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Jeff Kulczycki said in August 5th, 2008 at 10:04 pm

Cool site and cool cab graphics!
BTW Dark Blue *was* the prototype color. It looks REAL dark on a cabinet especially in a dark arcade.
The “official” color is Behr S-H-550 – Sapphire Sparkle
It sounds kinda girly, like a shade of lipstick or something but the color looks pretty cool.
Good luck with your cabinet whatever color you choose!


tony said in August 6th, 2008 at 3:53 pm

i was wondering if you knew how to switch pole position 2 board from auto start mode to manual mode. i know it has something to do with the cabinet wiring. it was a regular pole cabinet.

Jeff Waldron said in August 6th, 2008 at 8:56 pm

JeffK: Thanks for the compliments! I’m anxious to begin working on the cab. I am probably going to go with the “Sparkle”. I have the color swatch and I like it. I’m really thinking hard about that yellow. That’s what fun about making a new game.

So, any ideas on making a new kit for another game out there? I love what you did with the D2K, and would like to see you try something else. The problem is if you do too good of a job, I’m in trouble because I don’t have enough room for anything else!

Jeff Waldron said in August 6th, 2008 at 8:57 pm

Tony: Not sure on that question. I’d check the dip switch settings as a start. Go to and look them up. There should also be a manual there, so you can check there if there is not a corresponding dip switch setting. Just in case you haven’t messed with them before, “dip switches” are the small toggle switches, usually in a bank of 8 or so, mounted directly on the PCB boards.

gil said in August 13th, 2008 at 9:04 pm

Personally, I dig the yellow-gold as my first choice. It’s different from DK, Jr and 3. But it fits all in all.

The sapphire is okay, but looks too much like the Radarscope common-blue machines, IMO.

Can’t wait to order mine. I just got my new joystick from Mike’s and installing it tonight. Next will be the high score save kit, and POSSIBLY a D2K kit if I can afford it. Hoping to find a Jr cabinet to convert that.

Catch ya later!

Jeff Waldron said in August 14th, 2008 at 2:50 pm

You’ve got to add the extra $30 to add D2K to the HS kit. If not, you’ll regret it!

Chris Walker said in September 29th, 2008 at 1:12 pm

Jeff great site man. I am building my DK II now and I am going to use the Purple color….Thanks!

Jeff Waldron said in October 3rd, 2008 at 7:43 am

@Chris: Make sure you send me pics of your cabinet after you are finished with it. I really want to see a real purple one.

Don said in August 29th, 2009 at 4:29 pm

I painted my D2K purple. I really like this color because it really makes the game stand out. Unfortunately, i am still waiting on the rest of my D2K kit(only have the marquee and control panel).

Jeff Waldron said in August 30th, 2009 at 9:38 pm

That’s great Don! I’m glad someone else is doing a different color. I’ve seen several dark blue cabinets lately, and I’m still not sold. I think I might just go Gold after all. Send me some pics of your purple cabinet. I’d love to see it!

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