Cool thread, I enjoy it. Is that shooter lane damage getting worse and worse? Not sure if you saw a recent thread of someone making a clear polycarbonate to protect an area like this? https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/nudies-clear-shooter-lane-eject-protectors
It would be a good test of his product with how many plays you get. But I do not know if he has any for your machine.