Well, at this point I was ready to apply the new side art. What
I found out was that the new side art was slightly (about an inch
all around) smaller than the cabinet. I thought it would look the
best if I painted the cabinet a glossy black.
This isn't the greatest picture, but then again the cabinet is now
painted black. I then carefully applying the new side art. I had
never done this before, and I was a little bit nervous. It's hard
to come across DL2 side art!
What worked the best for me was to have my wife help me apply
the image. She gently set the art down while I pressed out the
bubbles. Worked out very well.
After putting on the side art, I replaced the T molding that I
had removed earlier. A very inexpensive way to make a game look
Ta-da: the final product. I would rank this as a 9 out of 10. There
are very minor imperfections in the side art that would keep this
from being truely mint. BUT, considering that this game spent eight
years in an arcade, it is in great shape now.