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tallstory
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Bandit knob restoration

Postby tallstory » Thu Jan 28, 2021 12:04 pm

I wanted to share a recent success I had with the restoration of a bandit handle knob, in case it is of use to others with the same problem. The knob was badly damaged and, after re-gluing and polishing, it still looked tatty. I decided to try painting it with one of those tiny pots of Revell paint, used for painting plastic models. The results were better than I expected. I'm not sure how it will wear with use but so far so good.
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badpenny
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Re: Bandit knob restoration

Postby badpenny » Thu Jan 28, 2021 1:01 pm

Looks good, if it doesn't wear too well try coating it in a glass like resin.
So long as you let it cure without touching it and in a dry, warm environment for at least a couple or three days it'll look like it's glass coated and will stay that way.
Out of curiosity, how trificult was it to remove? What did you threaten it with?

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special when lit
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Re: Bandit knob restoration

Postby special when lit » Thu Jan 28, 2021 3:41 pm

Nice knob.
I restored a 60's pinball last year, & spent far too long cleaning my balls & polishing my knob.
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Re: Bandit knob restoration

Postby tallstory » Thu Jan 28, 2021 5:22 pm

BP can you recommend a resin to use? I'd like to give it a try because the knob has a lot of handle-ing :lol:
It was very difficult to remove the roll pin attaching it to the handle. Using a drift punch didn't shift it and I had to drill it out. Three drill blunted in the process because it is a spring steel pin.

Special When Lit you are a naughty rascal! Still the result looks great.

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Re: Bandit knob restoration

Postby badpenny » Thu Jan 28, 2021 6:21 pm

If you're only ever going to use a little then Hobbycraft sell the kind of stuff
https://www.hobbycraft.co.uk/advancedse ... ting+resin

If you're going to get into using the stuff try Amazon it works out cheaper per unit the more you buy, obviously. Do practise first though.

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