Quoted from Heretic_9:
If and when you can comment, a question (category) for both the museum and personal perspective.
What are your definitions and reflections on Player vs. Collector grade pins ? We've gained some insight into the mechanical work you do on the games, but what of the cosmetic end and its relative priority ? In that regard, how good is "good enough" ? Obviously, if a pf is getting worn down and needs protection from further damage, that is one thing. But where to draw the line ? For example, on my various visits to the Banning museum, where I've tended to spend a good portion of my time in the back section with the EMs, I've noticed that a number of the classic games are gradually getting worse, cosmetically. Clearly, with so many games to monitor and service in that large collection, the mechanical issues are much more apt to get the attention.
One of a number of things we talked about when you were here was the clearcoating of playfields. I still think this would only be in consideration if there was a shop doing this that deserved one's full confidence, and I still don't think that I would send a game out of state or any great distance to have this done.
As another part of this, I'm wondering if you ever perfected your preferred process for backglass sealing that you were looking into ?
Hi Heretic... pardon, I'll have to take these questions offline and answer via PM. Lots to digest here.