Quoted from mrgregb123:
Totally agree with you my man! No arguments there. Clean machines get played. But I think this conversation revolved around waxing for home use, which having done it in the past, I realized was unnecessary. If you're putting your machine up at TPF or Pintastic, hell yeah you should wax it - armor the crap out of it. But for home use, ESPECIALLY on machines with a nice thick clear coat, I found the ball speed makes it an overall negative. My TAF clearcoated with PPG is so friggin' fast w/o wax it would be nearly unplayable with a coat on. But you've mentioned scenarios where this makes sense - older games especially. No qualms there.
That's the other problem I had with waxing. Wax with Blitz exactly as Vid has instructed. Run your finger. Smooth as butter. After 10-20 games the playfield feels like it did before you waxed. Your results may vary.
You better believe I wax it!
My games get played a lot, Im a player not a collector.
But I see what you are getting at.
If the games are getting no play then why bother waxing at all.
I have seen HUO games come up for sale that only had 200 games on them after 6 years of ownership.
I dont know if thats common or not, but the people I know that have pinball machines, do play them a lot.
And games add up over time and maintenance is needed. So I recommend a schedule.
If you are just a collector then
keep then dusted off and just enjoy looking at them.
Its all good.