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Thread: Singer 66 restoration, before and after

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    Breathing the fumes again =)

    I've got 2 - 66 Red Eyes and the process of cleaning them up is quite fun.

    Before, years of gunk
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    now she's a beauty. good job.

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    Wow!! Great job....well worth the effort:)

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    sweet!

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    Did you switch machines? Are you sure this is a before and after picture of the SAME machine? It is hard to believe. You did a wonderful job.
    Again, great job. Does not look like the same machine.
    doglover

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    Great work!!!

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    She scrubbed up beautifully. Stunning machine.

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    HAHAHA...I don't think I would be lucky enough to have two of them with that good of condition on decals.

    The second one is going to be ugly....oy'

    (I don't use GoJo)

    Oh...the wheel you see in some of the pictures is the other machine, yes. They are sitting there side by side.

    When they are BOTH done, I'll do a side by side for you =)

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    WOW she is now a beauty!

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    What a beautiful machine! You did a great job cleaning up the decals. What do you use to get all the yuck off?

    Nancy

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    gloves, q-tips, soft toothbrush and Liquid Wrench and the bug and tar you see in the background

    (don't use 409...nope...uh huh....)

    Use TriFlow oil and grease when they're cleaned up.

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    Wow, Liquid Wrench cleans it like that? Well, I know what I'm going shopping for tomorrow! Thanks for the information :-)

    Nancy

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    Wow, what a beauty. She's worth all the trouble.
    Now you can sew sew sew.

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    What a wonderful job you did. Very nice Glenn

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    amBoo (Nancy)

    takes time with the L-Wrench. I use it mostly for the inside (gears) till I noticed the run off was cutting the gunk. Go easy on it, use the yellow can and do a test area first.

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    Very nice

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    Unbelievable! Now I want a 66 even more! Must remember Liquid Wrench and lots of elbow grease!

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    Thanks! I just found a little can of it in my husband's workshop so I'll test it out this weekend. I have damaged the decals a little with GoJo :-( so I'll give this a careful try.

    Nancy


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    amBoo (Nancy)

    takes time with the L-Wrench. I use it mostly for the inside (gears) till I noticed the run off was cutting the gunk. Go easy on it, use the yellow can and do a test area first.

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    Let the L-Wrench work, rub gently, spritz more hand wipe in...set, rub gently.
    Very slow process.

    Now on the insides...spray, rub with toothbrush and take out frustration. Will shine up nice and purdy =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by baskets4moo
    Unbelievable! Now I want a 66 even more! Must remember Liquid Wrench and lots of elbow grease!
    =D

    Post pictures!!!!

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    That is one of the most gorgeous machines Singer made. Good for you to clean her up! :D

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    I am in the process also...I hope mine comes out as beautiful.

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    Wow! Great job!

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    It's been brought to my attention, and talked about, that I've posted pictures of two different machines stating before and after


    quote: 'side-by-side' BEFORE and AFTER pictures of it.

    Yes, there are two machines sitting on this table, I've stated that. I've also stated I will post pictures of both machines side by side when they are both done. Then there will be no question or back biting.
    If you've got issues with me, say it to me, not childish cattiness.
    Oy'...

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    Gorgeous!! In the first couple of pics it looks as if part of the machine is already cleaned and part of it still dirty. Do you mean that you used the L-Wrench on the black/decal part of your red-eye?! I'm going to give it a try!!!!! I have several red eyes that I cleaned with sewing machine oil but they didn't come as clean as that!

    I have to laugh at your work area. I have those same things sitting on my table when I work. Is that also a bottle of Howard's Feed-N-Wax peeking out from under that rag? Awesome stuff.

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