To have a successful business you will need proper detailing equipment. Some of the items will differ depending on the type of detailing business you choose to run.
For example, if you have decided to start a mobile business or work out of your garage, the air compressor won't need to be as big as it would with a high volume detail shop. The same can be said for pressure washers.
When buying a pressure washer, don't go for one that promises the most psi. The higher the psi., the higher the risk of damaging paint, floor mats, etc.
A low pressure, high volume washer is ideal. Unless your business is catered towards detailing greasy highway tractors and other heavy duty equipment.
In my shop, a 1000 psi. electric pressure washer was perfect. No need for big
noisy gas or diesel powered washers if you are doing everyday passenger
Perhaps your mobile or garage business is only geared towards polishing and waxing. If that is the case, you can ignore the list of interior equipment/supplies and vice versa.
The best tip I have regarding equipment and supplies is to make sure you keep stocked up. Re-order products before they run out. There is nothing worse in this industry than having work lined up and not enough supplies to do the job!
Interior Detailing Equipment
Polishing and Wax
Here you can catch a glimpse of some of our equipment. Our compressor and air hoses to the left. Portable fans to the right of the black Dodge Charger. Extractor, pressure washer, washer and dryer are behind the white Pontiac Sunfire.