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Thread: cleaning products for older machines

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    cleaning products for older machines

    I know I've seen it posted several times on this section but I'm looking for the product name that can be used to clean the older black singers without removing the paint and also a good polish to use afterwards.

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    Sheila

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    Some use GOJO (non pumice) followed by Liquid Gold. Some have reported that using GOJO has removed the decals from their machines.... plain sewing machine oil is best.
    Liquid Gold is fine, but car wax gives a great shine and is more durable.
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    My OSMG uses Goo Gone. Like everything else, carefully around the decals, but he's gotten great results on some spectacularly crudded up machines. He told me to treat it like sewing machine oil-wipe it on, let it sit a bit, wipe it off. For wax, I use the Mother's car wax in the red can. Pricey, but wow!
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    I love a product called TuffStuff that was originally designed for car interiors. It is wonderful! I got the recommendation from Graham Forsdyke who has a company in the UK that cleans, repairs, and sells Featherweights. I found it at the second auto supply place I tried.

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    Is the TuffStuff cleaner or finish?

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    The product I use is called "Goop" and not only does it clean the machines but shines it. Hope this helps.

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    So what do you use for a machine that has lived in a smoker's house for years and has that yellowish build up all over the machine? I want to get the smoke off mine. It sat in my folks house for several years and both of them were chain smokers.

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    You can use Dawn Dish Soap thinned with water to remove the nicotine/smoke coating. It works great, and will not harm any surface of your machine.

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    I use sewing machine oil to clean, buff real well with clean rags. Then I let it sit for a day or so before I begin with TR3 (auto supply store). I use the TR3 in very small spots, rub it in, and continue until it disappears. On machines where the clear coat is shot, it may take 20+ applications, but it will shine. Yes, this takes me a very long time.
    Stephanie in Mena

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    Quote Originally Posted by jljack View Post
    You can use Dawn Dish Soap thinned with water to remove the nicotine/smoke coating. It works great, and will not harm any surface of your machine.

    Thanks for this reminder. I forgot what I bought that Dawn for
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