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Thread: I bought a featherweight!

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    Red face I bought a featherweight!

    I have wanted one for a long time but was reluctant to pay several hundred dollars for one. This is a white one but in the pictures the paint looks to be in bad shape along the bottom.

    At this point I think I will be stripping her and repainting. Since I am going to do that I think I want a fun color. Sorry all you purists but I am thinking magenta, hot pink, or maybe turquoise. However I realize that I have never seen a magenta car. Do they even make a spray on magenta high gloss automotive paint?

    It will be hard waiting for it to arrive.

    Once it gets here, do I clean/oil first, then strip and repaint? Or vice versa?

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    Very cute!!! Congratulations!!!

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    Yes you can find the automotive paint in a wide variety of colors you've probably never seen on a car lol!

    I do notice that it looks like you may have aluminum "rot" along the bottom edge. I would strip and sand that puppy sooner rather than later so it can stop corroding further. I believe there's a thread on here about that.

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    Oh neat..a white one!! Love it.
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    There shouldn't be any problem finding magenta car paint. Reading your lists I was reminded of what a flamboyantly gay friend always said was his favorite color: Flaming Fuchsia! It loses something without hearing him say it - I wonder whatever happened to Mark.

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    I don't think you will have any trouble finding magenta auto paint. I think it would be adorable in that color. Please share pics when she arrives and when she gets her makeover!

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    Sew very nice. Congratulations

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    Magenta will be a great color to put on your "new" FW. Hope to see it when you have finished.

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    Congratulations! This is on my wish list too. Can't wait to see the new paint job.

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    Woo, Hoo! I'll be anxious to see this in a magenta or other hot color. Do tell the rest of us how this goes for you. Excited to see your finished work.

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    strip/sand/prime first. To do that, remove the tensioner, motor/belt/wheel stuff and mask off the rest. There are several good tutorials available. If that is severe corrosion on the bottom consider complete disassembly. Find a magenta you like locally(which shouldn't be a problem) then go for it! if however you want FLAKE, then try Roth rattlebombs, at: http://www.rothmetalflake.com/rattlebomb/flakes.html and if you try the Freakin Fuschia then we want PHOTOS. Below is my magenta baby done with microflake and candy. PLEASE excuse the dust- I had no idea it would show up so badly.
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    Bonnie Hunter had a bright fuchsia pink one!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lakekids View Post
    I have wanted one for a long time but was reluctant to pay several hundred dollars for one. This is a white one but in the pictures the paint looks to be in bad shape along the bottom.

    At this point I think I will be stripping her and repainting. Since I am going to do that I think I want a fun color. Sorry all you purists but I am thinking magenta, hot pink, or maybe turquoise. However I realize that I have never seen a magenta car. Do they even make a spray on magenta high gloss automotive paint?

    It will be hard waiting for it to arrive.

    Once it gets here, do I clean/oil first, then strip and repaint? Or vice versa?

    Pictures of my 'new' old machine:
    I think your machine has aluminum rot, which is the equivalent to rust on steel. Here's a website that will help you deal with it if that's what your machine has. http://mysewingmachineobsession.blog...t-surgery.html

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