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WTB: Mata Hari Cabinet Stencils


By HighNoon

8 years ago



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#1 8 years ago

I know this may be a long shot, but does anyone have a set of Mata Hari cabinet stencils that they would consider selling?

Thanks,
--Luke

#2 8 years ago

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#3 8 years ago

I just contacted americajoy.com in Mesa, AZ about helping me restore my Mata Hari cabinet. The owner says he can make a full vynl set or stencil for $150. I gave him several reference photos and he said he should have them vectorized in a couple weeks. I could let you know how they turn out.

#4 8 years ago
Quoted from cwg29:

I just contacted americajoy.com in Mesa, AZ about helping me restore my Mata Hari cabinet. The owner says he can make a full vynl set or stencil for $150. I gave him several reference photos and he said he should have them vectorized in a couple weeks. I could let you know how they turn out.

Sweet...I'd be very interested in this. Keep me updated!

--Luke

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#5 8 years ago

Update: I went with vynl. Here is the right side applied. The only problem for some people may be the yellow layer does not match the original color which is more orange than yellow. I'm fine with it, but I'm sure that it may not be 100% accurate. Also, the vynl is applied in 3 stages. Yellow, Red, then Black. Let me know what your looking for. I could get the vector file or see if the printer guy will cut stencils for you.

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#6 8 years ago

I think that looks awesome! As for what I'm looking for, I could go either way. I think I'd prefer to have the same guy that cut yours do some for me, if he will. Especially since yours turned out so well.

--Luke

#7 8 years ago

This guy stayed up till 2:30 last night to print out most of the rest of the project. I told him I had people interested. Now he want's to find a pinball machine! But warning on the vynl. It is hard to install and requires patience. I've done some car projects and have a feel for it. Any one who has done store window signs can do it. That's my disclaimer. Here's his e-mail: printing@cox.net

I'd be glad to be your middle man (He's new to the pinball concept) cwg29@msn.com. So I suggest trying to contact him, see what he says. His name is Anton Wagoner, lives in Mesa, AZ, and his hours are 7am to Midnight (really). Good Luck!

1st photo, just after install of right cabinet vynal by Antar and assistant (they were very proud).
2nd photo, my install of left side today.
3rd photo, right after I brought it home a month ago. Notice the awesome house paint on the cabinet!

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#8 8 years ago

I reread your posts and looked at the pictures and I think I may have been confused. I was thinking that your printer made stencils for you and you painted it. But in actuality you have applied colored vinyl to the cabinet. Is that right? (Sorry...I'm a little slow tonight).

It looks really good in the pictures. How does it look up close? What kind of prep did you do? Do you think it's as durable as paint?

Sorry for the 20 questions but I've never seen this before and I'm very interested. It really does look very good.

--Luke

#9 8 years ago

With the same vector files he used to cut those you can make stencils .

#10 8 years ago

Yes, I believe he can cut you the stencils based on the same files. So that may be a better solution. As for prep, we peeled, chipped, and stripped the box. After a little wood filler and light sanding it left a pretty smooth surface. Then, yes, we actually applied three colored vynl layers. As for durabilty, I'm impressed with the adhesion, the colors should last a long time. This stuff is meant for commercial signage. But still, I would research that a little bit. I've seen a couple of other restorations with vynl and it seems like an acceptable solution. Overall, I really like how the colors pop out. And it covers any small cracks or dimples I had on the surface, so it's very hard to find any defects. I hope that helps.

#11 8 years ago

That helps a lot...thanks. I'm going to go ahead and contact your guy.

Thanks again,
Luke

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