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Post# 433026   10/3/2020 at 18:13 by Thevacomaticiec (Bathurst )        

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Yesss indeed ,
I re printed the flower power decal on my
Compact Electra Interstate C9
Now not perfect but good enough for me .


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Post# 433027 , Reply# 1   10/3/2020 at 18:17 by Thevacomaticiec (Bathurst )        

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Decal not perfect but not to bad either

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Post# 433028 , Reply# 2   10/3/2020 at 18:29 by Thevacomaticiec (Bathurst )        

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Printed the decal on A4 paper and tape it on whit clear tranparant tape now id looove to make it more factory but hey not bad

Post# 433037 , Reply# 3   10/3/2020 at 23:40 by Thevacomaticiec (Bathurst )        

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i wish i could havea sticker made not bad

Post# 433039 , Reply# 4   10/4/2020 at 00:32 by MadMan (Chicago, IL, USA)        

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Two options:
1. Go to vistaprint.com and make a bumper sticker with those flowers. Cut them out, and you've got flower stickers.
2. Go to officedepot and buy full sheet white shipping labels, print the flowers at home, cut them out, boom - flower stickers. This one has the downside of not being water proof, though. Inkjet printed stuff will bleed as soon as water touches it. There's a hack for that too, though. Before you cut out the flowers, cover them with clear packing tape. Then cut them out. Not an ideal solution, but still decent.


Post# 433053 , Reply# 5   10/4/2020 at 14:28 by Thevacomaticiec (Bathurst )        

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Some good points my friend .
I could do that or just cut out the flowers and trace the rest humm we will see .
But for now not to bad .


Post# 433070 , Reply# 6   10/4/2020 at 19:27 by Electroluxxxx (Somewhere out there)        

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Antoine, I had mentioned in a previous post that you should have a screen printer do your flower power logo. Next week Iím headed to a friends shop to help him out so I can snap a pic of his logo and send it to you if you would like. A screen printed logo wonít cost much at all and they can do it as a stick on with a clear background.



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Post# 434031 , Reply# 7   10/23/2020 at 12:43 by Thevacomaticiec (Bathurst )        

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the compact is getting her texture paint job doen today had some scrapes bumps nick on her so appart she came and new coat of paint by using a sponge i am able to recreate the TEXTURE hamertone finish on her YAYYY.

will post pic when dry


Post# 434035 , Reply# 8   10/23/2020 at 12:49 by Electroluxxxx (Somewhere out there)        

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Do you strip the paint on the machine before painting it? Or do you keep layering it?

Post# 434037 , Reply# 9   10/23/2020 at 13:54 by Thevacomaticiec (Bathurst )        

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Dad whit a sponge powder finish.
Yess i will clean the wheels and chrome once paint drys .



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Post# 434047 , Reply# 10   10/23/2020 at 16:32 by Thevacomaticiec (Bathurst )        

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how do i clean the bumper whit over spray ??????

Post# 434050 , Reply# 11   10/23/2020 at 18:22 by kirbyklekter (Concord,Ca.)        
Antoine

What ever method you use to remove the over spray, I would do it sooner than later while the paint is still soft.

What Electroluxxxx was asking above was do you strip or remove the old paint before applying the new paint, or do you just paint over the existing paint. Billy


Post# 434052 , Reply# 12   10/23/2020 at 18:32 by Thevacomaticiec (Bathurst )        

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i try to strip as much as i can before re painting yes .
Ok ill try to clean up the bumper ty .


Post# 434053 , Reply# 13   10/23/2020 at 18:42 by Thevacomaticiec (Bathurst )        

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OH for sure i try to strip paint as much as i can for sure and mask off of course gota do it right .

Post# 434058 , Reply# 14   10/23/2020 at 20:11 by luxlife (Under a Pecan Tree)        
What was wrong with the original color?

Was it in bad condition?

Post# 434061 , Reply# 15   10/23/2020 at 20:55 by Thevacomaticiec (Bathurst )        

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Dayli driver paint starting to chip in many places and crinkle all over jsut you could see she had some battle scar so me beng me paint is on .

Post# 434067 , Reply# 16   10/23/2020 at 21:51 by Thevacomaticiec (Bathurst )        

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Texture nailled it
Yes the chrome will be polish and sand
And new bumper ordered when i get the $


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Post# 434068 , Reply# 17   10/23/2020 at 21:54 by Thevacomaticiec (Bathurst )        

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Now sont ya worry about a thing new bumper on order (over spray hard to install ectect)]

and i will buff the chrome latch and switch tomorrow but so far not bad not bad


Post# 434071 , Reply# 18   10/23/2020 at 22:23 by Lesinutah (Utah)        
Bumper

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It only comes in black. If you boil it and get it hot it's easier to put on.
I do believe c9 high end machines were blue must like c-80.
I like the paint.
Gas will get the paint off. If you want to try that.


Post# 434073 , Reply# 19   10/23/2020 at 22:29 by Thevacomaticiec (Bathurst )        

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usually i get it on first try ya tongiht i was ... ... . and ..... bumper fill i nthe blank ok its late bumper wont go one lol have we been there alot huh !!

TY i think it came out good sure chrome needs a buff and few odds and end but hey not bad fora mateur i neeeeeever claim to bea pro.


Post# 434086 , Reply# 20   10/24/2020 at 00:16 by Thevacomaticiec (Bathurst )        

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Here she is .
Switch and wheel casters and handle paint remove now on to latch and compact name plate and voila .
Bumper blue got tired of try make it white...
Il replace it soon .


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Post# 434124 , Reply# 21   10/24/2020 at 13:33 by Thevacomaticiec (Bathurst )        

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btw best spot order bumper if i do decide to change it longuer down the line

Post# 434126 , Reply# 22   10/24/2020 at 14:26 by Thevacomaticiec (Bathurst )        

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Voilaaa

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Post# 434288 , Reply# 23   10/27/2020 at 19:57 by Thevacomaticiec (Bathurst )        

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Not perfect but ill do till i replace her bumper.

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Post# 434305 , Reply# 24   10/28/2020 at 00:25 by Lesinutah (Utah)        
Nice

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They don't have the white bumper anymore. Tristar didnt have it and sweeper guys on eBay had one which I ordered.
I'm digging the paint job looks like original blue.


Post# 434313 , Reply# 25   10/28/2020 at 03:31 by Thevacomaticiec (Bathurst )        

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Dangs ....for the bumper
Ty ya the paint is nice for sure .


Post# 434340 , Reply# 26   10/29/2020 at 04:46 by Thevacomaticiec (Bathurst )        

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Stick on logo ???
for sure send me the info .


Post# 434360 , Reply# 27   10/29/2020 at 20:29 by Thevacomaticiec (Bathurst )        

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Huummmmm

interesting result whit the gliter rug shoe on a area rug not bad not bad .


Post# 434366 , Reply# 28   10/29/2020 at 21:31 by Thevacomaticiec (Bathurst )        

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Altho i prefer a metal rug tool (still looking for that metal rug tool compact BTW) .But the rug shoe dida good job on my area rug not bad not bad .
I do havea green metal rug tool from my lux 89 i prefer it but the gliter rug shoe of compact not bad i say. What is your opinion on it ????


Post# 434424 , Reply# 29   10/31/2020 at 19:39 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I had a few Compacts, Tristars. I sold and or gave them

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away. I had a chance to get a complete aqua one with the tools and the box.
$12.00 When I went back to get it, it naturally was gone. I have gotten non-Hoover items for others who would enjoy them.
There are photos of some of them in an old post about one of my Halloween "Monster Mash Bashes'.


Post# 434462 , Reply# 30   11/1/2020 at 18:40 by Thevacomaticiec (Bathurst )        

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Im keeping mine lollol




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