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    I have a few projects on the go and one of them is missing some ball gate wires.
    I have the gate brackets.
    Does anyone know where I might buy the same wire to make some myself ?

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    we have several different flaps and wire for the gates
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    • #3
      i get mine here - https://www.marcospecialties.com/con...ING=wire+stock

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      • #4
        Piano wire,most hobby shops have it.

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        • #5
          Ray I have a stash here, good timing as I need a service visit[emoji106]
          Last edited by KJS; 21 September 2019, 04:57 AM.

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          • #6
            Or remeber to talk to me today.....
            Originally posted by raysco View Post
            I have a few projects on the go and one of them is missing some ball gate wires.
            I have the gate brackets.
            Does anyone know where I might buy the same wire to make some myself ?
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            • #7
              Have used TIG rod from nearby welder, polishes up very nice.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by KJS View Post
                Ray I have a stash here, good timing as I need a service visit[emoji106]
                Thanks Kurt,
                Will catch up.
                Next Marcos order I might get the wire kit that [MENTION=12190]wiredoug[/MENTION] pointed to.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Rich View Post
                  Have used TIG rod from nearby welder, polishes up very nice.
                  This is exactly what I use.....[emoji1303]

                  sent from somewhere in the colony [emoji220]
                  Pinball...I can't get enough !!!

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                  • #10
                    Yeah, I've used both music wire from hobby shops and SS tig filler rod from a welding place. Both work fine.
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                    • #11
                      use the wire from an old toaster that holds the bread in place (not the filament wire)

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                      • #12
                        I never considered you could buy these things because of the variety they come in. Piano wire from the hobby shop has always and always will be my approach. Also for rollover wireforms. There is one gate on Bally's Paragon that always fell off. It simply wasn't the right shape for the role it played. In a pinch you can use a paper clip but it is short term. The wire is to soft.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by onetaste View Post
                            What diameter wire is strong enough? I have a wide gate (abt 2” wide) on my Godzilla that is missing that I need to make up.
                            I think you said you had the metal piece for the top?. Take it and size the wire to suit the hole. The stuff is only a couple of bucks for about a meter length and comes in heaps of sizes. Grab a couple and just start shaping it. You can use pliers but I found a terminal crimping tool is perfect.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Anthony View Post
                              This is exactly what I use.....[emoji1303]

                              sent from somewhere in the colony [emoji220]

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