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    Default Anyone have a grit guard insert for a wash bucket?

    Just read about this the other day in trying to care for my cars even better than I have in the past.

    They run about $9.00, free shipping on Ebay.

    Just wondering if anyone here has/had one and thoughts on it?

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    Here's the info:
    The Grit Guard Insert (Blue) - Fits 12 inch Diameter Bucket

    Grit Guard is 2 1/2 inches tall.
    Diameter is 10 3/8 inches.
    A Grit Guard insert fits a 12 inch diameter bucket.
    The Grit Guard Insert - Blue.

    Keep particles, grime, and particulates off your sponge or mitt while washing with the Grit Guard Insert. Designed with a raised radial surface that fits in the bottom of most 3-5 gallon buckets. Works to extract grit from your wash mitt or sponge when dragged across the Grit Guard surface. The dirt then settles on the bottom of the bucket, away from your wash mitt or sponge, keeping your water clean. The four quadrants at the base of the Grit Guard calm the wash water and hold the grid above the bottom of the bucket, so dirt falls to the bottom and stays there. You'll be amazed at how much dirt accumulates in the bottom of your wash bucket!
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    Hey there,
    I do detailing on the side and use one of these if I'm washing a pretty heavily dirty car/truck. Like, someone who's been playing in the mud and the power washer can only get off so much. Heavy dirt and sand will settle on the bottom of the bucket, and if you toss your mitt in it can pick some of that up if it hits bottom. Otherwise, that fine dirt you get like when you get caught in the rain and it later dries up, that dirt seems to stay suspended in the water so the gaurd doesn't really do much. Key is too throughly rinse your mitt after every wash, and once it starts to get matted, rotate it to washing your wheels and get a new one for paint.

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    Thanks for the great information. I wasn't aware of those details.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbeer98 View Post
    Hey there,
    I do detailing on the side and use one of these if I'm washing a pretty heavily dirty car/truck. Like, someone who's been playing in the mud and the power washer can only get off so much. Heavy dirt and sand will settle on the bottom of the bucket, and if you toss your mitt in it can pick some of that up if it hits bottom. Otherwise, that fine dirt you get like when you get caught in the rain and it later dries up, that dirt seems to stay suspended in the water so the gaurd doesn't really do much. Key is too throughly rinse your mitt after every wash, and once it starts to get matted, rotate it to washing your wheels and get a new one for paint.
    Thanks for the reply! I haven't bought one yet but I do now use at least two buckets when washing my cars, and always rinse the mitt after each time on the car.
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    hey Chris, I don't have one but I have a friend who does. He swears by it for keeping the dirt and particles from being picked back up in the wash rag or sponge and then leaving scratches on the paint jobs of his rides. I should probably buy one myself but just haven't got around to doing it. I think it does sound like a great idea to have one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    ... I think it does sound like a great idea to have one.
    It is, but if you're mindful, the 2 bucket method is good enough. I do use them though.
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