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Tonight’s task was to clean the topper that holds the marquee and speakers.

It was pretty dirty all-around, but there is no damage that needed touching up:
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I took it apart piece by piece, which actually requires you to follow an order of disassembly to get all the parts out.
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Simple Green again, and after drying it all off, it cleaned up very nicely:
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For reference, this has a F15T8 “cool white” bulb inside.

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Thanks to @EVAWINGZERO for the repro CP’s and Surround.
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also thanks to @hoagtech for the Sega-to-JAMMA adapter. My monitor cap kit came today too. Lots of goodies to get this done!
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The CP Surround was a bit yellowed.
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This is actually paint, so I sanded it down and prepped for a fresh coat. Fresh and clean!
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I waited for the CP Surround to dry then attached it to the cabinet...
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Also added locks to the doors. The service door came with a keyless lock. I like it for the convenience so I’ll keep it.
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I attached the topper and the cleaned-up marquee holder. We’re at the home stretch!
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We’re getting there!
Tonight I’ll recap the monitor, then install the wiring this weekend. I should also be getting the rubber mat for the footrest tomorrow.

Woo hoo!
 

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Big strides were made in the last 24hrs!

I re-capped the monitor like I mentioned I would. Double and triple checked my work, no backwards caps, continuity checked out.

Nice new Nichicon caps from arcadepartsandrepair’s Nanao MS8-26SG kit.

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Decided I should test and clean/balance the tube before I installed the chassis onto it.
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All guns cleaned and balanced, everything is in working order. This tube is thankfully healthy.
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Top-shelf condition! Colors are back to being vibrant, brightness is great, and the geometry looks fantastic! I’m super psyched right now!
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I had to throw a game on this and the easiest board to hook-up was my Namco 20th Anniversary.
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I’m so pumped! Happy that the monitor didn’t need much more than new caps.

Also got the last physical touches done on the cab.
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New footrest rubber mat, courtesy of @hoagtech, thank you sir. So I installed it with the newly cleaned metal brackets. The glass and monitor shroud was also cleaned up and reinstalled.

I swapped the coin insert from the fairly divoted metal one to a white plastic I had laying around for a long while. Also put the 2L6B Aero panel on there. I wanna get a 1P panel soon as well.

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It’s now house worthy. The eagle has landed!
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I’m going to rearrange this room to fit in the new cab.

Next up is to bring the wiring and monitor back into the cab. I’m so close to being done!
 
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I really underestimated this guy. I saw his workspace and was blown away. He even has a damn rejuvenator!? I don't own enough cabs or have been in the hobby as long as this fellow has to warrant one yet. I shouldn't be surprised though, considering that no matter what arcade centric forum I visit he has posts dating back over a decade.

I only wish he made a episode or streamed some of this restore (especially the rejuv part) so that I could learn!
 

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@Kavas I'll keep an eye out for a Rejuve for ya. I recently got one when a local TV Repair place shut down. They pop up from time to time :)
 

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Wow!

You even Juved it. Damn your quick.
His wife says the same!
Haha more like “are you done yet?” :rolleyes:


I really underestimated this guy. I saw his workspace and was blown away. He even has a damn rejuvenator!? I don't own enough cabs or have been in the hobby as long as this fellow has to warrant one yet. I shouldn't be surprised though, considering that no matter what arcade centric forum I visit he has posts dating back over a decade.

I only wish he made a episode or streamed some of this restore (especially the rejuv part) so that I could learn!
hehe my wife said the same thing re: underestimating :D

I started off in the hobby by building cabinets from scratch, but I found I enjoy restoring originals more than building new.
Over the years I’ve found that certain tools have been vital for this hobby.
My first hardware hurdle/realization was a logic probe. After that, it was the CRT Rejuvenator. Then, a proper desoldering iron.

These tools made life so much easier doing projects and repairs. Now I need to get over the hump of buying an EPROM burner, and perhaps an oscilloscope eventually. These additions would be nice-to-haves as well.

One of these days I’ll do a stream or record a video on restorations and repairs. But I feel there’s so many people already doing these, so I don’t usually prioritize filming myself when I’m trying to blaze through these restores. It’s tough enough to remember to take pictures when I’m focused on getting the task done.
I do enjoy writing these logs though.
 

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I saw his workspace and was blown away.
Before my X-men restoration last year I didn’t have a proper workspace to do this stuff in. We bought a house a year ago and having a garage for this stuff made the efficiency a lot better.
Most of my previous restores/renovations were done in my condo, using really basic hand tools (power drill, electric jigsaw, palm sander).
I had to convert a small 10’x11’ room into a workspace, putting up plastic sheets and stuffing all my furniture in other rooms. The wife was not happy. Now, she doesn’t care since it’s not immediately in her face. Lol :D
I also once finished a project at my work in a small empty server room!

My point is, when people say I don’t have the “proper” tools or the space, if you want to get it done, you can make it happen.

I’ve logged some of my projects on BYOAC before I was apart of this forum. You all are welcome to check them out.

Asteroids Cocktail
Canucks Cocktail
Galaxbox (Galaxian clone cab)
El Diablo Mechanico
New Astro City
 
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That unsafe resistor, was it the one that's in the middle of the metal bracket next to that cap you circled in red?
I think I read about that one too.
Think you're talking about R433? That resistor gets really hot, and burns up, causing vertical collapse. I replace it with an 1/4watt (original is 1/8th watt)

The pads and traces in that area can be sketchy, too.
 

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That cabinet cleaned up pretty well. Did it happen to come from "Nickel Nickel" ?
 
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