Quoted from vid1900:
Yep, Novus2 to remove the tracks, then a solid layer of hard paste wax (I'll suggest Blitz 1 Grand as a super long lasting choice).
If you keep it waxed on a regular basis, hopefully you won't need any more Novusing for a long time.
Replace your balls 2x a year on games with multiball or heavy play. Cheap way to keep playfield wear down to a minimum.
Thank you for the clarification.
One more (dumb) question (and possibly slightly off topic): How many times should one attempt to rub off the ball tracks with Novus 2? I attempted one of the drain areas just above the apron twice, but can still see a bit of the track. Then on the inlane feed to a flipper where there is more wear, I did the same thing but the area is still pretty hazy. Almost seems like the Novus 2 isn't really doing anything on that part. I just want to make sure I'm doing it right before I put a layer of wax on to finalize it, or is there the possibility the game has been dirtied to the point of no return (it was a location game for a year and a half before me owning it, and I don't think it ever got a Novus 2 cleaning or a wax. Modern Stern game)?