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Post# 114012   11/8/2010 at 08:51 (3,388 days old) by vac-o-matic (Saint Louis, Mo.)        

I recently acquired a couple of machines with the original black Kirby bags. The bag closures have lost their original rubber covers and are just the shiny metal. I'm thinking of painting them black so they don't stick out like a sore thumb. Whadya think?

Post# 114018 , Reply# 1   11/8/2010 at 10:19 (3,388 days old) by marukap (Saint Louis, MO)        

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Post# 114022 , Reply# 3   11/8/2010 at 11:07 (3,388 days old) by electrolux~137 ()        

I don't see what it would hurt -- you could always remove the paint if you decided you didn't like it.

Then the question would be, flat or glossy? Glossy would look prettier, especially on a buffed-out machine, but flat would look, from a distance, more like rubber.

Would love to see some photos of the bags!

Post# 114080 , Reply# 4   11/8/2010 at 18:48 (3,388 days old) by a007kirbyman (--->> Originally My Mom <<--- (now Wisconsin))        
Kirby bag top covers...

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Hello Rick.

You might also consider making or having made a simple cloth cover that is 'loose' from the bag; and yet it will cover the metal bag top clamp.

Just a thought.

Cheers & hagn all,


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