This may be my first post on pinside. I'm not sure. I've been lurking for quite a while however. I guess I'll start with a quick history of my cabinet.
I've had MGoW since some time in May of this year, 2018. I spent a couple of months cleaning it and painting the inside of the cabinet because it wouldn't clean up well enough to suit me (and I have low standards). I've spent the last month or two getting it in playing condition which involved replacing a couple of crispy solenoids (ball trough kicker and right ball shooter) and cleaning a few switches. I'm not sure what happened to my particular machine but in the past it has had it's power supply replaced with a Rottendog and several hack repairs to the boards as well as whatever fried the solenoids I replaced. Of course there was also battery leakage which someone cleaned up relatively well before I got it even though they left the battery in. I got it playing. I played a few games and then disassembled the playfield to restore it. I am currently in the process of doing the playfield restoration as this post is written.
Something I was curious about. Has anyone restored the "smoke" look on the outer backglass? It's that ring of transparent black that goes around the outline of...well, I guess it's Mars, or whatever soldier that it's representing on the inner backglass. I at first thought this was just another layer of filth that this machine brought with it but I've noticed on other people's games that the edge of the smoke casts a more defined silhouette or outline of the man in the middle than mine does.