Tip Of The Day….

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The last week or so, I’ve slowly been making progress on the Galaga restoration.  I don’t have any new pictures as it’s mostly “boring” work.  All of the side art is stripped and the entire cabinet, both inside and out, has been sanded progressively with 60 grit, 100 grit and then 150 grit sand paper.  Last night, I was applying some MinWax Wood Hardener to the frayed edges.  It is specifically designed to strengthen and reinforce decaying or rotting wood.  You rapidly apply a couple of coats with a small disposable brush, in my case a 1″ brush.  The can that the product comes in does not accommodate a 1″ brush so I had to pour it into another container for application.  Here’s the tip….DO NOT pour it into a red Solo (plastic) cup.  Styrofoam would probably not be a wise choice either.  I was good for about 3 minutes (story of my life) before the acetone (or I assume it was the acetone) ate right through the cup and the contents began to spill all over my hands...

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A Restoration Begins

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For the past few months, I’ve had a poll up asking which game restoration I should document next.  It’s a three way tie at the moment between Donkey Kong, Centipede and Track & Field.  The winner is….  Galaga!

Over the weekend I picked up the cabinet which will probably be my last game acquisition for a while.  I need to start focusing on restoring the games I already have.  Fortunately, it’s been at the top of my “want list” since I picked up Donkey Kong.  I made the 2 hour drive (4 hours round trip) and promptly unloaded it into the garage.  Since it was in the garage, I decided that it would go to the head of the restoration list.  As is customary, here’s are the original marketing flyers for Galaga and a link to it’s entry in the Killer List of Video Games:

So, let’s start with the good news…it’s friggin’ GALAGA! It powers on and the moni...

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