Who wants to do an Arcade button Mod?

View Poll Results: Do you want arcade button mod plates for $15

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    DJTT Super Moderator midifidler's Avatar
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    Default Who wants to do an Arcade button Mod?

    A few of us seem to have finally got round to busting out the arcade button mod lately and others are asking questions about the process.

    Cutting the holes is the easy part, the crux of the mod is making your VCI look pretty again as the arcade button mod will leave you with unsightly holes where the original buttons once where.

    One way of getting around this is to add some backing material inside the case and using a filler to fill in the holes then, sanding, priming, sanding etc etc. This is both costly and time consuming for those who don't have the tools and and materials on hand, and if you don't know what your doing it can come out looking really shit.

    What I propose is getting some acrylic surrounds laser cut. These would sit between the flange of the arcade buttons and the top of the VCI, similar to the metal plate that is there already.

    If we could get 10 people keen on this the cost would be around 15 USD and allow anybody to achieve a professional result.

    As the acrylic is clear you could paint it any color you want, and without any prep-work asides from cleaning it first it will come out glossy and will never scratch as the paint is under the acrylic.

    This would also work well for people who are getting the SE overlays as the acrylic will neatly cover up the holes in this as well.

    If we get enough interested we could get the labeling engraved on the top as well.
    Last edited by midifidler; 09-22-2008 at 01:10 AM.

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    will it be possible to buy a kit with acrylic plate and buttons?

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    Great idea *thumbs up*
    Shame i have already have hacked into my VCI or i would have given this some serious consideration !

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    Count me in!

    Midifidler: So I would be able to get the acrylic for the Arcade mod, and also be able to have the SE overlay? (In case lasercut is not possible) If so.. it will be even better!
    Last edited by Julio; 09-25-2008 at 03:12 PM.

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    more interested please...itīs a great idea :-)
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    I'd love it.

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    Yeah for sure I would be keen, but I live in Cairns, far north Queensland, Australia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shedg View Post
    Yeah for sure I would be keen, but I live in Cairns, far north Queensland, Australia.
    Yay another Aussie ! Welcome

    Btw Midifidler lives in NZ so you will be paying less postage than most people who would be buying them infact

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    Quote Originally Posted by BentoSan View Post
    Yay another Aussie ! Welcome

    Btw Midifidler lives in NZ so you will be paying less postage than most people who would be buying them infact
    Aussie pride my friend! Aussie pride

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    @Midifidler:

    I guess you got the results expected? Yipiie!
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