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Some Hoover finds and restorations
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Post# 375199   7/12/2017 at 02:42 by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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My friend Colin found this commercial U7013 for me some time back.
It was near the coast and had corroded a bit.

I love the original color scheme of this model so I set to work sanding down the hood and base for re polishing. The motor and brush were rebuilt too


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Post# 375200 , Reply# 1   7/12/2017 at 02:44 by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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Buffing the hood,

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Post# 375201 , Reply# 2   7/12/2017 at 02:47 by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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The final product with a better bag I found

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Post# 375209 , Reply# 3   7/12/2017 at 07:43 by vac-o-matic (Saint Louis, Mo.)        

Stunning transformation! That's a handsome machine.

Post# 375210 , Reply# 4   7/12/2017 at 08:06 by fantomfan57 (Austin, Texas)        
Well done, Garreth!

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Please share your product info. and technique for buffing out that beautiful finish.

G.


Post# 375498 , Reply# 5   7/17/2017 at 16:07 by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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Hi Garry

I will post some pics of what I do , but in a nut shell its sanding and then rebuffing first with buffing soap and then with polishing cream


Post# 375586 , Reply# 6   7/19/2017 at 20:39 by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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Joanne found me this little Junior dirtfinder a while back I finally got it all service and running. a good polish too. This model has a shake out bag but interestingly a plastic easy release cord holder

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Post# 375587 , Reply# 7   7/19/2017 at 20:43 by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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My oldest Junior that was made in South Africa

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