I picked this up in May of 2009 from Darryl (aka. DJDNS - a local collector). It was sold as a project as the monitor and cabinet had issues but the boardset was good.
First thing I decided to tackle was the cabinet. I began to strip it in preparation of sanding and some Bondo-work.
Inside bottom of the cab has a "nice", little smell to it...
I used a orbital sander with 60 grit paper to sand the cabinet...
Next was the corners...
To repair the corners of the cabinet I decided to use Bondo. I have used this in the past and it works great and dries very strong. Darryl had a trashed Bosconian cab and cut off corner on side of it to use as a template.
I lined the template up with the cab and clamped it. I then took a small piece of cardboard and lightly nailed it to the cabinet (in between the t-molding groove) following the curve of the template thus making a mold.
I then filled it in with Bondo and repeated on the other side.
Once the insides were done I flipped the cab and again used the cardboard to follow the curve of the newly created corner and filled the outer side.
I also used the Bondo to repair the lockbar holes.
While the Bondo was curing I moved to the contol panel. The original overlay was cracked along the edge and just nasty. I removed the top layer of vinyl first and then the remaining artwork/adhesive with a hair dryer (which worked GREAT and saved lots of time!!!).
Goo Gone was then applied and scraped off to remove any remaining adhesive.
The following day I sanded the locations that I applied Bondo as well the as the bottom, inside of the cab. When done I used a electric leaf blower and a shop vac to remove all dust and loose particles prior to painting.
Here are the repaired corners...
I used Killz primer then followed by some semi-gloss, ultra white enamel paint. Two coats of primer and three coats of paint were then applied with a foam roller.
I then used some flat-black Rustoleum spray paint to get the corners and inner sides.
Not sure why I only have this 1 pic of the white side...
While the white paint was drying I decided to work on the control panel. First I primed the control panel and then followed it with two coats of Rustoleum Glossy Finish black paint.
Using the CPO that I purchased off KLOV (thanks DPtwiz for an awesome deal!!!), I positioned it where it needed to go and clamped it into place.
I then peeled the far-right side pictured above and folded the paper underneath the CPO leaving approx 2" of adhesive open. Working from right to left I pressed down on those 2" (just the top-facing part) creating an anchor point. I removed the clamps and lifted the left side of the CPO up removing 3" of the backing at a time and pressing down with my right hand.
Once the top part was in place I began on the front, rounded portion. I worked from the middle out pushing down gradually on the rounded section and ensuring proper adhesion before moving further.
Here is the control panel reassembled with new buttons.
I then painted the front and bezel area with black semi-gloss latex paint using a roller (sorry no during pics as I was pretty beat at this point).
I then applied the artwork (thanks again DPtwiz...3pc artwork, CPO and bezel for $100) using the locations I measured off the original cab.
The t-molding slots were then recreated using a Dremel and new t-molding applied.
Reassembled and looking good...
New, reproduced bezel...
New buttons and CPO...
The G07 chassis was recapped and video header pins were reflowed.
The game is 99% completed. Just need to clean and reattach the kickplate, metal coin chutes and perform some monitor adjustments.