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Thread: Yellowed Crinkle on Featherweight

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    Yellowed Crinkle on Featherweight

    My friend just purchased a featherweight. I wasn't able to go with her. It has this yellowed crinkle on the front of the machine. It looks like the original lacquer has been exposed to heat or something to make it look like this. The machine looks dull. What can we do to make it shiny again? Please help.
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    I got one pretty cheap last summer. It was totally yellowed. From what I understand it was kept in a shed (or as Muv says, an out house) for a long time. The freezing and thawing destroyed the finish. The machine itself was barely ever used. I followed Glenn's directions for restoring a machine's finish.
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    That pic above looks like a before picture
    I'm hoping an after picture will come up:
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    DH did that one - he was not as thorough as I would have liked but the results were not too bad.
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    Info from gLENN

    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    I got one pretty cheap last summer. It was totally yellowed. From what I understand it was kept in a shed (or as Muv says, an out house) for a long time. The freezing and thawing destroyed the finish. The machine itself was barely ever used. I followed Glenn's directions for restoring a machine's finish.
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    How do I find the info on how to clean the machine the way Glenn say's to? TIA?
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    refinishing cabinets: refinishing sewing machine cabinets

    cleaning and refinishing the shellac: Cleaning and repairing the Shellac clear coat on Vintage sewing machine heads

    I searched Glenn at the top but there was a lot of Glenn so I got on one he started and searched his avitar (his picture area) for started posts. You can search mine and find information on repairs etc.
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    Looks like my second picture opted out. Sorry.
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