Installing TRON inner art - Questions

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I'm just about ready to install TRON inner art and noticed the piece
doesn't really seem to fit. I'm wondering if anyone else who has
installed these can tell me:

Do these require cutting to install? Seems like it would since the art
piece seems to be too wide to fit.

What did you remove from the cabinet before installing? Did you have
to remove the metal plates that have the control panel latches?

How did you line up the art's center of the circle with the black light
cover?


Any suggestions or thoughts would be really appreciated. I don't want
to screw these up!

Thanks

Steve
 
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> Do these require cutting to install? Seems like it would since the art
> piece seems to be too wide to fit.

Absolutely they do. Further, the cuts are "odd" near the bottom and
around the blacklight area.

> What did you remove from the cabinet before installing? Did you have
> to remove the metal plates that have the control panel latches?

No, I left the metal plates for the CP on. I removed the bezel,
blacklight cover and retaining brackets, and CP.

> How did you line up the art's center of the circle with the black light
> cover?

The circle should "wrap" evenly around the blacklight. The edge of the
art should not be right up against the edge of the cabinet.

> Any suggestions or thoughts would be really appreciated. I don't want
> to screw these up!

I hear you - I screwed mine up on the first side and had to order a
replacement. The second side went perfectly because I made a paper
template to assist me.

Take a piece of paper and trace some of the important lines from the
art (the round curve around the blacklight and the straight line along
the front edge.) Fit that and trim it all day long until you have a
perfect match on the cab, then use that as a guide to trim the art
properly.

I went all gung-ho on trimming the art and (wrongly) assumed there was
a lot of "waste" at the bottom...and trimmed into the viewable art.
Doh! Fortunately it's not too expensive.

My gallery with a lot of pictures (including the original art placement
and some closeups of the new art installed) is here:

http://www.sventech.com/~dereks/gallery/tron

I'm actually looking to redo the chopped side tonight.

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Great tips Derek. I am going to be doing this as well in a few days as
I just got the replacements in the mail from PhoenixArcade. The
template idea is a darn good one!

Heading off to look at your pics now.