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Powder coating a ball, thoughts?


By FunkyFreshWalrus

2 years ago



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    #1 2 years ago

    Just wondering if anyone tried powder coating a ball? Painting? Other coatings?

    #4 2 years ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    This is a horrible idea

    That's what I thought. I am wondering if anyone tried it, and how quickly it degraded. What about as a captive ball that doesn't get a lot of direct impact?

    What about other alternate balls? I know there is the ceramic ball from TZ, and people sell a few with some designs heat treated into them. What about a brass ball, or a durable polished stone.

    Something like this:
    ebay.com link » Malachite Natural Sphere 27 Mm Sc13 6 Dr Congo

    #6 2 years ago
    Quoted from Coyote:

    Wouldn't be able to powdercoat it without a flat spot.

    Couldn't you tumble/polish it smooth?

    #18 2 years ago
    Quoted from volcanodiver:

    This has to be in the running as one of the stupidest things ever on this site, and that's saying a lot.

    I never said it was a good idea. Just wondering if anyone has tried it.

    It would be done as a gimmick in a beater parts game if anything. I know there is the TZ ceramic ball, and the Viper Night Driving balls. The viper balls are coated steel balls. So there must be some way to get a round coating on a ball.

    #21 2 years ago
    Quoted from mystman12:

    What I've been wondering is if anyone's ever tried putting super balls in a pinball machine.

    Tried it for laughs. It was too light to work. I could launch it, if it managed to make it out into the shooter lane. But the first roll over it hit would just stop it.

    That's what led me down this road. The game I was playing around with is a players Tri-Zone that is worn down to wood so bad its really not ever being salvaged.

    #24 2 years ago
    Quoted from jrobinso99:

    I just finished shopping a Globetrotters and I'm thinking a "basketball orange"

    Yes, that would be awesome for any basketball themed game.

    Multiple colored balls in multiball would look really cool.

    What about anodized aluminium balls? They would be much lighter than steel, but how would they compare in weight to the TZ ceramic ball?

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