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Eurotronic
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PostSubject: BRICOLAGE: RENEWING ARCADE BUTTONS   BRICOLAGE: RENEWING ARCADE BUTTONS Clock_9Sat 22 Sep 2012 - 15:39

Hi guys,
here is a tutorial showing you how you can easily renew the old buttons of your favorite arcade cabinet, to keep it as genuine as can be. Wink

THING YOU NEED:
- Glue gun
- Driller
- Leg leveler or a big screw with kinda flat head
- Some plastic polish (i use Novus 1,2,3)
- Some cotton balls
- Roll of tape
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Leg levelers are the parts that let you level your arcade or pinball.
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We'll use it as an interface between the driller and the button parts.
Put a big drip of glue on the base of the leveler.
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Wait until the glue is no more tacky but still soft, then put your part on it.
To avoid button parts to stick on the glue you can wet it a little (i use saliva pukel ).
Center it.
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Wait for the glue to be cold.
Now you have a mold to stick your part on the polishing device, aka the driller.
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Secure the part with some tape, stick it on the driller, and you are ready to start.
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As stated before i use Novus polish. It'a 3 parts polish. It work very well on this plastic.
Set the driller at half speed or below. If you feel the plastic heating, then lower the speed.
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Job done, here is a before-after pic.
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Do the same technic for the other parts of the button.

Check out my 3 buttons completly restored.
They are shinier then new!
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Do you like it? Mr. Green
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PostSubject: Re: BRICOLAGE: RENEWING ARCADE BUTTONS   BRICOLAGE: RENEWING ARCADE BUTTONS Clock_9Sat 22 Sep 2012 - 19:21

Nickel comme système , merci DR.Eurotronic Cool

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PostSubject: Re: BRICOLAGE: RENEWING ARCADE BUTTONS   BRICOLAGE: RENEWING ARCADE BUTTONS Clock_9Sat 22 Sep 2012 - 19:57

Are you kidding? Buttons on the last pic are brand news, aren't they? Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: BRICOLAGE: RENEWING ARCADE BUTTONS   BRICOLAGE: RENEWING ARCADE BUTTONS Clock_9Sat 22 Sep 2012 - 20:00

Eurotronic ou le Mc Gyver de l'arcade! cheers
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