Gambling Wheel Project


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Old 10-18-13, 05:18 PM
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Gambling Wheel Project

As I shared previously, I am refurbishing two, older gambling wheels. So far, I have discovered that the edging that goes around the outside of the wheel is called "nose flashing". And, I have found a few companies that sell it.

The other items that I want to replace on the wheels are the "pins". Can somebody please tell me what this product is officially referred to so that I can find suppliers and compare prices? I'm going to need about 125 of these things.

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Old 10-18-13, 11:42 PM
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On your other thread..... someone had posted a similar type pin.

If you want that exact one in your first picture.... you are going to have to contact gaming companies directly for them.

I found a similar pin but with a black cap. Your pins are most likely missing the black caps that were originally supplied on those pins.

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I found them by searching online for "prize wheel pins". Are you pins 1/4" or 5/16". Hopefully 1/4" as they are considerably less expensive.
 
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Pins for Gambling Wheel

I decided to try to clean up some of the pins that are on the wheel. I am thinking that the wheel is anywhere form 30-50 years old. There is a lot of grunge and grease in those pins after all those years.

Actually, they come pretty clean in no time at all. Simply use 120 grit paper and a hand sander and they are ready to go. In fact, if I could find a way to really shine them up, I might not even paint them at all. Thoughts?

Here is a pic of 5 pins Form the left.

pin as taken off the wheel

pin after 2 minutes of sanding (notice, it's bent)

pin after sanding and 1 coat of Dupli-Color high-gloss black enamel (primer)

pin after sanding, primer and Dupli-Color "Chrome" paint

brand new pin ($5.50 each x 130)

Actually, the chrome paint does not look too bad. And, for our purposes, high school fundraisers, there's no sense spending $600 on pins that are "shiny".

My fear is that the clapper on the wheel will eventually peel off this chrome paint. I tried a clear enamel over the paint however, it makes the pain dull and grey looking. Thoughts and suggestions.

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There is a reason the pins were chrome plated in the first place. Paint probably will not hold up but in your case may do well enough. Hopefully, since you seem to have properly prepared the pins, the paint will wear down and not flake off.
 
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Old 10-29-13, 03:55 PM
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Pin project

Attached pic are 3 pins tor the gambling wheels. The pin on the left is painted with Rustoleum "Chrome" paint. The Pin in the middle is painted with Dupli-Color "chrome" paint. The pin on the right is a pin that I purchased from a casino supply company for $5.50

The pin painted with the Dupli-Color is far-and-away better looking however, I do not think that it will hold up to the wear-and-tear of a zillion spins against the clapper.

I want to put some type of clear, gloss protective coating over the painted pins but have no idea what type of product I should use.

My other option is simply to replace with new but it will cost me about $600.

BTW does anybody know what the official name of the casino-type pin is referred to as?

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Have you checked the cost of having the old pins re-chromed? If not chrome they could be zinc plated which is less expensive.
 
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Yes, I checked in to having the pins refurbished by a professional shop here locally. Would cost the same to purchase new.

Need to find out the exact name of the type of pin and the mfgr so I can contact direct and save some $$'s if I decide to go that route.

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Old 10-29-13, 07:41 PM
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There is a very durable paint out there called DuraCoat. It was that is designed for firearm finishes but I could see it being used for your application as the durability is very good. You used to have to bake it after spraying but now have it available in a can. Use Google to search for it.

Another option is powder coating.
 
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Coating them with a clear lacquer or poly would be a low cost option. Might not look as nice as paint [dependent on how well they cleaned up prior to coating] but wear wouldn't be as noticeable as paint. Powder coating would give you the strongest paint finish.
 
 

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