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Post# 407808   4/9/2019 at 09:29 (361 days old) by electro (Indiana)        

I have posted this before but in the spring, it's time to clean the blinds and it is a job I used to hate. With the Rexair the job becomes a piece of cake. It is fast, easy and the blinds do not need to be removed from the windows.

I want to share it again on Vacuumland so if we have a new Rainbow owner, you will LOVE this method.
Here are the steps:
(1) Use dusting brush and DRY dust the blinds first
(2) Using the Rainbow sprayer filled with HOT water and cleaner (Spic & Span)
start at the top and move downward (hose in exhaust port).
(3) Let it sit for about 5 minutes
(4) Using the dust brush and wands ONLY, lightly scrub the blinds to
loosen the dirt and grease.
(5) Use Hot water only and spray blinds to rinse dirt and grime. Work from top to
(6) Now insert the hose into the suction end and using the crevice tool go over
the blind to remove and dry the blind
(7) Use the Rainbow squeegee on the window to clean and dry and remaining water

DONE! No mess and such a small use of water.

Advantages: It takes so little time. I did the blinds and window for my sliding glass door in less than 20 minutes and NOTHING to clean up. Just empty your water basin.
Added plus is that it cleans your hose, wands and tools with the hot water and cleaning solution.

I have had my Rainbow for 8 years next month. It is heavy but I like it. The BEST part is Never any HINT of dust or worse the smell from a dirty vacuum. No repairs in 8 years and I use mine to clean the screened porch, garage floor, clean a huge church building several times a year and last year used it to clean the mold off the siding on the house.

I know it is a little more work to use but do we:
(1) save dirty dish washing water
(2) save dirty water when we wash our clothes
(3) save dirty water we bath in
(4) save our trash and store it from week to week in a closet
It made sense to me to start with a fresh new cleaner every time and
of course no bags, no filters and bins to empty.
It DOES have a Hepa filter but it has only been replaced one time in 8 years

I hope this will help someone who has recently purchased the Rexair machine.
It's so easy to accomplish this task of cleaning the blinds.

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Post# 407814 , Reply# 1   4/9/2019 at 14:31 (360 days old) by dysonman1 (Rolla, MO)        

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What a GREAT method of cleaning. I'm inspired to use my Rexair. It runs like the day it left the factory in 1941.

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Post# 407815 , Reply# 2   4/9/2019 at 14:32 (360 days old) by dysonman1 (Rolla, MO)        

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I could always use the new one. Decisions, decisions......

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Post# 407816 , Reply# 3   4/9/2019 at 14:35 (360 days old) by dysonman1 (Rolla, MO)        
You can put a Rexair away...

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As clean as your dishes. Why store the dirt in the closet?

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Post# 407817 , Reply# 4   4/9/2019 at 14:36 (360 days old) by dysonman1 (Rolla, MO)        

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really sanitary method of cleaning. Drowns dust and dirt in WATER from which is cannot escape. Make your home "Rainbow" clean and fresh.

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Post# 407819 , Reply# 5   4/9/2019 at 15:31 (360 days old) by electro (Indiana)        
Great vintage shots!

Thanks for posting the vintage machines.

I will be the FIRST to say my Rainbow is heavy and it does take a few minutes for set up but after years of constant use, no nasty smell or dust anywhere on the machine and they last and last.
If mine has dust on the fans, I could care less. What I am interested in would be no foul smell and leaking dust. There is just no odor ever.

I posted this with the thought it may help someone else who has a water filter vacuum, no matter what the brand.

Post# 408062 , Reply# 6   4/14/2019 at 01:34 (356 days old) by rivstg1 (colorado springs)        

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electro:   I don't recall seeing that spray attachment with mine bought in 2012 (Fall), I guess I"ll go look again to see if I have it. I'd like to have it if I don't currently....but would wonder why I didn't get that.


dysonman1:  wow. what a collection of vintage Rexair systems!!! nice!!!

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