Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 LastLast
Results 21 to 40 of 69

Thread: Newbie here. What did I bring home today

  1. #21
    Blind Shooter balt's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2019
    Location
    Chicagoland
    Posts
    36
    Thanks
    60
    Thanks Received
    156

    Default Re: Newbie here. What did I bring home today

    I'm using Novus 3 to remove years of grime from the plastics inside the first machine I'm cleaning up - the '78 Heiwa Dog. I've encountered a rusty metal plate that I wouldn't want my precious pachinko balls touching, so here's my plan of attack: soak the metal in vinegar to dissolve the rust, enamel paint, and then clear coat. I don't want to drill out the rivets holding the metal in place, so I'm doing all this inside the plastic housing. I assume this metal plate exists so that the balls make a sound when falling onto it. I'll report on the sound when I'm through.

    rust.jpg
    1989 Nishijin "Big Awards", 1978 Heiwa "Pug", 1974 Nishijin Model B "Center Marine", 1972 Nishijin Model A "Owl" and "EX-change"

  2. The following user says "Thanks" to balt


  3. #22
    Pachi Puro Moparformances's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Diamond Springs CA
    Posts
    12,452
    Thanks
    23,994
    Thanks Received
    10,874

    Default Re: Newbie here. What did I bring home today

    if it were mine i would clean it and leave it.. paint and clear will chip with each impact and track paint chips back into the machine for more dirt and debris to clean up..

    my 2 cents

    PS nice looking part
    Never Doubt that a small group of thoughtful, .......... /........ If your not going to stand behind our troops
    ...committed people can change the world. ............. /.................Please, Please stand in front of them
    .....Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has............./
    .........................................Margaret Mead

  4. The following 2 users say "Thanks" to Moparformances


  5. #23
    Pachi Puro Ikaria's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Jax, Fla.
    Posts
    3,231
    Thanks
    3,666
    Thanks Received
    4,988

    Default Re: Newbie here. What did I bring home today

    The metal plate is to take the impact of the balls and not the plastic, which would crack over time.
    Gotta catch 'em all Pa-chink-o

  6. The following 2 users say "Thanks" to Ikaria


  7. #24
    Blind Shooter Mr.Lazo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Location
    FL
    Posts
    64
    Thanks
    33
    Thanks Received
    107

    Default Re: Newbie here. What did I bring home today

    Quote Originally Posted by Moparformances View Post
    if it were mine i would clean it and leave it.. paint and clear will chip with each impact and track paint chips back into the machine for more dirt and debris to clean up..

    my 2 cents

    PS nice looking part

    I give my impact plates a good scrubbing with steel wool, then some metal polish. You get the important noise before the balls hit that plate -- namely the bell(s).
    Though I have thought of carving out the last step-down of that chute and adding a chime. And maybe a low clock gong at the bottom of the gutter-ball chute; y'know, using the main overflow chute to anchor the gong/work as a resonator...

  8. The following 2 users say "Thanks" to Mr.Lazo


  9. #25
    Blind Shooter balt's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2019
    Location
    Chicagoland
    Posts
    36
    Thanks
    60
    Thanks Received
    156

    Default Re: Newbie here. What did I bring home today

    The plate cleaned up nicely. Thanks for the advice, I backed off on my plans and just lightly sealed the metal. If I hadn't sealed it, I would have polished and waxed it. I'll try that method on my next machine and compare the performance.

    cleaned.jpg
    1989 Nishijin "Big Awards", 1978 Heiwa "Pug", 1974 Nishijin Model B "Center Marine", 1972 Nishijin Model A "Owl" and "EX-change"

  10. The following 6 users say "Thanks" to balt


  11. #26
    Blind Shooter balt's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2019
    Location
    Chicagoland
    Posts
    36
    Thanks
    60
    Thanks Received
    156

    Default Re: Newbie here. What did I bring home today

    Jinkies! This teardown is a lot of work. I've taken many pictures. Fingers crossed I can put it all back together. Sayonara forty years of filth.

    progress.jpg
    1989 Nishijin "Big Awards", 1978 Heiwa "Pug", 1974 Nishijin Model B "Center Marine", 1972 Nishijin Model A "Owl" and "EX-change"

  12. The following 6 users say "Thanks" to balt


  13. #27
    Blind Shooter balt's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2019
    Location
    Chicagoland
    Posts
    36
    Thanks
    60
    Thanks Received
    156

    Default Re: Newbie here. What did I bring home today

    Success! Cleaned and put back together without any pieces left over. Next, I'll polish the chrome and replace the old plexi.

    before.jpgafter.jpg
    Before and after.
    1989 Nishijin "Big Awards", 1978 Heiwa "Pug", 1974 Nishijin Model B "Center Marine", 1972 Nishijin Model A "Owl" and "EX-change"

  14. The following 9 users say "Thanks" to balt


  15. #28
    Blind Shooter Mr.Lazo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Location
    FL
    Posts
    64
    Thanks
    33
    Thanks Received
    107

    Default Re: Newbie here. What did I bring home today

    Quote Originally Posted by balt View Post
    Cleaned and put back together without any pieces left over.
    ^The true measure of a successful reassembly!

  16. The following 4 users say "Thanks" to Mr.Lazo


  17. #29
    Blind Shooter balt's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2019
    Location
    Chicagoland
    Posts
    36
    Thanks
    60
    Thanks Received
    156

    Default Re: Newbie here. What did I bring home today

    This weekend I polished the chrome with this process: 0000 steel wool and water, followed by Brasso, followed by wax. Now it's so shiny it shows every fingerprint. At Ace Hardware I priced replacement glass ($10) and plexi ($22) per piece. Whoa! I'm going to check Hobby Lobby and my local glass fabricator. I happened to see Gel-Gloss at Menards so I picked up some. I like to think the water stains are vintage and tell the story of how it was cleaned back in Japan. At least that's what I'm telling myself because I'm not jonesing for a cell swap.

    progress.jpg
    1989 Nishijin "Big Awards", 1978 Heiwa "Pug", 1974 Nishijin Model B "Center Marine", 1972 Nishijin Model A "Owl" and "EX-change"

  18. The following 10 users say "Thanks" to balt


  19. #30
    Tokie Owens yaksplat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    buffalo
    Posts
    1
    Thanks
    0
    Thanks Received
    0

    Default Re: Newbie here. What did I bring home today

    Swapping backgrounds is fun. Pulling 300 nails however is not.

  20. #31
    Blind Shooter LynnInDenver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    Denver, Colorado
    Posts
    78
    Thanks
    0
    Thanks Received
    218

    Default Re: Newbie here. What did I bring home today

    The Heiwa is a nice machine. We've got a "Bull" of very similar vintage, with practically identical surrounds.

  21. The following user says "Thanks" to LynnInDenver


  22. #32
    Chicken Fried Steak takethecastle57's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Monterey , Ca
    Posts
    12,173
    Thanks
    17,604
    Thanks Received
    9,052

    Default Re: Newbie here. What did I bring home today

    Is that a Dog,Cat,or Dragon on the center feature ?

    I know that this was possibly covered on a earlier post on this Thread.


    Very Very Nice job on the Restoration.
    When things don't go right the 1st time , Step back ,Take a break and come back renewed. RGS

  23. The following user says "Thanks" to takethecastle57


  24. #33
    Blind Shooter balt's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2019
    Location
    Chicagoland
    Posts
    36
    Thanks
    60
    Thanks Received
    156

    Default Re: Newbie here. What did I bring home today

    Quote Originally Posted by takethecastle57 View Post
    Is that a Dog,Cat,or Dragon on the center feature ?

    I know that this was possibly covered on a earlier post on this Thread.


    Very Very Nice job on the Restoration.
    Thanks! We have a pug named Waffles and think the center looks like her.

    Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
    1989 Nishijin "Big Awards", 1978 Heiwa "Pug", 1974 Nishijin Model B "Center Marine", 1972 Nishijin Model A "Owl" and "EX-change"

  25. The following 3 users say "Thanks" to balt


  26. #34
    Blind Shooter balt's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2019
    Location
    Chicagoland
    Posts
    36
    Thanks
    60
    Thanks Received
    156

    Default Re: Newbie here. What did I bring home today

    Today I picked up my fourth machine. I'd like to nominate it for ugliest home-built stand. Don't you agree?

    front.jpgback.jpg
    1989 Nishijin "Big Awards", 1978 Heiwa "Pug", 1974 Nishijin Model B "Center Marine", 1972 Nishijin Model A "Owl" and "EX-change"

  27. The following 6 users say "Thanks" to balt


  28. #35
    Pachi Puro Moparformances's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Diamond Springs CA
    Posts
    12,452
    Thanks
    23,994
    Thanks Received
    10,874

    Default Re: Newbie here. What did I bring home today

    Quote Originally Posted by balt View Post
    Today I picked up my fourth machine. I'd like to nominate it for ugliest home-built stand. Don't you agree?
    Yes
    Never Doubt that a small group of thoughtful, .......... /........ If your not going to stand behind our troops
    ...committed people can change the world. ............. /.................Please, Please stand in front of them
    .....Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has............./
    .........................................Margaret Mead

  29. #36
    Blind Shooter Mr.Lazo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Location
    FL
    Posts
    64
    Thanks
    33
    Thanks Received
    107

    Default Re: Newbie here. What did I bring home today

    Can't argue with that.

  30. #37
    Blind Shooter balt's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2019
    Location
    Chicagoland
    Posts
    36
    Thanks
    60
    Thanks Received
    156

    Default Re: Newbie here. What did I bring home today

    Update on glass: Hobby Lobby only sells UV-blocking glass so it is pricey at $20 for a 16"x16" piece. Plexi is likewise expensive. I called my local glass fabricator and their price was the same $10 as Ace Hardware. The fabricator's plexi cost is lower though. All of my machines have plexi now so I am going to try one piece of glass to see if I like the way it sounds. I'll certainly like the scratch-resistance.
    1989 Nishijin "Big Awards", 1978 Heiwa "Pug", 1974 Nishijin Model B "Center Marine", 1972 Nishijin Model A "Owl" and "EX-change"

  31. #38
    Fever Hunter AnythingObscure's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2019
    Location
    The Natural State
    Posts
    219
    Thanks
    204
    Thanks Received
    150

    Default Re: Newbie here. What did I bring home today

    Quote Originally Posted by balt
    All of my machines have plexi now so I am going to try one piece of glass to see if I like the way it sounds. I'll certainly like the scratch-resistance.
    Not sure if this would be a valid concern or not -- just wondering out loud...

    If you're *replacing* plexi with real glass, I'd havta think you might wanna get "tempered" glass vs. standard 'window glass' from the hardware store...??

    Whether the pachi balls bouncing around inside would create an undue 'hazard' or not again I don't know -- but it'd sure be a whole lot safer in general if *anything* in particular ever happened to break the glass...??
    Tim
    "I didn't do it -- nobody saw me do it -- there's no way you can prove anything!" --Bart Simpson

  32. #39
    Pachi Puro Ikaria's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Jax, Fla.
    Posts
    3,231
    Thanks
    3,666
    Thanks Received
    4,988

    Default Re: Newbie here. What did I bring home today

    Tempered glass is not necessary. The balls are only 5.5 grams, and won't hit the glass hard enough from the inside to cause breakage. If you stand back and throw the balls at the pachi, or your wife gets mad and starts throwing things, then I think breakage could be a concern.
    Gotta catch 'em all Pa-chink-o

  33. The following 2 users say "Thanks" to Ikaria


  34. #40
    Blind Shooter Mr.Lazo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Location
    FL
    Posts
    64
    Thanks
    33
    Thanks Received
    107

    Default Re: Newbie here. What did I bring home today

    From what I’ve understood, regular glass (not plexi) absorbs less energy when balls ounce off of it, thus keeping them a bit zippier. I’m guessing it’s only an issue if you plan on getting very in-depth with your nail arrangement.

    Put more practically, it gives you more options for regulating ball speed when angling your nails: angling a nail to the left or right will still make the ball go right or left (respectively), angling the nail up will make the ball rebound off the playfield and slow it down, and angling the nail down will make the ball rebound off the glass, not slowing it down any.


  35. The following 4 users say "Thanks" to Mr.Lazo


Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. New Member: What did I bring home?
    By MGB1977 in forum Modern Pachinko
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 09-22-2016, 12:22 PM
  2. Newbie here. Bought first machine today!
    By Jason in Braham in forum Model Talk
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 09-22-2014, 11:47 PM
  3. Brought the National home today!!!
    By TheRaz in forum Vintage Pachinko
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 08-01-2014, 05:07 AM
  4. brought home a relic today...
    By ballsofsteel in forum Vintage Pachinko
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 02-13-2013, 06:07 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •