(Topic ID: 221128)

Full Throttle Reproduction Spinner Discs and Decals

By PinChatt

10 months ago

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  • 6 posts
  • 4 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 10 months ago by PinChatt
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#1 10 months ago

Is there any interest from other Full Throttle owners in reproduction rubber spinner discs and possibly the decal that is underneath the rubber?

I just recently purchased a Full Throttle. The silicone rubber discs were falling off on my game. A previous owner had tried to re-glue them multiple times with different types of glue. Obviously, these attempts all failed. And the multiple old glue layers had completely obscured the decal underneath the rubber.

So after an extensive amount of research, I've found the right materials including a very specialized 3M double layer adhesive that is specifically designed for bonding silicone rubber sheet goods to metal and plastic substrates. The adhesive is generally only sold in industrial quantities at prices that are not affordable for small projects. But I've managed to source some left over pieces from a production run at a reasonable price. I'll make a few of the rubber discs cut to size with the special adhesive backing and try them on my machine first. If all goes well, and anyone else is interested, I would be willing to sell some of the extras to recover some of my material costs.

I was able to carefully clean most of the old glue residue off the spinner decal surface. It was a time consuming process. They look much better, but one of the decals does have some slight damage (probably wouldn't be noticeable once the new rubber is on top). I made a scan of the decal and could make some reproduction decals if there is any interest. It would be much faster to use an aggressive solvent to remove the old glue and decal together, then replace everything with new. But I won't make a decal unless there is enough interest in doing so. They are expensive to make in low quantities.

#2 10 months ago

mine have hung in there but I'd be interested in some spares if you do something.

#3 10 months ago

Count me in please.

#4 10 months ago

Good to know there is some interest. Some of the supplies have come in, so I'll be making some rubber discs and testing them out over the next week or so.

I also found a place online that can make the decals in small quantities at a reasonable price. So I'm going to make a trial run of some reproduction decals with the wheel image.

#5 10 months ago

Mine have been fine, but would be interested in spares depending on price.

1 week later
#6 10 months ago

A quick update. I've made the first set of rubber spinner discs and have them installed on my machine. They look great and seem to work really well. I'm going to test them out for a little bit and see how they hold up. Once I am convinced they are a workable replacement, I'll offer them for sale. I'll also get some photos posted soon.

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