Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Best tumbler to use?

Collapse

The place to ask for advice on Restoring Pinball Machines. (use the tech forum for electrical faults)

X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    Best tumbler to use?

    Looking to buy a new tumbler for a restore. What are some of the better/ cost effective ones to buy lately?

    Thanks

    #2
    Have a Lyman turbo pro 1200 tumbler in very good condition
    It for sale if you are interested, PM me

    Comment


      #3
      Buy an ultrasonic cleaner instead

      Comment


        #4
        Originally posted by wiredoug View Post
        Buy an ultrasonic cleaner instead
        How much more effective are these then tumblers?

        Comment


          #5
          Its kinda same but different. It won’t polish. It will make “really clean”.
          Great for taking off cigarette smoke and oxide and stuff. Great for plastic posts. But if you want mad shine you need to get the polishing wheel out too. Then again it takes 25 mins not three days

          - - - Updated - - -

          Also really good for grotty flipper buttons

          Comment


            #6
            Originally posted by wiredoug View Post
            Its kinda same but different. It won’t polish. It will make “really clean”.
            Great for taking off cigarette smoke and oxide and stuff. Great for plastic posts. But if you want mad shine you need to get the polishing wheel out too. Then again it takes 25 mins not three days

            - - - Updated - - -

            Also really good for grotty flipper buttons
            What fluid do you use in your ultrasonic cleaner?

            Comment


              #7
              Originally posted by Boots View Post
              What fluid do you use in your ultrasonic cleaner?
              Peerless degreaser from Bunnings and hot water

              Peerless Jal 1L Cleanshop Degreaser Concentrate | Bunnings Warehouse

              Comment


                #8
                I bought an Ultrasonic and tumbler recently for my latest project. Find both are good at different jobs.

                Click image for larger version

Name:	20190426_101548.jpeg
Views:	1
Size:	108.8 KB
ID:	1848454Click image for larger version

Name:	20190425_133334.jpeg
Views:	1
Size:	59.7 KB
ID:	1848455Click image for larger version

Name:	20190429_164905.jpeg
Views:	1
Size:	77.8 KB
ID:	1848456Click image for larger version

Name:	Resized_20190429_170246.jpeg
Views:	1
Size:	75.5 KB
ID:	1848457
                Last edited by KJS; 20 May 2019, 06:24 AM.

                Comment


                  #9
                  Originally posted by KJS View Post
                  I bought an Ultrasonic and tumbler recently for my latest project. Find both are good at different jobs.

                  Link
                  Hey Kurt , what size is that ultrasonic cleaner and where did you get it ? , cheers


                  Sent from my iPhone using Aussie Arcade
                  Wanted funhouse and taxi pinballs.

                  Comment


                    #10
                    22lt Ebay

                    Comment


                      #11
                      Originally posted by KJS View Post
                      I bought an Ultrasonic and tumbler recently for my latest project. Find both are good at different jobs.

                      Link
                      If you had to pick one which would you go with? and which brand tumbler do you use?

                      Comment


                        #12
                        I use this, works well Lyman 1200 Pro Turbo Tumbler

                        Comment


                          #13
                          I bought same as above.

                          If I only got one piece of equipment I would go tumbler from my experience so far.

                          Comment


                            #14
                            What is the best media to use in tumblers for Pinball parts. I Have used corn in the past with mixed results


                            Sent from my iPhone using Aussie Arcade
                            Wanted funhouse and taxi pinballs.

                            Comment


                              #15
                              I use walnut media with some rouge powder with good results


                              Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

                              Comment

                              Users Viewing Topic: 0 members and 1 (guests)
                              Working...
                              X