SMC Discussion Areas
December 04, 2021, 08:26:48 am *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News:
 
   Home   Help Login Register  
Pages: 1 [2] 3  All   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Zinc Plating vs Powder coated or Something Else?  (Read 13663 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
BrianS
Soda Jerks
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 726



« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2013, 11:57:51 pm »

Powdercoating looks great on the shelving and bottle stack trays.  Also the bottle stack faceplate looks good with powder coating as well.  Do a search on offgassing, there are a number of threads on it on the site. I ran into it with my first powder coating experience and its a lesson to avoid.  With proper treating of any galvanized surfaces you can eliminate the issue.  I ended up using a muratic acid bath to pretreat my stuff - I believe credit for the tip goes to a post by Signguy (John) - and it yielded great results.  Once you pick up your first batch of powdercoated stuff you will be glad you went that route.
Logged

Brian

Vendo 56 - restored
Vendo 81 - in progress
Vendo 39 - in the rough
Rockola 1428 - Original
1959 Williams Pinch Hitter
Wurlitzer 1400
1930 Koken Barber Pole
Jonathan816
25 Cent Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 354


« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2013, 08:29:53 am »

Thanks for all the info, I really appreciate it all.
Logged

VMC 81 - Pepsi
VMC 110 - Pepsi
Pat Pixley
Guest
« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2013, 11:09:56 am »

There is also a powder coat primer  made to stop the off gassing , and they also make a forgiving powder coat for offgassing .
they are coming out with new thing all the time in this field.
Logged
Jonathan816
25 Cent Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 354


« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2013, 09:29:33 am »

Anyone know what on average it should cost to get all 10 shelves of a VMC 110 done?
Logged

VMC 81 - Pepsi
VMC 110 - Pepsi
jholmgren
Soda Jerks
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1288



WWW
« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2013, 09:42:09 am »

My guess would be around $150-$200 or so, depending on where you live.  I just had my Glasco slider rack blasted and coated by a local shop, that cost me $100.  Shelves are pretty flat and easy to work on so labor shouldn't be too bad.

Jim
Logged

Embossed Coke Ideal 55 Slider
VMC-44
Vendo V-80 
Westinghouse WE-6
Jonathan816
25 Cent Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 354


« Reply #15 on: January 18, 2013, 09:28:46 am »

My guess would be around $150-$200 or so, depending on where you live.  I just had my Glasco slider rack blasted and coated by a local shop, that cost me $100.  Shelves are pretty flat and easy to work on so labor shouldn't be too bad.

Jim

Lord, my guy quoted me $26 a shelf... in ultra chrome and clear coat...  trying to price around....

Logged

VMC 81 - Pepsi
VMC 110 - Pepsi
SIGNGUY
Soda Jerks
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 5442


Collector of Ol Smoothie Rootbeer


WWW
« Reply #16 on: January 18, 2013, 09:45:45 am »

Yeah Id shop around ...
I'm paying around 75-100 Cash for parts for one machine
which is all bottle shelves, shoes, backspine,cabinet and face plate

Logged

Soda Machine Enthusiast since 1996!
Zerbie
10 Cent Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 139


Bob


« Reply #17 on: May 10, 2020, 08:39:36 am »

I used to use Zinc Plating the shelves and bottle stack shoes where the bottle sits before a vend, but have switched to powder coating.

the zinc would look awesome at first but after exposure to the cold and moisture it starts to breakdown and looks chalky and gross...

Powdercoating has been the way to go for me over the last few years and so far still looks great!



Signguy, is this what you're calling the bottle stack shoe?
Logged

Jacobs 56 Restored
Vendo 81D Previous Restored - New Restoration in Progress
Vendo 81B - restoration in process
VMC Pepsi 81 - In line for restoration
Jim
Administrator
Soda Jerks
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 5809


#1 Soda Jerk!


WWW
« Reply #18 on: May 10, 2020, 10:10:20 am »

Zerbie,

The part circled is a bottle gate and should not be sent to a zinc-plater unless he knows exactly what he is doing or else the process will destroy these ! ! !
The roller pins should be removed prior to and restoration process utilized on the bottle gates...
Logged

My six cents,

Jim

Zerbie
10 Cent Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 139


Bob


« Reply #19 on: May 10, 2020, 10:18:15 am »

Thanks Jim! How are the roller pins removed? Do you buy new roller pins (assuming they're available for sale)?

Is the bottle stack shoe that Signguy mentioned the same part as the bottle gate? What do you do with the arms? Powder coat, re-zinc (if needed), polish up, etc?
Logged

Jacobs 56 Restored
Vendo 81D Previous Restored - New Restoration in Progress
Vendo 81B - restoration in process
VMC Pepsi 81 - In line for restoration
Pages: 1 [2] 3  All   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.15 | SMF © 2011, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!