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Dont bang on my cp
« on: February 16, 2005, 04:22:46 pm »
mirrored cp overlay, i still need to drill all the holes yet ,its not going to be easy without chipping
« Last Edit: March 11, 2005, 05:31:09 am by tommy »

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Re: dont bang on my cp
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2005, 04:25:51 pm »
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Re: dont bang on my cp
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2005, 04:36:16 pm »
Is that a glass mirror? That's pretty zany. I have no idea how you would cut round holes in glass, but it's nifty idea.

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Re: dont bang on my cp
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2005, 04:39:20 pm »
its not that hard to drill glass with 1 1/8 carbide bit like the ones we use to drill outlet holes in mirrored walls  im not sure if im going to like the finished product though  ill find out soon

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Re: dont bang on my cp
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2005, 05:01:58 pm »
Cool.

Ihope you have a big bottle of Windex handy ;)

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Re: dont bang on my cp
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2005, 05:10:48 pm »
 :D  your not supposed to use windex on mirrors  it has ammonia that eats away the back windex is for glass not mirror   but i get you joke  ;D

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Re: dont bang on my cp
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2005, 05:11:39 pm »
Sounds like you need to make friends with someone that owns a waterjet cutter.

I think you're gonna have a tough time cutting it, but if you insist on trying, make a little plasticene dam around where you are drilling and flood the area with some coolant.  If it starts to glow just once......CRACK! :)

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Re: dont bang on my cp
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2005, 05:14:42 pm »
thanks randy  i work with glass for a living i wont have any problems  thanks for commenting  though ,its like a carbide diamond bit that i use with antifreeze to keep the mirror cool while drilling

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Re: dont bang on my cp
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2005, 05:22:28 pm »
That thing is going to be permanently filthy dude, cool idea but you would proably be better of using polished stainless steel ( way more expensive though ).

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Re: dont bang on my cp
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2005, 05:26:39 pm »
Yikes. I don't want to pee on your parade or anything, but how thick is that glass? It seems like, with the button holes spaced as closely as they are, there's going to be quite a bit of stress on the thin areas between them, and if anybody uses anything other than a feather-touch to play...

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Re: dont bang on my cp
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2005, 05:27:45 pm »
i didnt really think of that apollo
« Last Edit: February 16, 2005, 05:29:40 pm by tommy »

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Re: dont bang on my cp
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2005, 05:28:08 pm »
Small suggestion...
Route out an area on the top of your wood to allow for the dust washer/cover to go under the mirror...  That washer floating on top of the mirror would probably detract from the clean cut look.

Also, do you plan on beveling all the edges? (Including the cutout for the joysticks?)

Neat idea if you've got the tools to make it happen (which it sounds like you do if you work with it f/ a living).

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Re: dont bang on my cp
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2005, 05:39:58 pm »
i was going to bevel the edges but if it breaks id rather not send it out to be beveled again i could just cut a new
« Last Edit: February 16, 2005, 05:42:18 pm by tommy »

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Re: dont bang on my cp
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2005, 05:52:09 pm »
How strong is that glass?  I have a tendency to bang on control panels when angry.  Hope your friends don't do that and have to be rushed to the emergency room.  Otherwise, it's a cool idea.

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Re: dont bang on my cp
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2005, 05:54:18 pm »
lmao  dave not recently    its not easy to explain how strong it is but its stronger when its atatched 3/4 wood

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Re: dont bang on my cp
« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2005, 05:57:38 pm »
I tried this with Mirror Plexi, and I hated it.  Too much cleaning and too many fingerprints.

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,16419.0.html

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Re: dont bang on my cp
« Reply #16 on: February 16, 2005, 05:59:37 pm »
I tried this with Mirror Plexi, and I hated it.

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Re: dont bang on my cp
« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2005, 06:02:07 pm »
CUT IT!  I WANNA SEE!  Then drop a button in.

GG - yours looked awesome, but no finished pics?  Did you ever finish it?

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Re: dont bang on my cp
« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2005, 06:25:09 pm »
Neat idea. I assume there will be some sort of supporting layer under the glass (sheet of wood?)

My comment is that it would be very distracting, cuz you'll see relfections of yourself/arms when playing.
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Re: dont bang on my cp
« Reply #19 on: February 16, 2005, 06:31:25 pm »
im going to have to drill it in a few days when i can bring all my glass tools home
« Last Edit: February 16, 2005, 06:34:03 pm by tommy »

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Re: dont bang on my cp
« Reply #20 on: February 16, 2005, 06:37:29 pm »
it will be great i could smile at myself in my cp when i beat my old high scores  lol

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Re: dont bang on my cp
« Reply #21 on: February 16, 2005, 07:33:18 pm »
That CP is crying out for backlit buttons and trackball.  ;)

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Re: dont bang on my cp
« Reply #22 on: February 16, 2005, 07:42:03 pm »
im not much into trackball games and this is not a mame cab  so this setup will be fine for now , also i dont want to get to crazy with drilling into mirror, it will weaken it to much  ,  lighted buttons is a great idea though

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Re: dont bang on my cp
« Reply #23 on: February 16, 2005, 10:51:32 pm »
You could put flashing lights all around it. Really get a Vegas theme going.  ;D
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Re: dont bang on my cp
« Reply #24 on: February 16, 2005, 11:35:05 pm »
both tommy and gg- you need to have a nice ceiling to go with that mirror finish! especially gg, who wants to always be looking at THAT ceiling?  ;)


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Re: dont bang on my cp
« Reply #25 on: February 16, 2005, 11:38:51 pm »
i hope i dont go nuts and mirror the whole dam cab   ;D

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Re: dont bang on my cp
« Reply #26 on: February 17, 2005, 12:07:00 am »
Yeah, I completely failed to realize there was going to be wood under there.  I don't know why I'm so dense lately.  Too many drugs, not enough hugs I suppose. 

But I do like the idea.  It may be a pain to cut but with some cool lighting (and I do mean 'crank' up the number of glowing things on that cab) in a dark room, it'll be quite the conversation piece.

As for cleaning: just keep some glass cleaner wipes around (they're like baby wipes except I wouldn't recommend using them on the 'ole 'bum bum').

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Re: dont bang on my cp
« Reply #27 on: February 17, 2005, 12:30:57 am »
i hope i dont go nuts and mirror the whole dam cab

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Re: dont bang on my cp
« Reply #28 on: February 17, 2005, 08:44:40 am »
hehe...instead of smoked plexi he could get a one way mirror.

If there was an entire mirrored cab, that would be awesome...
You can't even see the screen until it's turned on...

Stainless Steel joys & grey (or silver painted) buttons...

Ok... I'm not totally awake yet... That all almost sounded cool. ;)
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Re: dont bang on my cp
« Reply #29 on: February 17, 2005, 10:24:43 am »
hehe...instead of smoked plexi he could get a one way mirror.

If there was an entire mirrored cab, that would be awesome...
You can't even see the screen until it's turned on...

Stainless Steel joys & grey (or silver painted) buttons...

Ok... I'm not totally awake yet... That all almost sounded cool. ;)

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Re: dont bang on my cp
« Reply #30 on: February 17, 2005, 11:03:07 am »
Would it be possible to put a thin layer of plexi over the mirror??  I think that would cut down on the fingerprints, smudges, etc and still give the desired effect...

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Re: dont bang on my cp
« Reply #31 on: February 17, 2005, 01:00:28 pm »
If anything it will show off more things. As the plexi scratches (and it *will* scratch) you'll see not only the scratch, but the reflection of the scratch as well.

Frankly, although the mirror as some neat 'wow' appeal, even one fingerprint (which it *will* get) will make it look unseemly.

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Re: dont bang on my cp
« Reply #32 on: February 17, 2005, 01:13:02 pm »
So if you made a seamless mirrored cabinet, would that be considered "unseam-ly"?  ;) ;D
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« Reply #33 on: February 17, 2005, 02:12:47 pm »
I still need to drill the holes a hair bigger for the controles to fit ,but its almost done

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« Reply #34 on: February 17, 2005, 02:54:01 pm »
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Re: dont bang on my cp
« Reply #35 on: February 17, 2005, 03:43:45 pm »
Now would be about the time I would drop mine.  You should seriously consider router under the glass for the dust washers on your joys.  Of course you would have to knock the sharp edge off the holes around the joystick shafts, but that shouldn't be a problem for somebody with your tools.  ;)

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« Reply #36 on: February 17, 2005, 04:46:13 pm »
Im probably going to use a plasic mirrored cover on top of the joys, it will be just like the black ones but mirrored   anybody have any mirrored buttons for sale  ::)

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Re: dont bang on my cp
« Reply #37 on: February 17, 2005, 05:53:48 pm »
Mirrored buttons...wow that would be crazy!  Especailly tinted mirrored buttons somehow.  I don't know how you came up with an idea like this, but let me tell you, as insane as it is, it is VERY neat.  Im not fond of cleaning a mirror every single time someone plays though :)  Nicely done though man, lucky you work with this kind of stuff eh.

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« Reply #38 on: February 17, 2005, 05:56:07 pm »
Most Excellent!  Nice work.  I like RayB's idea for the Las Vegas theme with lights & stuff.  That would be sweet w/the mirror(s?).  Your side art could be showgirls/roulette or sometihin.

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« Reply #39 on: February 17, 2005, 06:03:52 pm »
Cmon guys dont get me started , i was thinking of etching or sandblasting something on the cp also ,not sure what i would put though  only time will tell ,ill have to quit my job soon to work on this thing   hmm lights and las vegas theme you say   showgirls sandblasted into the mirror , too many ideas to think about   thanks for your ideas