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Glenn 01-18-2016 03:23 PM

You will need to use bug and tar remover for cars. Use a small brush to coat the stuff with and do this often then use a soft plastic putty Knife and gently scrape it off. As it softens coach it off the finish.

Carol_G 01-18-2016 07:47 PM


Originally Posted by Glenn (Post 7437769)
You will need to use bug and tar remover for cars. Use a small brush to coat the stuff with and do this often then use a soft plastic putty Knife and gently scrape it off. As it softens coach it off the finish.

Thanks! I'll grab some tomorrow and get to work! I'm SEW excited to get Ms.Cotton all cleaned up! Wish I had "before" pics to post

Rainworx 02-12-2016 01:00 AM

Hi Glenn
I just purchased a Singer 306K and I love quality of this machine plus it's engineering and design! The upper body has some crazing and the shellac is mostly crackled and spotty on the neck & plate including what appears to be dried dust and oil coating all the parts on the underside but other than cosmetic appearance this machine is a beast - good for another few generations at least! I have a few questions and concerns about the cleaning and finishing of the shellac but I will post a few pics over the weekend and ask my questions then. Thank you for an awesome thread and your advise on these beautiful machines.

Rainworx 02-14-2016 10:16 PM

Here's some photo's of my 306K

https://www.mediafire.com/folder/gmc...ts/Singer_306K

miriam 02-15-2016 03:23 AM

Glenn can be found at victrian sweatshop forum or discussion

Rainworx 02-15-2016 09:41 AM

Ok, thanks. Will try there.
Does he not come to this forum any more?

Glenn 02-15-2016 10:44 AM

Go here http://www.victoriansweatshop.com/?forum=501752

Rainworx 02-15-2016 11:20 AM

Don't see any posts at Victorian Sweatshop from you Glen? Are you under another name there or?

miriam 02-15-2016 11:50 AM


Originally Posted by Rainworx (Post 7466454)
Don't see any posts at Victorian Sweatshop from you Glen? Are you under another name there or?

he is there as Skipper.
Sign in/register and you can pm or you can start a new thread

mrsgingerjane 03-16-2016 09:50 PM

What is the best recommendation for removing rust on the bed? Shall I post a pic? I'm new at this and need a shove in the right direction (it's a Singer 99)


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