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Post# 434895   11/12/2020 at 19:44 by Hoover300 (Central Kentucky)        

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Yes it is higher in price(these all seem to be) and the plating is gone. With some brasso and a buffing wheel, I could see this becoming a very unique looking vac, being all brass.

Post# 434900 , Reply# 1   11/12/2020 at 21:17 by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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I'm pretty sure that's not brass. It looks like painted or adoninized aluminum. It looks similar to the apex hand vacuum.

Post# 434901 , Reply# 2   11/12/2020 at 21:31 by Hoover300 (Central Kentucky)        
Its the original design

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I have the sweeper vac version, it has wear spots where the chrome is coming off to reveal a surface like the above. Seems its only on the motor with mine, the rest is polished aluminum. Even with plating it has a yellow-ish tint to it compared to the rest. Brass or adoninized aluminum, either way I get the feeling it will look pretty slick polished up.

Post# 434902 , Reply# 3   11/12/2020 at 21:34 by Hoover300 (Central Kentucky)        

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I stand corrected. I just noticed the swatch of gold paint on the other brush cap and rating plate, I though it was just an extremely weathered version. I know my Sweeper vac is like this though, even if just on one piece.

Post# 434905 , Reply# 4   11/12/2020 at 22:14 by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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The sweeper vac is super cool. I'm not sure what yours is made of but it's not the same as this one.

Post# 434906 , Reply# 5   11/12/2020 at 22:29 by MadMan (Chicago, IL, USA)        

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Yeah it's just sprayed with crappy gold paint. Even the screws and motor brush caps are painted. Matter of fact, it *almost* looks like the edges of the model plate were painted over.. so likely not a factory paint job.

Post# 434949 , Reply# 6   11/13/2020 at 14:41 by huskyvacs (Indiana)        

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The price is fine. But that $45 shipping charge is not.

The vacuum has been resprayed with gold Krylon - but not any time recently.

These only came in one color then - highly polished chrome. The exception was when Polar Cub came around and started making the lower assembly painted.

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