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« Reply #30 on: June 09, 2017, 09:22:25 AM »

Cool thread! I actually have used the same stuff as body filler when rebuilding my cabs - Plastic Padding chemical metal bought at Clas Ohlson. It is toxic as hell though, and it gives off heavy fumes that will shorten your life by a couple of years. In one of the videos by Ully he uses something called Ponal Duo. I think I will order some from Germany and try it out. Apparently it smells like bubble gum.  roll eyes

By the way, before you lash out 3000,- SEK on woodgrain vinyl from Escapepod. I ordered the following for my Tempest, and it is a very close match to the original: http://www.ebay.com/itm/161235122498?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

And at a tenth of the price. Smiley

Apart from woodwork, recapping is the most tedious part of this hobby. I wish I could sit in on one of your beer and cap evenings. Looks fun!  Space Ace

Cheers!
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« Reply #31 on: June 09, 2017, 10:46:44 AM »

You are welcome to join us, maybe take a weekend later this year?
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« Reply #32 on: June 09, 2017, 02:29:18 PM »

I love Chemical Metal, once you've applied it, it stays forever (use rubber gloves & don't get anything on the floor!) & the fumes keep you high enough to not begin to question what you're doing with your life when you spend time & money working on 40 year old video game crap.

Thank you for the woodgrain tip! What method did you use when applying it on the cabinet?

Absolutely, just take a weekend and join us some time! Arcade work, Arcade play and Beer  pacman
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« Reply #33 on: June 12, 2017, 02:21:46 PM »

Truth is, I haven't applied it yet! But I will let you know. Wink

I'd like that! Let's talk over summer! Smiley
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« Reply #34 on: June 16, 2017, 07:03:42 PM »

Finally applied my first CPO. It was quite nervous & the result is not perfect but I'm pleased with it nevertheless  Smiley



The artwork is not the same as the original though. Realized that when I was done  Ghost Oh well, it doesn't bother me that much
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« Reply #35 on: June 16, 2017, 09:56:58 PM »

There's a Centi cabaret CP for sale in the Netherlands at the moment:

https://www.marktplaats.nl/a/verzamelen/automaten-overige/m1172628407-atari-centipede-control-panel-1980.html?c=8c285449651fa109c354bbabe740c1b&previousPage=lr&pos=1
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« Reply #36 on: April 22, 2018, 07:40:20 PM »

Truth is, I haven't applied it yet! But I will let you know. Wink

I'd like that! Let's talk over summer! Smiley

Better late than never but I did order the woodgrain side art and applied it some weeks ago. All I can say is that the side art is worthless Smiley
It won't stick on anything (certainly not wood grain) and the quality is really bad, easy to tear.
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« Reply #37 on: April 22, 2018, 08:30:08 PM »

Hmm, maybe you can "save" that with 2-sided sticky tape? You can get it in much larger sizes than the small tape´s like for closing packages.
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« Reply #38 on: April 22, 2018, 11:35:49 PM »

Doubt it, every roughness will be seen through the vinyl, it will not look good. I think I'm going to go with the Johns Arcade way. 1st apply laminate on the sides to get a flat surface: https://youtu.be/h3jF-61RuoI
Then apply the wood grain vinyl on the laminate.

I also rebuilt the trackball with the kit from AS: http://www.arcadeshop.com/i/16/2-trackball-rebuild-kit-atari-happ.htm
With two new optic PCBs: http://www.arcadeshop.com/i/828/atari-happ-trackball-optic-pcb.htm

Also shoutout to muddymusic for providing a new CPO  Cheesy


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