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scott0819
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What should I use to hold my flipper coin together.
someone suggested I use rubber cement but that was just messy and did not adhere well.
what do you guys use?

thanks.
Larry Barnowsky
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Thin double sided tape (not Scotch) like that used for carpets works fine for me.
scott0819
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I guess I go to a hardware store for that?
Larry Barnowsky
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A hardware store should have it. Before applying it make sure the surfaces are free of grease and dry. Goo Gone works great for that. Alcohol will also work.
scott0819
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Thanks for the tips, larry.
Airborne Ranger
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Scotch make a very aggressive double-stick tape for industrial purposes. I've used it in the past but don't know the stock number. I purchased it at Home Depot, though.
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??? Mine uses rubber bands...
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...magician's wax...

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Industrial strength carpet tape. I got a small supply from a friend who manufactures them but I don't know the best source. Perhaps you could email Jamie Schoolcraft and he would sell some?
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Pete Biro
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Why not ask the person that made the coin for you???
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I have been using regular scotch brand double-stick tape for a couple of years, and even with heavy use, I have never had a problem. Just make sure that you clean off both surfaces before reapplying, apply it so that there are no wrinkles, and squeeze firmly to make sure that the surfaces are well mated. Both Todd Lassen and Jamie Schoolcraft use and recommend double stick tape for their flippers - it is dependable, simple, adds almost no thickness, and a roll will last a lifetime.
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Jordini, correct me if I'm wrong, but I think he was referring to the part that adheres to the coin, not the part that flips.

I too use double stick tape.
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I have tried every kind of glue including crazy glue and none work well. The best thing mentioned is dbl side tape. Try it its cheap .

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Jamie recommends Scotch Double Stick tape for his flipper. It is important to distinguish though between the "temporary" double stick and "permanent" double stick. You need the permanent double stick.
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Quote:
On 2005-08-10 20:54, tbaer wrote:
Jordini, correct me if I'm wrong, but I think he was referring to the part that adheres to the coin, not the part that flips.

I too use double stick tape.


THANK YOU. I was wondering how the heck a flipper would work with rubber cement, or in fact any of the above mentioned items. Mine came assembled. The mystery is solved.
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I've been lucky enough to be able to use magicians wax as well. What happens if the coin breaks while table hopping or strolling, and you're using double stick tape if you don't have anymore? You can't use the coin anymore that evening. However, you can easily scrape all the magicians wax from the dismantled flipper and reassemble the flipper and be as Slyvester the Jester says,"Back To Normal!!!!"

Or as Gary Kurtz says,"Returning me to my former affluence..."
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Quote:
On 2005-08-10 17:39, billfromoregon wrote:
I have been using regular scotch brand double-stick tape for a couple of years, and even with heavy use, I have never had a problem. Just make sure that you clean off both surfaces before reapplying, apply it so that there are no wrinkles, and squeeze firmly to make sure that the surfaces are well mated.


YES... it is very important to clean the coin of all residue. Need to use a good solvent, then rinse thouroughly! A small but vital point!
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Alan Munro
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I use the regular Scotch double stick tape - nothing fancy. It holds together just fine! It takes very little time to open the flipper, replace the band and put it back together, if you have something to pry it open with.
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Use the permanent 2 sided tape. It is stickier. There is also a 2 sided taped that is temporary and not as sticky.
The 2 sided tape works great for me and is the least trouble dealing with.
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When my band broke, it took a while for me to realize that the pieces actually came apart....only after trying to place the new band into the groove was impossible ... Double sided tape it is.....
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