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Rear View - Before/After

#D1137075, courtesy of Jzygail. An automotive degreaser was used for most of the machine head (in a purple bottle, called "Super Clean" at Wal-Mart). An 8:1 ratio of water to degreaser, (fairly strong), but in tests on inconspicuous places it didn't seem to cause issues with the japanning or decals. T-shirt material scraps sold at Home Depot were used, but for stubborn areas 0000 wire wool was used, very lightly.

Rusty parts were soaked in Evaporust and then wiped down. Then either scrubbed with sewing machine oil and 0000 wire wool, or silver polish for the shiny bits (like the faceplate or the back access).

The most amazing result is on the decals, particularly those at the back of the machine on the pillar, shoulder and arm. It was a pretty machine before, but has been considerably improved. Everything moves nicely, too, and it's ready for stitch testing.

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