I was only thinking that because being a sparky I have seen fade on surfaces near fluorescent fittings that’s been there a while.The image is on the front and if it still could, you'd expect the fade to be more where the tube is, getting darker towards the edges.
I think your issue is your tube as mine looks as dark as yours when unlit.
I would like to point out that the high score I would of put on you machine was with the glass off !My first real machine set up! JP2 Prem joins my vpin in my new room. Massive thanks to @philpalmer for answering all my questions and @Pick Holder for coming and setting it up upstairs, installing the extras I bought, giving me a walk through and for purposely not putting a high score on it before he left! Even though I'm rubbish, still really enjoying it, should give me plenty to work on for a while. Very happy
can’t remember. i do remember he was banned though for flipping machines he bought off here. or tried to buy.
Harleycoast or Harleycoast10 from memory Paul.What was his username??