Everything you need to know about extractors: Bissell SpotClean Pro or DIY Shop VAC
The best entry level extractors for auto detailing
We compare the Bissell spotclean pro against a shop vac home built extractor. Both are great option for car detailing. The Bissell Spotclean Pro is best suited for the homeowner or auto detailing enthusiast. It has medium durability and is designed for using as a part time machine for spot cleaning and smaller jobs. It can easily do extractions for car interiors but is best suited for a weekend warrior and not so much for the everyday professional detailer.
The converted shop vac is a more robust version that is capable of daily use and gets really good results in your car interior. Is it Pro level? Not quite but not that far off either. A Rigid portable Vac is designed for construction use giving it great durability and has a long lasting reputation. The upgraded professional grade extractor head on it gives you a higher end user experience and does a great job extracting. This is more for the professional detailer on a budget.
Tip. Save some of the money that you make with this machine for a future upgrade to a pro model. I highly recommend either of these machines as long as you use the right extractor for the use you have planned.
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