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Thread: I heart repaints!

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    Junior Member makitmama's Avatar
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    Smile I heart repaints!

    for those of ya'll who don't understand the fascination with painted machines, I am going to try to post pix of my two featherweights. Both were in boat anchor condition- the pink is a 221, and the purple is a 222. The pink has a pretty pearl/candy finish, the purple is regular paint. I enjoy using them, as do my daughters. I bought the 222 like this.
    I have been practicing flames on a kitchenaid mixer- so my next wild one will have flames.
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    They are so pretty!
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    They make me smile!

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    Wow! they are nice!

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    Both machines are really pretty. My DD wants to "flame" a Singer 66 that is in very rough condition. Would love to see a picture of you mixer after you have finished it. Will you use decals for the flames?
    Sweet Caroline

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    I love the purple one!!

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    Wow! Both of these are great! Thanks for sharing pics! Looking forward to seeing that mixer!!!
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    These are the exact same colors I want to make mine so I can give each granddaughter a FW in their favorite color. Want to trade and you can try refurbing two new ones?

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    On a serious note . . . you painted these yourself?

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    In general, I dislike machines that are painted different colors than what they were originally. I kind of like the original colors and unless the machine is really really bad, I leave them as they are and use them.

    Really really bad like this poor New Home:

    If I could find decals for it I'd strip it and paint it. I'd paint it .... black.

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    I don't really like the fancy repaints. To me it's like painting good wood furniture, and like the classic sleek black and white FWs.

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    I have 3 Fw that had been painted and I really like them too......I think your's are beautiful! I am glad you are enjoying them......

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    Beautiful colors! Being a Baltimore Ravens fan, I would love a purple one!!

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    I love them! Did you use automotive paint and a sealer?

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    Not quite my pink - I'd go for something more pastel - but that's just me. In a way I prefer these to repaints that try to make the machine look like it was when new - that seems, in a way that I can't quite explain, dishonest; almost like trying to pretend that all of those intervening years didn't happen. With the new color repaints there's an acknowledgment of those years without saying that all of that wear is worth preserving just because it is.

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    Now that would be a Happy Sewing center with those colors! I'm not a collector of the old machines but seeing them
    painted peaks my interest! Thanks for sharing
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    I think if I had the urge to paint one, I'd hunt up a 66-16 that was a dog externally but sound mechanically for the job.
    I'd strip it down to the bare metal, then paint it OD green. I'd have the plated parts stripped and I'd paint them flat black. Then I'd use the black SINGER MANUFACTURING CO and SINGER decals on the arm, leaving the rest of it without decals. I'd then clear coat it with mat clear coat.

    Then I'd get a dog of a case, repair that and cover it in camo pattern cloth. I'd also have the metal parts stripped and they'd be painted flat black as well.

    THAT would be a cool machine .... In My Not So Humble Opinion.

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    Joe - what's OD green?

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    Your repainted FW's are beautiful! I'm in the process of repainting a few that were in really bad cosmetic condition.
    Lynn

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    Those look great! If you find a machine that needs refinishing, and it's not a rare model, why not give it a fun color!?

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    they're fun and adorable!

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    I love your machines, and I agree they are fun machines if they are original or even when they are painted. And sewing should be about fun.

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    OD green is Olive Drab, aka army green. I laughed when I saw the camo plans, Joe. And then I took a deep breath- because my sewing room smells JUST LIKE a tent, as I bought some new army surplus waterproof OD canvas to make my spouse a tote. I won't cut up any of his old flight suits or fatigues.

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    Cute FWs! Love seeing them in different colors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by makitmama View Post
    OD green is Olive Drab, aka army green.
    Ahh. I've never heard it referred to as olive drab green, just olive drab.

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