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Post# 257842   11/28/2013 at 18:16 (1,693 days old) by mje772003 ()        

I have just received a red National with white vinyl cushion on top I was sitting in a persons shed and now I have it. :-) i'm very happy. I'm in Brisbane Australia

It has a marks and light scratches on it have looked through the threads here and it was suggested brasso? Any other suggestions? for the vinyl i and the hose was thinking of a light scrub with a water sugar soap solution. Any suggestions would be kindly appreciated.

If anyone has one with a User Guide instructions is it possible to send me a scanned copy please

I have another one coming soon a cream coloured one with orange vinyl top in a better condition. I like these Vac's very much would like to get a while one with green vinyl if possible.

Post# 257844 , Reply# 1   11/28/2013 at 18:32 (1,693 days old) by Streakers (Columbus Ohio)        
Hey local!

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I've owned one of these machines in the past - I have now donated it to another local Brisbane collector as I'm downsizing.

Like you - I love them - they're quirky little beasts and oddly enough quite an agile little machine. I especially love the cord rewind mechanism and how it 'shakes' the bag so that the bulk of the dust lands in the dirt capsule - ready for another cleaning with more suction power! LOL Pity for tall folks they're absolutely way too short - built for the Japanese market... (give me another extension tube please! LOL)

But alas - I too spent many hours trolling the net trying to find an instruction manual with absolutely no joy. If you come across one - please post it online - I'd love to see it...

Can you please post some pics of the machine you scored?


Post# 257851 , Reply# 2   11/28/2013 at 21:40 (1,693 days old) by mje772003 ()        

Sure will do hope to get the 2nd one either late today saturday or maybe monday depending Austpost at Coorparoo

Post# 257852 , Reply# 3   11/28/2013 at 21:42 (1,693 days old) by mje772003 ()        

does anyone know what colours they were released in? as i so want to get one with the green vinyl top

Post# 257854 , Reply# 4   11/28/2013 at 22:05 (1,693 days old) by mje772003 ()        

Steve great to hear that your in brisbane too

Just saw on Ebay at morayfield

Post# 257938 , Reply# 5   11/30/2013 at 01:04 (1,692 days old) by Streakers (Columbus Ohio)        

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It's a sign Matt - you need to buy the one at Morayfield too (it's 5 minutes down the road from me if you want me to collect) and it's another colour to add to your new collection!

That beige colour with the orange coloured cushion is the same as what I had. The one on ebay looks to be in really good condition - with the only issue being that the floor tool is missing and looks like a minor repair to the hose coupler at the machine end...

Bid bid bid bid!!! LOL

Post# 258219 , Reply# 6   12/2/2013 at 02:13 (1,690 days old) by mje772003 ()        

Well I got the 2nd one arrived today from Victoria from an ad on gum tree i might get the morayfield one so long as it has a metal wand
I have a pic of them next to my python enclosures

Post# 259099 , Reply# 7   12/9/2013 at 16:56 (1,682 days old) by mje772003 ()        

am halfway through cleaning them up with the restoration but also still need a users manual/guide can anyone help with one of these

Post# 259784 , Reply# 8   12/17/2013 at 00:28 (1,675 days old) by mje772003 ()        

Hey Steve the one up for sale on ebay at Morayfield not only had the floor tool missing but also the metal wand so didn't buy it

Post# 259927 , Reply# 9   12/17/2013 at 17:12 (1,674 days old) by Streakers (Columbus Ohio)        

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Maybe a good parts or donor machine though...? What was the asking price?

It's not too often I see them come up for grabs around here...

Post# 393265 , Reply# 10   6/15/2018 at 20:20 by stats76 (Geelong)        

Does anyone know how to fix the cord return on these Vacs.
Mine works perfectly apart from the cord return.

Hopefully someone can help

Thanks, Joe

Post# 393274 , Reply# 11   6/15/2018 at 21:29 by rowdy141 (United Kingdom)        

For Enamel paintwork, you CAN use Brasso (sometimes) but Brasso can be quite abrasive and does sometimes stain paintwork a darker shade. Silvo is the less-aggressive product in the range. Be careful NOT to let Brasso loose on some plastics - expanded Polystyrene e.g. - it will dissolve them to a soft gooey mess that never hardens again.

T-Cut is safer for paintwork, then Motor-Car (Caranuba) Wax.

For Vinyls and other plastics, wash with warm soapy water, then use Plastic Restoration Polish, the kind used for restoring clouded car headlights. Followed by Beeswax.

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