Another eBay purchase.
Every arcade game has its unique smell. Sometimes it's harmless and sometimes it's offensive. This one had a very offensive, hard-to-describe smell. The cabinet was wrapped in vinyl, not painted, and I determined that the origin of the smell was from the vinyl's adhesive. So I stripped it, sanded it, and repainted it. The PCB had issues so I bought a replacement, which also had issues.
Regardless, I overestimated my enjoyment of Ikari Warriors and it has now been sold at a loss :(
- Like-new VisionPro monitor (I regret installing such a nice monitor into a game I sold at a loss)
- It came with rotary joystick knockoffs made by Data East, so I replaced one with a genuine SNK LS-30 I had on hand
- New repro side art -- all other art was original and in decent shape
- New green t-molding
- Freshly powder coated coin door