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Cleaning and repairing the shellac clear coat on vintage sewing mcahines

Cleaning and repairing the shellac clear coat on vintage sewing mcahines

Old 04-19-2012, 01:53 AM
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Thanks Skipper Glenn - I would never have believed that machine could look so good and take so little time. It is back together but still needs the screw I found to adjust the stitch length installed. The treadle cabinet is in rough shape. Maybe a tutorial how to fix those some time?

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Old 04-19-2012, 06:30 AM
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I have a FW which has been repainted no decals & the paint is coming off How should I go about refinishing. It sews well & I probably will keep it til it Dies. Where & what kind of paint should I use. I found an outlet for the decals. Thanks for your help
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Thank you Glenn. The only item not in my supplies is the naptha. Going to the hardware store today to get some.
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Old 04-19-2012, 08:03 AM
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Miriam, Thanks for posting the pictures of your "star" Vindex. She sure does look very pretty!! Again, Thank you Glenn!
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I have a FW which has been repainted no decals & the paint is coming off How should I go about refinishing. It sews well & I probably will keep it til it Dies. Where & what kind of paint should I use. I found an outlet for the decals. Thanks for your help
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Old 04-19-2012, 12:34 PM
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very good tute, thanks!
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Old 04-19-2012, 01:18 PM
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Ok I shot a pic of my Vindex Special all put back and I shot the FW after the Skipper Glenn treatment
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Old 04-19-2012, 02:21 PM
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Phil you did a great job on these two machines Pat your self on the back.
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Phil you did a great job on these two machines Pat your self on the back.
I am not as happy with the FW as the Vindex Special. I think he got in a hurry... Don't tell him I told the whole world. Oh well, there are 9 or 10 more that need it... maybe Phil will get good at it.
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Thanks for all the hints about the shellac, but I am wondering has anyone ever use polyurethan on the cabinets?
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