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Cleaning and repairing the Shellac clear coat on Vintage sewing machine heads

Cleaning and repairing the Shellac clear coat on Vintage sewing machine heads

Old 12-02-2013, 12:03 AM
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That was the only way I could find it. I bookmarked it the first time I read that tutorial. I was afraid it would get lost in the massive amount of information.
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Old 12-02-2013, 02:10 AM
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This site can be searched. In the upper right and down an inch or so there is a search feature - it looks like a little white blank. There is a magnifying glass next to it.
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Old 01-21-2014, 09:49 AM
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Wonderful tutorial.... I have a 1910 Singer treadle to work on.....
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Old 02-02-2014, 06:50 AM
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I have an old redeye Singer - someone put a piece of surgical/white tape on the bed maybe 60 years ago. I got quite a bit of the residue off with Naptha and some acetone but it seems like it is imbedded in the paint. More black/brown coming off at this point than white can this be gotten off or stained over?
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Old 02-02-2014, 07:13 AM
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This site can be searched. In the upper right and down an inch or so there is a search feature - it looks like a little white blank. There is a magnifying glass next to it.
I don't know maybe it's just me, but when I search, invariable it will point to the sticky with 43,000 replies (as well as others). No matter where I click on the search response, I don't get to the specific item. There is some great info in those stickies, but as for searching, if it's in there, it's lost. Did I miss something??
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Originally Posted by oldsewnsew View Post
I don't know maybe it's just me, but when I search, invariable it will point to the sticky with 43,000 replies (as well as others). No matter where I click on the search response, I don't get to the specific item. There is some great info in those stickies, but as for searching, if it's in there, it's lost. Did I miss something??
it might depend on your key words
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would heat help?
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Old 02-02-2014, 07:31 AM
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would heat help?
I doubt if heat would help - it seems to be into the paint - it is coming off with the white anyway - I had to quit and wait for an answer from Guru Glenn.
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Old 02-02-2014, 07:52 AM
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Miriam try spray and wash and let it soak for awhile on the tape residue. Sometimes tape that has been on a surface for a long time the glue will melt into the shellac and can be hard to remove. I have good luck with spray and wash with tape glue. If in the paint then you will have to use alcohol and Q-tip only on the mess. Once removed you may want to shellac the area. What we are trying to do is remove the contaminated shellac.
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Old 02-02-2014, 07:56 AM
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I'm not sure there is much shellac left on that machine. I'll keep spray & wash around once they clean the ice off the roads.
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