(Topic ID: 137523)

Cabinet repair help

By N8man

4 years ago

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  • Latest reply 4 years ago by KenLayton
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#1 4 years ago

in need of advice for cabinet and backbox restoration. one corner of the backbox is dinged up also has some other spots that need filled in.
Whats the best way to got about filling these dings?
And what kinda of paint to use for touch up?
or point me in the direction of some TUTs , links

data east
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#2 4 years ago

bondo works great, many different paints can be used...Spray paint works nice, especially if you use auto type sprayer and can mix your own colors. There are so many links to this and tips just do a search on pinball restoration here and you will find many suggestions on how to do this type of work.

#3 4 years ago

Vid had posted a great guide to this on pinside (just search for it....)

I've fixed several cabinets. Missing chunks, delaminated wood, rot, and etc.....
When used correctly, you can't beat bondo.
Color matching, again check Vid's guides....He is one of the best to ask in the community.

#5 4 years ago

thank you finally found them.

One last question for you. i cannot for the life of me figure out where the playfield supports attach.

could not find it in the manual, tried google hunt no luck.
i guess they would attach about a foot in from the front to allow the PF to be pulled forward and level to work on the rear of the PF.

#6 4 years ago

Look at a few pics online of Data East Machines (playfield pictures). My DE SW someone had moved them. Once you see pics, chances are you can located the original holes on the playfield. I'm betting $$$, these holes are stripped/messed up. Mine had missing wood, I spent hours fixing and actually re-enforcing the area.

These POS were know to pull away. It's only two shallow screws holding them in. Someone has improved these, having them connect with 4 screws. (think it was Mantis Amusements; and sold on Marcos..). Stupid expensive, but much better then the original setup.

If you need a few pics, I could snap a few tonight.

#7 4 years ago

Great I would appreciate some pics. I looked but did not see any spots where these might have been.

#8 4 years ago

Those brackets were mounted around the slingshot kickers.

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