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Remove and Replace Pop Bumper Cap Middle Section


By newmantjn

1 year ago



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    #1 1 year ago

    Anybody have a procedure for removing and replacing the middle of this pop bumper cap? Yes, I know you can buy the whole thing from PBR. I would like to save the original marbled outer ring. Looking for what tools you used, how you specified your special order to Steve and what glue you used to install the new one.

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    #2 1 year ago

    I’m watching this thread with interest.

    #3 1 year ago

    Here is my removal process. Still need to put the new ones in. Will probably uses epoxy of some sort.

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    #4 1 year ago
    Quoted from MikeO:

    I’m watching this thread with interest.

    Me too. curious how reassembly will be done, part sourced and any graphic work

    So far nice and clean process

    #5 1 year ago

    I had never heard of a forstner bit prior to a repair to a Midway Sea Raider cabinet and then bought a set and have used them frequently. They certainly give a precise and accurate cut. Very helpful vid.

    #6 1 year ago
    Quoted from wayner:

    I had never heard of a forstner bit prior to a repair to a Midway Sea Raider cabinet and then bought a set and have used them frequently. They certainly give a precise and accurate cut. Very helpful vid.

    The other thing about them is that they don't need a center pilot. You can cut a half moon or whatever.

    I just grabbed it because it fit. I reached for a hole saw first, but I didn't have the correct size. It probably would have worked better.

    I got mine here:
    https://www.mlcswoodworking.com/shopsite_sc/store/html/smarthtml/pages/forset1.htm?zoom_highlight=forstner

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    #7 1 year ago

    So you used a forstner bit? What diameter did the trick?

    #8 1 year ago
    Quoted from MikeO:

    So you used a forstner bit? What diameter did the trick?

    Goddammit, Mike, you gotta listen to the video. I used 1-5/16", only because it was the biggest I had. Probably left about 1/8" all the way around that needed to be pulled out.

    In other news, Steve refused to sell me either the inserts alone or unattached. He said that they would not fit. Clay claims they are "close enough". I really wasn't in the mood to argue for 10 minutes over that, so I quickly gave up and asked for the whole thing. I may cut them out with a band saw if I feel that they are "close enough" when they arrive.

    #9 1 year ago
    Quoted from newmantjn:

    Goddammit, Mike, you gotta listen to the video. I used 1-5/16", only because it was the biggest I had. Probably left about 1/8" all the way around that needed to be pulled out.
    In other news, Steve refused to sell me either the inserts alone or unattached. He said that they would not fit. Clay claims they are "close enough". I really wasn't in the mood to argue for 10 minutes over that, so I quickly gave up and asked for the whole thing. I may cut them out with a band saw if I feel that they are "close enough" when they arrive.

    No surprise he wouldn't sell them that way. I figured that would be the case and you can't blame him.

    The question is how you're buying all those whole caps in the hope they're going to work. That's a nice piece of change if they aren't close enough. But I guess in that case you'll have to use what he sends you. Still cool attempt at saving the cap.

    #10 1 year ago
    Quoted from newmantjn:

    Goddammit, Mike, you gotta listen to the video. I used 1-5/16", only because it was the biggest I had. Probably left about 1/8" all the way around that needed to be pulled out.
    In other news, Steve refused to sell me either the inserts alone or unattached. He said that they would not fit. Clay claims they are "close enough". I really wasn't in the mood to argue for 10 minutes over that, so I quickly gave up and asked for the whole thing. I may cut them out with a band saw if I feel that they are "close enough" when they arrive.

    Oh shit, there’s a video there.

    That’s a suck that Steve won’t sell just the inserts. Although he may not be able to apply the art if it isn’t mounted into the ring.

    I’m still with you the marbled surrounds are much nicer than new.

    #11 1 year ago
    Quoted from EMsInKC:

    The question is how you're buying all those whole caps in the hope they're going to work. That's a nice piece of change if they aren't close enough. But I guess in that case you'll have to use what he sends you. Still cool attempt at saving the cap.

    The originals were not going to cut it regardless. They were pretty much scrap. About half actually had a hole in them. Realistically, I'll probably lose interest and just install the ones he gives me. I will probably look them over carefully and see if i can somehow cut the insert out. Doing this, 'm risking one at worst because if it didn't work, I wouldn't do the others. I've been fiddling around with this machine for a year off and on and I'm about ready to be done with it.

    #12 1 year ago
    Quoted from MikeO:

    That’s a suck that Steve won’t sell just the inserts. Although he may not be able to apply the art if it isn’t mounted into the ring.

    I’m still with you the marbled surrounds are much nicer than new.

    This is not an original idea. Clay has done this, but he mentioned that Steve always tries to "cock block" him on it. He eventually wears him down and get the parts. I just don't/didn't feel like getting into a pissing match with Steve on it.

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