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Post# 116856   12/4/2010 at 03:01 (3,237 days old) by animebsd ()        

Hey guys.

I have this old metal based eureka that has no dings but missing paint. How should i go about repainting it and with what paints?

Should I sand it or sandblast it? Or is that even needed?

What primer?

And also do any of you know where i can get a nice bag that looks like a retrovac bag? or a retrovac bag? or anything that would look good on this machine?
i know im asking alot but i gotta know because i dont want to mess it up!!!!


Post# 116892 , Reply# 1   12/4/2010 at 13:26 (3,237 days old) by bagintheback (Flagstaff, Arizona)        

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I think you should just keep it as it is. It looks great anyway, and you might mess it up even more trying to fix it.

Post# 116893 , Reply# 2   12/4/2010 at 13:39 (3,237 days old) by 1926700 ()        
i have the same one..

for some reason you never see one of those
a. with the original bag

b. in mint condition..the always have at least two scratches and several scuffs....yours is still very long as the motor is in great running order...just do what you can to the hood and me i have several metal Eurekas....its not worth possibly ruining the machine...

just my educated two cents....

Post# 116911 , Reply# 3   12/4/2010 at 17:03 (3,236 days old) by petek (Ontario)        

THe original bag would probably have been the green shiny box top

Post# 116914 , Reply# 4   12/4/2010 at 17:29 (3,236 days old) by kirbyduh (Louisville, Kentucky)        
I have one like this..

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with what I am almost certain is the original bag. It has a slim white rubber top. I will post pics in a bit.

Post# 116926 , Reply# 5   12/4/2010 at 18:00 (3,236 days old) by kirbyduh (Louisville, Kentucky)        
Here she is...

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Kind of rough. lots of handle rust. broken zipper. Sorry for the quality :/

Post# 116957 , Reply# 6   12/4/2010 at 20:50 (3,236 days old) by animebsd ()        

nice! would you trade that machine for anything?

Post# 116959 , Reply# 7   12/4/2010 at 20:55 (3,236 days old) by kirby16 ()        

If i recall right--- My grandmother used to have one very similar to that. Im not sure what happened to it, all im sure of is that its probably a T-shirt right now.

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