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PINBALLPLATING.COM Chrome Brass Black Nickel Copper Plating Powder HOTRODARCADE

By sc93cobra

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#1351 3 months ago

Tried looking at your site... Looking for a complete set in a gloss black power coated
Legs, rails, lockdown and hinges for No Fear ( no exchange ) . Thanks!

2 months later
#1352 16 days ago
Quoted from sc93cobra:

Early Stern Coin Door Bezels for exchange. Also have the coin return doors for exchange, but not in stock yet.
Would still like to find a few more of each if anyone has these laying around on crappy doors or whatever.
See the exchange library here: https://pinballplating.com/quick-exchange-parts
Thanks for looking!
Chris
chris@hotrodarcade.com
www.pinballplating.com
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3 months since some Chris bling.
Need some bling!
I don't see it in the exchange library...
But, would love a set of Hobbit forms in black nickle to go with my Black Arrow.

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#1353 9 days ago
Quoted from mollyspub:

Tried looking at your site... Looking for a complete set in a gloss black power coated
Legs, rails, lockdown and hinges for No Fear ( no exchange ) . Thanks!

Hey there, I'm not on Pinside all of the time, I do actually try to stock gloss black for WPC games on the shelf and may have a set now.
ALWAYS email me -- chris@hotrodarcade.com -- for inquires. I'm glad to help but I'm just now seeing this. Forums are not my favorite thing
Glad to help if I can!
Chris

#1354 9 days ago
Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

3 months since some Chris bling.
Need some bling!
I don't see it in the exchange library...
But, would love a set of Hobbit forms in black nickel to go with my Black Arrow.

Hey brother! Always good to hear from you!
First - Hobbit -- This is actually coming to the exchange library. Not sure exactly when but hold on for it, it's coming. I should have them in brass, black nickel and maybe some powder. I'm open to insights from the masses on that.

Second......
Things have been crazy, and that's why not much posting. I'll post about that in another post in just a few min here. Thanks for looking for me and I hope you are well!!!!
Chris
chris@hotrodarcade.com
www.pinballplating.com

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#1355 9 days ago

The Current Trials and Tribulations...
Let me give the state of things right now for everyone. It's not the best moment in my business's history to be honest. The things you are hearing about with the rest of the world/covid/people not working/etc, is effecting us as it is effecting so many others.
Here's what's up:
It's hard to get raw steel parts. Fabricators have had trouble getting steel, this might be getting better, it's been more expensive, and there are less of them to make parts (like the rest of our country right now), and they are backlogged like crazy because of all of this.
THEN... there are less people working for our platers. Bottom line, like a 1/4 of the amount of people than were working a year ago. They can't keep up.
I'm currently out of all kinds of stuff that I'm NEVER out of, the stuff I always try to have stock of, and I've seen this coming but no one has been able to help do anything about it.
So I wait. Which means we all wait. I'm sorry for those that would like to place a order for a trim kit or whatnot, I promise you, I would LOVE to sell you parts. I'm currently bleeding money trying to finish our new shop. But it is what it is and we will make it through. I'll post some pics here of the shop for good measure.

I do have some exchange stuff ready to exchange. Some exchange stuff I'm out of and waiting. I have Stern doors, Stern brass kits maybe, not much else though. It's crazy.
We WILL restock, things will settle down, people will go back to work, and in Tennessee our governor has it where we won't be getting the free money any more starting next month. I'm hopeful this too will help but it may take some time.

I have already made a deal for a LARGE amount of trim parts that will help us with these issues above, with a pinball manufacturer, whom I'm grateful for. This should help, but then the platers will still have to get stuff through plating. We usually have long waits as many know but this is a whole other level.
The good thing is our new shop will allow us to carry more parts, and keep more stock. This has always been my plan, stock more, keep bigger quantities on hand and I will see it through. This last year we've just had more demand than ever, thanks to all you pinheads being stuck at home to snuggle up with your pins, and at the same time, now less people doing the work that has always kept us in the game.

I really do appreciate everyone support and thankful for everyone's patience. We are doing everything we can, and believe me, I want to sell all the stuff we can!
We are wait listing orders we can't fill. This will be first come first serve and I do not have any idea when we will have the parts ready, but I hope to see some normalcy before the fall.
If you come to Nashville, look me up and come by and see the new place. I hope to be settling into it over the next couple of months. Pics of new place, most of it is further along, but you get the idea. We've also been moving everything (an unexpected move as the shop isn't done) from our old warehouse (150+ games), some don't realize we fix, restore, sell, pins and other cool stuff, as we've been doing for long before the plating biz (www.hotrodarcade.com). So the fun never stops!
I'll post as things get better and thanks again for all of the support!
Chris
chris@hotrodarcade.com
www.pinballplating.com

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#1356 8 days ago

Now that is a NICE shop! Thanks Chris for all you do.

#1357 8 days ago

Is that new Mappy/ Pac Jr cabinet from Brett in Ohio? I have two of them waiting to be put together.

#1358 8 days ago

Place is going to be legit brother. So so happy for you and the family and I can't wait to come see it.

#1359 8 days ago
Quoted from dmacy:

Now that is a NICE shop! Thanks Chris for all you do.

Thank you, my friend! It's been a long project, I'm ready to be done with it! lol

#1360 8 days ago
Quoted from Kawydud:

Is that new Mappy/ Pac Jr cabinet from Brett in Ohio? I have two of them waiting to be put together.

Not sure who built it, I got it from my friend, the great Jeff Rothe. We did a little trading a while back. I have a complete game I still need to go pick up with a op friend that was rotten. Good eye lol

#1361 8 days ago
Quoted from woody76:

Place is going to be legit brother. So so happy for you and the family and I can't wait to come see it.

Thanks man! Looking forward to hanging soon! We'll have a party as well, once we get everything squared away.

#1362 8 days ago

The shop's looking incredible, Chris! Missed out on the last couple weekend moves, but will keep an eye out for the next time you need some help. Good luck finishing everything up! You got this!

#1363 7 days ago
Quoted from caseywreed:

The shop's looking incredible, Chris! Missed out on the last couple weekend moves, but will keep an eye out for the next time you need some help. Good luck finishing everything up! You got this!

Thank you so much. It's been about 3 solid weeks of moving to get all the machines and parts. Still haven't touched moving anything from the house (the current shop), but we'll get it. Once things settle down we'll have some get togethers. Hope you can make it out!

#1364 7 days ago

New shop looks "wicked pissah" Chris. Hope all is smooth on the transition. Thanks for all you do in this community.

#1365 6 days ago
Quoted from epeabs:

New shop looks "wicked pissah" Chris. Hope all is smooth on the transition. Thanks for all you do in this community.

Thank you so much, I really appreciate it! Hope you are doing well!

#1366 4 days ago

Can a rusted coin door be rechromed? I'm not sure what the limits of your magic powers are. Got a fairly trashed pitch & bat I'm going to restore. (Corn kernel in the coin slot!)

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#1367 4 days ago

How resistant is your chrome finish to scratching? My Lebowski factory polished steel scratches like a son of a gun from fingers and even microfibers! Looking for an alternative that looks similar and is much more resistant to scratching.

#1368 4 days ago
Quoted from dr_nybble:

Can a rusted coin door be rechromed? I'm not sure what the limits of your magic powers are. Got a fairly trashed pitch & bat I'm going to restore. (Corn kernel in the coin slot!)
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Wondering if all those little dints (or where the metal was stressed due to screws, etc ) would show even more with chrome?

A bunch of chromed corn kernels (you need to say this real fast a few times) would be awesome! Lol

#1369 4 days ago
Quoted from Saltimbanco:

Wondering if all those little dints (or where the metal was stressed due to screws, etc ) would show even more with chrome?
A bunch of chromed corn kernels (you need to say this real fast a few times) would be awesome! Lol

Pitting needs to be repaired as part of the rechroming process. I'm sure Chris can explain how it is done!

#1370 4 days ago
Quoted from dr_nybble:

Pitting needs to be repaired as part of the rechroming process. I'm sure Chris can explain how it is done!

Yeah, I was also looking at those bigger bumps we can typically live with, but not with a brand new chrome job! In my case, anyway
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#1371 4 days ago

Can probably be hammered out (again by someone with talent I don't have)

#1372 4 days ago

Same here, no abilities for that sort of stuff! Lol

#1373 2 days ago
Quoted from dr_nybble:

Can a rusted coin door be rechromed? I'm not sure what the limits of your magic powers are. Got a fairly trashed pitch & bat I'm going to restore. (Corn kernel in the coin slot!)
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Yes, of course. Depending on the damage from pitting there may be some small spots but usually on something like this it can be overcome. There are three layers (hence the term triple plating) of plating with chrome. Copper, then Nickel, then Chrome. Often with polishing between them. As one builds on the other the thickness is greater filling in these things. Not to mention that the whole thing would be dropped in a acid tank prior to this and stripped to bare metal, then often ground down to prep and smooth out the surface before plating. It's a ton of manual labor for each piece.
I will say, on old doors, unless they are super nice and dent free, it's often not in your best interest to do them as every dent will show big time once plated. but we do them. Sometimes they can help with things like the dent on yours, working it out a bit before plating, but it's probably still going to show some.
Hope this helps. If wanting to move forward with anything know they wait is long/months usually. Less people working and less platers in the world everyday thanks to the EPA and many states outlawing chemicals it takes to do it etc. means our guys are slammed. But I'm glad to help just email me. Hope this helps!
Chris
chris@hotrodarcade.com
www.pinballplating.com

#1374 2 days ago
Quoted from Vitty:

How resistant is your chrome finish to scratching? My Lebowski factory polished steel scratches like a son of a gun from fingers and even microfibers! Looking for an alternative that looks similar and is much more resistant to scratching.

Chrome should be pretty resilient. But I will say I've had a lot of Big Lebowski owners need new lockbars, siderails, or want to add things like hinges and coin doors (which they didn't come with) so I'm not sure if they are doing a quick flash plating or what. Like anything it can only take so much abuse. Rings, or cleaning chrome improperly (never polish dry), can definitely scratch it. Our chrome is the same chrome used on car bumpers and such. But I can't speak for others or their cheaper processes. Many do not triple plate, prep parts beforehand, and it shows. Games Stern have chromed we usually get to redo as I'm sure it was a cheaper process, not as involved - Spiderman - Harley - etc.

Glad to help just email me if you need me.
Chris
chris@hotrodarcade.com
www.pinballplating.com

#1375 2 days ago
Quoted from dr_nybble:

Pitting needs to be repaired as part of the rechroming process. I'm sure Chris can explain how it is done!

I did a little of that above

#1376 2 days ago

Hey sc93cobra
Please respond to my PM regarding the wireforms I sent you

#1377 2 days ago
Quoted from Pinhead1982:

Hey sc93cobra
Please respond to my PM regarding the wireforms I sent you

Try sending him an email.

#1378 2 days ago
Quoted from Pinhead1982:

Hey sc93cobra
Please respond to my PM regarding the wireforms I sent you

Thank you for sending them!

Quoted from ToucanF16:

They sending him an email.

Email is always better with me than messaging on a forum, I state this all the time on here. I also get lots of packages almost every day, I don't let everyone know when I do or don't get something unless it's been a while or we are specifically looking for it for someone.

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