- Jul 21, 2015
- Reaction score
- NH, USA
What do you mean exactly?Is there a way to run a blast without the power supply going, like if I was running a mame rig on it?
Can anybody recommend someplace I could send my PSU and sound amp to to get re-capped? I've botched up much more simple soldering projects, and would hate to sideline my BC trying to do this myself.* It wouldn't hurt to recap the power supply and sound amp while you're in there.
You need to scrape it off. I used a knife.Also, how do you get off rust build up on the plastic of the control panel where the metal was sitting? Even with mean green cleaner and a magic eraser I still can't get all of it off.
2. All the fiberglass on your cab is like marine grade and then gel coated. You can take it to a fiberglass boat hull finisher he will give you great results by re gel coating it. If you use paint especially car paint it has a tendency to chip sometimes especially if you have lots of coats and try to clear coat the hell out of it. If the doors are rusty you can use appliance paint if you want a weekend project. Use 200 grit if rusty, then 800 Or 1000 grit then appliance paint. If you get a thick primer it will cover up a lot of the blemishes left and you can always let primer dry hit it with 800 and hit it with primer a gain. I was an auto tech specialist 20 years ago have a vocational trade certificate. Worked for an autobody shop 96-98. If you need any help during the process feel free to pm me and remember it can always be sanded down and repainted. That’s how you learn.I've got a few more Blast questions.
1.) My blast is missing the 2p stick and the 2p/start buttons are the wrong color (1p buttons are the correct color, but don't know if they're original parts and I haven't tested much to see if they're worn out.) I want to order the original sticks/buttons (2p, 6 button) in the original colors assuming they're still produced, unless there some clearly superior upgrades with the same colors. Does anyone know the part numbers/whatever and have a suggestion on a good place to order them? (preferably in the US)
2.) On a different thread it's stated that the white paint color for the Astro City is "Candy White LB9A for Audi or VW cars". Would this be true for the Blast City as well? Could I grab a spray can of that to touch up larger scraped areas, or will there be a very obvious color difference (can the original white paint on the fiberglass have faded overtime)? I probably won't mind if it's 98% there and you have to get very close to notice the difference, but I don't want a scenario where it's immediately obvious like in the case of the Rust-Oleum gloss white appliance epoxy paint I've occasionally seen suggested.
3.) I know some people go all the way with their restores where they repaint the entire cab. I don't know if I'd want to put that much effort into it but I am curious what people do about all the stickers/labels/logos when repainting. I've seen reproductions of the Blast City logo side art to buy, but what about the other stickers and such on the back (particularly the serial number sticker)?