Cabinet decals from Retro Refurbs


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    #301 3 months ago
    Quoted from RetroRefurbs:

    We're slowing down on the development of new cabinet decals now since we have over 200 and want to focus attention on other projects

    Fair enough but i'd be really keen on side art decals for the Monopoly machine doubt i would be the only one

    #302 3 months ago
    Quoted from J85M:

    Any for Avatar, Ironman, walking dead, Star Trek LE, POTC, TSPP, AP

    Yes, we've got/are doing those

    Quoted from Mancave:

    Fair enough but i'd be really keen on side art decals for the Monopoly machine doubt i would be the only one

    I know there's still plenty of games people need, and we'll get them all eventually, but we made 120+ sets of cabinet decals in 1 year - that's approximately 1 every 3 days, and these things take a loooonnng time to make. Many man hours are spent making each set and we need a break.

    #303 3 months ago

    Just ordered the Phantom decals, do you suggest using button protectors? Those Mylar sheets that go around the buttons?

    #304 3 months ago
    Quoted from Lermods:

    Any plans to do transformers LE? They are notorious for bubbling around the legs.

    Talk to Stern, They sent out a complete replacement set for mine. Took awhile while they switched vendors, they also sent out the leg spacers to eliminate the wrinkling problem.

    #305 3 months ago
    Quoted from jboner1058:

    Just ordered the Phantom decals, do you suggest using button protectors? Those Mylar sheets that go around the buttons?

    Hey JB have you tried using screen gaurds like the ones on laptops peel on peel off they work a treat cost FA

    #306 3 months ago

    Retro refurbs have you ever thought of doing plastic sets? Some like Dr who and terminator 2 are impossible to find.

    #307 3 months ago
    Quoted from Mitch:

    Retro refurbs have you ever thought of doing plastic sets? Some like Dr who and terminator 2 are impossible to find.

    You need to ask Pinsider Outsidedge, his company is making new Jack Bot plastics as I speak.

    #308 3 months ago
    Quoted from Mitch:

    Retro refurbs have you ever thought of doing plastic sets? Some like Dr who and terminator 2 are impossible to find.

    We do make plastic sets, look on the website

    Feedback from customers have said they are better than original in most cases so we've been making other sets.

    A full set of Terminator 2 will be released at the end of this month. Doctor Who is being worked on.

    #309 3 months ago

    Hey Pete, how about Gilligan's Island plastics sets? NOS sets are nearly impossible to find. Pinball Center in Germany has recently offered some reproductions, but they do not ship to the U.S. Apron decals would be good too. You should be able to use that restored GI of yours as a template.

    #310 3 months ago
    Quoted from RetroRefurbs:

    We do make plastic sets, look on the website
    Feedback from customers have said they are better than original in most cases so we've been making other sets.
    A full set of Terminator 2 will be released at the end of this month. Doctor Who is being worked on.

    T2 Chrome Edition?

    #311 3 months ago
    Quoted from wcbu64:

    Hey Pete, how about Gilligan's Island plastics sets? NOS sets are nearly impossible to find. Pinball Center in Germany has recently offered some reproductions, but they do not ship to the U.S. Apron decals would be good too. You should be able to use that restored GI of yours as a template.

    Yes we're doing a full set of Giligans. I've had repro plastics from Pinball Center and wasn't overly happy with the quality of them so this is on the list. The Giligans we've got is sitting in storage awaiting restoration, and there's a whole load of things we need to make for it.

    Quoted from AlexSMendes:

    T2 Chrome Edition?

    Yes. Busy working out a couple of issues on this one, but we'll get there.

    #312 3 months ago

    Great to hear . . . I already purchased your cabinet decals and getting ready to do a restoration as well.

    1 week later
    #313 89 days ago

    How smooth does the finish on the cab have to be to get these to adhere properly?

    #314 89 days ago
    Quoted from jboner1058:

    How smooth does the finish on the cab have to be to get these to adhere properly?

    I'm sure these will stick to any reasonably smooth surface, but you won't be happy with it - every imperfection will come through. You need to sand so it feels completely smooth, then a high grit sandpaper (800-1000) just to give it a tiny bit of teeth, then apply

    #315 89 days ago

    How about making a full plastics set for Johnny Mnemonic? I could use one, along with lots of other JM owners.

    #316 89 days ago
    Quoted from jboner1058:

    How smooth does the finish on the cab have to be to get these to adhere properly?

    There are a number of threads in this. @cosmokramer had a "quick and dirty" thread that show a faster approach that still seems to have given good results.
    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/retro-refurb-decal-installationjohnny-needs-a-new-suit#post-3785948

    If you want perfection, check out Bryan Kelly's IJ restoration thread for a look at high-end cabinet decal prep and install (spoiler: tons of work, looks amazing at the end).
    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/ij-restoration-started

    Really just depends what your goal is.

    #317 87 days ago

    Any chance that Retro Refurbs can release a set of cabinet decals for Alvin.G Mystery Castle?

    #318 86 days ago

    I sanded to 600, surface doesn't show thru at all, looks great. I really think 400 would have been fine honestly though.

    #319 86 days ago

    Does anyone have any info on how to clean these without damaging the art?

    #320 86 days ago
    Quoted from jboner1058:

    Does anyone have any info on how to clean these without damaging the art?

    Pete will post about it - I remember him saying they are pretty sturdy

    #321 86 days ago
    Quoted from jboner1058:

    Does anyone have any info on how to clean these without damaging the art?

    The ink won't rub off because there is a layer of laminate over the top. You can use pretty much anything that doesn't contain harsh chemicals - i.e. if you don't trust putting it on your face then don't use it on your decals.

    Microfiber towels are your best friend for all pinball cleaning. Soapy sprays, warm water, but best of all is Pledge. Use it on everything, especially your playfield glass

    #322 85 days ago

    Can you make Batman forever apron decals?

    #323 85 days ago
    Quoted from Trekkie1978:

    Can you make Batman forever apron decals?

    Yes

    #324 85 days ago

    What about cabinet decals for Mystery Castle from Alvin G?

    #325 85 days ago
    Quoted from Pinballer73:

    What about cabinet decals for Mystery Castle from Alvin G?

    We'll make them one day, maybe, but it's a super rare game. Only 500 made.

    Getting hold of one to reproduce the artwork and match colors will be extremely difficult.

    2 weeks later
    #326 67 days ago

    Just ordered another set from Pete today...Fish Tales this time..I will report back when I get them installed.

    #327 67 days ago
    Quoted from RetroRefurbs:

    We'll make them one day, maybe, but it's a super rare game. Only 500 made.
    Getting hold of one to reproduce the artwork and match colors will be extremely difficult.

    I own this game obviously and will help you however I can.

    #328 67 days ago

    I bought Fishtales decals from Pete. Not applied them yet. But they look great. Send me pics on completion of your FT.

    #329 66 days ago

    I too am getting ready to do a Fish Tales. Ordering soon.

    #330 65 days ago

    Isnt there a video on how to install these decals and how to heat them with a gun to remove wrinkles?

    #331 65 days ago
    Quoted from pinballinreno:

    Isnt there a video on how to install these decals and how to heat them with a gun to remove wrinkles?

    We have a private video we can share with you. PM me for info.

    #332 65 days ago
    Quoted from pinballinreno:

    Isnt there a video on how to install these decals and how to heat them with a gun to remove wrinkles?

    They are all flat surfaces. Take your time and there will be no wrinkles.

    #333 65 days ago
    Quoted from RetroRefurbs:

    We have a private video we can share with you. PM me for info.

    Why is it private?

    #334 65 days ago
    Quoted from Skypilot:

    Why is it private?

    To keep nosy people out.

    ...and because it's a shorter clip of a full length video which isn't finished yet, not ready for public release.

    It's currently only available for customers to help with their decals. Just PM me your order number and I'll send it over.

    Pete
    Retro Refurbs

    #335 65 days ago

    I purchased 3 of your decals... I would like to see the video as well. You mentioned it was going to be available a couple months back.

    #336 64 days ago

    Just came to ask a question about some decals and noticed Pete's account is frozen!? What happened?

    #337 64 days ago
    Quoted from J85M:

    Just came to ask a question about some decals and noticed Pete's account is frozen!? What happened?

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/next-3d-translite

    #339 63 days ago

    And when did Pinside become the protector of patents or copyrights? Slippery slope here.

    #340 63 days ago

    Anyway, got my LOTR cabinet decals the other day from Pete. Got half of the cab done so far and I'm very pleased with the quality.

    #341 63 days ago
    Quoted from robotron911:

    And when did Pinside become the protector of patents or copyrights? Slippery slope here.

    Well, we try our best to remain neutral and interfere as little as possible in the thousands of posts made to Pinside every day. We certainly don't view ourselves as "protectors of copyrights and patents" (for starters, we are not qualified to do so but we also have way too much other stuff to do to keep this site running smoothly).

    So we always urge license holders to work things out with the "infringer" directly, preferably via PM. And this often works out fine and is often quicker and more effective than through us.

    But sometimes it doesn't work and then we receive takedown notices, which we can not ignore. Because although Pinside does not have to follow American laws, we have similar laws in Europe. If you are not aware how a notice and takedown works, check out Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Notice_and_take_down (the first paragraphs kind of says it all).

    Besides all that, when someone is blatantly selling copied artwork on a large scale, apparently without compensating the artists and/or rights owners... Well, that also rubs us the wrong way morally.

    Quoted from J85M:

    Just came to ask a question about some decals and noticed Pete's account is frozen!? What happened?

    After continuous claims of copyright infringement and pressure from IP holders, we had to act. RetroRefurbs have been warned several times about the complaints and even though they have since stopped posting their wares directly on Pinside, they were still marketing their company and webshop in many threads.

    I'm still hopeful that this matter can be resolved and agreements can be reached between the IP holders and RetroRefurbs. If that happens, then we will naturally reconsider the account freeze.

    #342 63 days ago
    Quoted from robin:

    Well, we try our best to remain neutral and interfere as little as possible in the thousands of posts made to Pinside every day.

    Robin- Thank you for all you do for the community!

    #343 63 days ago

    This is interesting as one guy that was making unbreakable trunks for ToM got shut down here for a supposed infringement and another guy is on here selling them like hotcakes.

    #344 63 days ago

    The sad thing is that RR provides products that the rights holders either refuse to provide or provide at a price many times what Pete sells them for.

    #345 63 days ago
    Quoted from robin:

    Well, we try our best to remain neutral and interfere as little as possible in the thousands of posts made to Pinside every day. We certainly don't view ourselves as "protectors of copyrights and patents" (for starters, we are not qualified to do so but we also have way too much other stuff to do to keep this site running smoothly).
    So we always urge license holders to work things out with the "infringer" directly, preferably via PM. And this often works out fine and is often quicker and more effective than through us.
    But sometimes it doesn't work and then we receive takedown notices, which we can not ignore. Because although Pinside does not have to follow American laws, we have similar laws in Europe. If you are not aware how a notice and takedown works, check out Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Notice_and_take_down (the first paragraphs kind of says it all).
    Besides all that, when someone is blatantly selling copied artwork on a large scale, apparently without compensating the artists and/or rights owners... Well, that also rubs us the wrong way morally.

    After continuous claims of copyright infringement and pressure from IP holders, we had to act. RetroRefurbs have been warned several times about the complaints and even though they have since stopped posting their wares directly on Pinside, they were still marketing their company and webshop in many threads.
    I'm still hopeful that this matter can be resolved and agreements can be reached between the IP holders and RetroRefurbs. If that happens, then we will naturally reconsider the account freeze.

    The C and D's didn't stop retro, they don't have a leg to stand on here either.

    #346 63 days ago
    Quoted from lordloss:

    The C and D's didn't stop retro, they don't have a leg to stand on here either.

    True somewhat, US Customs could seize anything that comes into the country from them. I'd have to ask my brother about that though, he stops all kinds of stuff coming into MPLS/SP airport.

    #347 63 days ago
    Quoted from Rondogg:

    The sad thing is that RR provides products that the rights holders either refuse to provide or provide at a price many times what Pete sells them for.

    Pete - Thank you for all you do for the community!

    #348 63 days ago
    Quoted from Rondogg:

    The sad thing is that RR provides products that the rights holders either refuse to provide or provide at a price many times what Pete sells them for.

    Yes. The issue here though is that Pinside and Robin get caught in between. Puts them in a bad spot that they did not create. Seems like Robin is handling it correctly.

    #349 63 days ago
    Quoted from Rondogg:

    The sad thing is that RR provides products that the rights holders either refuse to provide or provide at a price many times what Pete sells them for.

    Exactly. I could not find LOTR decals anywhere else and the prices he charges are more than fair. Would buy from again without hesitation.

    #350 63 days ago

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