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#1901 61 days ago
Quoted from medic7000:

Any tips on removing these screws on stern coin door? Tried everything I had in the house but there is not much clearance for a socket to go in there.
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You can use small needle nose pliers to loosen them a turn or two and that should give you room for your socket/nut driver to fit. Sometimes you just have to press down harder and the wall of the socket will slip over the edge. The worst part is when the screws are over driven and they are embedded into the plastic on the actual mechs. They are always in hard to reach areas making it even more of a challenge.

#1902 61 days ago

Thank you all for the suggestion on removing the nut I will try later. This is my first time taking it to a powder coat place and been reading that the parts get heated. I believe the shooter housing on my stern is plastic? Will powder coating be a problem with the housing? It’s from a new stern prem. Thanks again

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#1903 61 days ago

Shooter housing should be plastic. Bring that piece and you will be fine.

#1904 61 days ago
Quoted from medic7000:

Thank you all for the suggestion on removing the nut I will try later. This is my first time taking it to a powder coat place and been reading that the parts get heated. I believe the shooter housing on my stern is plastic? Will powder coating be a problem with the housing? It’s from a new stern prem. Thanks again
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The shooter housing is definitely not plastic. A good PC place will press out that center bushing, blast the finish off, PC it, and press fit the bushing back in place. That's what mine does and it comes out great every time.

#1905 61 days ago
Quoted from medic7000:

Any tips on removing these screws on stern coin door? Tried everything I had in the house but there is not much clearance for a socket to go in there.
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Those suck removing , especially the ones in-between the coin mechs.. I have lots of powder coated games, and only did one coin door because of this. When I put it back together, I used Phillips head bolts that were same size instead of those,

#1906 61 days ago
Quoted from medic7000:

Any tips on removing these screws on stern coin door? Tried everything I had in the house but there is not much clearance for a socket to go in there.

I just did this last week. I used a nut driver. I think its 3/16" Then for the hard to reach ones between the 2 coin mechs I used a socket with extension and wiggled it to the right position.

#1907 61 days ago
Quoted from PinPickle:

Shooter housing should be plastic. Bring that piece and you will be fine.

That should have said "shouldn't" be plastic. Easy to powder coat. I stuck a piece of tape on the copper ring, not sure it was needed.

Coin-doors are a pain in the ass but it's so worth it.

Has anyone done a coin box? I bought a pin with one done and I will do them all going forward.

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#1908 61 days ago
Quoted from PinPickle:

Has anyone done a coin box? I bought a pin with one done and I will do them all going forward.

It’s a great idea to include the coin box lid with your armor when powder coating. It’s a really nice touch. I agree that having the coin door coated is awesome when you can have it done. I’ve had a few done by Steve at Pinball Refinery. My fav is still my Fish Tales, that looks like a rainbow trout! Sometimes I simply install a new door, if black looks nice.

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#1909 61 days ago
Quoted from Pinkitten:

It’s a great idea to include the coin box lid with your armor when powder coating. It’s a really nice touch. I agree that having the coin door coated is awesome when you can have it done. I’ve had a few done by Steve at Pinball Refinery. My fav is still my Fish Tales, that looks like a rainbow trout! Sometimes I simply install a new door, if black looks nice.
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Do you have pictures of the lid?

#1910 61 days ago
Quoted from BZarrCaptain:

Do you have pictures of the lid?

I don’t, I only just started including the lid with the armor for coating. I wish I had done the lid back then. I might still have it done for that game.

#1911 60 days ago
Quoted from Mitoska:

Those suck removing , especially the ones in-between the coin mechs.. I have lots of powder coated games, and only did one coin door because of this. When I put it back together, I used Phillips head bolts that were same size instead of those,

These are the only way to go for those tight places. They work great!

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#1912 60 days ago

So getting Bond this weekend, and probably getting it powdered next week..no color schemes jump out at me, thinking just red to match the lines on the poster side & the Dr No letters ??

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#1913 59 days ago
Quoted from Mitoska:

So getting Bond this weekend, and probably getting it powdered next week..no color schemes jump out at me, thinking just red to match the lines on the poster side & the Dr No letters ??
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White could work well as it will pull from the girls clothing and posters, but it could be stark for some people.

#1914 58 days ago
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#1915 57 days ago
Quoted from Meegis:

White could work well as it will pull from the girls clothing and posters, but it could be stark for some people.

Got bond today , I thought those lines were red in the pics , turns out they are orange & so is the T molding..so looks like it will be power coated orange..

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#1916 57 days ago

Just got my Godzilla parts done and also adding a picture of my Deadpool. Alien Silver on GZ and Illusion Cherry on DP.

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#1917 57 days ago
Quoted from Mitoska:

Got bond today , I thought those lines were red in the pics , turns out they are orange & so is the T molding..so looks like it will be power coated orange..[quoted image][quoted image]

You could go somewhere in the middle. I'm having my JP premium done right now in this: https://www.prismaticpowders.com/shop/powder-coating-colors/PMB-5509/illusion-orange-cherry?gclid=CjwKCAiA68ebBhB-EiwALVC-NsxTv-RD5wuhTAKRseAL9QEEB9oAC2CX3mBBGJLOmHl2r-BSa5jtahoCPKoQAvD_BwE

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#1918 50 days ago

Does anyone have a source for the coin door frame for stern spike ? Looking to have an extra set for coin door and already have the skin and dbv plate from other projects.

#1919 47 days ago

Well this is annoying, anyone else notice! I didn't notice when I had Godzilla done because I have an extra set of metals, then just swap them out when done. Was taking parts off for bond to be done.The new shooter housings have a stern logo, it's a sticker...no big deal take it off..but wait..they all have two holes in them now! That is gonna look like garbage powder coated! I'm going to take one off of one of my older sterns I never had powder coated.

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#1920 47 days ago
Quoted from Mitoska:

Well this is annoying, anyone else notice! I didn't notice when I had Godzilla done because I have an extra set of metals, then just swap them out when done. Was taking parts off for bond to be done.The new shooter housings have a stern logo, it's a sticker...no big deal take it off..but wait..they all have two holes in them now! That is gonna look like garbage powder coated! I'm going to take one off of one of my older sterns I never had powder coated.
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Maybe they are leftovers from JP that they are burning through by adding the sticker?

#1921 47 days ago
Quoted from Jarbyjibbo:

Maybe they are leftovers from JP that they are burning through by adding the sticker?

Why would the Jurasic park ones have holes?

#1922 47 days ago
Quoted from Mitoska:

Why would the Jurasic park ones have holes?

For the lit amber shooter rod.

#1923 47 days ago

Ahh.. mystery solved. Guess I'll have to leave the decall on

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#1924 47 days ago
Quoted from Mitoska:

Well this is annoying, anyone else notice! I didn't notice when I had Godzilla done because I have an extra set of metals, then just swap them out when done. Was taking parts off for bond to be done.The new shooter housings have a stern logo, it's a sticker...no big deal take it off..but wait..they all have two holes in them now! That is gonna look like garbage powder coated! I'm going to take one off of one of my older sterns I never had powder coated.
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Just got mine powder coated and took the sticker off but didn’t realize I would have two holes on it afterwards. Does anyone know where I can buy those lights to fill the hole like in JP rod but a different color than amber? Otherwise I might need to do another one unless there is a creative solution here. I don’t think I want to put a black stern sticker on it

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#1925 47 days ago

Hi guys. Can anyone confirm whether the side rails on GZ are attached using double sided tape (in Addition to the two bolts on either end)?

How about on a JJP WOZ?

Trying to figure out what I’m getting into before I take the plunge on powder coating for the first time.

#1926 47 days ago
Quoted from Mattyk:

Hi guys. Can anyone confirm whether the side rails on GZ are attached using double sided tape (in Addition to the two bolts on either end)?
How about on a JJP WOZ?
Trying to figure out what I’m getting into before I take the plunge on powder coating for the first time.

Stern spike machines-- side rails are two screws and two bolts. No tape.

#1927 47 days ago
Quoted from medic7000:

Just got mine powder coated and took the sticker off but didn’t realize I would have two holes on it afterwards. Does anyone know where I can buy those lights to fill the hole like in JP rod but a different color than amber? Otherwise I might need to do another one unless there is a creative solution here. I don’t think I want to put a black stern sticker on it [quoted image]

I’ve got a stern shooter that’s solid if anyone is interested?

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#1928 47 days ago

On another note, got my stranger things done in illusion purple with blue fleck, happy with the results

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#1929 47 days ago
Quoted from allsportdvd:

On another note, got my stranger things done in illusion purple with blue fleck, happy with the results
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Very fitting, it compliments the game nicely. The additional sparkle add is nice since illusion purple is pretty plain without it.

#1930 45 days ago
Quoted from Mattyk:

Hi guys. Can anyone confirm whether the side rails on GZ are attached using double sided tape (in Addition to the two bolts on either end)?
How about on a JJP WOZ?
Trying to figure out what I’m getting into before I take the plunge on powder coating for the first time.

I took off the side rails on my GZ Premium for powder coating. No double sided tape on any Stern games I have seen so far. The side rails are pretty universal for the Spike 2 games.

#1931 45 days ago
Quoted from pinballjah:

I took off the side rails on my GZ Premium for powder coating. No double sided tape on any Stern games I have seen so far. The side rails are pretty universal for the Spike 2 games.

Thanks for confirming!

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#1932 31 days ago

Got my Bond parts back from powder coating, the hinges logos turned out great! That's black powder, not decals.

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#1933 30 days ago
Quoted from Mitoska:

Got my Bond parts back from powder coating, the hinges logos turned out great! That's black powder, not decals.
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Looks nice!

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#1934 19 days ago

Dark charcoal vein Powdercoat on safecracker and new black t-moulding.

Powder coated service rails on SC and WOZ as well.

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#1935 17 days ago

I used to have illusion purple on my Metallica but wasn't satisfied with it plus it was an old original coat and scratched up a bit. Decided to go a little different purple than I have seen before. Allow me to introduce "Disco Purple":

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#1936 16 days ago

Why would you not do the legs?

Annnd why the blue flipper buttons?

Did u do the coin door too?

Apron decals & cards looks awesome tho!

#1937 16 days ago
Quoted from Dee-Bow:

Why would you not do the legs?
Annnd why the blue flipper buttons?
Did u do the coinsoor too?
So many questions! Apron decals & cards looks awesome tho! So there's that!

He did the legs and coin door.

#1938 16 days ago
Quoted from kciaccio:

He did the legs and coin door.

Ahh, i see that now! tough to see on the pic. Or i just didn't look properly! Nice color

#1939 16 days ago
Quoted from Jarbyjibbo:

I used to have illusion purple on my Metallica but wasn't satisfied with it plus it was an old original coat and scratched up a bit. Decided to go a little different purple than I have seen before. Allow me to introduce "Disco Purple":
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Did my bdk in the same.... Post #940

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/show-off-your-powder-coated-machines-here/page/19#post-3764907

#1940 16 days ago
Quoted from Dee-Bow:

Ahh, i see that now! tough to see on the pic. Or i just didn't look properly! Nice color

Yep here you go. The flipper buttons are actually purple but got washed out in the photo.

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#1942 15 days ago

Anybody have any suggestions for a road case?

#1943 14 days ago

What do you all polish your powdercoated parts with to restore shine and/or remove small defects? The original powdered side rails on my JP, GNR and Wonka have scuffed or dull areas where the backbox rubbed on the rails during transport and I'd like to polish and correct those areas, if possible. I'm curious if there's a product or method that would accomplish this without stripping and recoating the parts. Would something like Eastwood Powdercoating & Paint Polish do the trick or is that a waste of time? I have a high-quality orbital buffer and pads I use to polish paint on my cars, if that's the recommended approach?
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#1944 14 days ago
Quoted from darkryder:

What do you all polish your powdercoated parts with to restore shine and/or remove small defects? The original powdered side rails on my JP, GNR and Wonka have scuffed or dull areas where the backbox rubbed on the rails during transport and I'd like to polish and correct those areas, if possible. I'm curious if there's a product or method that would accomplish this without stripping and recoating the parts. Would something like Eastwood Powdercoating & Paint Polish do the trick or is that a waste of time? I have a high-quality orbital buffer and pads I use to polish paint on my cars, if that's the recommended approach?
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Never done it myself but my PC guy says the clear is pretty thick and will buff out similar to a car clear coat.

#1945 13 days ago

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