Pinbot Topper Group buy - UPDATE - HERE IT IS!


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#151 3 months ago
Quoted from Mneubey:

Please add me to the list as well.

dothedoo, Slim64, Frogman, Mneubey

got you on the list will have some mold updates tomorrow.

IBJ

#152 3 months ago

I need one as well. Have stacks of money ready to send!

#153 3 months ago
Quoted from dgoett:

I need one as well. Have stacks of money ready to send!

got you on the list. I will have an update on tuesday. looks like the mold will be mostly finished. Will get a pic or two uploaded.

#154 3 months ago

I received an update today and a picture! Looks like the mold is ready, just a little work left on coating it. I will also have cost this week along with timelines on product.

IBJ

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2 weeks later
#156 3 months ago

awesome, looking good

#157 89 days ago

Ok I now have updates. The mold is being "baked" and will be ready this week. Pricing based on the number of people interested (low) it will work out to 170 shipped to lower 48. Currently there is about 16 including myself committed. Minimum was 21. so there will be a couple of extras. I have been told two to three weeks for final product, trimmed, painted and with silver mylar exactly like the original. Ill need to find a proper size box and packaging and then get them packed. That time is included in the time frame. Price is without the screw holes, but that should not be too hard for people to do. If the concensus is everyone wants holes let me know and Ill get a price.

IBJ

#158 89 days ago

Awesome! Looking forward to getting one

#160 86 days ago

wonder if there would be a way to spam peoples inbox if they had a pinbot in there collection.
Sure it wouldn't be hard to sell off the rest, lots of crappy pinbot toppers out there.

2 weeks later
#161 72 days ago

Ok so the mold is at the plastics manufacturer! Whoo Hoo! There were a few change based on their feedback and here we are a week + more later. They indicated they will be starting the work early newxt week. So hopefully I will have them in my hands late next week. I have a few days to change my order quantity. So if anyone is in our out from the original requests please let me know.

The manufacturer told me today they were using .080" PETG which is thicker than the stock 1/16" (.062") material. This is good. They will also be ready to install with mounting holes and properly trimmed including the backbox key relief.

Here are some pictures;

This is the template for the mounting holes and will become the base for the mold.

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Here is a picture of the pcompleted mold including the trim template

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#162 72 days ago

Count me in please, just grabbed a Pinbot today!

#163 72 days ago

I'm still in.

#164 71 days ago

still in too

#165 71 days ago

Thanks for keeping the updates coming!

#166 71 days ago

Still in as well.

#167 71 days ago

Thanks ! I cant wait for the final result myself so I can empathize with you! I have a machine been missing a topper for over a year! As soon as I get them from the manufacturer i'll update you with pics!

#168 71 days ago

Still in as well

#169 70 days ago

Add me to the list as well

#170 70 days ago

Me too

#171 69 days ago

I’m still in

1 week later
#172 57 days ago

Ok I have some updates. Some good news and some bad. So I got some toppers! The bad I was not so happy with the quality. There seems to be tiny poc marks on the outside plastic. They were also in the protective film. I talked with the manufacturer and will go to see them on Tuesday. Look like they will need to run it again. I included some pics of one I finished. Including the small marks;

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#173 57 days ago

Count me in.

2 weeks later
#174 40 days ago

UPDATE:

The toppers are being remade this week, hopefully without the flaws! Keeping my fingers crossed. I have been told they should be ready late this week. As soon as I get them I will update everyone and start working on finishing. Shipping will start about a week later.

IBJ

#175 40 days ago
Quoted from ibjeepin:

UPDATE:
The toppers are being remade this week, hopefully without the flaws! Keeping my fingers crossed. I have been told they should be ready late this week. As soon as I get them I will update everyone and start working on finishing. Shipping will start about a week later.
IBJ

Sweet

1 week later
#176 32 days ago

I got a couple of samples from a new run. They are much better than the First ones. I am happy with the results and will tell them to produce the remainder. I have sprayed one as a sample and showing it against my damaged original. I would expect that I will get them end of this week or early next week and will be able to start shipping completed toppers on November 24th. Shipping will be first paid first sent.

Please send payment to bekloppt@rareearth.net . Once payment is received I will ship to your PP confirmed address when I ship it and send you a tracking number.

Here are the pics of the latest topper. It against the original from my pin.

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IBJ

#177 32 days ago

payment sent

#178 32 days ago

Can you clarify the total amount due including shipping? Thanks

#179 32 days ago
Quoted from starfighter:

Can you clarify the total amount due including shipping? Thanks

What he said!!!

#180 31 days ago
Quoted from starfighter:

Can you clarify the total amount due including shipping? Thanks

+1! Also, are the toppers coming with drilled mounting holes or is that an additional charge?

#181 31 days ago
Quoted from starfighter:

Can you clarify the total amount due including shipping? Thanks

The total is 170 including shipping to lower 48 and 10 provinces. If you are from elsewhere please contact me and I will see what shipping is.

I forgot to mention please provide your screen name here when sending payment!

Thanks
IBJ

#182 31 days ago
Quoted from gutz:

+1! Also, are the toppers coming with drilled mounting holes or is that an additional charge?

The Toppers are coming complete, drilled and ready to mount. You just need to provide the screws.

#183 31 days ago

payment sent

#184 31 days ago

Payment sent as well. They look amazing!

#185 31 days ago

Paypal sent. Shipping info sent through PM.

#186 30 days ago

Found the perfect box today for shipping! Cheaper than Uline too!

#187 30 days ago

OK here is the list as of tonight:

lapua-dan 1
starfighter 2
Mneubey 3
gutz 4
ekthoren  5
mgraves 6
RyThom 7
danczaz 8
dothedoo
Slim64
Frogman 
dgoett 
Toucanf16
hocuslocus
jhozeska

Regards

IBJ

1 week later
#188 21 days ago

Hope everyone had a wonderful turkey day! Been busy working this weekend

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Still need to drill them and put the silver mylar on then pack! But it looks like shipping will start on monday!

The current shipping list is;

lapua-dan 1
starfighter 2
Mneubey 3
gutz 4
ekthoren  5
mgraves 6
RyThom 7
danczaz 8
hocuslocus 9
Toucanf16 10
dabomb1 11

IBJ

#189 19 days ago

Well I am delayed one more day as I had some work work keeping me busy and I decided that the silver mylar tape was not very nice and showed every speck of dust underneath because it was so thin. I took some time today to find some 3M Scotchcal and it looks way better, see pictures. I finished 4 today and will pack and ship Today, Tuesday.

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Here is the new stuff on the first completed topper;

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IBJ

#190 19 days ago

Great pics. Looks like 11 of us will soon have new toppers!

#191 18 days ago

Shipping has started!

#192 18 days ago

That’s great news! They look amazing. Thanks for taking this project on.

#193 17 days ago

They look fantastic! Was super excited to get the tracking info the other day (after I realized who it was from). Thanks again for taking on this project, I was losing hope on ever finding a topper

#194 16 days ago
Quoted from Mneubey:

They look fantastic! Was super excited to get the tracking info the other day (after I realized who it was from). Thanks again for taking on this project, I was losing hope on ever finding a topper

Thanks! Hope you enjoy. I was in the same boat looking at my Pinbot without a topper. It was driving me crazy. That's where the story starts. I did find out, and learned a lot from this project, that things are not a simple and easy as one thinks! That being said I am happy with the results and glad to help fellow pinballers restore their machines.

The shipping continues. Hoping to have them all out by tomorrow, but latest monday. Work work has been hectic but is now a bit better, will keep eveyone updated.

IBJ

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#195 16 days ago

Important Instructions

The white paper on the topper is for protection. it peels off easy and should not take of the mylar ends but just in case be mindfull. The topper is clean and ready to be installed. Please remember do not use water / rubbing alcohol on the inside (painted side) as the paint has not fully cured. The Paint is Auto Air Colors Transparant Traffic Red and to fully cure you are supposed to use heat 300F heat which is too much for the plastic. It will eventually cure. Dont use any type of aggressive solvent on the plastic, like Acetone, Toluene, Lacquer Thinner etc. They will damage the plastic. I tested it.

Lastly when srcewing the topper down just make the screws snug. Dont crank them down hard as this could crack and or warp the plastic. The type of screw is the same as the ones used to attach things to the wooden playfield the ones with the hex head,I believe they are #6 x3/4"

Enjoy
IBJ

#196 16 days ago

Thanks for all the updates ibjeepin. Can anybody help me locate a topper wiring harness with all eight bulb bases? Thanks!

#197 16 days ago

GUARI777

I need to make on still myself but have not had one in my hands to copy. I have the connector but need a proper schematic. I think the manual is a little sketchy on the topper light section. I have a friend with a pinbot and will go to his place and figure it out.

IBJ

#198 16 days ago
Quoted from ibjeepin:

GUARI777
I need to make on still myself but have not had one in my hands to copy. I have the connector but need a proper schematic. I think the manual is a little sketchy on the topper light section. I have a friend with a pinbot and will go to his place and figure it out.
IBJ

That would help greatly if you can figure out the schematics. Please share that info once you figure it out. I'll build one myself as soon as I find out which wire goes where in the topper area. Thanks!

#199 14 days ago

ekthoren ask me about consistency in painting the red. I totally forgot to post some pictures on how I did that. I used a light table to spray them. The shading you see is the protective film i put on top to prevent scratching while handling.

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#200 12 days ago

Ibjeepin, thanks for the topper. I received it today and it looks great! Don't forget to share the schematic or pictures of the topper wiring when you get a chance. Thanks!

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