Step 7: Wood Filler & Painting

Fill all the Screw Holes:

- Make sure all the screws are snug and you are sure you won't need to take anything apart again.

- Use some sandable wood filler and fill all the holes. Remember to over-fill so it can be sanded down.

- Wait for the wood filler to completely dry and sand down smooth. 100 grit or so paper works fine.

- Get all the holes smooth.


- Use a Foam Roller

- I used Rustoleum Latex Paint, that was recommended by the store clerk for MDF.

- Apply a few to several coats waiting for it to dry in between. I did 6 coats, which was enough.

- Especially get the rough edges.

Hello i have been searching EVERYWHERE and emailing TONS of people but nobody helps. I have it built all the way but just need to know how to wire the monitor, mobo, speakers, and marquee light together so that they all turn on at the same time from one push button on the back. Please reply asap or if anyone else can help, please email me to "deeznuts4298@yahoo.com". thanks
All the lights and audio amp are hooked up to the PC's power supply from a spare Molex(Hard drive and CD-Drive) connector, so when I hit the computer's power button it starts the power supply which turns on the lights, the audio amp and the monitor turns on when the PC boots. But if you are using speakers with their own PSU you will need to find a power strip with a on/off switch and set the computer to boot when it gets power.
I've read through several times. Also visited your website. I can't find any details on the dimensions of the side panels. Since you've included details for every other piece of wood, I'm guessing this was just an oversight. Although I could just approximate my own from the photos, I'd rather not reinvent the wheel. I might have to make a slight modification depending on how my monitor fits, otherwise I see no reason not to follow your dimensions. <br> <br>Other than that, I think I follow everything else and am ready to start building.
It was an oversight, since I had full size print of the side panels that I used. I amended Step 2 with a diagram that shows the lengths.
This is great! 4.5 stars, plus, I've added this to the &quot;Arcade Machines&quot; guide.
Awesome build, thanks for sharing!

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