(Topic ID: 19589)

Powder Coat, Gold plate, and Chrome Plate it all


By markmon

7 years ago



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    #51 7 years ago

    Sounds like a good idea, why stop at the lockdown bar? Just keep going. Cover the glass, the cabinet, everything! I like tasteful enhancements but some of the stuff is just plain ugly IMO.

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    #52 7 years ago
    Quoted from markmon:

    Matches the big green "the Shadow" letters on the cabinet art

    It just doesn't work, brothah....it's very "green slime" looking...might have worked on a Ghostbusters or Nickelodeon pin ...Black or maybe dark blue would have been the move on Shadow.

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    #53 7 years ago
    Quoted from kwiKimart:

    What would be a good color for power coating my TSPP????

    Matt from Back Alley is going to powdercoat my TSPP a nuke green.

    I will let you know how it turns out, or you go first & let me know.

    He did this one for GAP http://www.greatamericanpinball.com/product_detail.asp?productId=322&categoryId=44&returnPage=%2Fproducts%2Easp%3Fpage%3D2%26categoryId%3D44

    I think custom paint is cool, others disagree, oh well.

    #54 7 years ago
    Quoted from PW79:

    Matt from Back Alley is going to powdercoat my TSPP a nuke green.
    I will let you know how it turns out, or you go first & let me know.
    He did this one for GAP http://www.greatamericanpinball.com/product_detail.asp?productId=322&categoryId=44&returnPage=%2Fproducts%2Easp%3Fpage%3D2%26categoryId%3D44
    I think custom paint is cool, others disagree, oh well.

    I hate to be a party pooper but I just don't understand the color sensibilities of some people here. If you're gonna do colored metal on Simpsons - you do YELLOW!!! Not only is it their iconic color, but it matches the cabinet art! There's just not enough green on that game for that much green to make sense.

    #55 7 years ago

    Hey, shut up stupid bunghole, agree with me or I thumbs down you!

    Just kidding bro

    I hear you, it's silly bright green unrelated to the yellow characters. Still for some reason I think the nuke green (ahem, not puke) looks dope. The nuke rails, nuke green, the nuke towers on the PF, the nuke towers on the translite & who can forget the green stick of whatever homer drops during the intro of the show?

    If the green isn't your thing, perhaps you'd like the brown on a LOTR? I am doing that one too & adding gold buttons, gold flipper bats, gold mirror blades & either a gold or brown coin door to match.

    http://www.backalleycreations.com/bac%20lord%20of%20the%20rings%20pinball%20addons.html

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    #56 7 years ago
    Quoted from Rarehero:

    It just doesn't work, brothah....it's very "green slime" looking...might have worked on a Ghostbusters or Nickelodeon pin ...Black or maybe dark blue would have been the move on Shadow.

    So far, everyone that has seen shadow in person love green on it. It has been singled out in the collection as one of the sharpest looking ones. One liked it enough that he is doing the exact same green on his own. It's fine to dislike powder coating or color in general as this is not a stock look. But green is not a mismatch on shadow. I'm considering doing the wire ramps in green also to match. The green is a really good match for the green shadow letters on the apron, translite, and cabinet. Originally laid it out in blue. Wasn't that good of a fit.

    #57 7 years ago
    Quoted from markmon:

    So far, everyone that has seen Shadow in person love green on it. It has been singled out in the collection as one of the sharpest looking ones. One liked it enough that he is doing the exact same green on his own. It's fine to dislike powder coating or color in general as this is not a stock look. But green is not a mismatch on Shadow. I'm considering doing the wire ramps in green also to match. The green is a really good match for the green Shadow letters on the apron, translite, and cabinet. Originally laid it out in blue. Wasn't that good of a fit.

    OMG...I'm keeping my Avatar...I'm afraid of what you'd do to it. LOL Powdercoated pink metal & all blue LEDs...glarghghghhghghhhh!!!

    #58 7 years ago

    If you don't like it, don't do it to your own pins.

    If you don't like it, and the OP is selling his game, perhaps you discount your offer enough to cover replacing the parts he painted or plated.

    But to make rude comments is not appropriate IMO.

    #59 7 years ago
    Quoted from PW79:

    If the green isn't your thing, perhaps you'd like the brown on a LOTR? I am doing that one too & adding gold buttons, gold flipper bats, gold mirror blades & either a gold or brown coin door to match.

    So, this is now a practical joke on me, right? "Lets see how gaudy we can make a game till Greg goes f*cking crazy". LOTR is too awesome to make it poo colored. Brown!?!? Why!?!?!

    Is pinball THAT boring to you guys that you have to come up with these insane color mods!?

    I'm just...perplexed...but hey, it's your game, do what you want. I would just never buy a game that looked like this.

    #60 7 years ago
    Quoted from johnwartjr:

    If you don't like it, don't do it to your own pins.
    If you don't like it, and the OP is selling his game, perhaps you discount your offer enough to cover replacing the parts he painted or plated.
    But to make rude comments is not appropriate IMO.

    So are opinions against the rules here? Fall in line or stay quiet?

    #61 7 years ago
    Quoted from Rarehero:

    So, this is now a practical joke on me, right? "Lets see how gaudy we can make a game till Greg goes f*cking crazy". LOTR is too awesome to make it poo colored. Brown!?!? Why!?!?!
    Is pinball THAT boring to you guys that you have to come up with these insane color mods!?
    I'm just...perplexed...but hey, it's your game, do what you want. I would just never buy a game that looked like this.

    Yes, I mean no, but yes, but not really. Crazy yet? I saw this machine @ expo2010 & it was awesome. For reals!

    Quoted from Rarehero:

    So are opinions against the rules here? Fall in line or stay quiet?

    Opinions are welcome but only if you agree. For example (insert WOZ or ACDC) makes every game ever made look like shit".

    I think a pink Stern Playboy would be sweet. I'd get a topper from Victorias Secret too. Seriously, my LCD pin project is packed with pink & retro T&A.

    #62 7 years ago
    Quoted from PW79:

    I think a pink Stern Playboy would be sweet. I'd get a topper from Victorias Secret too.

    Like...just hire a girl...and have her sit on top of the game? Hmmm...yeah that would be a pretty sweet topper.

    #63 7 years ago
    Quoted from Rarehero:

    OMG...I'm keeping my Avatar...I'm afraid of what you'd do to it. LOL Powdercoated pink metal & all blue LEDs...glarghghghhghghhhh!!!

    I don't think the avatar LE is a good value even for the $5000 you have in your Craigslist let alone adding shipping. The price on that one will just keep dropping. I think it will stabilize closer to $4500 in the next years. So you won't have to worry about me buying it and turning it pink. Further, if someone buys something it's no longer the original seller's business what is done to it. Buyer could decide to blow it up and film the explosion.

    Isn't Avatar LE all chrome? If it is, it would get a chrome coin door and chrome mirror blades. If not, it would get powder coated blue. Likely also get mirror blades. I'd add pro sub as well as LEDs. Incandescents look like crap, period. I'm not the only one that thinks this or cointaker wouldn't be able to sustain a business primarily selling LEDs.

    Don't like my pins? I'm ok with that. If I were selling (and I'm not), you wouldn't be the buyer. But after all the powder coating, they are somewhat unique and there are plenty that will buy them and pay a bit more in the process. If someone doesn't like powder coating, there are several others in the production runs that are still stock. Buy one of those.

    Have your opinion, even state it, but it is rude to compare gold to "poo" and suggest that I'm going to powder coat a machine pink - and you know it and did it intentionally.

    #64 7 years ago
    Quoted from Rarehero:

    So are opinions against the rules here? Fall in line or stay quiet?

    I didn't say that. The powdercoat and plating route isn't my taste, I wouldn't do it to my games. Just like LEDs. I don't like LEDs either - but I'd rather tell someone it isn't my taste than say it look like someone blew up the easter bunny on my games

    If someone doesn't like how I choose to deck out my pins, that's fine, I respect their opinions - but I hope they can state their opinions without being rude!

    #65 7 years ago

    Come on guys, this thread should be appreciated, we have seen enough of the aggro on here lately.

    #66 7 years ago
    Quoted from markmon:

    Incandescents look like crap, period.

    You can't say "period"...that's your opinion, not a fact. Incandescents look like the natural light we've all looked at for years...it's fine light with good spread and can fade to different levels of brightness smoothly. How did we ever enjoy pinball all those years if we were looking at crap? My opinion is that overcolored light sources make games look like crap. That's an opinion. LEDs on Sterns not designed for them have strobey flickery light shows when they do slow-fades or different levels of light output...period. See, I can say "period" because it is a fact.

    Quoted from markmon:

    Have your opinion, even state it, but it is rude to compare gold to "poo" and suggest that I'm going to powder coat a machine pink - and you know it and did it intentionally.

    I never said gold looked like poo. I said BROWN looked like poo....cuz...I mean...it's poo...right? I think we see color differently. My poo is brown...does yours look gold? I dunno....that would be pretty cool. If I pooped gold I guess I'd powder coat all my games, too.

    For the record I think gold looks really good on some games. Elvis, LOTR...

    I'm mostly just ribbin ya, man...I don't seriously think you would powdercoat a game pink. It was a jokey joke.

    Anyway, I'll leave ya alone...man...I love all you guys, my fellow pinballers....but it's gonna be hard for me to get used to the sensitivity level around here. Get a little bit sarcastic and opinionated...TILT TILT TILT!!!!

    #67 7 years ago
    Quoted from Rarehero:

    If I pooped gold I guess I'd powder coat all my games

    If I had a sig /\ /\ /\ that would totally be it

    #68 7 years ago
    Quoted from Rarehero:

    You can't say "period"...that's your opinion, not a fact. Incandescents look like the natural light we've all looked at for years...it's fine light with good spread and can fade to different levels of brightness smoothly. How did we ever enjoy pinball all those years if we were looking at crap?

    So I've only been in pinball for two years. There was no "all those years" for me. And when I look at old games, especially anything pre-Dmd, I can't understand why anyone would want to play them. I think stock pinball games are pretty ugly and sound pretty bad. The only exceptions are some of the newest stern LEs that come color powder coated and LEDs stock.

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