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Painting an EM lockdown bar receiver?

By phillyfan64

3 days ago


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#1 3 days ago

World Fair lockdown bar receiver. Rusted, badly pitted and a lot of the plating is worn off. I really don’t want to replate it. Is it worth trying to repaint it with a Rustoleum or Krylon metal finish?

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#2 3 days ago
Quoted from phillyfan64:

World Fair lockdown bar receiver. Rusted, badly pitted and a lot of the plating is worn off. I really don’t want to replate it. Is it worth trying to repaint it with a Rustoleum or Krylon metal finish?[quoted image][quoted image]

Funny you posted this, I literally just sprayed one for my Strato Flite last night.
Used the Rustoleum hammered finish
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#3 3 days ago
Quoted from mrm_4:

Funny you posted this, I literally just sprayed one for my Strato Flite last night.
Used the Rustoleum hammered finish
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Perfect!! That looks awesome. I'll be picking up the same paint today. Any prep tips? Thank you.

#4 3 days ago
Quoted from phillyfan64:

Perfect!! That looks awesome. I'll be picking up the same paint today. Any prep tips? Thank you.

I just sanded and Naphtha'd it, this is actually my first time using this paint. I need to do the other side of the sliding bar with the handle tonight, so far the paint is holding and not scraping off when i move it. I imagine itll get some wear marks where its metal on metal but those little blemishes are fine in comparison to the nasty mess it was before.

#5 3 days ago

Looks good; thanks for the pics mrm_4.

FYI - I know this is an EM, but for non-EM's these (heavy-duty) decals are another option. They look great and are quick and easy.
From Titan Pinball (where I also get rubber kits):
https://www.titanpinball.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=63&product_id=133

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#6 3 days ago

Jeez mrm_4.....that attention to detail

That turned out nice.

How did you get the sliding section of the lock bar apart? I thought the pivot point was crimped or something like that?

#7 3 days ago
Quoted from Garrett:

Jeez mrm_4.....that attention to detail
That turned out nice.
How did you get the sliding section of the lock bar apart? I thought the pivot point was crimped or something like that?

Yeah its crimped, I left it attached, it'll probably make sense more when I paint the other side and put it back together. I'll post as I go in real time.

#8 3 days ago
Quoted from mrm_4:

I just sanded and Naphtha'd it, this is actually my first time using this paint. I need to do the other side of the sliding bar with the handle tonight, so far the paint is holding and not scraping off when i move it. I imagine itll get some wear marks where its metal on metal but those little blemishes are fine in comparison to the nasty mess it was before.

Thanks for the tips.

Quoted from jeffc:

Looks good; thanks for the pics mrm_4.
FYI - I know this is an EM, but for non-EM's these (heavy-duty) decals are another option. They look great and are quick and easy.
From Titan Pinball (where I also get rubber kits):
https://www.titanpinball.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=63&product_id=133[quoted image]

Yep. I have that decal on my Mata Hari and Eight Ball Deluxe. Very nice.

#9 3 days ago
Quoted from mrm_4:

Yeah its crimped, I left it attached, it'll probably make sense more when I paint the other side and put it back together. I'll post as I go in real time.

Oh, I see know. The crimp is facing down, ok. Yeah, I've cleaned up lock bars in the past and unless you clearcoat them they just rust up again. And they always look rough due to the pitting.

A little extra work but hey..........

#10 3 days ago

It’s still tacky so it’s just sitting on there but it certainly looks better. Thanks mrm_4.

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#11 3 days ago
Quoted from phillyfan64:

It’s still tacky so it’s just sitting on there but it certainly looks better. Thanks mrm_4.
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Nice!
I just did the other side of my pieces. Gonna let them site til tomorrow then put it back together

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#12 3 days ago
Quoted from mrm_4:

Nice!
I just did the other side of my pieces. Gonna let them site til tomorrow then put it back together
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Nice. I did the underside of mine just to stop the rust. There’s no way to take mine apart without drilling out huge rivets. I’m definitely not doing that. It seems to be sliding ok.

#13 2 days ago

I’ve grounded this game so I had to do a little scraping behind the bracket so the braid makes contact.

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#14 2 days ago

Finished mine up, I’ll probably put felt or something under the playfield hooks so it’s not metal on metal when I drop the playfield back in. Overall I think it turned out alright

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#15 2 days ago
Quoted from phillyfan64:

I’ve grounded this game so I had to do a little scraping behind the bracket so the braid makes contact.

Should have figured out how to just attach the braid to an existing mounting screw and avoided the scrape.

#16 2 days ago
Quoted from mrm_4:

Finished mine up, I’ll probably put felt or something under the playfield hooks so it’s not metal on metal when I drop the playfield back in. Overall I think it turned out alright
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Looks great!

Quoted from Black_Knight:

Should have figured out how to just attach the braid to an existing mounting screw and avoided the scrape.

Yep! That would have been the smart thing to do.

#17 2 days ago
Quoted from mrm_4:

Used the Rustoleum hammered finish

If it's rusty, I sanded and Rustoleum legs, coin doors,
coin entry plates, ect. many times. Looks fine..

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