A while back I purchased an old spin plate from ebay that was being sold as part of an industrial warehouse clearance sale. The plate was a fantastic deal at $25, but was definitely beat up. Part of the metal covering was corroded and the machine looked a bit grungy. As much as I love a healthy dose of industrial chemicals in by beer, I felt it would be best to clean up the spin plate a bit. I decided to rebuild the frame using plywood, then spray paint the whole unit. I think it came out pretty well and for $25 and $5 in repair materials, it was a great deal.