Thread Number: 35128  /  Tag: 50s/60s/70s Vacuum Cleaners
Polishing Vintage Vacuums
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Post# 378484   9/15/2017 at 22:42 (338 days old) by JesseD (Saint Marys, Pennsylvania)        

I am wondering what the best way is to polish a vintage Kirby vacuum. I would like to know what compound is best to use and if the machine gets buffed by hand or with a machine.


Post# 378487 , Reply# 1   9/15/2017 at 23:11 (338 days old) by Real1shep (Walla Walla, WA)        

You'll get a half dozen or so product recommendations....most of them will work just fine. My favorite is by hand with Mother's Mag and Aluminum Polish.


Whatever you use....if you want the sheen to last, use a good auto wax to finish.



Post# 378511 , Reply# 2   9/16/2017 at 12:39 (338 days old) by human (Pines of Carolina)        

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Yeah, what Kevin said. Also, if there are deep scratches that bother you, they can be sanded out. There are plenty of YouTube videos and posts on this site that will tell you how.

Post# 378632 , Reply# 3   9/18/2017 at 19:41 (336 days old) by texaskirbyguy (Plano, TX)        

A high quality (and cheap) polishing can be done with Mother's mag & alum polish and a 4" buffing wheel on your electric drill.
See my Omega resto page for what it can do!

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