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« Reply #15 on: January 18, 2017, 08:19:48 AM »

That's great, expect an order from me soon  Cheesy

Glad I didn't already ordered the dark blue one
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« Reply #16 on: January 19, 2017, 10:58:08 AM »

Did some work with the cabinet itself. This is how the side looked. The wood vinyl is under the black paint & with quite some work I might had been able to save it. Unfortunately that was out of the question since they had made a big hole for the bill payment thingy. So fuck them & off with the vinyl  Cry




Used my heat gun, it did the trick



As you can see their paint job is not quite something to have in your resumé. They seem to have thought "If I see anything on the cabinet that is not black, I will shoot at it with my black paint water gun & then let it dry".
The original G07 monitor was gone as well & replaced with a Hantarex MTC9000, which they of course had done some true handyman wood work to make fit in the cabinet.
In the back you can see Kralleman working on his Pacman Pin.



On the upper back board, by some miracle, they managed to not totally destroy the Atari metal decal. They had "only" drilled a small hole right through the decal & other places (for screws), drilled one large hole in the board to fit a padlock & ended their fine work by cracking the board in two pieces (because why not?).



While neither the decal or the board were in the best of shape, I still wanted to save it, so I cut a small board & attached it to then back of it to save the crack.



Used my best friend chemical metal to cover the holes & cracks (except the small hole right through the decal), some grind work & then some paint job



For some reason I didn't take a photo of the back board result so here's a photo from one of our "beer and monitor recap evenings" instead


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« Reply #17 on: January 19, 2017, 03:47:50 PM »

That was a good night, same night Kralleman recapped my chassis for Tank!  Smiley
Next time we dont have to sit at the dinner table I hope.

One question... did you use chemical metal on wood?
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« Reply #18 on: January 19, 2017, 04:11:42 PM »

Yes chemical metal works great most materials
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« Reply #19 on: January 19, 2017, 04:36:49 PM »

Great work so far!!

I always use some wood filler - I have some experience with it now ( since I drilled wrong holes into our new kitchendoor years ago  oppps ).
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« Reply #20 on: January 19, 2017, 05:58:33 PM »

Yes chemical metal works great most materials

chemical metal? never heard of it! can you give me / us some more information about it?
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« Reply #21 on: January 19, 2017, 08:12:32 PM »

I think I spotted this in one of his picture (where he filled the holes in the controlpanel)



LINK

Never heard of this before.


There seesm to be something similiar in Germany:

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« Reply #22 on: January 19, 2017, 08:48:53 PM »

just search for Chemical Metal on ebay and I bet you get some hits.
There is also Chemical Wood, I would go with wood for wood and metal for metal, but I understand that a greedy charactar like my friend Roger use what he already paid for instead of reopening his wallet  lol
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« Reply #23 on: January 19, 2017, 11:42:38 PM »

Yep it's that Plastic padding brand that Luigi linked. It's awesome to fix both metal & wood, as you've seen in this thread. John has used it in some of his Johns arcade-videos.

The reviews for chemical wood are pretty poor as far as I,ve seen.
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« Reply #24 on: January 20, 2017, 09:09:05 AM »

Thanks. I think I just found something to close those unwanted holes in my Dig Dug controlpanel  Space Ace
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« Reply #25 on: January 20, 2017, 12:45:59 PM »

Please tell me the result Luigi, I can almost promise you won't be dissapointed Smiley
I haven't tried the Loctite one but they always make great products so no doubt that will work as well
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« Reply #26 on: January 20, 2017, 04:45:59 PM »

thx guys, i will definitely put this on me WANTED LIST!!!
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« Reply #27 on: January 27, 2017, 11:51:11 AM »

Well, it's painted black now. Waiting for an incoming CPO  Cheesy


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« Reply #28 on: January 27, 2017, 12:13:42 PM »

looks quite alright!  Smiley
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« Reply #29 on: June 08, 2017, 04:07:02 PM »

Not so exciting perhaps but I managed to get ahold of the buttons and the trackball (all original).

Filthy as hell so they needed some cleaning, dismantling everything



A couple of hours in an ultrasonic bath together with some Simple Green makes wonders! For both filth and rust



The ball wasn't going that smoothly afterwards so had to lubricate the ball-bearings a little. Worked like a charm  Space Ace
The technology in the trackball is quite amazing. Specially for the beginning of the 80s



All screws rust free



All buttons clean and shiny

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