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    Re: Do you use compressed air while detailing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Calais View Post
    They wouldn't sell me cans of compressed air at Staples the other day because they thought I was going to huff it. They needed to see an ID! I showed them my bag full of detailing supplies, told them what I use it for and they gave me a look that said "a likely story".
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    Re: Do you use compressed air while detailing?

    Quote Originally Posted by RaskyR1 View Post
    I don't think I could do a full detail on a car without it!

    -Blowing off engine and exterior nooks & crannies
    -Purging interior to get all the loose debirs out from hard to reach areas
    -Detailing vents, pockets, and other tight areas
    -Blowing off wool pads
    -A must for the cheap carpet in some cars...like the junk they used in the old ****!!!
    +1 Cant seem to properly finish work w/o it.



    Quote Originally Posted by Calais View Post
    They wouldn't sell me cans of compressed air at Staples the other day because they thought I was going to huff it. They needed to see an ID! I showed them my bag full of detailing supplies, told them what I use it for and they gave me a look that said "a likely story".
    LMAO!
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    Re: Do you use compressed air while detailing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Calais View Post
    They wouldn't sell me cans of compressed air at Staples the other day because they thought I was going to huff it. They needed to see an ID! I showed them my bag full of detailing supplies, told them what I use it for and they gave me a look that said "a likely story".



    I said no. Not for not wanting though. I have no room for a compressor at the moment.

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    Re: Do you use compressed air while detailing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Calais View Post
    They wouldn't sell me cans of compressed air at Staples the other day because they thought I was going to huff it. They needed to see an ID! I showed them my bag full of detailing supplies, told them what I use it for and they gave me a look that said "a likely story".
    Get yourself a big truck inner tube, some air line and some adpt. fittings fill the inner tube and you have cheap portable air.

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    Re: Do you use compressed air while detailing?

    Compressed air is almost a must have if you do any sort of work on cars.
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    Re: Do you use compressed air while detailing?

    IF i am going to be waxing then yes...but if i'm just washing then i use my absorber

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    Re: Do you use compressed air while detailing?

    Quote Originally Posted by SHYNEMAN123 View Post
    Get yourself a big truck inner tube, some air line and some adpt. fittings fill the inner tube and you have cheap portable air.
    Does that work better than a 7 gallon air tank?

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    Re: Do you use compressed air while detailing?

    I have a 20 gallon air compressor my stepdad left. But I don't see the point of using it, nor do I even know how to use it
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    Re: Do you use compressed air while detailing?

    Bah I wish there was a 3rd poll option: "No, but wish I did"

    I used them frequently at the detail shop but don't own a compressor at home. Great tool to have as a detailer imo.
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    Re: Do you use compressed air while detailing?

    I just used my air compressor for detailing for the first time a couple of days ago. I thought I kept my 2 year old truck extremely clean ( I normally vacuum under the seats often). I was surprised by how much debris I blew out from underneath the seats. I was also pleasantly surprised how much faster and effective, I was at vacuuming lint etc. out out of the seats and carpet. Just a quick shot with the air while holding the vacuum nozzle in front to catch the debris was all it took.

    I did have to wear hearing protection however as the combination of vacuum and air was quite loud. I also wore safety glasses. I always use safety gear so this is no big deal to me. I wear hearing protection with the G110V2 as well.

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