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Pac-Man Restoration
« on: September 21, 2009, 12:41:05 pm »
Hello!

Let me start by saying I've never attempted a restoration project before, and I have only built a Mame cocktail cab. I have never worked on a real Arcade cab - But I feel up to the task with probably alot of help from my fellow BYAOCer's  :D

Also I won't have a ton of time to devote at any given point so this is going to be probably a pretty slow process.

Yesterday I acquired a converted Pac-Man which had been converted to a Pac-Man Plus, through a very gracious Uncle in-law who used to be a coin-op guy(He also gave me a stand up pole position!). I haven't taken any pictures yet, don't worry I'll get some up soon.

I have an initial question about sideart. There seems to be be some custom Pac-Man plus art that was possibly spray painted over the original artwork. I can see little specs of yellow showing through. I've read in other threads that citrustrip can remove unwanted layers of paint. Would that be wise to use here? Is there risk of stripping away the original artwork? Like I said pictures will be forthcoming.

Don't worry I'm not going to rush into anything.

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Re: Pac-Man Restoration
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2009, 08:09:03 pm »
Pictures will help, but since the pac-man art was originally painted on, it will be difficult to save (but not impossible).

Try this link.  It's a Ms. Pac-man, but the concept is the same

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Re: Pac-Man Restoration
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2009, 08:28:49 am »
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Re: Pac-Man Restoration
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2009, 08:31:29 am »
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Re: Pac-Man Restoration
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2009, 08:33:04 am »
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Re: Pac-Man Restoration
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2009, 08:35:18 am »
When I powered it on, I only get a blank glowing monitor and no sounds. Recommendations on where to start? The fuses all appear to be intact.

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Re: Pac-Man Restoration
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2009, 08:50:17 am »
Wow, I've never seen that paint job before.  I like it.
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Re: Pac-Man Restoration
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2009, 09:48:35 am »
Maybe you should keep the "homemade" artwork...
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Re: Pac-Man Restoration
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2009, 11:17:56 am »
Yeah, it seems to be the fashion:


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Re: Pac-Man Restoration
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2009, 11:30:50 am »
OMG!!! LOL  :lol  MOre! I want to see more custom made art on original cabs!
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Re: Pac-Man Restoration
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2009, 12:41:12 pm »
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Re: Pac-Man Restoration
« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2009, 07:30:44 pm »
When I powered it on, I only get a blank glowing monitor and no sounds. Recommendations on where to start? The fuses all appear to be intact.

Appear to be intact and actually intact are two completely different things.  Verify with a multimeter.

And I agree...that art is awesome.  I'd use it as a template and design something slightly more professional. 

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Re: Pac-Man Restoration
« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2009, 09:44:14 pm »
Ill give that a shot