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shawn popp
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I am currently experimenting with flipper coins. Can anyone tell me the best way to attach the half that smaller piece to the shell?

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shawn
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Doesn't the instruction sheet tell you? Who's make do you have?
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Hello,
Correct Pete- Shawn, who made it? The manufacturer usually has instructions on how to change the band and put it back together. Usually the smaller piece is glued to the shell. Be careful. There are various, previous threads on this topic, for instance,"what type of glue", or " maybe double sided-tape". If the glue you use is too strong,to re-assemble, you're going to have a tough time taking it apart again if the band breaks. And if the glue is too weak, it will slip and not fit properly. I own 3 flippers and changed the band on all three. I don't use Super Glue because it's tough to get it apart when the band breaks. Here's a tip on getting it apart first. Gently heat it up with a lighter, to soften up the glue. Once apart, clean meticulously. Every crevice. Every surface. If not, it will stick shut. Put the band around the two flipper parts and do a dry fit, within the shell. Hold it with your thumb and make sure nothing binds prior to glueing. Make sure the orientation is right,same as from the manufacturer ( Kennedy's head is where it should be. I use Elmer's Glue. The good stuff. Not the kid's project glue. It's sort of gelatin like. Holds securely and I don't need a blow torch and jack-hammer to get it apart again, like some types of Super Glue. Hope this helps.
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Doubled sided stick tape always worked great for me. It's strong and yet when you have to take it off, it's not that difficult.
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On 2006-09-28 19:25, Pete Biro wrote:
Doesn't the instruction sheet tell you? Who's make do you have?


I bought a new Johnson flipper (my first) that didn't come with any instructions, just the plastic holder their coins usually come in. It's plausible the local shop had opened the package or something. Kinda funny because when I got home and looked at it, I thought it was broken!
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I also have the Johnson Flipper and when I received it there is no instruction to assemble the coin. I contact the dealer and he give me the information, and yes... double sided tape can be use to attach the parts.

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Here is the complete instruction I've got, including a routine with the coin that come with the instruction.

FLIPPER COIN

TO PREPARE THE COIN: Place some double-sided tape or magicians wax on the
small section of the folding coin. Put the folding insert into the shell and
you are ready.

TO OPEN THE COIN: Look carefully on the back of the coin. You will see a
very fine cut hidden in the design. Hold the coin with your index over the
cutout section and your thumb on the opposite side. You should be holding
the coin gently by your fingertips. Now shake the coin downward. The flap
will open.

It will snap back so you need to try and catch it while it is in the open
position.

TO CHANGE THE RUBBERBAND: Open the coin and break the old rubberband if it
is still attached. If the insert does not come out easily place the coin in
hot water for a few minutes to loosen the adhesive.

Stretch a new rubberband around the grove in the large part of the coin.
Insert the small section into the rubberband to form a complete coin.


ROUTINE: Keep a coin of the same value as the flipper palmed hidden in your
hand.

Place the open Flipper Coin on a table and cover it with glass. The Mouth of
the glass should be up.

The coins get covered with the bottom of the glass.

Pick up the glass by the mouth. Your palmed coin should be directly over the
mouth.

Lift the glass. At the same time the Flipper coin folds let the coin from
your palm fall into the glass.

It will appear as if the coin penetrated the glass.


Jeff
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shawn popp
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I dug this flipper coin out of a drawer. its probably over 15 years old. No instructions. I have a Schoolcraft flipper and his instructions recommended double stick tape. I haven't had a lot of success with that. Perhaps I need different tape. Any thoughts.

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Joshua Barrett
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Older stlye was commonly glued I think. jamies flippers are made much differently so it might not work.
Buzz
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The d.s. tape for this. Cellopane type or that white spongy type. Also any brands better than others ,thanks
plungerman
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Not enough room inside for any spoungy type of adhesive, still thinking of Todd's.
Mine is a Peace Dollar. K. half would probably work with just d.s.tape.

Elsewhere a similar thread was naming d.s. tape by name and product number (sku). If that's around it would be great to see it here.
shawn popp
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So far I've tried DS tape. No luck. The tape wasn't strong enough. Also tried elmers glue. No luck. Glue didn't hold. Anyone have any ideas? Stronger DS tape. different glue that's not super glue. Anyone?
Jeff Corn
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Make sure the tape is Permanent. If it's removable, it's not going to work. I'd also recommend trying FunTac or some other removable adhesive.
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I have a Johnson flipper and have toyed around with different adhesives. I've tried superglue and double-sided tape, and I'm happiest with the double-sided tape. It's just much easier to deal with when it comes time to replace the gimmick, and as far as I'm concerned it holds the pieces together fine. I've been using the non-permanent variety and haven't had any problems, but at Jeff's recommendation I think I'll try permanent next time to see what happens.
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Just put together my Piece dollar (whose, I don't know. Can you tell?) with the permanent variety of double stick. I left it clamped for a while with a bulldog clip, and a fabric cushion. Seems to work very well. Opens a tiny bit when upside down which is what I like, saves me the "get ready".

Till the r.b. breaks again I'll not need to try replacing the double stick. I did take the time to trim the d.s. to match the overlap or join as closely as possible.
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I use super glue. There is this gel kind that works very well. When I need to repair, I pry it up with a knife or screwdriver. Works well for me...
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TrickeryMagic
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3M Poster Tape. It's thin enough, but stronger than standard double stick tape.
Mike Wild
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Man... am I the only guy who uses magician's wax? Heavy stuff... Robbins I think. Works beautifully. The secret is to set it and leave it for a day or two in a cool place. It sets like glue, comes off easily for replacement, and doesn't leave hard stuff behind that has to be scrapped off with a knife. I've never had it separate no matter how warm the coin gets, and I just came back from a year in extreme SW Florida, it doesn't get too much hotter or more humid then that.

The 3M poster tape works well too...
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