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Post# 379296   10/5/2017 at 16:31 (355 days old) by compactc9guy (Bathurst New Brunswick Canada )        

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New paint i will put the bumper white after the vacuum dry i sanded it down smooth and repaint Compact C9

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Post# 379312 , Reply# 1   10/5/2017 at 21:41 (355 days old) by compactc9guy (Bathurst New Brunswick Canada )        
Paint job

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progress so far i took her for a spin paint shines i like the color not original Iknow but she looks good and that all that matters yes i will make the bumper white tomorrow thsi pic was the result of sanding wiping peeling off old pain and re spray 2 coats of enamel blue

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Post# 379328 , Reply# 2   10/6/2017 at 09:16 (354 days old) by dysonman1 (Missouri)        

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Why didn't you take it apart before you painted it? Everything is removable. Wheels, handle, switch kick, everything.

Post# 379382 , Reply# 3   10/7/2017 at 14:21 (353 days old) by compactc9guy (Bathurst New Brunswick Canada )        

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Bumper paint and emblem thus compact bumper is now whit also

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Post# 379391 , Reply# 4   10/7/2017 at 18:12 (353 days old) by PHaeton (Los Angeles )        

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Hello Compactc9guy and All,
I have a question regarding painting the Compacts. I mean no harm but when I rebuilt these Compacts for the used sales floor I would take them completely apart. I knocked out the switch pad pin, the lid lock pin, the rear wheel pins and the lid pin. **Caution must be taken when knocking the pins out as you can break an ear off knocking the pin out in the wrong direction, pin holder, and you must have all the correct tools. I had a great teacher plus I had had a lot of mechanical experience. I would unscrew all the screws on the bottom and separate the bottom body from the top body. I think the newer Compact had nuts on the inside that held the front wheels on so I would remove them also as well as the switch, cord and nameplate. I would paint the low body, the upper body and the lid with the appropriate color wrinkle paint and put them in what Ben called the oven, it was a box with 3 heat lamps in it. I think we let them cool down and then set for 24 hours. I painted the inside of the bodies and lid with Krylon Dual Aluminum. I think I still have enough paint in my lungs to paint a few more machines. I would clean all the chrome latches, wheels, bumper, carrying handle and do any cleaning and servicing needed to the motor. Those bumpers could be a bit of a problem if we had to use a new one as it would have to go in the oven for a bit so it would go on more easily and stretch a bit. You see this was back in the late 70ís and early 80ís and the wrinkle paint and other parts were easy to get from the local wholesaler. I think I must have rebuilt a minimum of 25 Compacts and it could have been more.
Well I guess that was not a question, so the question is would it not be easier on you to take it apart rather than have to work so hard cleaning it up?
**I must say for an inexperienced person knocking pins out could be scary and even costly as when an ear broken off you are totally screwed.
I have not done a Compact in 35 to 40 years and I would not know which side to knock the pin out from unless I had a machine in front of me. Oh, knock does not mean bang. I am not recommending doing this without a knowledgeable person by your side the first time.
I had fun doing a repair of a Hoover 541 foot switch wiring as in the following pictures and it took me between 5 to 10 minutes to figure out how to take that darn foot pad off the switch so I could open it LOL.
Thank you for looking and working on a machine should always be fun first.

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Post# 379392 , Reply# 5   10/7/2017 at 19:15 (353 days old) by FCS3 (Hawaii)        
Nice Job compactc9guy

Beautiful Blue

Much more vibrant than the 50's pastels.

There ain't a prettier one on the planet!!

Post# 379396 , Reply# 6   10/7/2017 at 21:41 (353 days old) by PHaeton (Los Angeles )        

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Hi Antoine and All,
I have watched several of your videos on YouTube. I liked seeing the Electrolux APP 200 and you had a lot of good information for all of us. I knew the Canadian Electrolux were not the same as the US ones. Keep the good work up. I have few Cats along with a few Vacuums but no Video Camera.
Thank you for showing them,

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Post# 379439 , Reply# 7   10/8/2017 at 16:56 (352 days old) by compactc9guy (Bathurst New Brunswick Canada )        
Thanks for the tips could any one give me pics on how to op

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First of all i appreciate the help ty.But i have limited tools so did not want to open the Compact and break some thing and end up whit my favorie vacuum broken in pieces yes i could of take it all apart and give it the spa treatment but i dotn know were the screws are. Maybe if i had pictures and more knowledge i wuld of doen it right but whti what i had and time frame i had this is my results il go around and fix the bumper .I wish i had some one to help me take it apart but i know no one im my town that likes vacuum like i do so im all alone her i do whit what i had . Not show room but il clean her up.

Post# 379451 , Reply# 8   10/9/2017 at 01:09 (352 days old) by Phaeton (Los Angeles )        

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Hi Antoine and All,
I understand not having the right tools you could not take it apart. The Compact is looking good without taking it apart and that is what counts. Keep the good work up and keep the videos coming. I might have a few pictures somewhere with a Compact taken apart.
Thank you for looking,

Post# 379452 , Reply# 9   10/9/2017 at 01:18 (352 days old) by compactc9guy (Bathurst New Brunswick Canada )        
Yes thanks

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Thanks to all and yes i have more youtube videos coming if you have suggestion on my vacuum vids contact me via this tread . Al tho i did not take it apart it looks better than it ever did i will fine tune the bumper .

Post# 379453 , Reply# 10   10/9/2017 at 01:27 (352 days old) by compactc9guy (Bathurst New Brunswick Canada )        
Custom Compact C9

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final results il fix the bumper tomorrow ty and maybe make the power head sticker match but i dont think il be able to

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Post# 379822 , Reply# 11   10/15/2017 at 22:15 (345 days old) by compactc9guy (Bathurst New Brunswick Canada )        
Compact IEC C9

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Complete filter difuser is on il paint the Compact decal silver

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