I got a TZ as my first pin and it is pretty dirty. The previous owner said he had it for 8 years and didn't seem to know much about pins(he didn't know how to get into the backboard); not that I know much either but I am learning fast... Anyways, I am pretty sure he only used novus2 on the main playfield areas to clean it and not much else.
I am being pretty brave and taking everything apart to clean/inspect thoroughly. Now the question is how far do I go in the clean-up:
Should I take everything off or just enough to clean the playfield?
There are two pieces of mylar on the playfield, in the bumper section and near the rocket. The playfield is in pretty good shape paint wise, no fading really; do I dare attempt to remove the mylar even though its not bubbling as far as I can tell and its still pretty clear.
Should I shell out the money for cliffys? If I did do that, aside from the obvious suggested areas do I order more protectors for the other switch slots?
So far some issues I have seen with the machine that I am hoping to get resolved before I am done:
The main ramp plastic is broken on the right side near the diverter, it doesn't look like it will affect gameplay. Is there a way to fix this without shelling out the $140 to get a new one with decals?
The gumball loader is pretty weak, hoping that when I am finished cleaning everything up (including this coil) that it will be better.
The DMD has a hum to it. It is especially noticeable if I run the DMD tests and whenever the screen is entirely lit it is even louder. No idea what is causing this or how I can fix it?