Mills Chrome front.

This is the place where pictures of all kinds of Coin Operated devices will be placed. This forum open as of 4/7/2005

Mills Chrome front.

Postby oldslotman » Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:47 pm

Just finished.
millschrome.JPG
oldslotman
 
Posts: 892
Joined: Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:49 pm
Location: Bellevue, Nebraska

Re: Mills Chrome front.

Postby Mark Hilliard » Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:07 pm

Nice! Did you do the plating yourself?
Mark Hilliard
 
Posts: 14
Joined: Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:23 pm

Re: Mills Chrome front.

Postby oldslotman » Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:26 pm

Had it plated
oldslotman
 
Posts: 892
Joined: Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:49 pm
Location: Bellevue, Nebraska

Re: Mills Chrome front.

Postby Mark Hilliard » Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:47 pm

Yeah,they did a nice job. What does a plate job cost? I've always wondered.
Mark Hilliard
 
Posts: 14
Joined: Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:23 pm

Re: Mills Chrome front.

Postby oldslotman » Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:14 pm

This one right around $500
oldslotman
 
Posts: 892
Joined: Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:49 pm
Location: Bellevue, Nebraska

Re: Mills Chrome front.

Postby Mark Hilliard » Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:55 pm

Cool. That's worth it. Thanks for letting me know.
Mark Hilliard
 
Posts: 14
Joined: Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:23 pm

Re: Mills Chrome front.

Postby clubconsoles » Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:07 am

Wow that looks a knockout, well done!
User avatar
clubconsoles
 
Posts: 215
Joined: Sun May 02, 2010 10:15 am
Location: Lowestoft, Suffolk UK

Re: Mills Chrome front.

Postby leospanner » Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:24 pm

It looks great. Can you post the contact information where you had it done. I have some chrome to do, but haven't found anyone to do it. Thanks
leospanner
 
Posts: 78
Joined: Fri Aug 16, 2013 2:39 pm
Location: California High Desert

Re: Mills Chrome front.

Postby Spitto » Sun May 13, 2018 1:13 am

Been discovering the benefits of lacquer over enamel on this restoration. I love 5000 grit sandpaper.
I left the polished aluminum showing in the escalator window, bottom casting and top diamonds and left the raw aluminum on the bonnet and reel window. Haven't seen that before.
I had the bottom casting primed and black enameled but recoated too soon and messed it up so took it down to the metal and liked the b/w look.
I just buffed off the crud on the brass payout bib.
This was sitting in a garage in So. Cal. for 30 years. Most of the coins inside were from the '60s and '70s.
The mech works perfectly but I did clean and rebuild the escalator.

compare.png
before/after
Spitto
 
Posts: 2
Joined: Wed May 09, 2018 6:36 pm

Re: Mills Chrome front.

Postby sam2002 » Sun May 13, 2018 9:29 am

Wow ! Awesome machines !
It must be diamond front week !
Picked this cast iron 50 cent machine up about 3 weeks ago , spent 2 days polishing some sort of glazing off of it . Thought I was going to have to paint the castings but they just kept getting shinier ! Handle was painted blue , accented it to black . Black also went into the reel and escalator windows .
Attachments
F8170D06-1B1F-42EE-AD34-B11DE0015636.jpeg
970E3869-9271-487F-BAF1-69487AEACE13.jpeg
sam2002
 
Posts: 511
Joined: Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:45 pm

Next

Return to Pictures

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest