I don't get it. What is the point of protecting the cabinet from button wear if you've put holes in the cabinet and it has to be forever covered up in that area because otherwise you have three unsightly holes there? I don't think that putting them on is considered a "downgrade" by anyone. Just curious why there isn't an option so you can see the cabinet art AND protect your game.
At least with Tron, it doesn't appear that it covers up anything interesting.
I'll probably hold on to them until I can get them re-powdered with something other than black.
From my point of view the bigger "lollypop" rails should have been on from the factory, that is yet another way Stern was cutting costs, along with the playfield pegs and that wacky lockdown bar receiver.
Look at Spiderman, was a "Pro" and it has those rails from the factory.
That being said the screws do not bother me since I would never be taking them off. If you are worried about the holes I would just install mylar protectors around the flipper buttons versus putting the rail on without the screws. Without the screws you are just asking for a player who is a bit rough on the game to slap the sides of the cabinet and cause more damage. A friend I play with regularly is one of those guys