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Jumbopenny
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I have a Tango [/ where the band broke. I'm trying to remove the insert to replace it. I've tried soaking in 91% Isopropyl Alcohol and Goo Gone. Followed by boiling in water and prying with a utility knife. Nothing will even budge it. Anyone have any other ideas?
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I know this may sound nuts, but I put it over a flame and it loosened the glue...i didn't hold the coin of course...i held it with tongs so it wouldn't burn my hand..the shell of the coin gets really hot really quick. That loosened the glue within seconds! Next time when you replace it, don't use super glue...use only double sided tape...this may sound crazy, but it works so much better then the glue, no mess, and its easy next time you want to replace the band...My Lassen Flipper(s) both use double sided tape...
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You might try an Xacto knive or a scalpel. Something thin and sharp to get in the groove and mechanically clean it. I use a scalpel that comes to a point to clean my banded coins. By all means please be careful not to slip and injure yourself...

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On a Reel Magic disc, Roy Keuppers showed how to change the band and specifically recommended double stick tape and NO glue- Glue is miserable
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Thanks for all the help everyone. I was able to burn it off using Trooper's tip of using a flame. Worked surprisingly well. Call me crazy, but I want to use the same glue they originally used. Does anyon know what kind of glue it is? I'm thinking Super Glue. It was easy to clean off once the insert popped off. It held strong before before the flame hit it. I tried double sided tape several times, but it just keeps falling apart.
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Jumbo, I used double-sided tape just fine. Maybe it's the brand you're using.
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Jumbo I did the same thing you did with wanting to use the glue...it's terrible! I highly recommend the scotch brand double stick. You will love it! Just give it a shot.., if you don't like the scotch brand tape, then try the glue again...
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I've read several descriptions on how to replace the band, but I'm still confused. Could anyone post a short video demonstration of how it's done? That would really be appreciated!
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On 2012-04-03 13:22, arthur stead wrote:
I've read several descriptions on how to replace the band, but I'm still confused. Could anyone post a short video demonstration of how it's done? That would really be appreciated!


Are you replacing the band on a standard flipper or gravity flipper?
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On a gravity flipper.
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I always put the band on the bigger piece(the part that flips out), then the insert part second(stationary part of flipper)...place tape on the insert, use a small exacto knife to cut the excess tape around the edge( extra tape not cut can cause a problem later!), and place into the correct location...if that doesn't make any sense, PM me
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Thanks for that advice, Trooper ... Can you backtrack a little for me? I'm scared to pop out the insert! Any tips on how to do that properly?
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If its a tango gravity flipper, tango uses glue...I place the coin over the stove for a few seconds, and that loosens the glue...then continue with my previous instructions!
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Thanks again. Still would love to see a video of it being done ... any volunteers out there who want to share?
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No, but it's not hard. You just lever out the insert (if held in place with tape - if not, the flame trick is apparently the way to go.) Remove all traces of the old tape and gluey stuff with a solvent.
When you put the insert back you must make sure it's hard up against the shell part or else the coin won't open/close properly. And you must make sure there's no overhanging tape which again will take up space which the coin needs to open/close. If using tape, do make sure it's good strong stuff because any movement of the insert relative to the shell will also cause trouble.
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Arthur: If you contact Kozmo, you can ask him for a copy of the February 2010 Reel Magic disc. It contains a Roy Kueppers tutorial on repairing a flipper coin.
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I finally found the time to get the right double sided tape, and fix my [/. Turns out the tape I used originally was Scotch "removable" double sided tape. It's kind of like Post It glue. Very weak and not meant to hold metal together. Went and got Scotch "permanent" double sided tape, and it's working so far. Performed with it tonight and it killed. Let's see how long this will hold up. Thanks to Trooper for that flame tip. That really saved me. Although I used a lighter instead of the stove and it worked fine.
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The Coin Gods are starting to like you

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Maybe, but how about them coin makers?
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On 2012-04-09 03:41, Jumbopenny wrote:
I finally found the time to get the right double sided tape, and fix my [/. Turns out the tape I used originally was Scotch "removable" double sided tape. It's kind of like Post It glue. Very weak and not meant to hold metal together. Went and got Scotch "permanent" double sided tape, and it's working so far. Performed with it tonight and it killed. Let's see how long this will hold up. Thanks to Trooper for that flame tip. That really saved me. Although I used a lighter instead of the stove and it worked fine.



Jumbo..no problem! Glad it worked for you!
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