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Post# 442826   6/11/2021 at 07:16 by gmkubancsek (Indiana)        

I was able to purchase this ca. 1979 Hoover Concept 1. Any advice or recommendations on how to clean-up and remove scuff marks from the white plastic? I have little experience in polishing/shining plastic housings. Thank you.

Gary K.


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Post# 442828 , Reply# 1   6/11/2021 at 08:59 by dysonman1 (the county)        

Rubbing alcohol removes paint marks from hard plastic without damaging it. We used it on Simplicity and Riccar vacuums all the time. Lacquer thinner works on Vinyl like cords or bumpers but NOT on hard plastic.

Post# 442830 , Reply# 2   6/11/2021 at 10:02 by Vacummatt4886 (USA)        

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I know this works on Dyson but I donít know if it works on Hoover too. My mom gets a Mr. Clean magic eraser, wets it and starts rubbing away at the scuffs, but you really have to put pressure on the mr clean magic eraser. If itís a scuff that wonít come out she uses tooth paste and keeps rubbing.

Post# 442849 , Reply# 3   6/11/2021 at 21:04 by Lesinutah (Utah)        
Alcohol

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Removes permanent markers. Mr clean will get most stains of off plastic. SOS brillo pads help remove marks. If you get car interior cleaner and or polisher will help polish the plastic.

Post# 442866 , Reply# 4   6/12/2021 at 07:37 by Vacummatt4886 (USA)        

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Thatís good to know, Thank you

Post# 442877 , Reply# 5   6/12/2021 at 10:32 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I use Simple Green on bumpers, etc.

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I've also had great results with Bon Ami to remove scuffs on plastic hoods, bases, etc.
I learned lots of techniques in North canton.............Brasso is another product.





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