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Old 01-17-2011, 05:46 AM   #1
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car vaccum recommendations?

i am looking for a car vaccum. i don't have a garage and park on the street so a household vac is not convenient for me. i've only been to crappy tire but i don't know what is best.... recommendations anyone?
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Old 01-17-2011, 07:50 AM   #2
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B&D dust buster? got one from London Drugs, seems good enough for the job.
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Old 01-17-2011, 12:09 PM   #3
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Get this:
RIGID Dry/Wet Vac

And then get this:
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I'm on the lookout for one of those small shop vacs too.

Every once in a while you see them on sale at Sears, Home Depot, etc.

They definately look like they'll do the trick! Plus you won't have to fuck up your house vaccum!
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Old 01-18-2011, 10:18 PM   #5
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I found the portable series of the Shop-Vac works really well
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Old 01-19-2011, 05:59 AM   #6
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I agree with Noizz. I use one for all my mobile detailing along with the detailing kit. Its only about 55 inches of lift but if your car isn't a complete disaster,it'll get it done no problem. My fav vacuum is my Cobex as it has about 90 IOL, but its also over $400. Well worth it though.
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Old 01-23-2011, 04:35 PM   #7
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It depends what you are vacuuming, for car interior and if you have a garage I rather use a home HEPA vacuum (like those cheap bagless 90 bucks Bissell, where you can rinse out everything).. the problem with shop vac is a lot of the dust get thrown back into the environment, hence back into the car. For wet gross stuff of course use shop vac.
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im so happy that i have had the "built in" vacuums in my houses..
they work awesome and you still have mobility with the head to get into tight cracks/creavses)
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Old 02-02-2011, 01:50 PM   #9
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i just use the dyson handheld vaccumms
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Old 02-03-2011, 10:27 AM   #10
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Wait for a small shop vac to go on sale on Canadian tire. You can't go wrong with one. Plus Canadian tire has a great warranty
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Old 02-03-2011, 03:30 PM   #11
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Metro Vac N' Blo
can use as vacuum or blower

the Master Blaster with 8hp can blow dry a car easy.


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