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PINBALLPLATING.COM - Chrome Brass Nickel Copper Plating & Powder HOT ROD ARCADE


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#1151 77 days ago
Quoted from Murphdom:

Random question.Does plating hide dimpling from rust? I would imagine it would depending on the severity of the dimples.

Sorry guys, I haven't been on in a bit. So great question. Sometimes yes. Sometimes no. The questions are: how bad is the pitting on the part, what is it made of, and what is the desired finish. Many times we do repair stuff, so in many and I might say in most situations it can be overcome and yes, covered up. This includes leading, soldering, grinding of the part to get it to a place where it can be smooth again before it is plated. Our guys are true craftsmen who are used to bringing back really rough parts, for classic cars, or whatever. That being said, every once in a while a certain part, thin metal, small parts, are tough to repair. But we have done lots of stuff that I know most of the owners thought it was a goner, and we made them better than new. One thing that sticks out is the end caps to early lockbars. They tend to be really rough, we've even repaired those with holes through them where someone has pried them off the bar and broken a literal hole out of them. Those are pot metal and our guys do have the skills to fix that sort of thing. It's crazy.
Glad to help if I can.
Chris
[email protected]
www.pinballplating.com

#1152 77 days ago
Quoted from sc93cobra:

Sorry guys, I haven't been on in a bit. So great question. Sometimes yes. Sometimes no. The questions are: how bad is the pitting on the part, what is it made of, and what is the desired finish. Many times we do repair stuff, so in many and I might say in most situations it can be overcome and yes, covered up. This includes leading, soldering, grinding of the part to get it to a place where it can be smooth again before it is plated. Our guys are true craftsmen who are used to bringing back really rough parts, for classic cars, or whatever. That being said, every once in a while a certain part, thin metal, small parts, are tough to repair. But we have done lots of stuff that I know most of the owners thought it was a goner, and we made them better than new. One thing that sticks out is the end caps to early lockbars. They tend to be really rough, we've even repaired those with holes through them where someone has pried them off the bar and broken a literal hole out of them. Those are pot metal and our guys do have the skills to fix that sort of thing. It's crazy.
Glad to help if I can.
Chris
[email protected]
www.pinballplating.com

Also, I had a afterthought, it does help the more plating put on the part, as long as the part is not over plated, which is a thing, and it's not good.
Basically, you have to imagine that there are layers to plating. The layers go on as copper, then nickel, then chrome (or brass/black nickel). So most often in plating there are 3 layers of different platings, polishing and stuff between. A typical part is handled 6-8 times before it's done. It's very labor intensive, and much of the reason it costs more than other things, on top things like having to dispose of waste and make our environmental friends happy with the way everything is done, which costs any plating shop these days, tons of money. This is also the reason many are shutting down. It's more and more all the time.
Hope some of that info helps. Basically, the layers help cover the bad stuff, but the truth is most of that needs to be handled before the plating process, like most things, prep is everything.

#1153 77 days ago

Here is my resident part I show people of what happens when something is overplated. Someone sent this to us wanting us to fix it, which can't be done. It's ruined and a reason in why you have to be careful who plates your stuff. If they are not used to doing parts like the gun handles, wireforms, etc, they can screw them up royally.

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#1154 77 days ago

And here are some pieces we've done in the last couple of months that came in pretty rough. The wallbox juke piece was especially impressive, as not only was it rough, but it was very thin and flimsy. They can take metal off to overcome the pitting in some situations but in this one you couldn't take much. The juke restorer we did it for was very impressed.

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#1155 76 days ago

Chrome for a Deadpool - coindoor not pictured was done too
Let me know if I can help!
Chris
[email protected]
www.pinballplating.com

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#1156 75 days ago
Quoted from sc93cobra:

Also, I had a afterthought, it does help the more plating put on the part, as long as the part is not over plated

I figured the plating would hide some of it that’s why I asked. I have a heavily pitted coin door and coin entry plate that I was looking to do. I think it’s doable because I sanded one area like crazy and it came out pretty good.

#1157 75 days ago
Quoted from Murphdom:

I figured the plating would hide some of it that’s why I asked. I have a heavily pitted coin door and coin entry plate that I was looking to do. I think it’s doable because I sanded one area like crazy and it came out pretty good.

Feel free to shoot me some pics, glad to help however I can. [email protected]

#1158 72 days ago

Old school wide body Lockbar for a Gottlieb system 80. Customer/friend needed one, we had to hit a bunch of pins a while back and that gave us one to chrome and sell.
Let me know if I can help you!
Chris
[email protected]
www.pinballplating.com

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#1159 72 days ago

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Hey Chris, is there a way to fill in with welding or something the 8 speaker bolt indents on the panel before plating so the whole panel is perfectly smooth?

#1160 72 days ago
Quoted from MustangPaul:

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Hey Chris, is there a way to fill in with welding or something the 8 speaker bolt indents on the panel before plating so the whole panel is perfectly smooth?

With more money anything is possible
Biggest Hong is it would have to be stripped first, so you could see those places, the weld and grind. But I will say it might be problematic. Those panels are not thick at all, so it could warp the panel?? Hard to know, labor is money is the bottom line.

#1161 68 days ago

Here’s the chrome Chris did for my Deadpool!! Amazing work!

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#1162 56 days ago
Quoted from Jimmyhonda:

Here’s the chrome Chris did for my Deadpool!! Amazing work![quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

That thing looks amazing! Thank you for letting me help!

#1163 55 days ago

This is a pretty big piece we did for a customer. It's probably 2 1/2 feet tall? It was raw steel someone cut out and was a Christmas present for this lady's husband. Apparently it was a hit!

Glad to help if I can, check out our new off the shelf parts ready to go for pinballs and exchange parts as well at www.pinballplating.com
Thanks for following along!
Chris
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#1164 50 days ago

Hunted down some oddball stuff we have for exchange but some of it not on the site. Random chrome plating whatnots lol
Hope all is well with everyone!
Let me know if I can help!
Chris
[email protected]
www.pinballplating.com

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#1165 50 days ago
Quoted from sc93cobra:

Hunted down some oddball stuff we have for exchange but some of it not on the site. Random chrome plating whatnots lol
Hope all is well with everyone!
Let me know if I can help!
Chris
[email protected]
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Have any wpc-89 playfield supports in chrome that I could exchange?

#1166 50 days ago
Quoted from MJW:

Have any wpc-89 playfield supports in chrome that I could exchange?

Two Service brackets ...

#1167 50 days ago
Quoted from MJW:

Have any wpc-89 playfield supports in chrome that I could exchange?

I have those two sets of playfield supports you see in the pictures. Got a pic of the service brackets? I'm sure I know what you are talking about but I may call it something different. Glad to help!

#1168 49 days ago
Quoted from sc93cobra:

I have those two sets of playfield supports you see in the pictures. Got a pic of the service brackets? I'm sure I know what you are talking about but I may call it something different. Glad to help!

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#1169 49 days ago

Support brackets? Look similar to what you have.

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#1170 47 days ago
Quoted from MJW:

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Def have the power box, and prob have those supports - although yours looks like it might be bent? Not sure about that, the ones I have don't have a indention in the middle of them.

Quoted from MJW:

Support brackets? Look similar to what you have.[quoted image]

And I should have the playfield hooks as well.
Glad to help!
Chris

#1171 46 days ago
Quoted from sc93cobra:

Def have the power box, and prob have those supports - although yours looks like it might be bent? Not sure about that, the ones I have don't have a indention in the middle of them.

And I should have the playfield hooks as well.
Glad to help!
Chris

Ok thanks. Looks like mine were bent don’t point on pins life. I’ll be in touch. Would like to power box , service supports and playfield hooks.

#1172 46 days ago
Quoted from MJW:

Ok thanks. Looks like mine were bent some point in the Pin’s life. I’ll be in touch. Would like to power box , service supports and playfield hooks.

#1173 45 days ago
Quoted from MJW:

Ok thanks. Looks like mine were bent don’t point on pins life. I’ll be in touch. Would like to power box , service supports and playfield hooks.

Glad to help, my friend, just let me know!
Chris

#1174 43 days ago

New item in the Exchange Library - #lord-of-the-rings Apron in Brass Plating for exchange
Send us yours, we'll send back one already done. Just sent this one out, but we'll have another one soon.
You can see more about it here: http://www.pinballplating.com/quick-exchange-parts/lord-of-the-rings-pinball-apron-lotr-exchange

Thanks for looking!
Chris
[email protected]
www.pinballplating.com

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#1175 42 days ago

These are proto/early run #indiana-jones upper playfield rails, these are red plastic pieces on the regular production games.
They come stainless, but we polished these for a customer as they are not exactly pretty from the factory.

Thanks for looking!
Chris
[email protected]
www.pinballplating.com

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#1176 42 days ago
Quoted from sc93cobra:

These are proto/early run #indiana-jones upper playfield rails, these are red plastic pieces on the regular production games.
They come stainless, but we polished these for a customer as they are not exactly pretty from the factory.
Thanks for looking!
Chris
[email protected]
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If you could cad those before shipping back and reproduce them....Several people would want them in Brass!

#1177 42 days ago
Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

If you could cad those before shipping back and reproduce them....Several people would want them in Brass!

yes they would and I think he is working on that. I was about to get them made when I decided Chris could just have it all.

#1178 42 days ago
Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

If you could cad those before shipping back and reproduce them....Several people would want them in Brass!

Funny that you say that.... patience young grasshopper...

Quoted from woody76:

yes they would and I think he is working on that. I was about to get them made when I decided Chris could just have it all.

You want it all back? lolol

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#1179 28 days ago

Couple of pics from a customer of a Theatre of Magic we did the wireforms and magnet holder.
We keep wireforms and many other unobtainable parts ready to go and already plated in our Exchange Library, where you send in your original undamaged/unaltered parts and get ones already plated in return. You can see most of them here: http://www.pinballplating.com/quick-exchange-parts
Thanks for looking, let me know if I can help!
Chris
[email protected] <--- send ALL orders and requests here.
www.pinballplating.com
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#1180 25 days ago

A customer wanted to do their The Shadow wireforms in chrome, so we did
Thanks for looking, let me know if I can help!
Chris
[email protected] <--- send ALL orders and requests here.
www.pinballplating.com

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#1181 25 days ago

I’ve still to this day never seen black chrome or chrome on a shadow.

#1182 25 days ago
Quoted from Squeakman:

I’ve still to this day never seen black chrome or chrome on a shadow.

Both look good, I am trying to decide now which i want to do

#1183 25 days ago
Quoted from woody76:

Both look good, I am trying to decide now which i want to do

Same here. I’m going to be doing a tear down on my shadow and can’t decide to keep it brass or go black or chrome.

#1184 25 days ago
Quoted from Squeakman:

Same here. I’m going to be doing a tear down on my shadow and can’t decide to keep it brass or go black or chrome.

I keep brass and black nickel ready to go now. Might eventually do the same with chrome. Glad to help!

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#1185 4 hours ago

Old school Stern coin bezel that ate it in shipping. We straightened it and of course chrome plating in the end.

Sorry I haven’t posted much lately, so busy, with all the things, family, business, ministry, you name it.

Thank you to all who have continued reaching out for orders.
Let me know if we can help!
Chris
[email protected]
www.pinballplating.com

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