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Thinking about stenciling your pin?? Read this.....it might help

By timab2000

1 year ago

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#56 43 days ago

I've done quite a few repaints with Pimp stencils. Tearing paint isn't from too much paint. It's from cheap paint. Use high quality enamel and it won't happen.

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#63 42 days ago
Quoted from BorgDog:

define "high quality enamel"

Not Krylon or Rustoleum. Montana is a good starting point.

Quoted from jj44114:

Some sort of webbing I guess.

It is webbing. Find an original EM cabinet with base white and you'll find webbing or spatter to break up the expanses of white.

I realize in the era of decals on cabinets a lot of you guys don't know how it was done back then.

#64 42 days ago

This one was a tough one for pulling the stencils but I did not tear any paint in doing it. 20170905_144618 (resized).jpg20170907_101114 (resized).jpg

I had to totally rebuild the backglass surround on this one. They made that from MDF at the factory. There's no filling that. Tore all of it off and replaced with real wood.

#66 41 days ago
Quoted from HoakyPoaky:

I've heard good things about Montana paints as well. They have some pretty crazy lines for getting unique effects.
Have you ever used their varnish for clearcoating a cabinet? I've heard some people get good results with this stuff as a final stage after applying your satin sheen base coats.
They also make a spider effect can apparently, among other products.

I have never used anything to clear a cabinet other than Minwax Polycrylic. Works really well.

I've never seen any kind of webbing that comes out of a can that approximates what the factory did. Inevitably the webbing comes out way too thick and it ends up getting way too much on the cabinet. That's the main issue with webbing. There were a few games where they for some reason went heavy but for the most part it's very thin and not applied heavily all over the cabinet.

#68 41 days ago
Quoted from perryd:

U can get Montana webbing / marbleizing spray in a can. Take it dilute with lacquer thinner, then spray in spray gun to achieve old thinner effects. Messy process, but I have done a couple of times. There are a couple of other posts about it on here.

I could, but I can do the webbing just fine with a Weiler brush and a plain old bottle of Americana lamp black. It's simple. No mixing, no gun, no compressor, none of that stuff. I can do a cabinet in probably 15 minutes and all I have to clean up is the brush.

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