Oof, looks rough, but to be honest it’s easily fixable by the looks of it.
Underside of playfield looks good, and most of the rust doesn’t need to be dealt with to be honest.
Clean the relay plates where they come into contact with the coil, the rust interferes with that. The switches don’t really rust, and the transformer looks shot, replace it.
I just finished my Mars Trek and I’m posting the thread soon. The rust inside it was worse than this. I actually went extremely deep and derusted almost every part and sanded and ground everything down to bare metal. I’m
Neurotic like that. But if it is merely a bracket and doesn’t provide a “function” AND you don’t see it then I left it rusty.
The game simply needs to play, and not look like shit. If the underside is in proper working order, then I don’t mind some rusty screws and some brackets that won’t interfere with the operation at any time.
Save it and make the money! Evaporust is amazing, only you have to treat the metal immediately after it’s removed, else it rusts again right before your eyes.
It’s mainly going to be a lot of time, I made sure my game worked properly before disassembly and rust removal.