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Thread: cleaning presser feet

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    cleaning presser feet

    I just inherited a Bernina 830 from my husband's grandmother. It has been in storage for quite some time and there is a little curosion on some of the presser feet. Does anyone have any ideas of how to clean then without leaving a residue?

    Everything else seems to be in good working order. Thanks for you ideas.

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    i'd be too afraid that they would leave marks on the fabric. but if you are going to attempt it, maybe naval jelly will work.
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    I would check with your local Bernina dealer. You could probably even get an answer via phone rather than having to go in. Good luck and let us know the outcome. I have the new (2009) Bernina 830 & I absolutely love everything about it.
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    I'd ask a Beenina dealer.

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    When I get a "new" vintage machine, I soak all the plated parts and accessories in Evaporust for a few hours - it floats away dried oil and the feet end up looking like new. If parts actually have rust on them, I soak them until the rust is gone. It's wonderful stuff and non-toxic, non-noxious.

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    Hi Polyparrot, where do you get Evaporust? I have a few things I think need soaking.
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    I'd stick them in my husband's brass tumbler. Maybe you could check around, see if anyone you know has one?

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    I agree with Poly, and while I have some Evaporust, I've also been known to soak them in my jewelry cleaner...
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    I feel like I would start by rubbing them with baking soda on a damp rag, just to see. Baking soda won't scratch but will take off most anything. I've never heard of the Evaporust, (even though I am still waiting to hear where I can purchase this) but it sounds great too. Just a couple cents worth of opinion....

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    Here is where you can get Evaporust:

    http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&key...l_7wi67s92ok_e
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    Thanks for your great ideas. I let you know how it goes.

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    I buy Evaporust at O'Reilly's Auto Parts and Auto Zone, and I've heard that Walmart carries it, too, but I've never seen it there.

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    Is the rust/corrosion on the bottom of the feet where it will touch the fabric? If not I would just give them a polish with something like Turtle wax to prevent anymore discoloration. Before doing anything else, I would email Bernina and ask what is best. I would also try whatever you decide to use on one little used foot first in case it peels the finish off.

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    I would use denatured alcohol, you cant get it in home depot. It is great stuff. You can use it for alot of stuff.
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