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Show us your coin door restorations


By swampfire

7 years ago



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    #101 1 year ago
    Quoted from mrm_4:

    Does something need bent or adjusted?

    Did this get resolved?

    3 weeks later
    #102 1 year ago

    Looking to have a stern coin door from a Lighting restored to as close to original. It was painted black. If anyone out there provides this service please PM me.

    #103 1 year ago
    Quoted from mof:

    Did this get resolved?

    Yes mof I fixed it a while ago. Still doing great thanks!

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/bally-coin-door-coin-reject-flap#post-4323090

    #104 1 year ago

    Just finishing my first 80s door
    Wow lots of work. Not 100% original but what I like. Using wide angle LEDs to illuminate the custom inserts evenly.

    Not as flash as some of you guys but happy with result. Working on some custom inserts for Fathom Centaur Barracora and Firepower at the moment.

    Was missing the Bally coin reject button got some turned up and then I polished them up.
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    #105 1 year ago

    My EATPM coin door restored

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    #106 1 year ago

    This is a before and after from an old River Boat that I'm working on.

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    #107 1 year ago
    Quoted from Pablito350:

    This is a before and after from an old River Boat that I'm working on.[quoted image][quoted image]

    Nice job! Here is my Riverboat coin door.

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    #109 1 year ago

    Nice work guys!!

    #110 1 year ago

    How do you get them so shiny? Karate-kid wipe style?

    #111 1 year ago
    Quoted from Luzur:

    How do you get them so shiny? Karate-kid wipe style?

    Sanding! Started with 800, 1000, 1500, 2000, 2500, 3000. Finished off with Mother’s Mag. Takes a lot of time, but it’s worth it. I had a lockdown bar that was so bad, I figured I could not make it look any worse. I actually started with 400 grit and worked my way up. It ended up being one of my best looking bars.

    #112 1 year ago
    Quoted from Mikala:

    Sanding! Started with 800, 1000, 1500, 2000, 2500, 3000. Finished off with Mother’s Mag. Takes a lot of time, but it’s worth it. I had a lockdown bar that was so bad, I figured I could not make it look any worse. I actually started with 400 grit and worked my way up. It ended up being one of my best looking bars.

    So it is just wet sanding? That looks great - I have to give it a shot.

    A little off topic - would a tumbler work well for bringing a shine to post screws or should I just get them plated?

    #113 1 year ago

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    #114 1 year ago

    Here’s my coin door for my just acquired EBD project. I started with the door since it was something I could start and finish in a day or two. No new parts. I painted the inside skin with silver paint and polished the cast coin chute on the bottom. Almost done here. Outside was done with a various degrees of abrasive pads. I chose not to work on a highly polished finish. I think it came out nice. Typical pictures of shiny things though don’t do it justice with weird reflections.

    Dave

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    #115 1 year ago
    Quoted from Winger03:

    So it is just wet sanding? That looks great - I have to give it a shot.
    A little off topic - would a tumbler work well for bringing a shine to post screws or should I just get them plated?

    Here’s how to do the door and post screws.

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/restore-tip-making-wms-coin-door-rivetsscrews-shiny-new#post-2837500

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    #116 1 year ago
    Quoted from Mikala:

    Sanding! Started with 800, 1000, 1500, 2000, 2500, 3000. Finished off with Mother’s Mag. Takes a lot of time, but it’s worth it. I had a lockdown bar that was so bad, I figured I could not make it look any worse. I actually started with 400 grit and worked my way up. It ended up being one of my best looking bars.

    There's nothing but wax on that? That's amazing.. Gives me hope. I'm finishing up a Gorgar that was in pretty bad shape, so I was just going to get it working and not worry about it but it's actually coming out looking decent under all the old dirt and working great, and so now I'm starting to care what it looks like! If I can get mine looking half as good as yours, I'll be thrilled!

    6 months later
    #117 6 months ago

    My second coindoor resto using the Bryan Kelly paint spatter method. He suggests using semi-flat for the base and gloss black for the spatter, which I found had a way-too-glossy result the first time around. I used flat black and and semi-gloss for the spatter this time and it looks very close to the original finish. Flat black only for the coin return flap, which had no spatter on it. Had to fix some hacked wiring on the back as well, but it all turned out great.
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    #118 6 months ago

    I just picked up a project. Suggestions for this hard looking door? I’m not sure even evaporust will help this thing.

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    #119 6 months ago
    Quoted from Murphdom:

    I just picked up a project. Suggestions for this hard looking door? I’m not sure even evaporust will help this thing.[quoted image]

    Yes, use the Evapo-Rust on it. You'd be surprised what it can do.

    I use Rust-Oleum # 7213 Silver Hammered spray paint (barcode 020066721381) on that type of door. It matches the original color very well.

    #120 6 months ago
    Quoted from KenLayton:

    Yes, use the Evapo-Rust on it. You'd be surprised what it can do.
    I use Rust-Oleum # 7213 Silver Hammered spray paint (barcode 020066721381) on that type of door. It matches the original color very well.

    The color was my next question. Whether it was gray or chrome. IPDB has one with a chrome door but everywhere else they appear gray. It’s tough to tell in some pictures. But I thought they were gray on most games.

    #121 6 months ago

    How do you guys address the hinge? I tried painting a coin door (Rustoleum hammered gray) and despite a few light coats, it bunched up in the hinge area and looked like crap once I opened it. Wondering the same for powder coating also.

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    #122 5 months ago

    Does CLR pit certain types of metals? I don’t want to take any chances.

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    #123 3 months ago

    I got this rusted Meteor door to come up well. Sandblasted then painted the main door parts, and the rest was zinc plated. The coin entry surround was badly pitted so didn't turn out well. Can live with it but will swap it out with a better one, if I can find one.

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    #124 3 months ago

    My firepower door.

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    #125 3 months ago
    Quoted from Jakusu:My firepower door.[quoted image][quoted image]

    That is is insanely good

    #126 3 months ago

    I did this door for my SC this past summer. I spent the whole day on it as I had never done one before.

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    #127 3 months ago
    Quoted from Poida:

    I got this rusted Meteor door to come up well. Sandblasted then painted the main door parts, and the rest was zinc plated. The coin entry surround was badly pitted so didn't turn out well. Can live with it but will swap it out with a better one, if I can find one.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

    Nice work. Is that coin entry plate in AUD or USD? I was just trying to figure out cost comparison at that time to play a game.

    #128 3 months ago
    Quoted from Murphdom:

    Nice work. Is that coin entry plate in AUD or USD? I was just trying to figure out cost comparison at that time to play a game.

    Yes thats 20c Aussie.

    #129 3 months ago
    Quoted from Poida:

    Yes thats 20c Aussie.

    That’s a deal then. If you were to break it down with inflation it cost about 5 cents USD per game. At that time in the US quarters were already being jammed into machines.

    #130 3 months ago
    Quoted from Murphdom:

    That’s a deal then. If you were to break it down with inflation it cost about 5 cents USD per game. At that time in the US quarters were already being jammed into machines.

    At the start of 1980 the exchange rate was AUD$1 = USD$1.1, so a game on that pin cost the equivalent of 22 US cents (assuming it only required one coin for a credit).

    #131 3 months ago
    Quoted from Manny65:

    At the start of 1980 the exchange rate was AUD$1 = USD$1.1, so a game on that pin cost the equivalent of 22 US cents (assuming it only required one coin for a credit).

    Makes sense. I just looked at inflation as a whole I didn’t consider looking at exchange rates at the time. Dumb on my part.

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    #132 3 months ago

    Restoring an Astro. Coin door was functional but ugly. A lot of pitting from rust.
    I was just going to replace it with a new one from PBR but since I had some time over the holidays I decided to see what I could do with it. It really needed to be sand blasted but as I don’t have that capability, I went with EvapoRust.
    I soaked it for about 24 hours.

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    #133 3 months ago

    After the EvapoRust I wet sanded up to a grit of 2000. It is still far from perfect but better than what I started with.

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    #134 3 months ago

    Very new at this - doing my first restoration now (1978 Bally Black Jack) and it's about 80% done. For the coin door, I totally disassembled it, used Evapo-Rust on most parts, and tumbled the smaller bits in batches.

    A previous owner hacked up an Atari button to add credits - drilled a hole right thru the skin and backing plate! I'm doing this on the cheap so I opted to keep the button and make it functional instead of spending $80 for a new replacement door skin.

    It may not look like-new and it doesn't come close to some of the fantastic jobs I've seen on this thread, but it's now clean and functional!

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    #135 3 months ago
    Quoted from Vandy89:

    After the EvapoRust I wet sanded up to a grit of 2000. It is still far from perfect but better than what I started with.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

    there is hope for one of my trashed doors. I want to try evaporust in my ultrasonic cleaner. It says right on the bottle that you can use it in one.

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