE BUTTONS
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2012, 05:35:07 PM »
Nice! This last pic makes me hungry  ;)

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Re: RENEWING ARCADE BUTTONS
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2012, 06:05:05 PM »
Funny because they go on a CANDY cab .   ;)
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Re: RENEWING ARCADE BUTTONS
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2012, 07:03:21 PM »
High MacGyver factor here..

thats why i like it !  :spaceace:

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Re: RENEWING ARCADE BUTTONS
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2012, 11:01:44 PM »
Thanks for the tip. I am going to restore the buttons on my Nintendo cabinets that way.
When the cabinets from the container arrived that is :)
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