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Project:Dragon's Lair
Project Started:2/2/2003Project Status:Sold

Goal of Project:
An in depth restoration of a Dragon's Lair.
This is a quick page to document the process of restoring a Dragon's Lair cabinet. Cabinet is getting damage repaired, all new vinyl and the full ArcadeRenovations art package applied.
Steve Moritz - 8/16/2005 3:25:17 PM
Brian, Do you have any pics of the coin door "after" the restoration? I assume, from the photo, that you had it sandblasted. What did you do to it after that? And did you remove the Cinematronics logo and do anything special with that? I am about to start a pretty severe DL restoration and I am hoping it comes out as nice as yours.
Brian Jones - 8/16/2005 6:00:01 PM
The coin door was stripped to the bare metal, then repainted with black spray paint. Trick is to practice pushing down the nozzle *just* enough until it spits the paint instead of spraying.. a few coats of the spit effect and you get the original powdercoat look to a t.
Z - 8/18/2005 9:37:38 AM
I also had good luck using Rustoleum Black Satin "textured" paint on the coin matched the original finish, to me.
Alex C - 4/22/2006 2:59:13 PM
What did you use for the sides? Looks like vinyl. Where can I buy some.
Brian - 4/23/2006 10:13:43 AM
Try Happ controls for 'black morocco' vinyl.. or go to in the classifieds.
mike b. - 9/11/2006 2:44:11 AM
what do you use to adhere the vinyl?
Brian - 9/12/2006 9:34:41 PM
You don't need anything but pressure and time to adhere the vinyl.. Adhesives are pressure sensitive and need time to cure, so really roller or squeegee the vinyl down and give it a day before trimming.

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