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I recently bought a white plastic machine mainly because it had some feet, bobbin & bobbin case for less than a dollar (not the price marked). As it turns out I had a controller that would work with it and it does work. I'm going to be giving it away to someone at work. It had the black marker price on it. I have noticed thrift stores doing this lately.

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I have been using Simichrome polish for a variety of things other than metal.

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I have used it on bakelite vintage foot controllers, a Touch and Sew case and now on this machine. I can't find the pictures of the T&S case but I remember I was favorably impressed with the job it did of getting colored scuff marks off. I got the polish and found that it did a great job of getting the marker off.

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Granted, it didn't help the yellowing plastic, but no more black marker on the machine.

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http://www.howtocleanstuff.net/how-to-whiten-yellowed-plastic/
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Noxcema skin cream works well too. I learned this many years ago. BTW, what model Singer is that?

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I had heard of Retr0bright being good for old computer cases. I also have had good results on a vinyl doll removing pen or marker with Oxy-10 and UV light and have thought about it for sewing machines,too. I find it interesting when there are two tone machines that were once all white. Seems like the white plastic machines would be made with the same plastic.

I just wanted the marker off. I wish I could find the pictures of the plastic case I did as the Simichrome really did make it look a whole lot better.

I haven't heard of the Noxzema - for yellowing or removing marker? How do you use it?

The machine is a Singer 8280. The manual is dated 2011. As I was messing with it, I was kind of impressed as from what I have read and seen about many of the white plastic machines. This has a dial tension, a pressure regulator screw (turns with a coin), a seam ripper that the lid has a brush, a flat triangular screwdriver, a thread cutter on the nose plate (I guess a lot have those), and a raised place on the hand wheel which can be seen in the last picture that indicates when the needle is in the up most position when it is on top.

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Noxcema works for removing permanent marker. I just wondered what model it is because the Singer Inspiration and a few other models have a really cheaply made hook system that once it gets knocked out of time, you can set the timing til the cows come home but it will never stay in time again.

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Cari, Thank you. I hadn't heard of the Noxzema being good for removing marker. I'll have to try to remember that. (I put a sticky on my jar - maybe I should put it with the simichrome, too. [smile]

Thanks for the info about the timing. Right now it is sewing fine. I don't have a lot of $$ or time into it. If it works for a while - all good.

Janey

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At my local Goodwills, they use vis-a-vis markers to mark the prices. They are easy to remove with water, but they do sometimes stain the surface. So is that what the Simichrome removed?

The bad thing about those markers is that sweat is mainly water. I've had price tattoos after shopping there before. And of course, I then needed a price check.
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Not Vis-a-Vis. It would have come off easier, if it had been.

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