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Thread: Repainting a Featherweight Sewing Machine

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    Elliot, very nice, love the color - so rich looking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elliot View Post
    I just finished this one a week or so ago, it is a midnight metallic blue to match my camaro

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    You did a wonderful job repainting your featherweight...love the color!
    Lynn

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caroline S View Post
    How about HOT pink? That may be the only way I can get a pink machine. But I would suggest choose your favorite color.
    Saw a hot pink metallic FW at a quilt show last year. Funky! LOL
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    I would love to have a purple one, or hot pink, and @ Joe you crack me up, Cameo would be your choice, lol....sounds like you. You must be quiet a character. Love reading your quot's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elliot View Post
    I just finished this one a week or so ago, it is a midnight metallic blue to match my camaro

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    OH!!! MY!!!! that is beautiful. Love midnight blue. One of my favorite colors
    Life is SEW great!!!!!!

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    Yes, Elliot's featherweight is gorgeous!
    Lynn

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    I think I really love the flat turquoise one here. I like that it has no metallic or pearl in the paint. Like a vintage car. I may have to look for a fw in need of a paint job and have dh paint her up for me. I would want decals though.


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    Quote Originally Posted by elliot View Post
    I just finished this one a week or so ago, it is a midnight metallic blue to match my camaro

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    OOOOOH, I like it!

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    I still haven't decided on a color for my featherweight, but I am in the process of stripping it down. Does anyone have a good method of removing the brass medallion without damaging it?
    Lynn

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    Quote Originally Posted by Surfergirl View Post
    I still haven't decided on a color for my featherweight, but I am in the process of stripping it down. Does anyone have a good method of removing the brass medallion without damaging it?
    Its in the book by Dave Mccallum. I dont have it handy. I think you pop off the rivets inside the machine, then put the badge back on with little screws and glue the original rivet heads back. I can check later when I have my book handy if no one else has an idea.

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    Help, I'm confused. How were the decals maintained on all those painted ones?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Needle View Post
    Help, I'm confused. How were the decals maintained on all those painted ones?
    Stripped off then new decals reapplied. My assumption is most of the repainted ones were in poor cosmetic condition to begin with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Needle View Post
    Help, I'm confused. How were the decals maintained on all those painted ones?
    After repainting, new decals are put in place, then several clear coats are applied.
    Lynn

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    Repainted Sewing Machines

    A couple of sewing machines I have repainted. These machines were all in poor cosmetic condition.
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    Lynn

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    I love the red one!

    Clare

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    Oh, Oh, coveting the RED One!!!!

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    This is my purple Featherweight. Her name is Violet.

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    All of those machines are beautiful. My machine is a treadle. Unfortunately, I'm the one who ruined it. I soaked it in hot water to try to clean the gunk from the inside and the whole thing turned white and I couldn't do anything but strip it down. It WAS in pretty nice condition before and had a really nice Sphinx decal. Now the cabinet is beautiful and I have a naked (bare metal) machine sitting on top. I just don't know if painting it any other color than black might take away from the "treadle look". ??? Although Red is my favorite color.

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    just for the fun of it, I 'modeled' some of my heads in my treadle cabinet. The pink Atlas looked amazing. The pink Monarch also. They are both class 15's. But the more modern Morse with all the chrome, looked terrible.
    I have a 66 that will need to be repainted. I was going to do it black with the correct redeye decals, but I am considering Alabama Crimson Tide red. That way she and I will match a lot. I already have hot fuschia, purple repaints, and mint, blue, pink, peach, and bright blue original heads. No red.
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