Thread Number: 41718  /  Tag: 80s/90s Vacuum Cleaners
Kirby G4 Bumper Pinstripe
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Post# 441242   4/27/2021 at 20:05 by Mistersuckyface (Southern Indiana)        

I am in the process of restoring my first Kirby. It will be a G4 which is the same model we had when I was growing up. I am a bit of a perfectionist, and am having trouble either tracking down a new power head bumper with the purple pinstripe or just the purple pinstripe itself. 


Does anyone know where I might be able to find a complete bumper with the purple, or a suitable closely matching color tape used for like automotive pinstriping?

Post# 441250 , Reply# 1   4/28/2021 at 00:27 by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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The link. It's own and lighting is funny but knowing key/kirby needs this is what you are looking for.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO Lesinutah's LINK on eBay

Post# 441272 , Reply# 2   4/28/2021 at 16:51 by Mistersuckyface (Southern Indiana)        

Thank you so much for your reply. That is definitely the right bumper, but sadly it is missing the color stripe down near the bottom. I added a picture highlighting what I am looking for.


Based on my research it seems they are no longer available which I get as they redesigned the bumper with the Sentria. I think I will end up needing to go with some pinstripe material for cars, if I can find a close enough color match. Sadly finding the RIGHT color is also proving to be difficult. 


My mom had her Kirby refurbed back in 2019 by Kirby and it came back with a new bumper, so I have a feeling they are just hoarding them for their own refurbs. 

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Post# 441273 , Reply# 3   4/28/2021 at 16:57 by myvacsrock (USA)        
This might sound ridiculous..

Have you tried calling Kirby? They’re pretty great, and usually calling yields some good results. At least, in my experience. They will sell parts out the door, or at least will point you in a direction.

Post# 441274 , Reply# 4   4/28/2021 at 17:19 by Mistersuckyface (Southern Indiana)        

Huh, I had not thought of that. Will look into it. Thanks for the suggestion. 

Post# 441278 , Reply# 5   4/28/2021 at 22:33 by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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Kent I bought one two years ago from him. He has a ton of parts machines. Kirby will give you an avalir bumper. Email him let him know you want. I called him 3 weeks ago. Ill ask him if he has one.

Post# 441279 , Reply# 6   4/28/2021 at 22:51 by myvacsrock (USA)        
Just to clarify..

This is Kent’s store. Not everyone knows who “Kent” is. I surely didn’t until very recently.
But if anyone can help, he can.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO myvacsrock's LINK on eBay

Post# 441280 , Reply# 7   4/28/2021 at 22:59 by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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The link was to kent's listing. I referenced his name in the post. If you went to the link I hope you could put the two together.

Post# 441282 , Reply# 8   4/28/2021 at 23:49 by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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Doesn't have one.

Post# 441779 , Reply# 9   5/13/2021 at 18:44 by bikerray (Middle Earth)        
The lavender color tape for the bumper

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Just so you know I was helping Scott at Tinley Park Kirby and he has a whole roll of the tape for the G4 bumper. It still has 5 stripes left on the roll.

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