Some background. I have been in the hobby for 3 years. I started with an NIB ACDC Premium. It took me 3 months before I figured out that almost half the bulbs on and under the playfield were not working (burnt out). It took me another 3 weeks to work up the courage to actually raise the playfield and replace them...it was bad enough having to place the ball in the lower playfield when I first got it....took me and my son an hour to remove 3 screws to lower the small playfield and place that ball in there. I meticulously cleaned and wax that playfield every month, because the distributor provided me with Novus and carnuba wax and instructions on how and when to clean it. I hadn't discovered PB Rev yet let alone Pinside or MAACA. Then after six months of owning and playing the crap out of my machine, I discovered that there was an actual living breathing thriving community of like minded pin heads out there! I look back now and can't believe how intimidated I was with anything technical on my pinball machine. Fast forward 2 years.....after meeting, playing and most importantly talking pinball with many of you in this community, I figured I had garnered enough skill and knowledge to refurbish one of my favourite machines....JOHNNY MNEMONIC. The hunt is a big part of this hobby...the catch is even better! I have been a lurker when it comes to forums....I prefer face to face. During the refurb process, I realized that without those posters who have shared thousands of threads regarding tips and techniques, I never would have attempted this! The main purpose of this thread is to give back to the community that has given so much to me (corny, but true). The other purpose of the thread is to show how much I love PINBALL!