(Topic ID: 68002)

Tumblers and polishing your balls


By Geocab

6 years ago



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  • Latest reply 6 years ago by Baiter
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    “Do you polish your balls in a tumbler?”

    • Yes, I polish them in a tumbler. 7 votes
      11%
    • No, I replace them once a year or sooner if needed. 28 votes
      44%
    • Yes, I polish them, but also have new ones on hand. 15 votes
      24%
    • That's what she said. 13 votes
      21%

    (63 votes)

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    #33 6 years ago

    I have pondered the same question.

    I bring to the table microscopy of some pinballs photographed today.
    First, a new pinball
    Second, a used pinball removed from one of my games
    Third, a used powerball just for grins.
    All photos at 100x magnification.
    Hope this helps.

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    #35 6 years ago
    Quoted from Patofnaud:

    Noice.. Can you get ahold of a ball that has been tumbled for 24hrs?

    I sent a PM to the OP
    We'll soon know. Stay tuned.

    Edited: I should have paid closer attention. I thought the OP possessed re-polished, old, pinballs.
    It will take me some time to devise a polisher and make it work. Wish I could help more.
    Unless someone is willing to ship a single, re-polished, old, pinball for microscopy??
    I'll even offer to have a new one shipped to you in exchange.

    2 weeks later
    #49 6 years ago

    What polishing medium did you wind up using?

    I wonder if more steps are required with coarser/finer media.

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