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Diner Resto 2019


By Jjsmooth

11 days ago



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#1 11 days 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 11 days ago
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#3 11 days ago
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#4 11 days ago

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

#5 11 days ago

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

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#6 11 days ago

Following...

#7 11 days ago

following

#8 11 days 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 11 days 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 11 days ago

can’t wait for results. following

MJR

#11 11 days 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 11 days 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 10 days ago

Backbox smoothed and primed.
Ready for some paint.

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#14 10 days ago

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

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#15 9 days 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 9 days ago

Watching and learning. Keep up the good work!

#17 9 days ago
Quoted from russdx:

how many cans to spray whole back box?

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

#18 9 days ago

Box painted. Will let cure for couple days.

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#19 9 days 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 9 days 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 9 days 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 9 days ago

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

#23 8 days ago

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

#24 8 days ago

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

#25 7 days 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 7 days ago

Peel backing off to the tape at side.

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#27 7 days ago

Remove backing exposed (exacto)

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#28 7 days ago

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

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#29 7 days 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 7 days 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 7 days 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 7 days 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 7 days 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 7 days 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 7 days 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 7 days 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 7 days 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 7 days 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 6 days 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 6 days ago

Playfield on the rotisserie, ready for disassembly.

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#41 6 days ago

Looking great so far!

#42 5 days ago

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

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#43 5 days ago
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#44 5 days ago

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

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#45 5 days 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 5 days ago
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#47 5 days 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 5 days 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 4 days ago

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

#50 4 days 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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