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Thread: Has anyone refurbised a 221 case?

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    Senior Member csharp's Avatar
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    Got my 2nd Featherweight, and the case is in "sad" shape, Does anyone have any experience with "spray painting" the cases, recovering??? and with what. I already bought a new handle for it, the box is okay just shabby and badly worn?

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    If you google it there is lots of info..some have stripped them down to wood and stained and varnished them..they look great!

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    I thought a 221 was NOT a featherweight?
    Is the case wooden?

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    221 and 222 ARE featherweights. I've heard of the cases being stripped to the bare wood and refinished. I've also heard of cleaning them and applying shoe polish.

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    My case, after many, many different ways to get rid of it...still stink a bit from mildew....I have killed the mildew, and this is just a bit of an old odor left over. Maybe stripping the inside fabric will get rid of the remaining scent.

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    I am going to follow this. I purchased a new case, but have put "Ilah's" original case away. Hopefully it won't deteriorate further. I would like to rehab it if possible.

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    There is no oder problem with my case, just would like to know if anyone has ever spray painted one successfully...I have used a black marker on the scuffed parts, but would like a better finish on it.

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    I bought some black duct tape & very neatly covered the corners & it's still in tact. Doesn't look bad at all

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izaquilter
    I bought some black duct tape & very neatly covered the corners & it's still in tact. Doesn't look bad at all
    Thanks I'll look for that if that becomes my last resort, didn't know duct tape came in black...seen in lots of other colors, but then I wasn't looking for black at the time...lol

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    Dave McCallum suggests black kiwi shoe polish. Rub it on, let is set for 30mins then buff.

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