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Thread: Vintage Sewing Machine Shop.....Come on in and sit a spell

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neecie View Post
    Thanks guys, i guess I just needed someone to say a wasn't daft or harming the value of the machine, but When I got them they feel like my babies and I just want to dress them up and make them my originals. I want to put pics up, but I haven't figured out how yet. But i also just accidentally bought a featherweight. I know, how do you accidentally buy a sewing machine, well here it is. You take a visit to Ebay, in a smartphone, with finger muscles that jerk and twitch. So, when i was aiming for the watch button, somehow I hit a buy it now button. Well, i figured $29 plus shipping, cant go wrong? Right? Welllllll.... I would love to show you a picture of a very naked featherweight, soon as I figure out how. Well, when i get it in im headed to my favorite sewing shop to see what is missing. Thanks for the support!
    I wouldn't say your are daft but you do know the paint that came on the machine is much better than any you could put on it now. Glenn has a very nice tutorial here on how to restore the paint on the old sewing machines. We tried it at home and it works real nice.
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    I didnt think you could fix this pain job, the Commodore has rusted through areas, but the Singer is another story. She is rusted and Flaking?! I was always told (for cars) that that was a bad paint job. Plus her rust is throughout. And its sad because I kinda like her ensemble. She has Egyptian-like decals that are very pretty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neecie View Post
    I didnt think you could fix this pain job, the Commodore has rusted through areas, but the Singer is another story. She is rusted and Flaking?! I was always told (for cars) that that was a bad paint job. Plus her rust is throughout. And its sad because I kinda like her ensemble. She has Egyptian-like decals that are very pretty.
    You should show a pic to Glenn.
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    I have 2 Singer 301 machines with white spots in the finish where there was mold, mildew or musty stuff. Any ideas how to help it? The machines are clean and work fine mechanically now - they just don't look so hot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    I have 2 Singer 301 machines with white spots in the finish where there was mold, mildew or musty stuff. Any ideas how to help it? The machines are clean and work fine mechanically now - they just don't look so hot.
    Miriam, Are the spots cloudy? I am assuming they are black machines. Certain car waxes can take out the cloudiness. I am working on a black featherweight with a cloudy finish now and with the wax I am using it is coming out well.
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    Isn't the white on 301s and FWs aluminum rot? I don't think there is much you can do except clean it up and touch it up. Mine don't have it, but I think Florida machines sometimes do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    I have 2 Singer 301 machines with white spots in the finish where there was mold, mildew or musty stuff. Any ideas how to help it? The machines are clean and work fine mechanically now - they just don't look so hot.
    If they are black machines the shellac treatment as mentioned in my tut will sometimes take them out if it just a cloudy spot. You can also try just a rag and linseed oil. As Grant said sometimes car wax will do the trick.
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    These are the mocha color with white spots - they don't show up on pictures... It looks to be in the paint
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    These are the mocha color with white spots - they don't show up on pictures... It looks to be in the paint
    Miriam if it is in the paint then you can't take the spot out unless you rub it out with a little white rubbing compound and if it is deep into the paint leave it alone or you will be refinishing these spots and will need matching paint.
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    Thanks Glenn - I'll leave it alone then - it just looks like paint problems rather than rot
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