(Topic ID: 152623)

Safe cracker wings n hinges


By lllvjr

3 years ago



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#101 3 years ago

What is the best way to put the decals on, any tips?
Should I wet them down?

#102 3 years ago
Quoted from RVH:

What is the best way to put the decals on, any tips?
Should I wet them down?

I'm not sure... Hopefully someone will chime in how they did theirs.

#103 3 years ago

Just installed the hinges on my Safe Cracker. Posted on my blog Pinball Supernova and created a video install. Nice Mod and easy to install.

Blog Post :
https://pinballsupernova.wordpress.com/2016/06/03/mod-install-pinnovators-safe-cracker-adjustable-wing-brackets/

Website :
http://www.pinballsupernova.com/pinnovators%20safe%20cracker%20hinge%20installation%20.html

YouTube Video Installation :

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#104 3 years ago

I have some nos safecracker lockdown bar shells, the top part only

#105 3 years ago
Quoted from RVH:

What is the best way to put the decals on, any tips?
Should I wet them down?

I just got my wing kit also and my decals came, sure would like to see what the best way is to apply the decals, little nervous about messing up the mirror part of the decal

#106 3 years ago

The decals are very thin when you get them off the backing...very much foil like. Just tape it down where you want it...then pull back one half up and pull then cut off the backing and lay back down...then pull back the other side. You might have to pull it off a little to get wrinkles off.

#107 3 years ago

Mine .... this is the game headed to Southern Fried Gameroom Expo (with the proto playfield installed).

I had to wet mount these ... flat out impossible to install dry. Once wet, it was a breeze.

Best part about these is you don't have any t-nut divots. That's what ruins the decals on the factory wings.

These things are freakin' awesome.

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#108 3 years ago
Quoted from litz:

Mine .... this is the game headed to Southern Fried Gameroom Expo (with the proto playfield installed).
I had to wet mount these ... flat out impossible to install dry. Once wet, it was a breeze.
Best part about these is you don't have any t-nut divots. That's what ruins the decals on the factory wings.
These things are freakin' awesome.

What did you wet it with, just water or us something else?

#109 3 years ago

I used straight tap water. It's still a pain to position (you can't just slide it around like you can a plastic model decal, or a game side decal) but you can get it close enough on one edge that you can get that edge down and aligned.

Then I went across the middle, then out to the opposite corners, going slowly and carefully.

You can add water if you need to, it's gonna squeeze out the edge and fall right off.

You have to be VERY VERY careful (and lift back up if required) that you don't crease it while rubbing it flat.

Once it's on, and flat, and w/out ripples or creases, you can basically rub out from the center to all four edges and squeeze the water out. This will also remove any air bubbles, leaving a perfectly flat decal.

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#110 3 years ago

Great job guys
Always good to see the products end result

#111 3 years ago
Quoted from litz:

I used straight tap water. It's still a pain to position (you can't just slide it around like you can a plastic model decal, or a game side decal) but you can get it close enough on one edge that you can get that edge down and aligned.
Then I went across the middle, then out to the opposite corners, going slowly and carefully.
You can add water if you need to, it's gonna squeeze out the edge and fall right off.
You have to be VERY VERY careful (and lift back up if required) that you don't crease it while rubbing it flat.
Once it's on, and flat, and w/out ripples or creases, you can basically rub out from the center to all four edges and squeeze the water out. This will also remove any air bubbles, leaving a perfectly flat decal.

Anyone have or know of a video on this water method, I'm scared to death to even attempt these decals on my new wings. I have had horrible luck with everything decal related and not f-ing it up, I can't even seem to align a small sticker right.

1 month later
#112 2 years ago

Finally installed the wings on my buddies safe cracker. Thanks thay are Awsome.

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#113 2 years ago
Quoted from RVH:

Finally installed the wings on my buddies safe cracker. Thanks thay are Awsome.

Glad your enjoying them... I have about 6 adjustable hinge sets left with or with out wood.... Sold a lot of adjustable hinges to those who already had wings... Once these last six sets are gone I'm not sure if I'll do another run... We sold 50 sets. Thank you to all those who put there names in at the start of the project, and followed through with payment once we had everything ready to ship.

Lorenzo
Pinnovators.com

#114 2 years ago

Are nuts and bolts included with hinges? Also, what is the price of hinges only again?

#115 2 years ago

One thing I'll add with the water method ... don't use a plastic squeegee when smoothing out the decals.

Just use your hands/fingers. It's very easy to scratch the mirroring.

Regarding the fear of applying the decals, just go real slow, and STOP if you are going to crease it.

The water allows you to pull back up and reset that part.

As an aside, the Australian $$ is so cheap right now, it's worth it to order a backup set of decals in case you either have an issue during decal application, or in the future, have a damaged decal.

#116 2 years ago
Quoted from hlaj78:

Are nuts and bolts included with hinges? Also, what is the price of hinges only again?

Everything is included for mounting adjustable hinges to existing wood and games head... On my website Pinnovators.com

1 year later
#117 1 year ago

Hello Safe Cracker owners!

Pinnovators will be doing another small run of hinge sets in the upcoming month. We will have 9 sets available but if the demand is greater, I can increase the order but act quickly if you want to get in on this round. You can pre-order the hinge sets on our web store.. Pinnovators.com.

We will be working on reproducing the doors so PM me if you need doors.
We don't sell the decals but they are available elsewhere.
Thanks for looking.
Mark

1 month later
#118 1 year ago

Hinge plate Kits and Doors are now available on our web site!
We did a limited run on the hinge plate kits. The hinges are powder coated and look great on the machine!!
Fully adjustable so you can show off your wings!

Please go to this link and have a look.

http://www.pinnovators.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=30

Please IM me with any questions!
Thanks,
Mark

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