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Caille Grand Prize Jackpot 4-Reel

Postby Rick-okc » Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:40 am

I've started working on a Caille Grand Prize Jackpot 4-reel machine I picked up a while back.
As you can see, it's in terrible shape and needs restoration.
Under all the paint I can see that the cabinet originally had a green finish.
My question to you guys, the green finish, is it paint or some type of stain?
If anyone has a nice original machine with this green finish, can you see the grain of the wood under the green finish?

Rick

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Re: Caille Grand Prize Jackpot 4-Reel

Postby marsonion » Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:38 am

Rick-okc wrote:I've started working on a Caille Grand Prize Jackpot 4-reel machine I picked up a while back.
As you can see, it's in terrible shape and needs restoration.
Under all the paint I can see that the cabinet originally had a green finish.
My question to you guys, the green finish, is it paint or some type of stain?
If anyone has a nice original machine with this green finish, can you see the grain of the wood under the green finish?

Rick


I haven't found any published reference, but an old-time Caille restorer told me that they used a "green aniline dye." If that's true, I figure it's probably this one:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malachite_green

Yes, on every original-green-finished Superior I've seen, the color appears as more of a stain than a paint, with the wood grain clearly showing through the finish. The steel back doors were often painted with a green simulated woodgrain, as if to carry that "look" all the way around.
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Re: Caille Grand Prize Jackpot 4-Reel

Postby Rick-okc » Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:47 pm

Marsonion, thanks for the information and link. That was very helpful.

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Re: Caille Grand Prize Jackpot 4-Reel

Postby marsonion » Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:07 pm

Rick-okc wrote:Marsonion, thanks for the information and link. That was very helpful.

Rick


You're very welcome, Rick-- but I sincerely hope it actually is helpful information, as it comes to me by word-of-mouth, and I hate having to rely on that for much of anything. Perhaps another forum member can offer some corroboration or refutation from a valid or trusted source. In the meantime, here's a few pictures of the simulated woodgrain backdoor paintjobs.
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Re: Caille Grand Prize Jackpot 4-Reel

Postby Rick-okc » Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:06 am

Thanks for the pictures. That's going to help a lot when I repaint my door.

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Re: Caille Grand Prize Jackpot 4-Reel

Postby gsx11r » Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:55 am

marsonion wrote:I haven't found any published reference, but an old-time Caille restorer told me that they used a "green aniline dye." If that's true, I figure it's probably this one:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malachite_green

Yes, on every original-green-finished Superior I've seen, the color appears as more of a stain than a paint, with the wood grain clearly showing through the finish. The steel back doors were often painted with a green simulated woodgrain, as if to carry that "look" all the way around.


Hello Rick.
I agree with Marsonion.
Here is some photos with the "seem to be" the original dye from a Superior (not mine , come from Flebay!).
And the color is in good shape under the wood base , so , as this you have a good idea of how was the original slot machine color.
Hope this helpfull.
And let us know the result when you finish it !!

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Re: Caille Grand Prize Jackpot 4-Reel

Postby Rick-okc » Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:30 am

Stephane, thank you my friend.

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