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Brass plating, is it crazy expensive?


By MK6PIN

5 years ago



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#1 5 years ago

Have my WCS looking/ playing pretty nice....contemplating brass plating the legs, rails, and lockdown bar. Recommendations?....how pricey? I think the game originally came w gold, correct?.....thanks...mark

#2 5 years ago

Very expensive and will most likely not get your $ back if u sell game.

#3 5 years ago

Yes it's crazy expensive. No, WCS did not come gold plated.
If you buy from a pinball company, it will be even more crazy expensive.
However, it's pricey anyway...

#4 5 years ago
Quoted from wdpvideo:

Yes it's crazy expensive. No, WCS did not come gold plated.
If you buy from a pinball company, it will be even more crazy expensive.
However, it's pricey anyway...

Thought I'd read that somewhere......my Son loves the game, so probably a keeper, but no desire to put bad $$$ into it...

#5 5 years ago

It might be pricey, but if you love the game, it's worth it. I happen to think it's crazy worth it, especially if Mike Chestnut does the plating for you.

#6 5 years ago

Let's put a # to the "crazy" part to see if I pass out....4 legs, 2 rails, lockdown....$500.00?

#7 5 years ago

Here's what I got from Chestnut for my IJ:

Lockdown (mine)
Rails (not lollipop)
Apron Wireform (swapped)
Hinges (swapped)
Gun (mine)
Speaker panel channel (swapped)
A couple/few bolt heads

Cost me $600. So it should be around $500 or less for what you want. But, as you know, prices fluctuate depending on a lot of factors.

#8 5 years ago

It's worth it if it's a keeper. Looks great. Mike has done my shadow, cftbl, and wh2o plating. I feel like I would get all my money back as well if I did sell but not planning on it.

#9 5 years ago

That's not too crazy.....thanks for the heads up beelz........think I'll give him a shout......

#10 5 years ago

It be a decent price but getting all that done and not the coindoor??? That's the expensive part. It would run u between 800 to 1k after shipping. Just saying.

#11 5 years ago
Quoted from woody76:

It's worth it if it's a keeper. Looks great. Mike has done my shadow, cftbl, and wh2o plating. I feel like I would get all my money back as well if I did sell but not planning on it.

I know WCS is technically a "b" game, but the kids love it, and I've pretty much rebuilt, rewired most of it anyway ( new ramps, molex replacement, lots of board work/ replacement). I'd never get the $$ out that I put in, but it's a pretty sweet machine now ( even put a Sigma colordmd in it)....was thinking the brass would look pretty badass, and kind of " finish it off"....

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#12 5 years ago

Coin door should always be black, IMHO.

#13 5 years ago
Quoted from Skyemont:

It be a decent price but getting all that done and not the coindoor??? That's the expensive part. It would run u between 800 to 1k after shipping. Just saying.

Knew someone would bring that up.....ahh, the guilt now......

#14 5 years ago
Quoted from beelzeboob:

Coin door should always be black, IMHO.

Whew....thanks for the save.....

#15 5 years ago
Quoted from MK6PIN:

Knew someone would bring that up.....ahh, the guilt now......

Just saying. A friend has most of his pinballs done with the coindoor included. Avg price is about 1,100. If you are keeping it, do it. If possible sale in the future, you will not get your money back. If you sell it you could always take everything off.

#16 5 years ago

If your doing this for your kids than GO FOR IT !
you have already done so much on it,mine as well go all the way

#17 5 years ago

As beautiful as brass looks,only a few games really justify the cost/looks. There are only a few games that I feel really pop in Brass like TOM and IJ. That said its a pain in the ass to upkeep. Your body's oils will quickly tarnish it. I find myself wiping and waxing my TOM constantly in fear of loosing the shine. I have committed to doing my IJ in brass but thought long and hard about it first. I would consider chrome or a nice powder-coat before I would do another in brass except possibly TOTAN. JMHO

#18 5 years ago
Quoted from Skypilot:

As beautiful as brass looks,only a few games really justify the cost/looks. There are only a few games that I feel really pop in Brass like TOM and IJ. That said its a pain in the ass to upkeep. Your body's oils will quickly tarnish it. I find myself wiping and waxing my TOM constantly in fear of loosing the shine. I have committed to doing my IJ in brass but thought long and hard about it first. I would consider chrome or a nice powder-coat before I would do another in brass except possibly TOTAN. JMHO

I believe Chestnut clear coats the brass, so that's not an issue.

#19 5 years ago
Quoted from Grizlyrig:

If your doing this for your kids than GO FOR IT !
you have already done so much on it,mine as well go all the way

Yeah....if I counted the hours and $$$ already put in, I'd probably pass out ( or be called an idiot)....I think the game's artwork is actually pretty cool, and just a good, fun , player.....bought that and FGY for my Son, and he loves them both ( he's 14, and even got him to help me work on it w me a few times)...suspect I'll be going for it....

#20 5 years ago
Quoted from beelzeboob:

I believe Chestnut clear coats the brass, so that's not an issue.

Yes, he clears the brass

#21 5 years ago

My TOTAN is totally brassed out and it looks great. May not get your money back on a C and some B titles but ,on A title you will.

#22 5 years ago
Quoted from beelzeboob:

I believe Chestnut clear coats the brass, so that's not an issue.

My brass comes from Mike.none better but its still brass

#23 5 years ago

What is WCS....not an "A", but surely a "B"?...

#24 5 years ago

World cup soccer is which ever you think it is

#25 5 years ago

I think WCS is really becoming a very sought after pin lately, in the B class for sure. It would look very good in brass.

#26 5 years ago

Food for thought alternate TL

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#27 5 years ago

Purple

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#28 5 years ago

does anyone ave a pic in brass?

#29 5 years ago
Quoted from Skypilot:

World cup soccer is which ever you think it is

I give it a B+.......

Quoted from pinbum:

I think WCS is really becoming a very sought after pin lately, in the B class for sure. It would look very good in brass.

Thanks for the vote of confidence, I agree....

#30 5 years ago
Quoted from MK6PIN:

Have my WCS looking/ playing pretty nice....contemplating brass plating the legs, rails, and lockdown bar. Recommendations?....how pricey? I think the game originally came w gold, correct?.....thanks...mark

WCS came originally with gold legs only.

#31 5 years ago
Quoted from Skypilot:

Food for thought alternate TL

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I'll take 2 ( umm, I mean 1)....

#32 5 years ago
Quoted from pinbum:

WCS came originally with gold legs only.

Ahh...I knew I had seen that somewhere....brass will rock....think I'll leave the hinges and coin door black....

#33 5 years ago

I would go with the door and hinges also, it makes the whole machine more complete looking. But you could always add them later.

#34 5 years ago

I had brass on my IJ when I sent it to HEP. Chris called me and asked me to rethink putting the brass hinges back on the machine. Black, he said, was a much better choice. I listened to him, because I listen to people who know more than I do.

He was right. Coin door and hinges should stay black.

And for God's sake, don't put purple on a WCS...

#35 5 years ago

Not a fan of the door being brass. Opted out on IJ.

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#36 5 years ago
Quoted from Skypilot:

Not a fan of the door being brass. Opted out on IJ.

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Hey, Skypilot! That AFM and IJ are so nice, I want to f**k them.

Please post a close up picture of all your Festool stuff back there in the corner, including all the abrasives. As you know, that's my current project to get the best tools for future restorations. Luckily, I'm the member of a secret Facebook restoration group...but they ignore me whenever I ask a question.

#37 5 years ago

Yea, I chromed everything on my TRONLE w/ laser cut EL rails and hinges, coin door, legs, etc....kinda natural for that game....thinking WCS will look subtle,yet deadly w rails, legs, and lockdown in brass....

#38 5 years ago
Quoted from Skypilot:

Not a fan of the door being brass. Opted out on IJ.

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Ummm...I said my game was nice, but not THAT nice...great pics and envy setting in a bit.....your machines and shop look great!!!

#39 5 years ago
Quoted from beelzeboob:

It might be pricey, but if you love the game, it's worth it. I happen to think it's crazy worth it, especially if Mike Chestnut does the plating for you.

We put chestnut brass on my buddy's TOM and wow!! It's beautiful but you probably won't get money back out of it, but if it's a keeper totally worth it. Looks amazing

#40 5 years ago

Another happy Chestnut customer, right here!

#41 5 years ago

There is a brass colored powered coating they can do.

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#42 4 years ago

Thanks to Mike Chestnut, as my WCS now looks amazing!!!.....Brass rocks this title...yes, many little imperfections ( some decal wrinkle around the legs, etc.) but a keeper, for sure!!!....

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#43 4 years ago

Wow. That's fantastic.

If you can say, what was final cost?

#44 4 years ago

Thanks.....it really does make the machine look great!!!

I don't think Mike would mind......$600.00 shipped to my door for all of it...he had all the parts ready to go, so I didn't have to send him anything, nice, quick turnaround....easy transaction...nice guy!!! ( said he would do my habitrail for $35....I was so tempted, but decided to wait, as the shooter ball guide plate would have to be done too, imho )

#45 4 years ago

Personally, I would do the habitrail and apron guard. It'll tie the whole machine together nicely. Looks great, bud!

#46 4 years ago
Quoted from beelzeboob:

Personally, I would do the habitrail and apron guard. It'll tie the whole machine together nicely. Looks great, bud!

Agreed.....does the madness ever end ( I already know the answer to that, sadly)?..

#47 4 years ago

I spent over $800 to do my Shadow a few years ago. That included the rails, lockbar, gun, ramps, divertors and all wireforms. I didn't do the legs or hinges, as I thought that was enough. The quality of his work is top-notch!

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#48 4 years ago
Quoted from RonB:

I spent over $800 to do my Shadow a few years ago. That included the rails, lockbar, gun, ramps, divertors and all wireforms. I didn't do the legs or hinges, as I thought that was enough. The quality of his work is top-notch!

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NICE!!!

#49 4 years ago
Quoted from Skypilot:

Purple

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Oh, that's the game with Hanna-Barbera's Augie Doggie on the backglass.

#50 4 years ago
Quoted from Skyemont:

It be a decent price but getting all that done and not the coindoor??? That's the expensive part. It would run u between 800 to 1k after shipping. Just saying.

While you're plating the coin door, may I suggest the undercab neons, curb feelers and a spoiler on the top of the backbox?

The original legs were a yellow zinc plating, not brass. Unfortunately, nobody does that plating anymore.

I'd like to get my WCS wireform and skill shot replated.

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