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The Getaway Cabinet restoration


By SUPERBEE

3 years ago



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#51 3 years ago
Quoted from SUPERBEE:

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.

Not much help regarding Canada and where to find but once you go with the pneumatic stapler and compressor you'll be able to work on cabs, PF's, and many other things so easily.

Also great job! Now you have me wishing I did my cab when the PF was out.

#52 3 years ago

Ok, so i made a little progress over the last few days. Hoping to get more done this weekend (although i have to do more painting at my 76 year old mother in laws new condo tomorrow for a few hrs ). Damn i hate when life gets in the way of my projects !!
Got some color on the head. Im realizing that because of the fact that the back of the head cab is particle board and not plywood that it is not very smooth even after sanding.Can anyone recommend someone in the Toronto area that can screen print the back box rear yellow text ? Lots of little imperfections that i was hoping a couple of coats of paint would cover but it is not . Sooo.. im going to skim the entire back once the paint has cured a few days and then sand and recoat with paint. IMG_20160415_232311_(resized).jpg
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In the meantime , cleaning up all the head hardware. Starting to look good.
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Also moving forward with the Cabinet. What the hell have i got myself into !!!
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Playfield is now removed.
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#53 3 years ago

Menace (Doug) from our amazing Canadian pinball forum (Pinball Revolution ) has graciously offered his stapler to me to borrow so ground braid reinstall should go well (we live 5 mins away from each other ) which is amazing!! Thats Doug though ! Amazing guy and probably one of the best pin repair guys you will ever meet !!

#54 3 years ago

Loving the progress. Thanks for sharing!

#55 3 years ago

looking good....

#56 3 years ago

I believe Drano has the screen and yellow ink.

#57 3 years ago

Thanks fantasygoat. I'll reach out to him.

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#58 3 years ago

so after a busy week at work i finally had the chance to make some progress this weekend. I got the head painted and then applied the decals. I wanted to make a video of the application but i have no idea how to make a youtube video with my blackberry. My daughter can do it on her iphone but has been out all weekend. Ill try to make one when i do the cab decals.
I trimmed the decals down to the exact size i wanted them to be before applying. Must easier than trying to trim them down once they are applied. IMG_20160424_111410_(resized).jpg
Then i taped the decal up in the exact position IMG_20160424_112936_(resized).jpg
Then, i peel back the top portion of the decal exposing the liner. IMG_20160424_113006_(resized).jpg
Carefully cut off the top piece of liner and the apply the top portion of the decal using a squeegee with some felt on it .IMG_20160424_120244_(resized).jpg
If you dont have any felt, you can use female velcro. Dont use the squeegees hard edge or you run the risk of scratching the decal.
Once you have the top down you can slowly pull down the liner and apply the rest of the decal. Dont take the liner off all at once. Pull a little at a time as you apply. The liner will actually keep the decal from sticking to the surface before too soon. IMG_20160424_113244_(resized).jpg
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#59 3 years ago

Going to let the decals set up for a day or two and then im going to clear the entire head including over the decals to seal everything up.

#60 3 years ago

Also disassembled the door, sanded and repainted. Polished all the hinges and hardware. Once the head is cleared i should be ready to reassemble and get going on the cabinet. Ive already started removing things from the cab to polish and tag and bag.

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#61 3 years ago

Looking forward to seeing this completed, I have a HS2 that suffers from cab fade and your making this process look easy...

#62 3 years ago

Also tore apart and fully cleaned and polished the shifter assembly.
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#63 3 years ago

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#64 3 years ago
Quoted from cosmokramer:

Looking forward to seeing this completed, I have a HS2 that suffers from cab fade and your making this process look easy...

Thanks Cosmo. Ive also been following your pinbot resto thread. Looking good bother ! So much work ahead of us ! lol

#65 3 years ago

Nice work on that shifter.

#66 3 years ago

so i got more done over the last couple of days... ive done a lot of cleaning and polishing. lockdown bar receiver is looking good. I produced new decals for it. Also got the first coat of clear on the head. Also got a lot of the cab hardware out. Cleaning , tagging and bagging as i go so that once the cab is empty, everthing will be already cleaned and polished so that once the cab and head are done its just a matter of putting it all back together. So much to do !! lol

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#67 3 years ago

Just pulled the power transformer . Any advice on cleaning this up ? Is it ok to paint the main housing ?
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#68 3 years ago
Quoted from SUPERBEE:

Just pulled the power transformer . Any advice on cleaning this up ? Is it ok to paint the main housing ?
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yes...I used bbq paint in a rattle can...took off mounting hardware and tumbled that... then hit the transformer with a brass brush before spraying...

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#69 3 years ago

Thanks Cosmo. Should have caught that in your resto thread. Im going to polish up the mounting hardware so its shines like chrome and then paint the housing. Should look sweet !!

#70 3 years ago

Nice progress! I'm anxious to see final outcome, especially when cleared.

You mentioned you like the gloss paint for better adhesion of decals. Are you putting decals right over gloss paint finish, or lightly sanding before decal?

I've done a handful of cabinet re-decals. I've trimmed excess off approx 1/4"-1/2", installed and let dry overnight (if wet method; I've done both), then trim with new sharp 1-sided razor. I would be nervous pre-triming decals to exact size, then installing them. That's just me

#71 3 years ago
Quoted from Kerry_Richard:

Nice progress! I'm anxious to see final outcome, especially when cleared.

Thanks!

Quoted from Kerry_Richard:

You mentioned you like the gloss paint for better adhesion of decals. Are you putting decals right over gloss paint finish, or lightly sanding before decal?

Yeah, decals will adhere better on a gloosier surface. Glossier the better. But i do lightly sand with 1500 grit sandpaper then use a tack rag before applying the decak just to make sure it totally smooth.

Quoted from Kerry_Richard:

I've done a handful of cabinet re-decals. I've trimmed excess off approx 1/4"-1/2", installed and let dry overnight (if wet method; I've done both), then trim with new sharp 1-sided razor. I would be nervous pre-triming decals to exact size, then installing them. That's just me

Im a professional decal installer (yes, there is such a thing lol) with over 25 years experience so im completely comfortable trimming to exact size and then applying. it removes the risk of gouging the paint having to trim afterwards. Also, i do all decal installations dry.

#72 3 years ago
Quoted from SUPERBEE:

Im a professional decal installer (yes, there is such a thing lol) with over 25 years experience so im completely comfortable trimming to exact size and then applying. it removes the risk of gouging the paint having to trim afterwards. Also, i do all decal installations dry.

WOW! I'm very impressed indeed. I don't think I have the kahonies to pre-trim them first.

Are you going to use a 2 part auto clear for final finish? If so, what product? I've sprayed both gloss & satin clear.

#73 3 years ago
Quoted from Kerry_Richard:

WOW! I'm very impressed indeed. I don't think I have the kahonies to pre-trim them first.

Are you going to use a 2 part auto clear for final finish? If so, what product? I've sprayed both gloss & satin clear.

Thanks, its all about experience and in saying that , im a pro decal guy, not a pro painter so i use rattle cans but i an very good with the spray paint. Sanding in between coats of paint and clear does give me a pretty amazing finish. Not auto finish of course but pretty darn good

#74 3 years ago
Quoted from cosmokramer:

yes...I used bbq paint in a rattle can..

Curious? Did you use bbq paint because you were worried about heat or just what you had ? It doesnt put out that much heat does it ?

#75 3 years ago
Quoted from SUPERBEE:

Curious? Did you use bbq paint because you were worried about heat or just what you had ? It doesnt put out that much heat does it ?

Honestly I don't know if it is needed or not, I used it on my coin door so it is what I had on hand at the time...I would'nt think it would get hot enough to need high temp paint but I would just be guessing...

#76 3 years ago

Awesome thread so far Superbee , subscribed !

#77 3 years ago
Quoted from cosmokramer:

Honestly I don't know if it is needed or not, I used it on my coin door so it is what I had on hand at the time...I would'nt think it would get hot enough to need high temp paint but I would just be guessing...

Ok cool. Im petty sure any spray paint should do then,

Quoted from freezie:

Awesome thread so far Superbee , subscribed !

Thanks man!. Its becoming quite the trek but should be a pretty amazing looking Getaway whens its done ! Ill do my best to document as much as i can moving forward but feel free to push me for more info as i go .

#78 3 years ago

I see the Majority of people that paint the transformer housing use high temp paint - I actually don't know if it gets hot enough but based on consensus I am following that trend and will paint mine the same when I get to it.

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#79 3 years ago

More progress made. I have all the parts finally polished and cleaned. All awaiting reinstall.
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Was planning on fixing up the old coing door but decided to purchase a nice new door for this rebuild.
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#80 3 years ago

sorry, last photo is the old door lol

#81 3 years ago

Transformer turned out really nice...
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#82 3 years ago

finally have the cabinet completely stripped including ground braid. Now for some bondo love and sanding ...
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#83 3 years ago

Thats not a flash issue with the front Getaway decal in the last photo. It is actually white from fade. Should look sooo good when redone.

#84 3 years ago

I also cut off ebery single zip tie on every friggin harness and wiped down and cleaned every friggin wire by hand before putting new zip ties on !!! Its amazing how yellowed even the zip ties had become !

#85 3 years ago

ebery = every lol

#86 3 years ago

I also have my buddy Andrew polishing my lockdown bar, siderails and legs to a high chrome finish. He is a pretty amazing guy !. He is selling custom shooter rods on our ?Canadian site Pinball Revolution and they are pretty bloody amazing if i do say so. He only charges around 50.00 or do and you need to go check them out !

#87 3 years ago

Bondo-ing inside? You're a brave man.

#88 3 years ago
Quoted from dudah:

Bondo-ing inside? You're a brave man.

Why is that? I do wear a resperator.

#89 3 years ago

Looks like it is coming along nicely....

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#90 3 years ago

Bump for updates

#91 3 years ago

Just getting back at things today. Work has been really busy. Id rather be slow and have more time to work on this project ! I said this to my wife and ... hard to believe ...but she truly thinks that working and making money and paying bills is more important than restroing a pinball machine !!! Go figure !! Sometimes i just dont get the opposite sex ?? lol
Made some time today to do some more smalll fills on the cabinet inside and out with bondo, sand, fill again and prime the outside and also do a first coat on the inside. I know a lot of guys like to keep the floor of the inside cab non painted but i like the fully painted look. Im hoping to have another coat inside done tomorrow and then start painting the outside of the cab either late this week or eraly next week . Going to the cottage this weekend for the long weekend . Need some campfire and beer love ! lol

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#92 3 years ago

Another coat inside and then a few coats of black on the outside and then ready to clear. I have every other part of the machine cleaned, polished and ready to go so once i get this baby fully painted and cleared its going to be soo much fun putting it all back together. I have a good friend doing a mirror finish polish on my lockdown bar and side rails and is also doing a custom gear shifter. He wont tell me what is doing with the shooter rod but promises its going to be very cool !! The great part is that he is making a new shaft with the know uncut for it so whatever he does, I will still have the original in case someone wants it back to its original state.

#93 3 years ago

Here is my buddy Andrews work on new shafts. He does great work !!
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Its funny how this started as just cleaning up the cabinet and new decaals but it has ballooned into a full blown resto! lol Its taking so long because every time I think im ready to move to the next step in regards to painting and clearing i find a minor flaw that i need to fix. Being to much of a perfectionist i guess !

#94 3 years ago

Finally have the cab painted. heading to the cottage for the long weekend but should be ready to put the decals on it monday or tues and then finish by clearing the cab and start putting everything back together.
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#95 3 years ago
Quoted from SUPERBEE:

Here is my buddy Andrews work on new shafts. He does great work !!

Looks identical to the one i made

#96 3 years ago
Quoted from Mancave:

Looks identical to the one i made

He still needs to polish up the finished shaft to a chrome finish. He is also going to do something custom for me for as far as the shifter knob goes. Not sure yet what it will be. The good thing is that I won't have to hack off the original knob so I can always go back to the original if I decide to sell it and the person wants it to look original.

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#97 3 years ago

Got some work done on this project tonight. Going to be working on it all weekend i hope so should have much more to show soon.
Here is a few photos of the shifter that my friend Andrew made. It is truly amazingly cool and one of a kind !! Check out the last gear ! lol Photos suck, sorry, my blackberry is crap at taking good photos
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#98 3 years ago

Still need to install the front decal and then clear everything. Had a few beers tonight so decal work is out until tomorrow ! lol Starting to repopulate the inside of the cabinet. IMG_20160527_221927_(resized).jpgIMG_20160527_221918_(resized).jpgIMG_20160527_221909_(resized).jpgIMG_20160527_221901_(resized).jpgIMG_20160527_221852_(resized).jpg

#99 3 years ago

Going to do the ground braid tomorrow morning (Menace aka Doug was kind enough to lend me his stapler)and also get the front decal on. Its a tricky one as you need to line it up with the shifter plate. Side decals are on . Wanted to do a video of the install but agin my daughter wasnt around to do it and i dont know how (sorry Grumpy) but feel free to ask any questions as far as graphics install goes and i will do my best to walk you through it.

#100 3 years ago

better photo of the shifter knob..
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