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Thread: Singer 66 restoration, before and after

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    Wow!!!!!! What a difference. It's beautiful!!

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    Very nice. You did a wonderful job. Next time I see one that looks horrible I might have to think twice about leaving it. :)

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    She's a beauty!

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    hello, please tell me what you used to clean them. thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by ften662
    hello, please tell me what you used to clean them. thanks
    Take a read through the thread, if you have any questions I'll be glad to answer.

    I'm new at this, pictures are of my 3rd one I've tried. It's more of the effort (elbow grease) than the product. Enjoy and good luck

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    great job. really hard to believe it's the same machine. you did a fantastic job.

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    I'm wondering what you used to clean up your beautiful machine? I have two that needs cleaning really badly but I have no idea what to use..besides lots of "elbow grease" LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by joycet
    I'm wondering what you used to clean up your beautiful machine? I have two that needs cleaning really badly but I have no idea what to use..besides lots of "elbow grease" LOL
    Go to tutorials and search for "how to clean a vintage sewing machine" posted by "lostin51" There are Billy's excellent three part directions for cleaning and refurbishing a vintage machine. He includes a list of materials and directions. They really work. And won't damage the machine. Much better than experimenting with things that might not do the trick!

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    Quote Originally Posted by joycet
    I'm wondering what you used to clean up your beautiful machine? I have two that needs cleaning really badly but I have no idea what to use..besides lots of "elbow grease" LOL
    I don't use what Billy uses. If you read back thru the thread I've posted info that I DO use. I tried his "method" and found it didn't work for me. What I use here is a method by other vintage machine restoration people, not an experiment.

    If you need more, pm me =)

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    [quote=emmah]
    Quote Originally Posted by joycet
    Much better than experimenting with things that might not do the trick!
    My pictures prove that they DO do the "trick". There is more than one way to clean a machine.

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    Amazing!

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    Wow! Nothing like some elbow grease!

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