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Thread: New 306W base

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    New 306W base

    My 306W has a damaged base, maybe it can be glued and repaired, but I'm looking for a new one. Also what is the proper way to clean this machine so it looks pretty again?

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    I gather this is your Mother's machine? That is nice that you have it. Does it have the smooth finish or the rough finish? My 306W has the rough finish. I don't think mine actually had a top. Mine is in a wood base, with no hardware on the ends. As a matter of fact, the hand wheel extends past the base, so that a top would not fit on it.

    If it is a rough finish, it is sometimes called wrinkle, crinkle, or godzilla finish. As far as cleaning that type of finish, there are a variety of answers. With any product, be sure to test an inconspicuous place. I washed my hand pinker (a black crinkle finish) with a janitorial neutral cleaner and a toothbrush then wiped with damp rag, dried it and then used a Turtle Wax product that I don't think is available any more. John cleaned a White machine with crinkle finish with Windex, unbeknownst to me until after the fact.

    There are at least two threads about cleaning this type of finish on QB.
    https://www.quiltingboard.com/vintag...h-t244686.html
    https://www.quiltingboard.com/vintag...h-t187401.html

    If you should search on QB, you will not be able to view the thread, until you refresh the page.

    I'm not good at wood work, but I think the base should be able to be repaired and cleaned to at least be functional.

    I believe there is a 306 manual at https://www.singer.com/support (Not affiliated with link) It might show as a 306K, but should work for the 306W as the manual (not original) that came with my machine has both 306k and 306W on it.


    Janey - Neat people never make the exciting discoveries I do.
    Last edited by OurWorkbench; 04-12-2019 at 05:37 PM. Reason: Not affiliated with link
    Janey & John

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    Yes, it is my Mom's machine and she took great care of it. Yes it does have the rough finish. It's not really dirty, but could use a light cleaning and I'm afraid to use anything that may damage it.

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