Quoted from venom112:
When you say prepping for commercial play what prep did you do to make it last so long with minimal wear??
To be clear, not all pins require that much time to prep. Ghostbusters just had so many issues that it took me a while to properly "dial it in" for the location in which it was being placed.... including my decision to add a center post at the drain (this was prior to all of the aftermarket fixes).
A lot of playing, adjusting switches, moving out-lane posts and re-securing all of the hardware on top of the playfield. Installing additional mylar to obvious high-wear points (slingshots, exits of scoops & shooter lane). Identifying and then fabricating fixes to obvious factory flaws/defects/failures, such as the constantly bending wire-form next to the captive ball, & getting Slimer to properly register shots on Ghostbusters. Changing many of the rubbers to polyurethane for endurance. Customizing and installing playfield mods & lighting mods. Then finally all of the hardware below the playfield is re-secured and glued into place using Amazing Goop. This is actually the most important part of the process due to the extremely high usage (upwards of 500 plays per week) and my insistence on installing shaker motors in my games. Then a final waxing and more playing before it's ready for the street.