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    Default Re: Cleaning exterior sewing machine

    Quote Originally Posted by Vonnie View Post
    Hmm, maybe spray the windex on a cloth or paper towel and not directly on your machine.

    I have not tried it yet, but what about Mr Clean Magic Eraser?

    Joy, I use foaming Dawn to scrub my glass top stove. That stuff they give you when you buy a new glass top stove just streaks like crazy. But the Dawn is a grease cutter. If it's gentle enough to clean oil off of wild life, it's gentle enough for my stove so it should be gentle enough for your machine. Just don't let it get in the cracks about buttons or holes.
    You only need a light mist of windex, not a soaking.

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    Default Re: Cleaning exterior sewing machine

    Windex has ammonia in it and could cause degrading of the surface. A couple of drops of dawn in a little warm water and a microfiber cloth should keep it sparkling if it's plastic. For my vintage machines, I wipe gently with a bit of sewing machine oil and a microfiber cloth.
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    Default Re: Cleaning exterior sewing machine

    My janome foot pedal is very dirty. The surface of it is bumpy, I will try dousing it with windex.

    I use my machine for quilting and find after it comes back from being serviced, the plastic is very shinny and slicker, which helps the fabric glide easier. I always assumed it got a wax job too. I know if you get a metal machine serviced you can use car wax. But I don't think that will work on plastic.
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    Default Re: Cleaning exterior sewing machine

    I use a piece of batting with watered down alcohol.

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    Default Re: Cleaning exterior sewing machine

    I have 2 Jukis and a HV. I have used three approaches. Most often I moisten a microfiber cleaning cloth in warm water and wring it out well. Gets most stuff off. If there is more I have used Windex on the microfiber cloth. Also I recently used one of those premoistened electronics cleaning wipes. All these methods work for me.

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