Pinballs that is.
I was browsing the forum for threads about pinballs and came upon a recent premium pinball comparison thread. http://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/balls-premium-comparison
Towards the bottom of the thread a Pinsider posted photos of Before and After results of polishing some used pinballs and from the photos, the results are very impressive. The pinballs appear to be very smooth and shiny, obviously the smoothness being very important for playfield preservation.
After seeing those photos, I'd like to buy a tumbler for the pinballs in my machines.
Is there one tumbler I should look into buying?
In the above thread, Fytr mentioned he used a Berry type ammunition tumbler but not a specific model.
Marco's has this: http://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/BT400
Amazon has this: amazon.com link »
How do you use a tumbler? As in, how many pinballs will fit in the above models? How much walnut or corn cob media do you pour in? How much Novus 3 (going off of Fytr's example) would you put in? In what order does this all need to be done?
Currently I only have 4 machines which equals 14 pinballs. If I went with PBL Premiums, that's about $40 shipped. Initially, it would cost more to buy a tumbler and media, but I can see the cost evening itself out after awhile, plus I don't plan on stopping at 4 machines even though it'll be awhile before I can add another.
Thanks for the help, guys!