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Post# 134524   4/28/2011 at 19:39 (4,687 days old) by pr-21 (Middletown, OH)        

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I need a little help. I just found a Eureka Model 250. This vacuum was filthy, but it runs. I spent 8 hours, no joke sanitizing and detailing without painting or anything. I remembered the magic eraser for the bumper that someone on the forum mentioned and it worked great. The vacuum must have been in a attic or basement that leaked as you can see from the bag. The chrome hood also has some rust spots, which I did sand a little bit, but not much improvement. I hand washed the bag twice with spray and wash along with Woolite. The stain did not come out. The bag has a whole in it but could be sewn up. Anyone have a way to maybe get the stain out and also any suggestions for the chrome hood rust spots? I have another bag that I can use to match the machine, that is in pretty good shape, it is in my photo album. I just hate to not try and salvage this bag.



Any help would be appreciated.


Bud Mattingly


One other note, the bag bellow is cracked as well and there are small pin holes in the canvas bellow as well.

This post was last edited 04/28/2011 at 20:00
Post# 134540 , Reply# 1   4/28/2011 at 21:12 (4,687 days old) by luxg ()        

Bud, Tide has a product out called Stain Release.  You might try soaking it in that and see what happens or you might also try Oxi Clean.  Since you have another bag you really have nothing to loose.  



Post# 134555 , Reply# 2   4/28/2011 at 21:40 (4,687 days old) by pr-21 (Middletown, OH)        
Ok I will get some

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Thank You,


I will head out and get some now.




Post# 134568 , Reply# 3   4/28/2011 at 23:03 (4,687 days old) by pr-21 (Middletown, OH)        

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I got the Tide Stain Release and used it with my detergent, no good, even let it soak. Last resort I added a bit of clorox bleach. Faded the back a little, but the stains for the most part are gone without deteriorating the bag anymore than it was. I am line drying it now.


Thank You

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