Hey y'all, I've been lurking here on Pinside for a few weeks and finally found my first EM yesterday. I guy down the road sold me a '73 Bally Hi Lo Ace for a little over $300. It seems to work fairly well, but there are a few small problems. First, the playfield is dirty as all getout. So I've been searching here (and YouTube) for effective ways to clean these old playfields without scrubbing the paint off. There are already several bare spots in the paint from normal usage I guess. And the lights behind the back glass don't work. So I figured I'd try to replace all the fuses to be sure that wasn't the issue.
Oh, and speaking of the back glass, it's got a huge crack smack down the middle of it. I guess I'll be in the market for a replacement if anybody sells those anymore. Other stuff like getting a new rubber set for it, replacing the bumper top plastic pieces, coin door replacement, etc will be on my agenda as well. But with the dozens of videos on YouTube with these guys showing everyone how to clean the playfield "the right way", how do I know what advice to trust? I've seen a few folks suggesting Naphtha so I'm sure I could find a quart of that if it's safe for me to try it.
Any help would be appreciated.