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Thread: Painting a sewing machine head - any advice?

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    Painting a sewing machine head - any advice?

    I never thought I would ask this question, but I have been donated a 15k hand crank which is down to the metal on a large proportion of it's surface and I think the best thing for it will be to repaint it.

    Any advice on how I could go about this would be much appreciated.

    Many thanks. Clare

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    check with Glenn - his computer got hacked but he should be back soon. I have a Singer 15 that a lot of the paint has been ground off - Glenn has lots of advice on that subject. He advised that I get all of the old paint off - he also said I would have to get the surface very smooth - then take it to someone who is used to painting cars to have it painted. I think if you google search you can also find some info on painting a sewing machine.
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    Thank you Miriam

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    Great Canvas....I had a 201 that I refurbed in same condition.

    First:
    Sand to smoothness
    Then spray primer: Auto: grey
    Let dry a few days
    Then spray with engine enamel black
    Then sand
    Then spray again till nice and smooth

    Multiple coats, don't overspray!!

    Then gently sand to flat surface
    Then apply lacquer or shellac
    Then sand
    Then add final coat of shellac, and French Polish.

    It comes out like new!!! If you want to add water decals adhere before lacquer or shellac.

    Good luck
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    Dan, I am fascinated by your Avatar - where oh where did you find it??

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    Thank you for the advice Dan

    Clare

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