How to refurbish a used vending machine
How can i refurbish my gumball machines? It is a proven fact that your vending machine will make more money clean and sharp looking and full of product than your machine will make dirty and half empty all of the time. The appearance is everything when it comes to selling gumballs. For most vending machine operators appearance is a given. The product level on the other hand is more frequently misunderstood among vending machine operators. At the grocery store you will notice that the shelves are always full of every product. There is some type of psychological connection that people make with full shelves and end up buying more items. You have to incorporate that into your gumball or candy vending machines. Trust me you will see an increase in revenue.
In addition to keeping your vending machines full of product you want to keep your machines looking clean and sharp. When purchasing used vending machines in person the appearance of the machine is something you can use as leverage to drive the persons asking price down. when you get your gumball machine home, all you have to do is perform the following:
Steps to refurbishing your vending machines to make more money:
- Disassemble all vending machine pieces. Generally speaking there are the following parts: The base, the coin mechanism and prize flap, the globe (contains the product) and the lid.
- The base and lid need to be sanded and roughed up with 550 grit sand paper if the paint is faded. If the paint is chipping and flaking you need to use sand paper grit that is more coarse than 550 and that will remove the flaking paint. Keep in mind you do not want to use paper course enough to scare and scrape the metal.
- After the base and lid have been prep sanded use red Krylon Spray paint to coat the machine with new paint. After the base and lid of the vending machine has been painted and dried focus on the globe that holds your product. Pledge is the best way to make the horribly scratched and dull looking plastic globes to look flawless and brand new again.
Follow these tips and your machines will not only look better and more professional they will attract more kids and customers and therefore make you more money. This applies to vending machines your already have out on location. Once you get the hang of it you can clean and refurbish vending machines in a matter of minutes and while out on locations collecting money and refilling your product.