Last year around this time I obtained this old Japanese made Zig Zag Edison for a few bucks. My intention was to fix it because I wanted to get better at maintaining my machines. This machine needed a new band, the tension needed re-assembling, oiling/lubrication and a good cleaning. A few months later, it was up and running fine but not perfect. Still, I was not happy with the overall color. So I considered giving it away or selling. I soon realized that no one would be interested in this is old, heavy (40 pound) machine without a base and without all the bells and whistles you can get with a new lightweight machine.
I am sure that this was a very nice light pink sewing machine when it was new but now the “pink” just looked like a boring salmon-y color. I had some epoxy paint remover in my garage and decided to strip it and repaint it a color you do not normally see on sewing machines.
I had to basically take the machine apart as much as I could and cover everything with plastic and masking tape.
I know. Red. What? Well I have not seen many red sewing machines except for the plastic Hello Kitty sewing machine and older Husqvarnas.
I did not paint the motor or motor bracket and the inside of the fly-wheel because the front of the machine still has some pink on it. And the base? I purchased the base from an eBay seller for a different machine but that machine now has its own case. The base was brown but I repainted it as well. I think I love this color. What do you think?