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samiamaquilter

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I have a couple of rough coated non glare Singer machines that I need to clean the external part now. Any of you have any tried and true methods? I didn't think water was appropriate or Goop. I figure a toothbrush is used but with what else? 

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I cleaned a couple of crinkle finish Kenmores with dish soap (Dawn) and a little water and a toothbrush. I did not clean the decals with it. I avoided the decals. It was a light brushing and then I dried it with a towel as I went. Took forever but they look much improved. Years worth of dust had settled in, and it was worth it. One could probably do the same with a toothbrush and sewing machine oil, but I didn't try that... yet.
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Where I oiled from the top, a bit of oil got on the crinkle finish around the holes and I don't think that looks good. Especially if you put it all over it like we do with the smooth finishes. I think the dust would just stay in the finish and the oil would attract more. These machines have very small decals on them anyway so I'm really not worried about them lifting off. I just wanted to know that it would not take the crinkle off. I had one old  crinkle machine that had been stored in very humid conditions and the crinkle was peeling off the metal.

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I've been told that Marvel Mystery Oil will rejuvenate a crinkle finish like nothing else. I've heard similar claims made for ATF. I've never tried either, so I'm just passing this along FWIW.
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