Side Art Install 101

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The following was posted to the Build Your Own Arcade Controls forum by This Old Game. Here is the original link to the thread.

Full Sided Side Art Installation

A couple of things I forgot to cover in this tutorial. The squeege and slip cover which Ill be adding to my site soon and will posts some pics as well. which was used mainly because some sideart is premasked and some is not. I also did not cover cabinet prep. which is key to a good and perfect installation

These are installed all "DRY METHOD".
Wet method should only be done if the cab is WELL sealed or when Applying Vinyl to Vinyl.


"Wet Method"-Using a water mix or rapid tack BETWEEN the vinyl and the surface not to be confused with using a soap/water on the vinyl surface like I did for vinyl siding. which was used only to reduce surface scratches and make the squegee slide alittle better.

"Dry Method"- Applied completly dry NO liquid used between the vinyl and its surface.

"Premask"- A lowtack material applied to the art side of a print to Both protect the print and keep the vinyl from stretching during installation. 




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