Something easily overlooked but integral to washing your car like a professional; the humble bucket. Add in the right accessories and it can do more than just carry around soapy water – it becomes one of your most important pieces of equipment.
Why Use Car Wash Buckets?
Having dedicated car wash buckets is the easiest way to improve your car washing routine. It helps keep the dreaded swirl marks at bay and makes the whole process more efficient. Put simply, there’s a reason why professional detailers swear by it.
There isn’t much to worry about but it’s important to get a few key things right when choosing the right car wash buckets. Firstly, it needs to be the right diameter to fit a grit guard in it (more on that later). Secondly, it needs to have a sturdy handle to carry the weight of all the water, and preferably a lid as well so it can double as a storage container.
What Are Wash Buckets And Grit Guards?
Using a system of multiple buckets and grit guards is key to washing your car like a professional. First of all, you’ll need two buckets: two for the bodywork and an optional one for the wheels. The two bodywork wash buckets will be for clean, soapy water and dirty, rinse water (as per the 2 bucket car wash method).
Next you’ll need some grit guards for your two car wash buckets. How does a Grit Guard work? A Grit Guard is a simple but clever contraption that sits in the bottom of your wash buckets and serves two roles - to help clean out your wash mitt, and then trap that debris at the bottom of the wash bucket so you don’t reintroduce it to your cars paint. It’s best to have a grit guard for both your soap and rinse bucket, that way you’re building up the layers of defence against swirl marks.
Benefits of a multi-bucket and grit guard system:
- Easy and proven way to help prevent swirl marks
- Keeps your shampoo solution clean throughout the whole wash
- Makes every wash safe and effective, no matter how dirty the car is
- Convenient way to store equipment between washes
- Simple and durable design that lasts for years
It may feel like a significant upfront expense but investing in a quality Grit Guard Bucket Wash System will pay dividends for many years to come (longer than most people keep their cars!). Before too long, the cost of shampoo per wash will exceed the cost of your bucket system.
We Are Here To Help!
We have a great range of buckets and inserts to help with your safe and effective washing methods. Everything from the buckets and lids right down to the grit guards inside. We definitely understand that finding the right products can sometimes be daunting.
We have a fantastic customer service team committed to helping you find the right products through email, Facebook, Instagram, phone calls & live chats. Contact us today and transform your vehicle today with our exceptional car wash bucket kits!
Something easily overlooked but integral to washing your car like a professional; the humble bucket. Add in the right accessories and it can do more than just carry around soapy water – it becomes one of your most important pieces of equipment....