I got a Funhouse in bad need of new cabinet decals and never did this before. The videos and web forums mostly talk about stripping down the entire machine and pulling everything out of the cabinet, they laying it on its side. I don't trust my skills enough to strip out all the parts and then remember how they all go back together. Or, maybe I'm just lazy. In either case, I'm sure others have applied decals on a standing pinball machine like this and I just wanted to confirm in photos - Yes, You Can! I just wish I had a 3rd arm for some parts of the install, but my forehead, knee, and elbow helped in that regard.
Step 1) put on saw horse with legs off, remove all side hardware (its just a few bolts).
Step 2) use wood filler and sand.
Step 3) apply Sherwin Williams gloss primer tinted to the blue decal color.
Step 4) measure, center, mark, and cut the decal enough to handle and position correctly.
Step 5) clamp decal to position and also use some masking tape to hold in place.
Step 6) make a "hinge" with tape down the center, lift one side of decal.
Step 7) peel off release liner from lifted side, cut off liner, hold breath and pray.
Stepspray cabinet area with slightly diluted Windex, rub all over the wood.
Stepsmooth down gently with clean paint roller, then squeegee out excess Windex.
Step 9) let dry for 2-3 days, trim edges and holes with Exacto blade.
Step 10) re-install cabinet side hardware and bolts. Best to use standoff leg protectors from Pinball Life.
Pics enclosed. I would like to note that the new cabinet decals from Phoenix Arcade are SUPERB and well worth the money! They have very high quality, high durability, and are way better than the original cabinet art. I enclosed a before and after close-up so you can see just how much better the new ones are than the original. I'm extremely pleased with how this turned out and would do it to my other machines if they needed it.
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