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

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    Thanks Skipper Glenn - I would never have believed that machine could look so good and take so little time. It is back together but still needs the screw I found to adjust the stitch length installed. The treadle cabinet is in rough shape. Maybe a tutorial how to fix those some time?
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    I have a FW which has been repainted no decals & the paint is coming off How should I go about refinishing. It sews well & I probably will keep it til it Dies. Where & what kind of paint should I use. I found an outlet for the decals. Thanks for your help
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    Thank you Glenn. The only item not in my supplies is the naptha. Going to the hardware store today to get some.
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    Miriam, Thanks for posting the pictures of your "star" Vindex. She sure does look very pretty!! Again, Thank you Glenn!

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    Quote Originally Posted by evevanna View Post
    I have a FW which has been repainted no decals & the paint is coming off How should I go about refinishing. It sews well & I probably will keep it til it Dies. Where & what kind of paint should I use. I found an outlet for the decals. Thanks for your help
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    very good tute, thanks!
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    Ok I shot a pic of my Vindex Special all put back and I shot the FW after the Skipper Glenn treatment
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    Phil you did a great job on these two machines Pat your self on the back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    Phil you did a great job on these two machines Pat your self on the back.
    I am not as happy with the FW as the Vindex Special. I think he got in a hurry... Don't tell him I told the whole world. Oh well, there are 9 or 10 more that need it... maybe Phil will get good at it.
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    Thanks for all the hints about the shellac, but I am wondering has anyone ever use polyurethan on the cabinets?

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