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The Getaway Cabinet restoration


By SUPERBEE

3 years ago



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#1 3 years ago

Ive finally started on the teardown of my Getaway to restore and redecal the cabinet. I tore down the playfield about a year ago when i first got it but havent gotten around to doing the cab and head until now. Im starting with the head , going to get that going and then move onto the cab.
And so it begins. IMG_20160403_125252_(resized).jpgIMG_20160403_142643_(resized).jpgIMG_20150723_205606_(resized).jpg

Starting the sanding process. Have a few edges delaminating a bit . Nothing a little quality wood glue and clamps wont fix. sanded_(resized).jpg

#2 3 years ago

Following.....

#3 3 years ago

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#4 3 years ago

Going to look awesome when done.

#5 3 years ago

The edges are dinged up pretty good in some areas. I will fill with bondo, and sand back to a nice 90 degree edge.

#6 3 years ago
Quoted from jawjaw:

Going to look awesome when done.

Thanks jawjaw. It should I planning on powder coating the rails and lockdown bar and reciever red. Going to leave the legs chrome i think. It was tough to start as the machine runs flawlessly at this point but couldnt stand looking at the beat up decals anymore so its time.

#8 3 years ago

Just to backtrack a bit, before removing the connectors i marked them as i went. I decided to tape them of instead of using a sharpie directly on the connectors. that way they are all nice and unmarked once i remove the tape. IMG_20160403_131553_(resized).jpg

#9 3 years ago

Also picked this up today. Going to set up my bench grinder with these polishing wheels and going to give buffing and polishing up all the hardware a go. Any advice on polishing would be appreciated. The kit comes with the treated buffing wheel, spiral sewn buffing wheel, loose sewn buffing wheel, black emery, brown tripoli, white diamond, and red jewelers compounds.

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#10 3 years ago

Now we can see how to install cabinet decals the correct way.

#11 3 years ago
Quoted from GRUMPY:

Now we can see how to install cabinet decals the correct way.

Thanks Grumpy , I'll try to make a video to post of installing the graphics once I'm at that point.

#12 3 years ago
Quoted from SUPERBEE:

I'll try to make a video

That would be nice.

#13 3 years ago

Yes I am also following

#14 3 years ago
Quoted from Grinder901:

Yes I am also following

Ha! I knew you would be here!

#15 3 years ago

Black, red, and chrome look so good together.

#16 3 years ago

I got the head pretty much sanded down to the wood using 40 grit and then used bondo one some of the larger dings and then went over it with bondo spot putty filling in all the smaller imperfections. Going to sand all that out using 80 grit, and repeat if necessary going up too 100 grit and so on. Hoping ill be ready to prime and possibly paint this weekend. Then it is on to polishing all the parts while i wait for the paint to dry and then decals.

#17 3 years ago

Sorry, meant to post a few photos.
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#18 3 years ago

Oh man I can't wait till mine is done

#19 3 years ago
Quoted from Grinder901:

Oh man I can't wait till mine is done

Thats partly what delayed me on this. I didnt want to have to stop playing it ! lol

#20 3 years ago

Got a little bit more done tonight. I hate that work, family and all that stuff gets in the way of going full steam on projects like this but alas it tis what it tis ! lol I have the head fully sanded now. Went from 40 to 60, to 100, to 150, to 220 grit. Filling imperfections as i went . Going to prime hopefully tomorrow and should be able to see what i have missed (you always miss something|). Final fill and sand and then paint . Im going to do a full paint job on the entire head, even where the decals will go as i want it smooth as a babies bottom ! Goint to be using Rustoleum painters touch primer and gloss black .

#21 3 years ago

Sorry, forgot to show photos again lol sanded_(resized).jpgIMG_20160407_214128_(resized).jpgIMG_20160407_214114_(resized).jpg

#22 3 years ago

oops, not the right photos, already showed these . God i suck at computer stuff ! lol
Here they are.

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#23 3 years ago

still not it lol |I fucking hate computers ! lol Oh well, you get the picture. Better viewing to come soon! lol

#24 3 years ago

Just opened up my new toy. I have a bench grinder that i could have converted but wanted to have a dedicated buffer/polisher just for pinball. I will have it all set up tomorrow.
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#25 3 years ago

Looking good bud!

#26 3 years ago
Quoted from Grinder901:

Looking good bud!

|Thank you sir. Garage is a mess but the beer tastes good

#27 3 years ago

??? Just wondering about this. I'm doing work on my BOP cabinet and will be painting it purple on the inside and satin black on the outside. Weren't most machines done in flat/semi flat black out of the factory? Do you feel the gloss will go better with the black decals?, not of course that you will see much paint edge anyway.
I'm sure following this thread though as i will get some great tips from it Keep up the good work.

#28 3 years ago
Quoted from Mancave:

Weren't most machines done in flat/semi flat black out of the factory? Do you feel the gloss will go better with the black decals?

Hey Mancave, the reason i am going with gloss is that the decals will adheire to the gloss paint much better than to a flat or satin paint. Im a professional decal installer (almost 30 years in the business) and i also plan on clearing the cab and head fully once the decals are applied.

Quoted from Mancave:

I'm sure following this thread though as i will get some great tips from it Keep up the good work.

Thanks for the words of encouragement ! Im sure we can all help each other in some way !

#29 3 years ago

Work has been really busy so i havent done a ton tthis week but hoping to get the head fully painted and decaled by the end of this weekend now that some nice weather is coming our way. In the meantime ive been cleaning and polishing some of the hardware.

Here is my guetto splatter shield that i so handily crafted with love. Pretty impressive huh ? lol
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Some hardware in the polishing stages and bolts primed.
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#30 3 years ago

Im trying to figure out if i can get away with reinstalling the ground braid with a standard staple gun ? I really dont want to go through the expense of a phnematic stapler and compresser if i can but if not, anyone know where i can source something here in Canada ? I know pinrestore has a nice one but the shipping will kill me.

#31 3 years ago

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#32 3 years ago

I bet you can find a narrow hand stapler.. I use one for cables but it is U shaped.

I have a cabinet to do and hope to learn from your trials and tribulations.

#33 3 years ago

Would this stapler work ? amazon.com link »

#34 3 years ago

Thanks Platypus. I just talked to a buddy of mine and he has a compresser so thats at least one thing i wouldnt have to worry about. Even if a hand stapler could work im concerned that the staples are a much thicker gauge and wider than the staples used origianlly by williams and would look funny. Any opinions ?

Quoted from Platypus:I have a cabinet to do and hope to learn from your trials and tribulations.

I will do my best to document as much as possible.

#35 3 years ago

Your restore is coming along nicely.
This is the stapler that pinrestore sells:
amazon.com link »

#36 3 years ago
Quoted from SUPERBEE:

Even if a hand stapler could work im concerned that the staples are a much thicker gauge and wider than the staples used origianlly by williams and would look funny

It would look really bad. The staples wont penatrate the wood completely or evenly.

#37 3 years ago
Quoted from GRUMPY:

It would look really bad. The staples wont penatrate the wood completely or evenly.

Yeah, thats what i figured. Trying to find one similar to the unicatch at pinrestore up here in Canada. The shipping from pin restore is 60.00 and after excahnge rate it would end up costing me like $200.00

#38 3 years ago
Quoted from BR80:

Your restore is coming along nicely.
This is the stapler that pinrestore sells:

Thanks! Can you point me to the correct staples ? 22 gauge, 3/8 wide and 1/4 inch long correct ?

#39 3 years ago

a few more photos. Head is primed and im painting the bottom first so i can stand it up to paint the rest. I plan on clearing the head and cab once the decals are on to better prtect the decals. Anyone tried this ? Any issues found ? I think the decals should be fine as long as i go light on the first few coats of clear.

#40 3 years ago

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#41 3 years ago

Take the wife out for dinner in Buffalo, stop by a Menards store and buy a stapler on the way home. 75.00 USD.

#42 3 years ago

I will be lightly sanding in between coats of black to ensure a super smooth finish.

#43 3 years ago
Quoted from GRUMPY:

Take the wife out for dinner in Buffalo, stop by a Menards store and buy a stapler on the way home. 75.00 USD.

Stapler...75.00... trip to buffalo including fuel, dinner, hotel, etc...200.00-300.00.... happy wife...priceless!! . Sounds good but she teaches yoga on the weekends and would need at least a few weeks to take the time off. I want the stapler now !! lol

#44 3 years ago
Quoted from BR80:

Your restore is coming along nicely.
This is the stapler that pinrestore sells:
amazon.com link ยป

Is it that one or this one which is the fine wire stapler ??
Unicatch-US2238A-Gauge-Upholstery-Stapler/dp/B0186MK2VA/ref=sr_1_2?s=miscellaneous&ie=UTF8&qid=1460428504&sr=1-2&keywords=unicatch+stapler#productDetails

#46 3 years ago

I don't see the exact Unicatch C06 staples on Amazon.ca but these should do the trick:

amazon.com link »

I've cleared a few cabs with decals, they come out better than you imagine. Highly durable, no future cabinet fade, and the colors really pop ...it's not a quick and easy job, but if you know how to clear coat already, that's 99% of the battle.

#47 3 years ago

The unicatch stapler you posted will work, but it doesn't have the longer nose which helps in tight corners. Get the 'AL' and you'll be happy.

#48 3 years ago
Quoted from BR80:

I don't see the exact Unicatch C06 staples on Amazon.ca but these should do the trick:

Thanks. So, whats the difference between the stapler you linked to and the fine wire unicatch that i linked ? Same staples ? Its 25.00 cheaper.

Quoted from BR80:

I've cleared a few cabs with decals, they come out better than you imagine. Highly durable, no future cabinet fade, and the colors really pop also...it's not quick and easy job, but if you know how to clear coat already, that's 99% of the battle.

Cool. Definatly going to clear !!

#49 3 years ago
Quoted from BR80:

The unicatch stapler you posted will work, but it doesn't have the longer nose which helps in tight corners. Get the 'AL' and you'll be happy.

Awesome. Thank you sir !

#50 3 years ago

So, will any 22 gauge , 3/8 staple work in the unicatch ? Just learning all about these things.

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