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Title: Side Art Install 101
Post by: rikitiki on May 04, 2012, 04:15:36 pm
I thought I share and post up a few of my sideart and kickplate art installation tutorials.
But first a couple of Sneak Peeks

AgentXSneakPeek.wmv (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LY2BH7Bpn_g#ws)

KickPlateInstall101SNEAKPEAK (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jat5KAI9b78#ws)

Side Art Install 101 Sneak Peek.wmv (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKHZHM7twKA#ws)
Title: Re: Side Art Install 101
Post by: rikitiki on May 04, 2012, 04:18:48 pm
Full Sided Side Art Installation
A couple of things I forgot to cover in this tutorial
The squeege and slip cover which Ill be adding to my site soon and will posts some pics
as well. which was used mainly because some sideart is premasked and some is not.
I also did not cover cabinet prep. which is key to a good and perfect installation

These are installed all "DRY METHOD".
Wet method should only be done if the cab is WELL sealed
or when Applying Vinyl to Vinyl.
FAQs
"Wet Method"-Using a water mix or rapid tack BETWEEN the vinyl and the surface
not to be confused with using a soap/water on the vinyl surface like I did for vinyl siding. which was used only to reduce surface scratches and make the squegee slide alittle better.

"Dry Method"- Applied completly dry NO liquid used between the vinyl and its surface.

"Premask"- A lowtack material applied to the art side of a print to Both protect the print
and keep the vinyl from stretching during installation.
Arcade Game Side Art Install 101 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RNrYnhHR-c#ws)
Title: Re: Side Art Install 101
Post by: rikitiki on May 04, 2012, 04:21:32 pm
KickPlate install #1-W/premask
AgentXKickInstall101 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrLClG2pMTQ#ws)
Title: Re: Side Art Install 101
Post by: PCMedics on May 04, 2012, 07:30:21 pm
Excellent video tutorial !
Title: Re: Side Art Install 101
Post by: BadMouth on May 04, 2012, 09:43:53 pm
 :notworthy:
Thanks!
Title: Re: Side Art Install 101
Post by: rikitiki on May 08, 2012, 05:59:21 pm
Thanks! I finally finshed up another installing kickplate  art WITHOUT premask
I didnt plug the coin door on this one as I did with the previous one-Agent X
but would stil HIGHLY recomend pluging the coin door hole when applying vinyl/art to the front.
Food Fight KickPlate Install 101.wmv (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaO2fH9upIU#ws)
Title: Re: Side Art Install 101
Post by: rikitiki on June 22, 2012, 11:10:12 am
So heres another one I recently did which was streamed from
the NW Pinball show in Seattle last weekend.
http://www.nwpinballshow.com/ (http://www.nwpinballshow.com/)
There are very few pieces of side art that Id do via "WET" method.
DK is one and heres why.
The orginal coating on these machines is super slick and makes for a GREAT bond with the vinyl
almost too good. Making it harder to apply then it really needs to be.
Applying Donkey Kong sideart live
(http://static-cdn1.ustream.tv/i/video/picture/0/1/23/23178/23178310/1_11277087_23178310,192x108,b,1:2.jpg)
http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/23178310 (http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/23178310)
The 2nd example Id recomend doing "Wet" is vinyl to vinyl for the same reason.

I should also note I dont give any speciffic placement for this art.
Mainly due to the fact there was allready sideart on the machine on the other side which was previoulsy done.
So I was simply matching that placement.

I do make reference to the fact that most original pics Ive seen including the flyer shows the "Donkey Kong" text
cenetering to the marquee and bezel retainer.



Title: Re: Side Art Install 101
Post by: Jumpman64 on January 09, 2013, 04:09:54 pm
[previous comments turned out to be incorrect and irrelevant]

Just want to say that this tutorial helped me out in a big way today -- thanks so much!   :notworthy:
Title: Re: Side Art Install 101
Post by: coral on January 25, 2013, 01:20:14 am
Excellent video tutorial !
Title: Re: Side Art Install 101
Post by: pdwire on April 10, 2013, 10:39:02 pm
very helpful. .. going to be needing these soon.
Title: Re: Side Art Install 101
Post by: blashyrk on May 26, 2013, 03:35:58 am
Great video, It looks so easy when you do it :)
Title: Re: Side Art Install 101
Post by: lowgunn on June 13, 2013, 11:32:19 am
What do you recommend on the material/brand to print the side art on.  I was thinking of doing this for a bartop kit I just bought. thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Side Art Install 101
Post by: ranmoor on October 24, 2013, 01:32:13 pm
Great video thanks  :applaud:
Title: Re: Side Art Install 101
Post by: Zzap on November 27, 2013, 05:53:19 am
Doh, the UStream video above from the expo seems to be missing now, is this around anywhere else?
Title: Re: Side Art Install 101
Post by: cryoguns on September 06, 2014, 10:14:46 am
Just wanted to say "thanks" for the excellent tutorial!  I did a dry install on my Asteroids homage cabinet side art last night and was very please with how it turned out.  I was very apprehensive about not being able to fix it once started, but it really did work out well.

Thank you!
Title: Re: Side Art Install 101
Post by: graan on September 08, 2015, 09:01:19 am
thanks 4 the info!
Title: Re: Side Art Install 101
Post by: Qawsed11 on April 10, 2017, 11:53:56 am
Thanks!
Title: Re: Side Art Install 101
Post by: ZTylerDurden717 on January 09, 2019, 11:36:37 am
hey rikitiki,

I'm a first time builder approaching the artwork phase.  What's your take on folks who use the t-mold groove tuck-in method?
Title: Re: Side Art Install 101
Post by: onesikcoupe on August 25, 2019, 03:35:54 pm
 :applaud: