Refurbishing Gambling Wheel: Aluminum


Old 10-04-13, 11:06 AM
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Refurbishing Gambling Wheel: Aluminum

I am refurbishing two gaming wheels that were recently donated to our school. One wheel is 48" and the other is 60". See pics.

I want to replace the aluminum edge that goes around the outside of the wheel. It is 1.5" x .25" . Obviously it must be able to bend to go around the entire wheel and must be shiny.

What should I be looking for and who sells this?

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Old 10-04-13, 11:39 PM
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48" diameter = 151" or 12-1/2' approx.
60" diameter = 188" or 15-1/2' approx.

Those are some long pieces of stock if you plan on replacing them in one piece. You won't be able to bend that by hand. It will have to be done with a ring roller.

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Before I went to the trouble/expense of replacing it, I'd try cleaning/polishing. You might be able to buff it to an acceptable state.
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Google "metal edge banding" It's sold lots of places as edging for counter tops and tables.
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Found it!

Aluminum face nosings

It's called "face nosing".

Before it buy it though, I will try refurbishing the edge that on there currently.

Any suggestions for what to use? It appears the wheels have been rolled on the ground/floor for many many years.

People simply won't wager at a table that looks like crap.
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It's aluminum so the gouges and scratches are probably pretty deep. You could use a Scotch Brite pad or fine grit sandpaper working in one direction to knock down anything sharp and sorta give it a grained/polished appearance. Then if you want to get fancy clear coat it to prevent the aluminum from oxidizing and looking dull.

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