Whats been cosmetically done?
Paintwork metal casing:- Not a lot, its original, not sprayed. T-Cutted with red t-cut where red, and black bumper polish on the black work. Once this stuff dries, it dont come off on your hands and you can buff it up considerably. (in the shed, no cost)
Top Box:- This was pooh brown (i think nicotine) Stripped to bare metal and sprayed. (materials, wirewool etc £12)
Lighting:- bulbs replaced, all come on like a xmas tree, nice. (£3.00)
Wood work - Repainted with black gloss (£8.00)
Cash payout tray:- Back plate, just cleaned, you can hardly see it. Could be rechromed but not worth it.
The main payout tray ive just got back from electroplater, before it went away it was completely blistered and the central section was rusty and horrid. This looks lovely now (£60.00)
Rear Door - stripped to bare metal, primed and sprayed (£6)
6D Badge - bought for £5 inc postage !
Side bolts grimey - autosol, bought them up a treat (leftover tube in shed)
Handle didnt pull - Shefra needed coin detector pin adjusting, whole mech was filthy, black and grimey. Now shines bright as can be seen in photo. Works a treat, doesnt jam and reliable.
Handle flying back with a bang - yep, followed the forum post on how to fix a mills pump, works well now, see video.
All in all, total cost of revamp £104 plus £50 for machine = £154 Im happy with this, okay its not a jackpot model but i like it, its reliable and it works.. It just goes to show though, that for a simple renovate, them costs mount up. Great fun though.
A couple of things that i will do, the handle could be rechromed for £25. A need a key made to fit lock (£7 last cost for this on my jubilee) and then im ready for my next machine.
Video of machine working:-