Just now, as part of a major remodel, I had some people come in and cut a hole in the concrete wall of my basement. The actual cutting was surprisingly clean and low-dust, but when they went to knock out the plug, there was concrete dust EVERYWHERE.
I had anticipated this, and did what I thought was a reasonable job of hermetically sealing the AFMr and the Bally Hi-Deal that were nearby, as well as taping up a plastic curtain around the cut area.
When I unwrapped the pins, my heart sank as I saw that there was a thin coat of dust on top of the glass of both machines, as well as the backboxes, and (gulp) on the top surface of the coin box inside the AFMr!
Needless to say, neither pin has been turned on, and I am waiting until I am certain that I have cleaned up all the loose dust on the floor, and that the risk of airborne dust has reached normal background levels (IE: once I'm done cleaning up everything else in the basement).
My plan is to blow the dust off of the glass with a can of air, then remove it and carefully and thoroughly vacuum the playfield using a small dusting brush, then follow up with a LIGHT wipe with a clean microfiber cloth, with perhaps a drop or two of Novus 1.
Following this, I'll vacuum out the bottom of the cabinet, and once again hit it with the microfiber and a bit of Novus 1, just to increase the tack of the cloth, and keep any dust from going airborne. I'll then drop in a fresh set of balls.
Is there anything I'm leaving out? I'm new at this, and I'm pretty sure there isn't much in the way of grease, oil, or other wet-lube in the machines, is this right?
I REALLY hate concrete dust. The stuff is basically sandpaper without the paper, and it terrifies me to think of the kind of accelerated wear I could be unleashing on my games!
Thanks for any and all input!