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My old balls need some attention!


By tonycip

5 years ago



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    #1 5 years ago

    Hi All, I have some pinball's that need polishing. but how do you do that? some have a little rust on them but how do you hold them on a buffing wheel? can you tumble them? Hummm

    #2 5 years ago

    They're like a buck each. Buy new ones and give the old ones to kids as a curiosity.

    #3 5 years ago

    I've heard of people tumbling. I replace them and throw the old ones at cars

    #4 5 years ago

    Check with a local Jeweler. They might give them a quick polish, saving your the time of ordering new ones. I cleaned mine up a while back, to a mirror finish with an old buffing wheel and standard jewelers rouge. Just had to go slow and be patient to keep from burning my fingers

    #5 5 years ago

    Try a 3/4" pic pipe coupling to help hold the pinball. Do so at own risk as still iffy.

    #6 5 years ago

    You can tumble/vibratory polish. You can use Mothers Mag polish. Only thing is if rusted/pitted etc., do not use them. You can't polish pits out and using them will not be good for pf.

    #7 5 years ago

    I just hold them with my fingers and polish them on a buffer. Come out beautiful. Warning...they will get hot!

    #8 5 years ago

    I'm not cheap and new ones aren't expensive, but buy new ones every so often.

    #9 5 years ago
    Quoted from tonycip:

    My old balls need some attention!

    Feb 14th is Saturday

    #10 5 years ago

    just buy new ones or have these fine ladies help you

    #11 5 years ago

    My balls are shiny but...
    They itch!

    #12 5 years ago

    I know you guy's would have fun whit that!.
    I'll buy some new ones, but I still would like to try and polish some of the old ones.
    I buy the silverjet ones so there a little more then a dollar ..plus shipping... more like 5.00 each.

    #13 5 years ago

    try oh so shiny balls from pinball life.cheaper balls and shipping. joe

    #14 5 years ago
    Quoted from tonycip:

    I know you guy's would have fun whit that!.
    I'll buy some new ones, but I still would like to try and polish some of the old ones.
    I buy the silverjet ones so there a little more then a dollar ..plus shipping... more like 5.00 each.

    Take a look at your old balls under a magnified glass and then you'll change your mind. Yes, silver jets are a few bucks each but new playfields are a lot more pricey.

    #15 5 years ago

    leave things like this to the professionals I guess..

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