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Re: Aristocrat Arcadian - 65 parts

Postby pennymachines » Tue Nov 18, 2014 6:38 pm

Hi Turbo,
All of those questions have been answered previously. The easiest way to find relevant topics is via the Forum's dedicated Search (to right of clock, above). This allows you to search all or any individual category.

Have you worked your way through the relevant topics here: Tips and Tricks?
In particular, How to strip and clean the clock, which discusses how to remove grease. You can of course buy engine degreasers. There are some manuals available to one arm bandits (like the Mead Owner's Pictorial Guides), which offer some generally applicable advice.

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Re: Aristocrat Arcadian - 65 parts

Postby turbo » Tue Nov 18, 2014 9:21 pm

Hi admin,
Yes, I will try to look through those links because at the moment I do not have a clue how to clean it and any extra advice will be great, thanks.

Below some photos I just took tonight:
ARISTOCRAT ARCADIAN 65 (3).JPG
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ARISTOCRAT ARCADIAN 65 (5).JPG
ARISTOCRAT ARCADIAN 65 (1).JPG

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Re: Aristocrat Arcadian - 65 parts

Postby badpenny » Wed Nov 19, 2014 9:48 am

Yup, it's an Australian Aristocrat Arcadian with a light box.

I also recommend you look at the links The Owner of the site has pointed you to, your answers are there.
It'll take you just as long to read them as it would to read anything we rewrite again. You'll also find a mine of tips that may not be immediately obvious to you now.

Good luck, you'll soon get it spinning, whirring and clunking, and you have a real bonus in having the locks and keys.
I see there is a badge missing from the coin surround, and I guess you've realised the flaky chrome is on plastic so there isn't a lot you can do there.

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Re: Aristocrat Arcadian - 65 parts

Postby aristomatic » Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:25 pm

HELLO TURBO,
I'm pretty sure that that machine will clean up very nicely. Forum members use different materials on their machines. In general, I use paraffin as a degreasant/cleanser and then use Autosol chrome cleaner with white spirit on strongly chromed areas, e.g. handle and bosses etc. and the checker-plate on the cash drawer etc.

If you are going to repaint the cabinet then it would be best to remove the front chrome panel off the front door so as to clean properly the front trim pieces and more importantly to get at the lower award panel that the chrome is in poor condition. The door front also needs removing to replace missing coin badge too. Be very careful when removing the front chrome panel. It's held in place by 8 lugs that go go through the front door. You can see on the surround front where the lugs are as the chrome has become indented. On the inside of the front door you will see the 8 lug screws - 1 at each corner, then 2 spaced evenly in between on long sides. Make sure you treat these lug screws with WD40 or similar BEFORE you attempt to unscrew, as any sudden direct pressure may well snap the lug off the inside of the chrome surround.

Once the front chrome surround plate has been removed you will see various types of fasteners holding the various pieces of trim. Again, treat these with WD40 before attempting to unscrew, as they're likely to snap. Replace fasteners once removed so they are not lost prior to replacement or alternately some bag trim pieces with their appropriate fasteners. The damaged lower front award piece once removed can be cleaned, sanded, filled where needed if required, re-sanded, primed & painted.

People paint cabinets in various ways. Some look to try to replicate an original colourway, some paint to match a colourway where it's being situated, and some paint it with what paint they have left in the workshop. Also, when the front trim is off you can clean and polish the coin entry piece and the reel-glass too.

Above all, take your time and don't make any adjustments to the mechanism until it has had at least an initial degrease with 80% of the crud gone, but check through all the posts as there's loads of info on what not to do too!

GP

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Re: Aristocrat Arcadian - 65 parts

Postby turbo » Wed Nov 19, 2014 2:50 pm

Aristomatic thanks for all your info and tips - that's great.
I still have one silly question - I don't know what lubricant / oil to use. I have seen members here mention 'light oil'. I've never heard of this. Is it just type of oil or some brand? Also, I have come across someone mentioning not to use grease but oil. Is that good advice?
Thanks.

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Re: Aristocrat Arcadian - 65 parts

Postby treefrog » Wed Nov 19, 2014 3:02 pm

3 in 1 is a light oil.......grease was used by operators as it last the heavy use in arcades, but after time goes hard. Your pictures look like old operator grease.....which will almost certainly point to where the slowness is.....My most common experience of slow reels of this type of machine is caused by the "Kicker"....do a search on this.....either due to hard grease, warn part or a timing issue.....you can observe this when watching when you operate it......Do a search on here and you will find advice on this....getting into this area you need to remove the reel bundle.


I use WD40 for everything, even cleaning my windows. It is best thing IMO and there are those who disagree....I have use only WD40 my Motorcycle chains for 20 years and get 20,000+ problem free mileage...

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Re: Aristocrat Arcadian - 65 parts

Postby badpenny » Wed Nov 19, 2014 3:31 pm

I think the problem with WD 40 is people try to clean electrical contacts with it which isn't a good idea.
I read somewhere one of its ingredients is fish oil which leaves a coating which when dry causes dry electrical contacts.

A bit counter productive really. !PUZZLED!

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Re: Aristocrat Arcadian - 65 parts

Postby bryans fan » Wed Nov 19, 2014 3:46 pm

treefrog wrote:I use WD40 for everything, even cleaning my windows. It is best thing IMO and there are those who disagree....I have use only WD40 my Motorcycle chains for 20 years and get 20,000+ problem free mileage...
It's definitely good stuff as this "old" advert testifies:
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Re: Aristocrat Arcadian - 65 parts

Postby pennymachines » Wed Nov 19, 2014 3:54 pm

Love the "advert". :lol: I've mentioned before what great aftershave it makes. Now I'm going to experiment down under. :?
It's also handy as a freeing agent but does leave a deposit. Contact cleaner is the answer for electrics. The term "light oil" was used to refer to what's also sometimes called "cycle oil" - in other words, a low viscosity oil used to lubricate light machinery like cycles, sewing machines and slot machines.

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Re: Aristocrat Arcadian - 65 parts

Postby 13rebel » Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:32 pm

Nice one,Bryans fan. :lol:


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