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Thread: Cleaning and repairing the shellac clear coat on vintage sewing mcahines

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    Yes, I think you are right....I will let the old girl hang on to some remnants of beauty.

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    Thanks, Glenn.

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    Great tute Glenn thanks ever so much for your time of doing this for us.
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    Glenn,

    Thank you this fantastic information and easy to use instructions.

    Cathy
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    Thank you for the tute. I am a little confused as to whether it is Glenn writing or Skp using Glenn's account. Either way, thank you. I had just found your postings yesterday in March 31st posts. This tute beats the time it took to locate the info. LOL

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    Thank you Glenn for posting the tutorial and answering our questions! Now on my to do list for the outdoor cleaning of machines. I will post photos of before and after once I get around to this project. Thanks again!!!
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    I sure did miss a lot by sleeping... My husband actually got busy and did this on my Vindex and on an old FW. No pics of the FW yet. Here is a pic of the cans - enough to do 100 sewing machines. Name:  vindex special refinish makeover 4-9-12 001.JPG
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    before picture of my Vindex Special. Name:  Singer 503, Vindex and Franklin 013 small.jpg
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    ok this is before I put all the pretty pieces back on - I don't have a picture of it all put back together - that should happen one of these days - she might star in a school play.... Fiddler on the Roof but who knows the teacher might want a modern machine that doesn't weigh ssssoooooooo much.
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    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

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