Restoring an old vintage style gumball machine is a fun and skilled project. Taking a worn out vintage piece of equipment and making it new again can be an educational rewarding experience. If you have an area such as a game room or pool table room then a vintage style gumball machine is a nice addition to those types of rooms.
We found an old 1950’s Oak Astro gumball machine at a local flea market and purchased it for $45 dollars. We took it home and restored it in a vintage Texaco Gas Station theme. This restoration included a complete custom paint scheme, purchasing Texaco memorabilia and stickers, new plexiglass for the gumball area and a complete inner workings tuneup. See below for our complete gumball machine restoration…. Looking for parts for an old gumball machine? Here you can find many different parts for vintage gumball machines. No time for this? Buy a new one here or find one cheap and bid on it here.
After we did a complete disassembly, we sanded the paint down to bare metal and then primed.
We gave it 3 coats of primer to give it a good base to add our new paint scheme.
The picture above shows the 4 top pieces of our gumball machine primed and drying.
Here is the final restored Texaco Gumball machine completely finished.
This project set us back around $150 dollars total including the initial purchase of the machine itself.
This will be a great addition to our game room next to our vintage arcade games!