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Post# 369830   4/2/2017 at 17:38 (444 days old) by Bvac6 (Fort Wayne, Indiana)        

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I grabbed these beauties up yesterday. The Elites bag was so full it had burst, also has a broken retainer under the hood on the fan side. The Oreck smells of cat pee so it's getting a good spa. Someone wrote 'donated to MDA' on its hood. Any tips on removing permanent marker? Other than their flaws, they run great!

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Post# 369831 , Reply# 1   4/2/2017 at 18:12 (444 days old) by human (Pines of Carolina)        

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To remove permanent marker, try some Zippo lighter fluid on a paper towel. Just keep it away from open flames ;)

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Post# 369832 , Reply# 2   4/2/2017 at 18:13 (444 days old) by texaskirbyguy (Plano, TX)        
Nice finds!

Apparently when the bag gets full it is time for a new one! :o/
Rubbing alcohol removes permanent marker easily.

Post# 369834 , Reply# 3   4/2/2017 at 18:57 (444 days old) by vacuumlad1650 (Chicago Suburbs)        

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Use rubbing alcohol with the abrasive side of a kitchen sponge. Rub in small circles. Then follow up with Windex and a Rag on the whole hood.

Post# 369843 , Reply# 4   4/2/2017 at 21:12 (444 days old) by kirby519 (Wisconsin)        

Magic erasure and Krud cutter degreaser available at any hardware store should take it off with out any damage to the hood.

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