I Skin't Godzilla

Old 04-14-2018, 07:21 PM
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Skinned him plum down to his deepest subcutaneous layer and he's nekkid as a jaybird!

I was somewhat apprehensive about tackling the finish on a recent "parts" machine...a 1940 model 66 electric. That burly looking Godzilla finish looked tough as nails. But I sharpened my filet knife, tied it down and the battle was on. After a week, 1 can of paint remover, putty knives, wire brushes both handheld and drill-enhanced...it looks like I have conquered the beast.

I read somewhere about the casting marks one would definitely find beneath the beautiful finish on many old Singers should one desire to go plum to the bottom. I now see what they were talking about. But it is not a big deal and I'm looking forward to making this smooth as a summer cherry.

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Old 04-14-2018, 08:10 PM
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"he's nekkid as a jaybird"... I almost spit out my hot coffee. Too funny.. if you'd said She's Nekkid, I would have called her a "hussy".. Looks very promising. Do show us the finished product.

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Old 04-14-2018, 11:56 PM
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What color are you painting it?
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Old 04-15-2018, 06:35 AM
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I have to admire you. I had a 66 refurb that had that kind of finish (I bought it for the cabinet.). It was originally a red eye. I decided to strip it to see how hard it would be to refinish a machine. I didn't get that far before I figured out it wasn't a project meant for me. It still sitting there waiting for the metal recycler.

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Old 04-15-2018, 10:03 AM
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I have heard that saying most of my life; however, I have not heard it for years.

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Old 04-16-2018, 08:15 AM
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I have a Pfaff 30 I need to do the same for. The finish just flaked off, but I haven't gotten back to taking it apart and finish removing the surface. I do not have a spray paint setup, but will try it with a small spray gun.

Can't wait to see yours. What setup do you have?
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Old 04-16-2018, 09:29 AM
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This woman does wonderful paint make overs on her machines, and shows how to, as well.
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Old 04-16-2018, 04:57 PM
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I personally know Cheryl. We have been at the North Carolina TOGAs together. Guess I have attended for about 5 years. No this year though. I have a conflict with the Upper South Carolina Basketweaving Convention the week before. It will be the first year for me.

She is amazing. Thanks.
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