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Refurbing and So Can You!


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Picked Up 5 Vista's the other day. Some are oaks and some are astros. Also got a capsule vend w/ a 25 cent mech. (don't know much about this machine. Can Anyone Help?)

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Decided to start by refurbing a double head for an office lunch room. Chose to paint the machine a dark metalic blue. Color matches the companies look and logo.

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First.

    Set Up my work area. A table will work fine.

Second.

    Gather any tools you already own and think they might help. I was able to find A Wire Brush, Hander Sander (this is my  main weapon) Screw Driver, Flat Head, Welders Gloves, Goo gone

Third.

    Make a List & Go get what you need. For me I Went and bought SandPaper, Rustoleum Spray Paint +Primer, Steel Wool

Fourth.

    Begin the process and don't forget to bring the elbow grease.

   

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This is my first refurb project and to be honest I do not have one machine located yet. I hope by doing this I will get a little more out of the experience in bulk vending. I have learned a lot just by doing. Simply just go ahead and dive in. If anything goes wrong, I know that someone on here is willing to help  ;D Thanks to all who Have helped me, I am sure I have read most of your post) I hope this Post will help others and give them the confidence to dive right in, Get your hand dirty!

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also if anyone is in need of any parts let me know.

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I see it now! its a "big  oak" 20 inch machine, either buy empty 2 inch capsules and put ping pong balls in them or buy a 1 inch wheel, but I dont know the size of a ping pong ball. I think hillbilly did this at a rec center. ask him what he did.

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I believe there are plastic inserts available from Oak that fit into the product wheel compartments to reduce the size. I have seen them on some machines...it would be worth the phone call to Olivia to ask if they have some that would work for the ping pong balls.

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Jerry

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:) Here is a pic. I will post another one when i get it all assembled. I am waiting for some 25 cent stickers and locks from A&A.

Any suggestions on what to vend out of the other machine? Going into a break room.

(also i put a small chip in my paint when i was putting on the coin mech)  :(

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Yes you could say that! when i was putting it together i put a scratch in the paint. It wasn't too visible but was defiantly visible to me.. So i painted it again and am still waiting. Thinking of putting reeses in the other chamber. Any suggestions for a label? Though about looking for a cardboard box of reeses like you get at the movie theatre and xacto it to fit as a label.. anyone try this before?

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Does anyone have suggestions for getting rid of the spray paint smell? I have let it air out for about 3 days now and still has some odor. Afraid this will turn people off when deciding to buy a gumball. I put a few gum balls in and hoping it will disguise the smell. I will probably not vend these gumballs. any suggestions?

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