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Diner Resto 2019


By Jjsmooth

1 year ago



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#1 1 year ago

I will be documenting the resto of my Diner machine here. It's a reimport, dirty as hell, and loose as a goose. But a good candidate for complete resto. I'm not sure yet if keeping or selling this machine when finished, but contact me if interested.
Starting point - I got this machine a couple years ago, kinda did a topside shop with new plastics, ramps, etc, so I could keep it in the lineup, as most everyone likes this game.
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#2 1 year ago
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#3 1 year ago
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#4 1 year ago

Following as I have this coming up as well. Cheers.

#5 1 year ago

Got my new CPR playfield a few weeks ago, so that got me motivated.

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#6 1 year ago

Following...

#7 1 year ago

following

#8 1 year ago

Staring with the backbox. Emptied and sanded with 80 grit (orbital sander w/vac) to remove loose paint and raised grain.
Recessed a few screws at weak corners.
Almost ready for Bondo.

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#9 1 year ago

While waiting for Bondo to cure, put the backbox harnesses into ultrasonic cleaner, rinsed, hung, and connectors dried with air compressor.

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#10 1 year ago

can’t wait for results. following

MJR

#11 1 year ago

Cabinet decals from Planetary are here.
I may take these to local vinyl sign shop and have laminated with a glossy clear. Not sure yet

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#12 1 year ago

Having one restored, but will enjoy watching both threads and restorations

I think the trim color (rails-lockdown bar)
Gotta be Chrome ? Kinda goes with the theme . System 11 pins are beautiful games, build quality is first class

Enjoy the restoration, it’s the best part

#13 1 year ago

Backbox smoothed and primed.
Ready for some paint.

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#14 1 year ago

I like this primer as it acts as filler as well.

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#15 1 year ago
Quoted from Jjsmooth:

I like this primer as it acts as filler as well.[quoted image]

how many cans to spray whole back box?

#16 1 year ago

Watching and learning. Keep up the good work!

#17 1 year ago
Quoted from russdx:

how many cans to spray whole back box?

2 cans. Sand with 400 grit between and after each one.

#18 1 year ago

Box painted. Will let cure for couple days.

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#19 1 year ago

I really like PPG Breakthrough paint, satin black.
Super durable, water based, and I can spray it with an HVLP gun, with about 10% thinning with water.

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#20 1 year ago

Lamp panel painted semi gloss white. Normally I just leave the old incandescent bulbs in place while painting, then replace with leds. Since I already had leds in here, I cut small pieces of foam to protect the contacts in the lamp bases.

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#21 1 year ago

Did all of your IDC 555 sockets still work? I had to pop mine out of my Diner light board and ultrasonic clean them. Only a couple worked before that. All but 1 worked afterwards and that was a diode on one of the controlled ones on dine time bonus. Ultrasonic does wonders on 555 sockets. At least I have had good luck with it. I molexed the 2 GI circuits the controlled circuit and did them 1 at a time.

#22 1 year ago

Looking great. Following for tips in case I ever do a restoration on mine. Thanks for sharing!

#23 1 year ago

Never played a properly working Diner, would love one sitting next to my Taxi. Good luck on the resto!

#24 1 year ago

Thank you.
I happen to have a Taxi coming up next that will get the same treatment as this Diner.

#25 1 year ago

Here's a quick run through of dry setting decals.
Cut to edge of print (they are oversized), lay on backbox and center. Once centered, cut notch for painters tape. Recheck msmnts for center.
One piece of tape at top, one halfway up one side.

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#26 1 year ago

Peel backing off to the tape at side.

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#27 1 year ago

Remove backing exposed (exacto)

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#28 1 year ago

Lay that half down with squeegee.
I put soft latex tape on squeegee to avoid scratching.

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#29 1 year ago

Peel backing off of top half, and do it again.
If u keep a tight roll at the surface like this, u will have zero bubbles. Takes a little practice, but doable. Just walk it along with squeegee, keeping tight roll.

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#30 1 year ago

Cut edge with straight edge and exacto (about 1/8" in from edge) and grab a beer.
Now, all your prep work will be evident. Decals hide nothing.

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#31 1 year ago

Love Diner ! Can you imagine a game poking fun at stereotypes in today's society? Restored mine a few years ago too. These machines are nice when all cleaned up.

#32 1 year ago
Quoted from Jjsmooth:

Cut edge with straight edge and exacto (about 1/8" in from edge) and grab a beer.
Now, all your prep work will be evident. Decals hide nothing.[quoted image]

1. So you leave a tiny edge undecaled. Do you do anything from keeping the decal from curling up? Or is the decal really sticky?

2. As you’re cutting the decal
W the exacto, are you leaving a cut mark into the cab? Or is it
Just too
Small?

#33 1 year ago

Also, looks like you’re decaling over a bolt in one of your pics. (Or
Maybe it’s a countersunk screw?)

Shouldn’t
Bolt come
Out, then reinstalled after decal?

#34 1 year ago

You don't want edge of decal exposed to handling at very edge. Yes, decal really sticky, once the glue cures, takes heat to remove.
Exacto cut edge is right at decal edge, so invisible. When using a new blade, very little pressure required.

#35 1 year ago
Quoted from Blackbeard:

Also, looks like you’re decaling over a bolt in one of your pics. (Or
Maybe it’s a countersunk screw?)
Shouldn’t
Bolt come
Out, then reinstalled after decal?

Not sure what you are seeing, maybe a drilled hole for angled corner brace bolts?
Recessed screws filled and sanded earlier.

#36 1 year ago
Quoted from Jjsmooth:

you are seeing

Top center of side of head -- there's a bolt -- the pic where you have the big (W) going to the edge.

#37 1 year ago

Not a bolt. That is a hole filled with Bondo and redrilled. Cannot have the old caved in holes from previous carriage bolts. Would wrinkle the new decal.

#38 1 year ago
Quoted from Jjsmooth:

Not a bolt. That is a hole filled with Bondo and redrilled. Cannot have the old caved in holes from previous carriage bolts. Would wrinkle the new decal.

Yeah just like the two at the bottom of the head in your other pic right?

Looking amazing once again brotha!

#39 1 year ago

Thx.
Going to replace the MDF bottom in the cabinet. No chance this is gonna clean up as good as I want it.

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#40 1 year ago

Playfield on the rotisserie, ready for disassembly.

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#42 1 year ago

Lamp panel cleaned and painted, boards cleaned and put temporarily back in place (waiting on caps, etc.)

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#43 1 year ago
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#44 1 year ago

Cabinet empty, going to cut the bottom off this thing.

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#45 1 year ago

I cut it right at the top of the bottom panel, usually 3/4" up from bottom of cabinet edge.
That way, my new MDF panel will sit exactly how the old one did.

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#46 1 year ago
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#47 1 year ago

This is a great time to fill, sand, and paint cabinet interior.
Then when I install new bottom, it will look sweet.

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#48 1 year ago

3 coats of satin black later..
I set this on a scrap piece of MDF to show how nice this painted edge is going to look.

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#49 1 year ago

How will you re-attach the lip you removed when cutting out the floor?

#50 1 year ago

Nice thread J... looking good....$80 bucks and we'll take that eyesore of a slot out of your basement...hehehe

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