Ideal makeover!

Old 05-15-2016, 06:10 PM
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Please see the before and after pictures...
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Old 05-16-2016, 01:56 AM
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Sort of like dipping a flower in chocolate or something...
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Old 05-16-2016, 03:28 AM
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I'd like to know what your process was to prepare the metal before the repaint. I've got a few in seriously bad shape I plan on repainting. Though to be honest, I think you'll find many vintage enthusiasts would not consider that this machine was in bad enough shape to repaint, so you may get a lukewarm response.

BTW- are those Singer 101 decals?
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Old 05-16-2016, 04:49 AM
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I'm sorry but I really prefer the original paint and decals. It had character IMHO.
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I expect to get negative feedback and I hope some positive feedback. We stripped the machine and used a little auto bondo where needed. Yes they are 101 decals. The Ideal decals are not available.

BTW I really love chocolate, not sure I would like the "or something"
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Although the repaint looks nice but this machine would clean up nice in its original dress.
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Old 05-16-2016, 07:56 AM
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I think the paint job is really well done and looks good.

Though I also like the original styling better, especially since it's an uncommon machine that was in fair shape.

I would love to see, say, a Singer 15 or 66, or a Davis Minnesota all redressed like that! You know, if you have the time and all. *Hopeful smile*
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REally cute handcrank. I just prefer original not just on the old ones but I know there are quilter/crafters who can't wait to glam up their machines. You did a good job as far as the painting goes though.
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I have really mixed feelings. You did a very good job of it but I really wish you hadn't of done it to that machine. There are plenty of machines deserving of a complete make over, but this wasn't one of them.

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Originally Posted by Cari-in-Oly View Post
I have really mixed feelings. You did a very good job of it but I really wish you hadn't of done it to that machine. There are plenty of machines deserving of a complete make over, but this wasn't one of them.

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My thoughts exactly...
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