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Thread: Painting a 301A

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    Painting a 301A

    Has anyone here ever thought of painting their 301? The one that I got recently has what I call a speckled dinosaur egg paint job going on. When I first got her my first thought was that she needed new paint, as she is definitely not in the best shape. After a cleaning and a wax job I think I am okay with her now. She feels really good and sews great, so it's really just a cosmetic wish, not a need.


    Looking online I have only found one picture of a 301 that has a custom paint job.
    http://www.sewusa.com/Machine_Pictur...singer301f.jpg

    I am not crazy about the white, it totally changes the look of the machine. However in the future I am not against the idea of painting her...I hope I could pick something that fits her, kind of like the pretty red featherweights that I have seen online.

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    Lol. That was why I bought the first one. He thinks it is too nice to paint. Looking for a suitable candidate.

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    All 4 of my 301's are in nice enough condition to not warrant a paint job. But, if I had a machine that was in really rough condition and didn't pay much for it, then why not? I would probably go for a pink or red repaint. But, it would be a labor of love as repainting is any easy or clean job.

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    That link doesn't work anymore for some reason. The picture of the 301 is about halfway down the page on the right.

    http://www.sewusa.com/Sewing_Machine...e_pictures.htm

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    I have a black 301. She's just as I like her-- not afraid to show her age!
    But I have considered painting my Singer 128-23- godzilla. Her wrinkle finish is ok, but all of her decals are gone. So I really wouldn't be losing anything of value.
    To make lots of quilts, is to have lots of scraps, and I do, and I do.
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