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L Trunk
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Firstly, what is your opinion on coating the interior of the cup black? I think it would make the interior look smaller and give good contrast with the balls when finishing a routine.

Secondly, does anyone know of a way to do it to brass cups?
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I dunno about coating it black. I would think it may cause more of a chance to flash although I would hope that isn't really possible. I don't really know what could be used. However, I know you can get rubber based black spray paint at home depot or lows. Its a bit thicker and maybe a little tricky. Perhaps it would even dampen the sound a bit, who knows.
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I don't know that I would want to do this, but if I was going to, I think I would try to use the same stuff they use for spray in bed liners for pickup trucks. You could probable have one of the truck places do it for pretty cheap being the area is so small, and they could probably do a pretty good job with it.
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I believe that some of the coatings being referred to are either fairly thick (relatively speaking) or gritty. Both could affect the ability of the cups to nest (not to mention the beautiful sound they make when nesting them) or release a final load designed to be as large as possible.
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JOE PORPER uses in his cups powder coating, I am not sure if it is black but it looks very dark.
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I think a set of black anodized aluminum cups, similar to the black Calphalon cookware, (The bare aluminum, not the non-stick stuff) would be attractive.
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On 2008-05-05 10:22, Chessmann wrote:
Both could affect the [...] beautiful sound they make when nesting them


I hadn't thought of that.

Thank you all for the great ideas! It's hard to get custom metal work done where I live. I guess powder coating is the only sure way, but I'm going to look into the spray in liner.
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All the Porper cups come with black interiors
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On 2008-05-05 11:02, DStachowiak wrote:
I think a set of black anodized aluminum cups, similar to the black Calphalon cookware, (The bare aluminum, not the non-stick stuff) would be attractive.
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we made the Foxy II Combos in black anodized aluminum. They were selling quicker than we could make them. There are plans on bringing them back, but we are doing away with the CNC work and spinning them by hand.

Then there is also the Darkness Falls Series of cups, which will all be Black Chrome.

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***All the Porper cups come with black interiors***

So do the Magic Maker cups! Oh wait, you don't want it to come off on your hands and clothes.......... nevermind! Smile
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Then there is also the Darkness Falls Series of cups, which will all be Black Chrome.


I Can't wait for these - time to start saving Smile
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I really don't care for the black interior of cups made that way. It's just something I see no need for. Those who like it say it helps the balls to show up better against the inside of the cup while the cup is on it's side and the ball(s) are infront of the cups. I feel there is no need for this. It's something you have to decide for yourself if you like or not. Just because I don't like it doesn't mean no one else can.

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On 2008-05-05 11:02, DStachowiak wrote:
I think a set of black anodized aluminum cups, similar to the black Calphalon cookware, (The bare aluminum, not the non-stick stuff) would be attractive.
Don


Don,
we made the Foxy II Combos in black anodized aluminum. They were selling quicker than we could make them. There are plans on bringing them back, but we are doing away with the CNC work and spinning them by hand.

Then there is also the Darkness Falls Series of cups, which will all be Black Chrome.

Jake

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Re: the Porper cups

The first few of the brass Porper cups that were made in the late 1970's had unpainted interiors.

Re: black interiors.

Truck bedding material is excessively thick and probably unnecessary. Ordinary black paint should work fine. Parkerizing would be an option, but I don't think black interiors add anything to a set of cups.
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We black powder coat the inside of the antique bronze. The reasoning behind this is not asthetics, but to keep oxidation from the bronzing material from coming off on the balls over time, but it does look nice with the antiquing.
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On the "Slight of Dave" DVD's David's cups appear to have black a black interior; does anyone know the history of his cups?
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David's cups on that tape were Original R-N-T that have not been finished on the inside. They are Stainless Steel and really hold up well to abuse ...errr use.
I compared mine to his and they were the same.

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I guess its true then; the memory is the first to go!
Thanks for the correction.
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Three words: Black Nail Polish. It can be shiny or flat depending on how you need it. Clear nail polished worked great for sealing a lable inside a bottle ala a David Roth tape.
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I'm curious as to how long black nail polish would last inside a cup, especially at those parts where the cups bang against each other. There are other paints that are more durable.

For example, if you can get hold of some Krylon black epoxy spray, that's tough stuff. However, it is not easy to apply this to the inside of a cup.
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