Sanding The Cabinet

Sanding The Cabinet
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The Control Panel
Initial Inspection
Monitor Shelf
Game Details
Replacing Corners
Marquee and Front Glass
Internal Wiring
Stripping The Cabinet
Sanding The Cabinet
Patching And Filling
Checking The Monitor
Leg Levelers
Gutting The Cabinet
Coin Door


To ensure that the new paint is smooth, doesn't bubble and doesn't peel off, I had to start with a nice clean surface.  I purchased an electric sander with a rectangular pad.  I also purchased 60, 100 and 220 grit sanding sheets.  I ended up using 2 packages of 60 grit and 1 package each of 100 and 220 grit sandpaper.  The cost per package was $1.87.

I spent about 10 hours going over the entire cabinet with the sander, inside and out.  I started with the 60 grit and went up to the 220.  The outside of the cabinet took a much longer time to sand with the 60 grit because I wanted as much paint gone as possible.  I also spent a long time sanding the bottom front of the cabinet.  The bottom front was fiber board and had water damage.  The water made part of the bottom swell, so I used to sander to bring it level with the rest of the bottom panel.

 The cabinet looks VERY nice now and is ready for patching and priming/painting!

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