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Post# 465897   9/6/2023 at 22:58 by Hoover300 (Kentucky)        

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I swore up and down the M262 was all brown.. It is not. I got a real one today. It is black and greyish blue. Resto in the works!

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Post# 465907 , Reply# 1   9/7/2023 at 16:17 by Hoover300 (Kentucky)        
Paintless

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Post# 465908 , Reply# 2   9/7/2023 at 16:20 by Hoover300 (Kentucky)        

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Not the greatest color match but it will do. Slate grey would not work as the tool kit is blue and the old paint had a blue tint. But then the old paint was so faded and damaged I am not 100% sure what it is supposed to look like, as the only other images I can find are B&W.

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Post# 465919 , Reply# 3   9/8/2023 at 10:43 by Hoover300 (Kentucky)        

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Only thing left to do is buff the belt cover and fill in the letters with white paint!

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Post# 465964 , Reply# 4   9/8/2023 at 17:25 by Paul (USA)        

Very cool! Is the burgundy one a D-272? Can you add to the list of features listed on the first photo? Just wondering how the De Luxe features compared to the Master's.

The D-272 was the first to have the new Disturbulator when it debuted in 1945.

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1. SPOKANE DAILY CHRONICLE December 9, 1946

2. WINDSOR DAILY STAR ad July 28, 1947


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Post# 465987 , Reply# 5   9/9/2023 at 10:03 by Hoover300 (Kentucky)        

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It is indeed a D272. The roller is really neat, with 1 row on each side of thick bristles and one on each side of thin bristles. The M262 has a standard single row brush.

Not long after I posted this a friend showed me his M262, which while beaten up was certainly more grey with barely any blue tint. So I had some grey on hand..


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Post# 466041 , Reply# 6   9/10/2023 at 22:42 by Paul (USA)        

Thanks. Those "metalescent" colors, as Eureka's ad referred to them, are attractive for sure.

I imagine the more eye-catching burgundy was meant to influence customers' preference of the higher-priced cleaner in case they needed an extra nudge.



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