Quoted from Coz:
Both Houdini and Oktoberfest are very well built, reliable machines. There has been a lot of talk recently about other manufacturers playfield issues. Has anyone had playfield issues with their American Pinball pins?
Me and a couple of the other pin guys were playing in a tournament at the local brewery today and ‘playfield-gate’ was a topic of discussion.
We noticed absolutely no pooling on Oktoberfest. The playfield still looks pristine after hundreds of plays.
Guardians of The Galaxy and Ghostbusters weren’t fairing so well. Definitely some noticeable pools but nothing like JP2 or Wonka/POTC are seeing right out of the box. But still enough to notice.
And things like LOTR, Simpsons PBP and Fish Tales (diamond plate) are still in downright remarkable condition considering the thousands of games they have seen. They just built em better back in those days. Volatile chemicals be damned.