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Thread: I heart repaints!

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    You did a beautiful job painting your FW's! It makes me want to look for one that needs painting - maybe a soft pink! I guess I will add that to my wish list!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryLane View Post
    Emma is a 1936 machine and I just imagine the stories she could tell.
    Maybe we should start a new thread about the stories our machines could tell. Imagine the history that could be written, the love that's been shared, the hardships, the joys. . .why, it could be a huge book! Especially with the pictures that we've seen on this board!

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    Wow! I really love the purple one!

    I would love a deep red FW but all of mine are in too good of a shape to paint them. I do have a couple of 66's and also a 301 that are in terrible shape (cosmetically) that I'm considering having painted. I also like those paints that look different depending on how the light is falling on them.
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    I think your FW's are so cute. I was just wondering how does one go about painting a machine. Are you able to paint them at home , or are they painted like you would paint a car? Like in a Car Body shop. I would love to have a red FW. When Joe was talking about the color he would like, I thought I would also like one the colors of our Saskatchewan Rough Rider football team. Bright green & white.LOL.

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    My second FW is a purple one (it's my avatar). I was a purist and only liked them in the original color, so I bought a black one. Then last spring I saw an ad on craigslist for this purple one and it was a VERY good price. I have to admit I love it. It just makes me smile. And if it makes anyone feel better, judging by the condition of the case it was probably pretty rough condition before the repaint. But I love it! it's so pretty!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greeter Eva View Post
    I was just wondering how does one go about painting a machine. Are you able to paint them at home , or are they painted like you would paint a car? Like in a Car Body shop. I would love to have a red FW.
    You can paint them at home and Dave McCallum has directions on how to do it in his book, "The Featherweight 221 and I". It doesn't seem too hard but I would only do it to a real "dog" of a FW. I have heard of people who have them done in a body shop. They just wait until a car is getting painted the color they want and have the painter paint their machine at the same time.

    Skyangel: I love the purple one in your avatar. Do you have a close-up picture of it?
    ~~Cathy~~

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    I'm repainting a 301 in a berry pink. I have it to the point where the decals were just applied. In a day or two I will continue with more clear coat...it will be finished soon. I'm also working on 5 featherweights, 1 purple, 1 bright red, 1 a metallic blue, 2 a metallic darker red. These machines were all in really bad shape, cosmetically, but now they're looking great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    I think if I had the urge to paint one, I'd hunt up a 66-16 that was a dog externally but sound mechanically for the job.
    I'd strip it down to the bare metal, then paint it OD green. I'd have the plated parts stripped and I'd paint them flat black. Then I'd use the black SINGER MANUFACTURING CO and SINGER decals on the arm, leaving the rest of it without decals. I'd then clear coat it with mat clear coat.

    Then I'd get a dog of a case, repair that and cover it in camo pattern cloth. I'd also have the metal parts stripped and they'd be painted flat black as well.

    THAT would be a cool machine .... In My Not So Humble Opinion.

    Joe
    Oh you and my hubby would love each other. My partner and I were at the automotive paint store today picking some colors to use on our next machines and they have a whole camo color line. I am seriously considering doing my industrial singer in much the way you described wanting a 66. We're making custom cases for the machines we sell. a 66 or a 99 in a traditional case that has been customized needs its own coordinating case

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    I think if I had the urge to paint one, I'd hunt up a 66-16 that was a dog externally but sound mechanically for the job.
    I'd strip it down to the bare metal, then paint it OD green. I'd have the plated parts stripped and I'd paint them flat black. Then I'd use the black SINGER MANUFACTURING CO and SINGER decals on the arm, leaving the rest of it without decals. I'd then clear coat it with mat clear coat.

    Then I'd get a dog of a case, repair that and cover it in camo pattern cloth. I'd also have the metal parts stripped and they'd be painted flat black as well.

    THAT would be a cool machine .... In My Not So Humble Opinion.

    Joe
    I already have the OD green light for you when you have the urge. Remember the White No.8 I posted last week that had the widget light? The color is almost the same as my Father's OD green raincoat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Surfergirl View Post
    I'm repainting a 301 in a berry pink. I have it to the point where the decals were just applied. In a day or two I will continue with more clear coat...it will be finished soon. I'm also working on 5 featherweights, 1 purple, 1 bright red, 1 a metallic blue, 2 a metallic darker red. These machines were all in really bad shape, cosmetically, but now they're looking great.
    What kind of paint are you using? I have a 66 that I want to paint and am trying to figure out how to best do it!

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