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How many gallons of compressed air will I need to clean 1 pair of headlights with 3M Pnuematic Headlight Restore System?

How many gallons of compressed air will I need to work on one pair of headlights using the 3M Headlight Lens Restoration System?

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73 seankim,
You will need to get an Air Compressor. I assume it will take 100's (if not 1,000's) of gallons of compress air. Actual amount depends on how long you run the polishing tool.

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