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    Default What to do with old pachinko balls

    I have lots of old pachinko balls that are not good to use in pachinko machines, so I wanted to know what everybody ideas are on how to reuse them?

    My first idea is a teenager alarm clock!

    Step 1 Place pachinko balls in tin can.
    Step 2 Place can in freezer until time to get up teenager.
    Step 3 Lift sheet and empty can!
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    The pachinko balls will follow them no matter where the roll in bed.
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    Default Re: What to do with old pachinko balls

    Wrist rocket ammo ( so many pachinko balls got used as ammo in the 70's and 80's)
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    They're just under .45 cal (.433, to be specific), so you could get 4 into a 2.75" 12 gauge hull, shot cup to protect your barrel, some buffer to keep the shot pattern tight; all told, that's maybe an ounce payload. Say, 35 grains of smokeless flake powder?
    Bing, bang, boom -- you've got yourself some serious ammo.

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    Let me know what you come up with. I have about 16 lbs. worth.
    Gotta catch 'em all Pa-chink-o

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    Default Re: What to do with old pachinko balls

    Please pardon what might be a dumb question (as I don't yet own a pachinko nor any balls for one) but what exactly makes the balls "not good to use"...??
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    Rust, pitting and flaking chrome.
    Gotta catch 'em all Pa-chink-o

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    Tried to edit this in, but was too slow.

    My reject box. Other than the rusted ones on top, which I just dumped in, the rest were all tumbled and hand graded.

    Definitely not something you would want running through your precious pachinkos!
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    Default Re: What to do with old pachinko balls

    Quote Originally Posted by AnythingObscure View Post
    Please pardon what might be a dumb question (as I don't yet own a pachinko nor any balls for one) but what exactly makes the balls "not good to use"...??
    age

    balls that are old dont work any more
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    Ultrasonic cleaning will certainly improve their condition, but I donít think those are recoverable. Even if they came out near perfectly, the protectant chemical that further cleans and re-coats the balls is almost 100.00 USD. If they were mine, Iíd toss them out


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    The rusted balls would make good slingshot ammo as TTC stated. I like to keep some not quite up to snuff balls on hands to use in machines before I clean them. If I just want to test that everything is functioning properly and work out mechanical errors before cleaning everything up I'd prefer not to run my clean balls through a dirty machine.

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    Default Re: What to do with old pachinko balls

    Quote Originally Posted by Spyder138 View Post
    The rusted balls would make good slingshot ammo as TTC stated. I like to keep some not quite up to snuff balls on hands to use in machines before I clean them. If I just want to test that everything is functioning properly and work out mechanical errors before cleaning everything up I'd prefer not to run my clean balls through a dirty machine.
    Same

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spyder138 View Post
    The rusted balls would make good slingshot ammo as TTC stated. I like to keep some not quite up to snuff balls on hands to use in machines before I clean them. If I just want to test that everything is functioning properly and work out mechanical errors before cleaning everything up I'd prefer not to run my clean balls through a dirty machine.
    Quote Originally Posted by Tink View Post
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    Default Re: What to do with old pachinko balls

    Making artwork maybe but using worn out pachinko balls in even non restored machines can cause problems with the machines

    The Engraved pachinko balls can gather up more dust and stuff cause I have seen heavily worn ball paths in a lot of vintage machines and a few moderns .

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    Maybe use them as ballast for door/draft stoppers.
    Gotta catch 'em all Pa-chink-o

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    Default Re: What to do with old pachinko balls

    In cartoons they use marbles on the floor to trip people up, surly rusty pachinko balls would work too?!

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    shame they are rusty


    I seem to recall someone used to make jewellery with pachinko balls
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    Yes, if you could drill a hole through the ball you could make a necklace or a bracelet . Here on some engraved pachinko balls on eBay for sale
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Pachinko-Ba...edirect=mobile
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    I think I will eventually tumble mine and coat them with a sealant (wax?) and put them in a display jar.
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    Default Re: What to do with old pachinko balls

    Ooh!
    Or, if you have a BUNCH of them and a bar, you could tumble them shiny, then make a custom bar-top with some clear floor resin:
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    Default Re: What to do with old pachinko balls

    The big issue making balls bad is due to a rough surface. If they don't feel smooth they will tear up the inside of a machine.

    According to my dad, there have been a number of occasions where Toyota has poured them into some forklifts as extra counter balance weight.

    100 machines and counting...

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