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Bill Mullins
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Flipper Coin

Postby Bill Mullins » September 13th, 2017, 2:45 am

I have an old Johnson Products Kennedy half-dollar flipper coin. The band has dried and broken, and the insert has fallen out of the shell and won't stay.

I can change the band, but what is the best adhesive to stick the folding insert back into the shell?

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luigimar
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Re: Flipper Coin

Postby luigimar » October 4th, 2017, 1:01 am

I also have one and I was told to use Krazy Glue to stick the piece to the shell. The bad thing about this is that whenever I need to change the band I have to "unglue" the piece by using force and the piece may get damaged. Also the residue on the inside of the shell may become a problem with time since it will become a kind of "plaster" that will make the piece to protrude from the shell (it is happening to me). I may try to use acetone to remove this "plaster" but I haven't tried it yet.

I was thinking about using magician's wax instead of krazy glue (or maybe a small piece of blu tack?). It may be easier to remove the piece from the shell but I don't know how much it will stay stuck without coming off (hopefully not in the middle of a performance).

So, there. I hope this information helps...
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Re: Flipper Coin

Postby Fredrick » October 4th, 2017, 3:12 pm

I have been told - but not tried - to use a thin double faced tape. Carpet tape or toupee tape should work.
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Re: Flipper Coin

Postby Jackpot » October 4th, 2017, 11:28 pm

I have heard that a thin coat of rubber cement will work. Never tried it myself.
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Anthony Vinson
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Re: Flipper Coin

Postby Anthony Vinson » October 5th, 2017, 6:59 am

IIRC magician's wax was the recommended adhesive when Flipper Coins were popular in the late 80s/early 90s. Johnson Product's website lists a contact phone number, so perhaps that might be the source for the best advice? 626/445/1411.

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Re: Flipper Coin

Postby Jackpot » October 5th, 2017, 10:12 am

Anthony Vinson wrote:IIRC magician's wax was the recommended adhesive when Flipper Coins were popular in the late 80s/early 90s. Johnson Product's website lists a contact phone number, so perhaps that might be the source for the best advice? 626/445/1411.

Good advice. You can also use the contact us email link on the website. I had a technical question once and they promptly answered my question. Email might be more efficient.
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Re: Flipper Coin

Postby erdnasephile » October 5th, 2017, 10:47 am

I've had really good success with Johnson Products customer service communicating via phone and email, including constructing a couple custom silver gaffs for me. Good prices and workmanship with a quick turnaround time. I suspect they might fix the flipper for a nominal fee.


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