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  • Spray clear coatings ?

    Curious. Has anyone tried a good hard clear spray coating on pins? I use one & it's tough but marks too easily.. Thoughts.

  • #2
    There were places a million years ago that would did pins with a white coating. They would also did them in a "shrink" coating as they called it. Gave them some extra life and got them looking again.
    Everything has to be Somewhere !!


    • #3
      And nothing caused more panic that having one of these things pop out of the hole!

      let me be myself


      • #4
        Plastite (DBA) used to be used as a shrink coat on pins.
        Also had a white pin patch, to cover pins that got munched on by pinsetters.
        We used to have 2 sets of pins and rotate them monthly.
        Recoat every 3 times in the machine.
        I havent used it since the early 90s.

        I dont think any of the clear coats will be thick enough to do any good.
        Pins do take alot of punishment.


        • #5
          So far a white spray urethane and a clear coat urethane holds up. Using beat up pins to test them out. Pins look much nicer.


          • #6
            Originally posted by nighthawk View Post
            So far a white spray urethane and a clear coat urethane holds up. Using beat up pins to test them out. Pins look much nicer.
            What type of pins are you doing this with?

            Surlyn, Nylon coated or other?

            Most Surlyn (Q/A amflite/B-max) pin failures are due to the wood of the pin.
            The wood core of the pin usually fails first unless it’s a “scalping” or bottom ring issue.

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            • #7
              Amflites. Most pins have alot of minor scrapes-cuts around the top of the pins.
              So far having good results with a spray coating,more testing needed.
              I have 2 sprays to use and Mark the pin bottoms to identify what spray was used.
              Running fine in machines,no issues.
              The bellies are in good shape,solid pins.
              Will update later when more usage comes.


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