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Thread: Cleaning you Vintage Machine Part Three......Finish Repair

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    This is something I purposely left off of the cleaning of the machine because it does not involve cleaning it is repairing the finish.

    I have paint out on my shop that I had mixed to specifically to mimic the japan finish on the vintage Singer machines. But since I didn't think everyone would have a paint store near them to use my formula I thought I would try something different.

    My machine had some really nice road rash going on and I wanted to make it at least more presentable than it was. So I went to the local Micheals and pilfered around in the paint and model section. I found a gloss black paint pen made by Testors that looked like it would fit the bill. I purchased it for a mere $2.49 and headed to the house to see if it would do the same thing my high end custom mix would do.

    It worked perfectly and the nice thing is the color matched really well and you can find this at your local hobby store!!

    All I did was pump the pen a few time to get the paint flowing and I touched up the areas that were missing the japan. I need this to dry for at least 1 to 2 days so that it will be good and dry upon the final polish of the machine. Yep you are going to be polishing some more!!!!

    Here are the photos of what I fixed and even though the decals are worn and all it looks so much better that it did when I started it. I highly recommend this paint pen!!!

    Billy

    I set my machine back in its base again for this but you do not have to. You can see some of the road rash left behind from a loose motor on the pillar and the bed under it
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    Looks good except the road rash but we are going to make it go bye bye!!
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    This is the Testors Paint Pen I picked up a Micheals for $2.49
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    Fixing the major case of the road rash
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    Right after I applied it but when it dries it matches really well
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    All fixed now just needs to dry!
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    After spending 30 minutes touching up everything and now I am going to let it dry for a couple of days before the final polish. Looks pretty good dont you think?!?!
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    Your machine looks so new now. I have an old Damascus that might clean up and be pretty if I would just get to it. Keep up the good work. Bobbie

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    Quote Originally Posted by grannysewer
    Your machine looks so new now. I have an old Damascus that might clean up and be pretty if I would just get to it. Keep up the good work. Bobbie
    Ill jump a little ahead of myself here but this is what it looks like right now.........

    Billy
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    thanks for your tutorials

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    I cant wait to try this.

    Have you thought of publishing these instructions?

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    I am in the middle of doing that right now, along with some more of my research I have been doing. I am figuring it will be about the end of the year before I get to send anything to a publisher which I am in the middle of trying to find.

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    Great stuff Billy. I'm still on the quest for something I can try all this on. Meanwhile, will one of your tutorials address cleaning the iron treadle mechanism? I might have asked this before, but, senior moments prevail! thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stitchnripper
    Great stuff Billy. I'm still on the quest for something I can try all this on. Meanwhile, will one of your tutorials address cleaning the iron treadle mechanism? I might have asked this before, but, senior moments prevail! thanks.
    Yes I will as soon as I get a few more things out of the way here! I have a New Home Treadle that I am going to refurbish with the wooden pitman arm. I am going to have to make a new arm for it and all so it should cover anything you need to know.

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    Thanks. Will keep checking back. All very interesting.

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    Sure hope I didn't miss the tute on putting all these little pieces back together........did you take pictures as you went along????

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    Quote Originally Posted by EC
    Sure hope I didn't miss the tute on putting all these little pieces back together........did you take pictures as you went along????
    Yes I did and I need to go ahead and do the tutorial. I have been getting sidetracked with life in general but I need to post them.

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    Doesn't matter when, no rush, was just afraid I might have missed it.

    Need to have one put back together to justify looking at any more......(yeah, right, like I'm not looking anyway).

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    Billy: I just signed onto this site today. Your tutorial has been a great help in helping me clean a Model 66 I found this past weekend. Can decals for these machines be purchased? This machine had been left out in the Florida weather; the top coat (shellac) and decals are gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxaduke
    Billy: I just signed onto this site today. Your tutorial has been a great help in helping me clean a Model 66 I found this past weekend. Can decals for these machines be purchased? This machine had been left out in the Florida weather; the top coat (shellac) and decals are gone.
    I do not think they make the Red Eye Decals for the machines. I did at one time when I owned a graphics shop made up several designs for the vintage Singers and I have a few for sale in the Sale section of the forum.

    But as far as the factory issued decals none are being made at this time.

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    Billy, can you still use this paint pen after putting on a coat of Scott's Liquid Gold?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kas
    Billy, can you still use this paint pen after putting on a coat of Scott's Liquid Gold?
    I guess you can, why do you ask? :lol:

    Did you find some spots that need touching up, if you did then tak a paper towel and rub the snot out of the area to be painted and hit it one time. But wait a few days for it to dry before you put more liquid gold on the machine. Ask me how I found that one out...... :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    Ok! I'm guessing you wound up with a bunch of black streaked decals!

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    No the paint didnt dry all of the way and it was still sticky last week

    Maybe after a while it will dry all the way....... :lol:

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    Hmmmm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kas
    Hmmmm.
    Hey I am good, but how do you think I learned all of this! :lol: :lol: :lol: :roll: :roll:

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    Well, I am scared by it all! I couldn't completely clean the thing because I couldn't get the tensioner out. Someone stripped the screw holding on the presser foot clamp. It is a 66-1, I am figuring out since the feet attatch from the back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kas
    Well, I am scared by it all! I couldn't completely clean the thing because I couldn't get the tensioner out. Someone stripped the screw holding on the presser foot clamp. It is a 66-1, I am figuring out since the feet attatch from the back.
    I love those machines and I have 2 66-1's and a later 66-18 or 19.

    Dont let it get the better of you heat and WD 40 are your best friends but not open flames!!!

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    What? No open flames around the kerosene? Where is your sense of adventure?!?! :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kas
    What? No open flames around the kerosene? Where is your sense of adventure?!?! :lol:
    Well that is another story........ :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    Hi Billy,
    I have not cleaned or put my machine back together yet. After I took it apart life got really busy. My husband says that I will not be able to put this back together. This got me a little scared. So I went on a hunt this morning to find all of your tutes. I have bookmarked them so that I will not lose them. Hopefully I will be able to get back on this shortly. I found 3 tutes. Is this all of them? I sure am glad I have a lap top so that I can carry it to the basement with me. As soon as I get all of this put back together I will post pics. Oh, yes, are you also going to post pics for refinishing the cabinet as well?
    Thanks so much for your help. This means a lot to me.
    Chamby

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