Shop Vac or Little Green?

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  1. CyberEye

    CyberEye Oh god, the voices

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    If you could only have one for the time being, which would you prefer? A wet/dry shopvac or a little green clean machine?
     
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    Well I use both as you still need to vacuum the car and the LGM is not good for that.
     
  3. Beason

    Beason They call me "The Stig"

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    Shop Vac. It can be used to extract water but wont heat water up. Also has more suction power.
     
  4. CyberEye

    CyberEye Oh god, the voices

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    That's what I figured. I do want to get an LGM sometime as well, but I can only afford one at the moment, and I figured I'd get more use out of the shopvac.
    And hey, I can get a flowby attatchment and do my own haircuts :eek3:
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Same. Definitely worth getting a LGCM though, especially for personal use or as a weekend warrior. Quality machine but not really meant for hard daily use. I think my first one lasted about 6-7 months before it died. Used a couple times a week though, I'll bet it last years.
     
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    Now that I got my own garage I've been thinking about the same thing... Whats a good shopvac anyway? Not sure I need a 5 gallon.. (don't mean to hijack :o)
     
  7. CyberEye

    CyberEye Oh god, the voices

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    I can get a 10gallon wet/dry Shop Vac brand one for 90 CAD, figured it was a good deal. Or a 6.5 for 80.
     
  8. Beason

    Beason They call me "The Stig"

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    I got the 6 gallon one and it works perfectly. I suggest getting the clay for extraction purposes. Dont remember which accessories came with mine, but I have the crevice tool, brush for regular use and for extracting I like to use the claw.
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  9. CyberEye

    CyberEye Oh god, the voices

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    getting the clay for extracting??? what do you mean by clay?
     
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    I think he meant claw. Thanks guys. How much did you pay for your 6gal?
     
  11. hitolo

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    I have both and would rather stick with the shop vac. I have two shop vacs...one 12 gallon, one 3 gallon. The small one works great for vacuuming around the car. It also has better suction than the LGM. The larger one is great for picking up bigger items in the garage. The LGM doesn't heat up the water all that well. I'd rather use hot tap water mixed with a soap solution in a spray bottle and the shop vac to get the job done.
     
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    Doesn't the LGM have a rotating brush head?
     
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    Beason They call me "The Stig"

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    Cool. Our upright has that attatchment....and it sucks.. Works on anything perfectly smooth though! But I supposed since the ShopVac has more suction power, it would work better, no?
     
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    Beason They call me "The Stig"

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    should, it has plenty of sunction power.
     
  16. hitolo

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    Suction is better than rotating bristles IMHO.
     
  17. Buck-O

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    My parents kirby has a nice suction powered turbine like brush that works great for car upholstry. It does bog down ig you have it on a protruding edge of a seat, or the crest of the transmission tunnel, but otherwise it works great. And much better then the beater brush like attatchments for the Shop-Vac. At least thats been my experience with it.

    Before i got a LGCM though, i would go for the shop vac, its much more versitile.
     
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    I just bought this one 3 days ago....
    39.95 Home Depot.
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    Bought this to go with it....19.95
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    Now I have 17 ft. of hose and this thing rocks.
    60 bucks and I love it's size.....not to big......not to small.
    Recommend it to anyone.
     
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    Looks perfect for what I need :cool:
     
  20. CyberEye

    CyberEye Oh god, the voices

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    Bought the 6.5 gal shopvac tonight. And the Claw. Probably get more accessories as time goes on/need be. Going to get some Woolite/Zero stuff tomorrow and a squirt bottle and do my interior.
     

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