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(Topic ID: 245283)

This little item missing on some cabinet repaints


By timab2000

1 year ago



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    #1 1 year ago

    I've been looking at some repaints that people have done on their cabinets, I'm by no means trying to knock their work, but I've noticed this little detail missing.

    I had one guy not know what it was when he was repainting his cabinet until I pointed it out to him. I also wasn't sure in the beginning, but now I know.

    I think they are leaving it out because it's a very hard nail to find or they just don't know what it is and they leave it off.

    This little nail is there to keep the coin return button from chipping the paint if you swing the coin door open too much. See picture

    I'm sure no one ever thinks they will swing the coin door open too far until they accidentally do just FYI
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    #2 1 year ago

    Nickel plated tacks from Home Depot are a good replacement

    #3 1 year ago

    I don’t personally use those but the logic behind them is solid.
    The issue I have seen is they should really be larger to serve the purpose. Often the coin eject button just slips past them and indents the cabinet right beside it.
    That being the case what I prefer is to bundle the harness up and anchor in a strain relief manner as a way to insure it won’t open that far.

    #4 1 year ago

    Yep my machines have those. And today I learned something new.

    #5 1 year ago
    Quoted from High_End_Pins:

    Often the coin eject button just slips past them and indents the cabinet right beside it.

    Totally agree. It seems if you do not get it in just the right spot, and the little bit of play back and forth that comes from the coin eject button, it does just what you say. A slightly bigger version would be better

    #6 1 year ago
    Quoted from xsvtoys:

    Yep my machines have those. And today I learned something new.

    Glad to hear I helped someone today. I guess I did my good deed for the day.

    #7 1 year ago
    Quoted from jj44114:

    Nickel plated tacks from Home Depot are a good replacement

    Thanks for the tip. Not knowing why it was there I removed it when doing my Xenon cabinet last week. I realized when putting the coin door back on I should not have removed it.

    #8 1 year ago

    The tacks i bought have a head with the same size as the original nails. Never had an issue with them.

    #9 1 year ago

    Great topic/info. I noticed these on my early solid states a while back and after some digging, found their purpose.

    #10 1 year ago

    Thank you! Repainting an Old Chicago last week I was looking at that nail and thinking wtf is that there for? Now I know.

    #11 1 year ago

    I also don’t use them. Just a personal thing.

    Back in the day you’d have people removing the coin box every few days. Door needs to go wide open to get it in and out.

    Personally I’m not slamming the door open at any stage ... if that was a concern you could put a small chain between the door and the cabinet that would stop the door .. or tie the wire harness tight as HEP said. Or put the nail back in if you so desire.

    rd

    #12 1 year ago
    Quoted from rotordave:

    I also don’t use them. Just a personal thing.
    Back in the day you’d have people removing the coin box every few days. Door needs to go wide open to get it in and out.
    Personally I’m not slamming the door open at any stage ... if that was a concern you could put a small chain between the door and the cabinet that would stop the door .. or tie the wire harness tight as HEP said. Or put the nail back in if you so desire.
    rd

    I hear ya, but I realized what it was for when I accidentally bumped the open door and the button hit the cabinet. Now I need a nail! Paint was is a week old.

    #13 1 year ago

    I need one of these. What thickness am I looking for? (are tacks even graded that way?)

    I mean, a thumbtack would never hold, right?

    #14 1 year ago

    It's a slightly bigger version of The Twist nail used in the side rails.

    I haven't been able to find them and I'm not sure how they're sized maybe somebody else out there knows

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