How To Set Up Your Car Cleaning Gun

How To Set Up Your Car Cleaning Gun


This is a detailed post on what you should do once you receive your car cleaning gun package. 

This post will cover:

  • What you should find in the package
  • What you need to buy separately and their specifications
  • How you put everything together to start using it

If you’re ready to discover the incredible power of your car cleaning gun, this guide is for you. 

Let’s jump right in. 

What You Should Find In The Car Cleaning Gun Package

First of all, I’d like to congratulate you on your new professional car cleaning gadget. Get ready to be wowed with what it can do. 

Now when you open your package you should first see the gun body. It should have a rubber tube hanging from it with a metal ball at the end. 

Take it out of the box and try pulling the trigger to see if it has a good pushback. 

Next, remove the piece of cardboard to reveal the smaller parts and the bottle container. 

You should be able to find a spare rubber tube or metal spinner (depending on the version you purchased) and a black plastic ring used to prevent drips from the container. 

There should also be a nozzle with the brush attachment and the freebie that came along with the package you bought. 

The freebie could either be:

  • True bristle brushes
  • Car window wiper
  • Detailing foam sponge
  • Handheld vacuum cleaner
car cleaning gun freebies


So again, in the box you should be able to find:

  • Car cleaning gun body
  • Bottle container
  • Spare rubber tube or metal spinner
  • Black plastic ring
  • And the freebie

Here's an actual unboxing you can check out. 

What You Need To Buy Separately

There are only 3 other things you need: a quick connector, air hose, and an air compressor. 

not included in the car cleaning gun package


For the quick connector, you need ¼ inch

The air hose usually comes together with the air compressor but if it’s sold separately, the hardware knows what hose you’ll need. 

For the air compressor there are 2 specifications:

If you have the car cleaning gun with the PU or rubber tube, you’ll need a compressor that reaches 5 CFM and 85 PSI.

If you have the one with the metal spinner, you’ll need an air compressor that reaches 5.5 CFM and 90 PSI

You don’t have to worry much about this, most compressors can work for both car cleaning gun versions. 

If you want us to suggest a specific compressor, it’d be the DEWALT D55168 200 PSI 15 Gallon 120 volt electric wheeled portable workshop compressor. 

But anything that covers the required specs will work just fine. 

How To Set Up The Car Cleaning Gun

Setting up your car cleaning is pretty straightforward. It’s not rocket science. 

Here’s a 5-step process you can follow. 

  1. Add the water and cleaning solution mixture to the bottle container.
  1. Screw on the nozzle and gun body to the bottle (don’t forget to attach the black plastic ring too) . Then connect to the compressor using the ¼ quick connector.  
connect car cleaning gun to air hose using quick connector
  1. Glide the switch horizontally to absorb the liquid from the bottle. 
  1. Test out if ejects the cleaning solution by pulling the trigger. 
  1. When it does, you can start using the car cleaning gun to clean your car. 
car cleaning gun setup


Other times though you might want to start with dry cleaning. Just turn the dial vertically so the car cleaning gun just ejects air. 

car cleaning gun dial


When you’re ready to cover the surfaces with a cleaning solution, just turn the dial horizontally again. 

Now you can start detailing your car yourself. You’ll be amazed at how thoroughly it can clean your car, especially the nooks and crannies in the interior.

Speaking of the interior, here’s a detailed guide on how you can detail your car’s interior. 

And you don’t even have to worry about getting the surfaces soaked wet because the car cleaning gun dispenses a controlled amount of cleaning solution. It won’t oversaturate it. 

Anyway, you can use the air-only option to dry it quicker.  

Pretty easy isn’t it? 

Just remembering to empty the container bottle when storing it away. 

Read this post before getting your own car cleaning gun? No worries, you can start choosing what suits you best here!

I hope this post answers the questions you have in setting up your car cleaning gun. Enjoy detailing!

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