Phase 3 - Cabinet Refurbishment
This time I don’t have the luxury of a ‘nice’ cabinet, I have to work at this one.
Make no mistake, you get what you pay for and I did not pay much for this one and
so a lot more work is required.
All frames have been stripped and painted, this time I used a wire brush rather than
a small grinder. The frames were also in poor condition and needed a lot more work.
I also used a metallic black paint rather than a basic gloss black. I use a high
build primer, then the black and then finish with a clear lacquer.
Last time, I just put the plastic corners in the dishwasher which ‘whitened’ them.
This time, I primed and painted them as I did the frames, the result is better.
Frames typically take all afternoon no matter how you do them. The hotter the weather
the better the paint finish and the faster you can work.
The lamp box was wire brushed and lacquered. The coin bezel was wire bushed and sprayed,
the rings were added later from a donor machine.
The reel deck carrier was, again, wire brushed, primed and painted.
I could do with some sort of decal for the coin bezel, but at the moment, I’m not
sure what to do about that. I guess that could be added later?