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Trivia question....When did Gottlieb stop using the bronze colored bac


By DropTarget

13 days ago



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    #1 13 days ago

    btw, I don't know the answer.

    #2 13 days ago
    Quoted from DropTarget:

    btw, I don't know the answer.

    drop a card was the transition game.. it had a mix of both flash bronze and zinc parts

    #3 13 days ago

    Thanks, I figured it was sometime around then.

    #4 13 days ago

    My 1967 King of Diamonds is loaded with it.

    #5 13 days ago

    So many things in the older games are so much cooler. The bronze parts that shine up and look absolutely spectacular, even though nobody but you generally sees them. The metal jeweled playfield posts. The marbled colored posts. The big playfield lockdown mechanism. Going all the way back even the wood rails are just so much more visually appealing.

    I know my Royal Guard which is 1968 still has them. I've restored Drop A Card which still has them. After that I think they made the transition.

    I still love the old manual lift ball games too. I'm turning into a Luddite I guess.

    #6 12 days ago
    Quoted from EMsInKC:

    The bronze parts that shine up and look absolutely spectacular

    Just curious, what’s your go-to method for doing this? I’ve tried a couple of things on small parts but the results were underwhelming. For example I have a bronze back panel on my Flipper Pool that’s got some bad oxidation (I’m guessing—something has given it black splotches) that I’d love to make all shiny.

    #7 12 days ago
    Quoted from SilverLiningMan:

    Just curious, what’s your go-to method for doing this? I’ve tried a couple of things on small parts but the results were underwhelming. For example I have a bronze back panel on my Flipper Pool that’s got some bad oxidation (I’m guessing—something has given it black splotches) that I’d love to make all shiny.

    Brasso.

    #8 12 days ago

    You need really good ventilation if you use that stuff. I recommend having a small fan blowing from behind. Best yet, do it outside. Main reason I switched to Mothers Mag polish for everything. I still use a fan, but I don’t hear InaGaddaDaVida playing in my head any more.

    #9 12 days ago

    What's wrong with InaGaddaDaVida?

    #10 12 days ago

    Went out and got me a bottle o’ Brasso. Hoo boy you’re right Mikala about the aroma. Is it bad if I hear InaGaddaDaVida fade into gentle tones of a strumming harp?

    #11 12 days ago

    gottlieb used a clear over those flash bronze parts. it takes extra elbow grease to polish through it.
    i soak them is some simple green for a bit then rinse then tumble or polish, much easier and quicker. my .02

    #12 12 days ago

    Does the "Dimension" you just got have the bronze parts? The chime units in bronze finish are great looking. I've seen games around that era which have a mixture of bronze and zinc parts, obviously using up the last of the bronze plated inventory.

    #13 12 days ago
    Quoted from jrpinball:

    Does the "Dimension" you just got have the bronze parts? The chime units in bronze finish are great looking. I've seen games around that era which have a mixture of bronze and zinc parts, obviously using up the last of the bronze plated inventory.

    the only 1 recall ever have a mix was drop a card, November, 1971'
    astro was October 1971 and that has all flash bronze
    lawman, October 1971 which i never owned,could had been mixed
    Orbit, December, 1971 was all zinc
    but in 1972 all had zinc

    #14 12 days ago

    Here’s my Flipper Pool example before and then after 1.5 hours of Brasso and elbow grease. Not perfect (there’s still some rust in there) but a big difference. Thanks for the suggestions and to the OP for bringing this topic up.

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    #15 11 days ago
    Quoted from jrpinball:

    Does the "Dimension" you just got have the bronze parts?

    Does this answer your question?

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    #16 11 days ago
    Quoted from SilverLiningMan:

    Thanks for the suggestions and to the OP for bringing this topic up.

    I'm glad that the topic has interest, let's see where it goes....

    #17 11 days ago
    Quoted from DropTarget:

    Does this answer your question?[quoted image]

    Ooh, nice! I don't think very many games had the bronze chime box.
    "Dimension" is obviously one of them.

    #18 11 days ago

    polished.....

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    #19 8 days ago
    Quoted from SilverLiningMan:

    Just curious, what’s your go-to method for doing this? I’ve tried a couple of things on small parts but the results were underwhelming. For example I have a bronze back panel on my Flipper Pool that’s got some bad oxidation (I’m guessing—something has given it black splotches) that I’d love to make all shiny.

    Mother's Mag and a lot of work. I'll tumble them sometimes too.

    Back doors just don't seem to shine as much. I tried on the Gigi I'm restoring and it just wouldn't get there. I ended up painting it with a metallic antique brass. Not original but better than it was any who really sees back doors anyway?20200525_190437 (resized).jpg

    #20 8 days ago
    Quoted from SilverLiningMan:

    Went out and got me a bottle o’ Brasso. Hoo boy you’re right Mikala about the aroma. Is it bad if I hear InaGaddaDaVida fade into gentle tones of a strumming harp?

    Anyone who has been in the military knows the Brasso smell. Strong stuff.

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