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Thread: Godzilla Featherweight????

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    Godzilla Featherweight????

    Saw this on Ebay today, how rare are they??
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-BROW...item3ccce945b3

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    Very interesting to say the least. The only crinkle finish Featherweights were black and military issue.
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    it looks like a repaint to me honestly... i didnt really know they put decals on the crinkle finishes?? except for the logo? i could be wrong. im no expert. But seeing as the chips clearly show black and then the metal... it looks repainted. id imagine a professionally painted one in the factory would have been stripped and then painted?
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    I'd guess a repaint too. The only ones I've seen pictures of were black crinkle and I 'm sure that they didn't have decals. The Singer plate on the light looks to have come from something else.

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    It's a repaint...but if you see a BLACK crinkle for a good price, buy it! They're kinda like hen's teeth!
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    So agree repaint!

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    I think e1 is right, it's a repaint, kind of a weird finish though. Charlee, there are no crinkles in this part of the country!

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    Why Godzilla? It looks more like a puppy!

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    I saw that too! He says it may or may not be a repaint. But how would you get a crinkle finish in repaint??? Wouldn't the finish of the metal give you the crinkly surface???
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    That looks like a repaint. Mine has grooves around the edge, no decal like on this one. Also, black is the only color I've seen.

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    A real crinkle FW has grooves in the bed as the decoration and no decals. The face place is shaped like the tan and white FWs. The one on Ebay is a repaint
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    Screams repaint! If I was going to paint one, I sure wouldn't have chosen this color or finish. I think somebody got ripped off!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KyKaren1949 View Post
    I saw that too! He says it may or may not be a repaint. But how would you get a crinkle finish in repaint??? Wouldn't the finish of the metal give you the crinkly surface???
    The crinkle is in the paint, not the metal surface. Not quite sure how they do it tho...
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    I am agreeing that it is a repaint. According to Nancy Johnson-Strebo's book, Featherweight 221-The Perfect Portable it is possible to repaint a featherweight with special crinkle finish paint available from auto and machinery suppliers and apply decals in the appropriate places. She does mention that a genuine black crinkle machine will have two sets of parallel grooves on the bed and arm extension always be a series AF machine and be a Model 221 SV 1. If you love Featherweights, you must have her book.
    Sweet Caroline

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    So thanking you all for this information. I saw that one also. Too bad for someone. I think the price is now over $300.
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    It sold for $432.96 + shipping of $36.29. Obviously the bidders did not do their homework. Crazy
    Sweet Caroline

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    Another "come on, man" moments!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    The crinkle is in the paint, not the metal surface. Not quite sure how they do it tho...
    There is a "Wrinkle" paint available at most hardware/home or auto parts stores that is fairly easy to apply made by VHT

    Apparently it has a certain amount of Tung oil mixed into the paint which allows the outer and inner layers of paint to dry at different rates causing the wrinkle... hmmm who knew...

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