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« on: August 21, 2009, 09:08:26 PM »



i have a lot of time on my hands at the moment - how i love those summer holidays Kiss. therefore i can work on a lot of projects simultaneously and i've picked something special this time. following my fabulous ROADTRIP OF THE FITTEST to beautiful Tuscany i've decided to tackle the rare (unfortunately non-working) JOUST 2. so here we go ...

because this is going to be difficult, i'm starting off with something easy  Wink the control panel. the overlay is in good condition, there are small dents here and there and some nicotine spots, but since there is no reproduction available a nice cleansing has to do.

removed from the cabinet, here's the control panel's original state  arrow



in dirty detail ...





ladies and gentlemen, time for the magic eraser  Space Ace



after a lot of scrubbing, the overlay looks way better



however, as i had expected, the nicotine spots didn't go away  Sad does anyone have an idea / a suggestion how to remove them?



i re-assemble the panel, when suddenly someone shows up ...

... i did not see him coming ...

... he came out of nowhere ...

... here he is - in all his glory ...

... one of our wonderful cats - GNOCCHI *roar*



"what's that? smells strange"  Ghost



"but perhaps i can play with it"





the claws come out  Twisted





winner by gnocc-out: our cat gnocchi!!!

to be continued ...

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« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2009, 09:30:44 PM »

I use to clean with the 'Monsieur Propre' sponge (in French), it works great...but ... it cannot remove nicotine spots like you  Undecided

Having Italian origin, I'm a huge 'GNOCCHI' fan  Kiss Kiss Kiss  arrow



Funny name for a cat  Wink

This picture is totally awesome  Tongue  arrow



 Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2009, 09:42:33 PM »

for nicotine use ammonia (Ammoniak in dutch, and i think in geman too), but i think they are burn spots , so hard to remove i guess.

be carefull tough, ammonia is quiet agressive !  Twisted

test it in a non showing area first is my opinion.

Great cat !!!  , does he  / she have a highscore yet ?  Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2009, 09:54:15 PM »


the restoration continues ...

on to the cabinet itself! because the weather has been so beautiful over the last couple of days (and the forecast is even better), i decide to do parts of this restoration outside on my mother's terrace. this has some huge advantages like not having to care about the powder of the sanding job or enjoying a well-cooked meal  Roll Eyes

unfortunately, the condition of the cab is far from perfect, in fact the condition of the cab is pretty rough  Shocked this requires some serious woodworking!





moving closer one can see in more detail what i've been talking about - here are just a few examples shock









the cab must have got some water damage in the past, because the front plate (mdf wood) is badly swollen (difficult to see on the pic)



because of that, i'm afraid of taking a peak underneath the cab, but i'll have to eventually. the "result" is worse than i had expected, there's even mildew - DAMN!!! check it out for yourself  arrow









see what i'm talking about? Cry but this will have to wait, because first it's sanding time. luckily there are stencils available for the joust cabinet and since j2 uses the same cabinet as j1, it's a no-brainer for me: the old paint has to go!



what a blast it is to work in the garden Smiley



bare to the bone



to be continued ...

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« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2009, 09:56:26 PM »

Having Italian origin, I'm a huge 'GNOCCHI' fan  Kiss Kiss Kiss  arrow

Funny name for a cat  Wink

our other cat's name is PESTO (who we had first), so we needed something to finish our pasta dish  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2009, 10:05:46 PM »

also comming around great! - how will you aply the new sideart? spray it on like the original, or apply a sticker?
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« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2009, 10:10:39 PM »

spray it on! are there stickers for joust at all? anyway, i hate using stickers when the original machine was painted, but i will use some artistic freedom regarding the colors - more about that later on ...
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« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2009, 10:12:15 PM »

sounds promising! do you have a template of some sort?
- asking because i was started to re spray my Space Invaders... but i think i need a template, and a guy with a plotter who could cut it out for me... Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2009, 10:27:00 PM »

got mine from gamestencils.com:

http://www.gamestencils.com/index.php?crn=207&rn=395&action=show_detail

well worth the money!
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« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2009, 10:39:38 PM »

That will require some serious masking for spraypaint.

that remember me many years ago when i was practicing the art of airbrush...

here is a vid showing the stenceling technique
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« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2009, 10:42:37 PM »

got mine from gamestencils.com:

http://www.gamestencils.com/index.php?crn=207&rn=395&action=show_detail

well worth the money!


ah i saw it too late , while i was posting my last post you post this  Cheesy

Thats the way to go , it's ready for paint with this , no complicated cutting  Wink
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« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2009, 11:08:17 PM »

Ully, nice work ! Although probably still mixed feelings about sanding there right ? Wink

May I ask you a favor ? Could you measure the artwork's birds from top of the head to the bottom of it's foot ? I am just wondering if the stencils for the US cab are the same size as the Euro cab. Thanks !
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« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2009, 11:51:38 PM »

Damn Ully, thats another really nice cab!
How many projects are you working on right now? It seems i choose the wrong job!
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« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2009, 01:08:04 AM »

Having Italian origin, I'm a huge 'GNOCCHI' fan  Kiss Kiss Kiss  arrow

Funny name for a cat  Wink

our other cat's name is PESTO (who we had first), so we needed something to finish our pasta dish  Grin

A very famous type of sauce (I made some bottle pack last year Wink Wink Wink Wink ) and very good with the "Linguine" pasta (typically Genoese pasta).
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« Reply #14 on: August 22, 2009, 07:52:02 AM »

Ully, nice work ! Although probably still mixed feelings about sanding there right ? Wink
May I ask you a favor ? Could you measure the artwork's birds from top of the head to the bottom of it's foot ? I am just wondering if the stencils for the US cab are the same size as the Euro cab.

Mixed feelings? I almost cried  Cry
Regarding the size: the stencils are still rolled up. I'll flat them out over the next couple of days and will give you measurements then. Or perhaps you could posts yours here, which would help me not to forget it  Wink
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