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Author Topic: Suggestion: A section for used cabinet restore tips & tricks  (Read 3862 times)

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Suggestion: A section for used cabinet restore tips & tricks
« on: April 02, 2007, 02:50:05 pm »
It has become pretty popular around here to pick up an old beater and restore it or mame it. I think there should be a wiki page full of restoration tips & tricks.
For instance,
What kind of cleaners and strippers to use.
How to clean boards/monitors/CPO/Marquee (without destroying them or killing yourself. ;))
Etc.

What do you all think?

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Re: Suggestion: A section for used cabinet restore tips & tricks
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2007, 08:56:39 am »
I think it is a great idea, but don't have the time to write articles, so up until this point I've just amassed some links and dropped them in.

http://wiki.arcadecontrols.com/wiki/Restoration

I'd like to get them better organized and prefaced better and would love to see somebody write some actual articles for the page.

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Re: Suggestion: A section for used cabinet restore tips & tricks
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2007, 04:20:20 pm »

I have a few restoration/repair projects coming up.  I could probably take some pics and write a couple of very basic articles on the process, to be fleshed out with more details and such as time goes on and more minds contribute.

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Re: Suggestion: A section for used cabinet restore tips & tricks
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2007, 04:37:09 pm »
I could contribute a small write-up to stripping off painted over cabinets. There really isn't much to it, but is made ALOT easier and safer with the proper tools, stripping products and techniques.

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Re: Suggestion: A section for used cabinet restore tips & tricks
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2007, 04:38:16 pm »

That's a good one to start with.  Simple, easy to write up, but a beast if you try to tackle the task the wrong way.