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    Posted: 26 Mar 2020 at 5:51pm
So with more time than usual, I started restoring a punchout cabinet. Started with the buttons (and that bastid blue button that took a year to get!).

I was going to take out the button assembling for a good clean anyway, but... How in the name of sweet puddings do you get the green button holders out??





The green housing is original I presume, so I swapped out the actual buttons themselves. That's all good, but I'm going to put a new overlay on the control panel so these holders will have to come out.

Is there something I'm missing here? It definitely feels like that :p

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By the way, you can see some kind of residue around the green holder in that picture.

Well, the other button has a piece of plastic glued on (?) that you cant see because of the microswitch.

So I'm assuming that same circular piece explains the residue... Ie, that's where it was before it got taken off/knocked off.

If that makes any sense!
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Is the overlay definitely beyond saving? The parts of the overlay visible in those pics look great.
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Well the control panel isn't terrible, but there's a chunk out of the corner and it drives me mental! It's especially annoying because otherwise it's decent nick.

Still flummoxed by how to remove those button holders though, bah

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Probably just rusted so the buttons are wedged in and/or melded a little to the overlay, my Popeye panel was the same, I had to hammer them out from the back, they popped out alright then.
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You know, it could well be a hammer job,
I'll have a better look tomorrow. It's kind of amazing that the filth of people could be stronger than concrete, but there you go!

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What a shame, it looks so good apart from that corner.
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It reminds me of back in school, somebody in the class put something through a window and the teacher went crazy. He told the fella to measure up the window and that he'd have to pay for it, so up the fella goes with a measuring tape and starts measuring the actual hole in the pane of glass and all its mad angles. He wasn't even messing, he thought he'd get a piece of glass to fit :p

You know, it mightnt be the worst thing in this case just to preserve the original...time to whip out the scalpels maybe!

Edited by mysticmonk - 26 Mar 2020 at 11:12pm
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