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Patty55 01-01-2013 09:56 PM

I used Brasso with a q-tip on the medallion and it turned out great.

Patty55 01-01-2013 10:07 PM

What a great tutorial. Thank you very much! I know my machine will come out better because I read and studied this thread.

2manymachines 02-13-2013 04:47 PM

Hi, Glenn and everybody
 
I'm new to the list, and I joined for this thread! Thank you Glenn, I cannot wait to try this cleaning technique on my old Pfaff handcrank and my glass tension W&G. Thank you thank you thank you!

Cathey in AZ

miriam 02-13-2013 05:04 PM


Originally Posted by 2manymachines (Post 5859701)
I'm new to the list, and I joined for this thread! Thank you Glenn, I cannot wait to try this cleaning technique on my old Pfaff handcrank and my glass tension W&G. Thank you thank you thank you!

Cathey in AZ

Welcome - we have a lot of info on here - you can use the search up at the upper left and find a ton of stuff you didn't know you needed to know.

quiltingme 02-13-2013 05:10 PM

WOW! Are you really sure that is the same machine? Outstanding job.

Glenn 02-13-2013 05:11 PM


Originally Posted by 2manymachines (Post 5859701)
I'm new to the list, and I joined for this thread! Thank you Glenn, I cannot wait to try this cleaning technique on my old Pfaff handcrank and my glass tension W&G. Thank you thank you thank you!

Cathey in AZ

Hello Cathey and you are most welcome. Please try to stay away from the decals and clean them with sewing machine oil and you should have a nice looking machine when done. Please ask question and I will help along the way

Skip

HelenAnn 03-06-2013 05:47 AM

Glen I just have to say that I have been walking by my husbands gun cleaning supplies, (the ones he uses to restore old guns) thinking that some of them would work and your tut. just confirmed that for me. The blaster and some of the brass brushes. He may lose his work bench soon because I really like the height of it.

gragra 05-05-2013 10:43 PM

Glenn, Hope I didn't mess up my machine. I started on it before I found your site here. I just acquired an old New Royal. She was rust fast and nothing would move. I sprayed it with WD 40. Got everything moving except can't get pressure foot off yet. It is rusted on. Did the WD 40 do any harm? Should I get your rust blaster and respry everything now? I don't know know what to do now. Cannot post pics tonight or I should say this morning considering the hour. LOL Wish I had found your site earlier. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks and blessings, Gragra

Glenn 05-06-2013 05:35 AM


Originally Posted by gragra (Post 6047153)
Glenn, Hope I didn't mess up my machine. I started on it before I found your site here. I just acquired an old New Royal. She was rust fast and nothing would move. I sprayed it with WD 40. Got everything moving except can't get pressure foot off yet. It is rusted on. Did the WD 40 do any harm? Should I get your rust blaster and respry everything now? I don't know know what to do now. Cannot post pics tonight or I should say this morning considering the hour. LOL Wish I had found your site earlier. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks and blessings, Gragra

I recommend you use Plast buster instead of WD40 to loosen up the machine. You can use liquid wrench on rusted screw ansd such. Try not to get it on the painted areas and the decals. Decals are cleaned with sewing machine oil only. Then you can french polish shellac over them to protect them. Wipe all the WD40 off and oil with sewing machine oil and you should be fine. Lots of people on the board use tri-flow to lub their machines. It is very good. No you did no harm. Would really like to see a pic so we can see what is going on with it and how to approach the cleaning of the machine.
Skip

SteveH 05-06-2013 07:41 AM

Well said and I have to say x2 on the PBBlaster. the stuff works great.


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