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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:52 am    Post subject:  Dual buckets? Reply with quote

Anyone use a dual bucket setup when washing their car? I checked out the ones on Autogeek, but they are expensive. The detailers on a couple of other sites say to use one for soap and the other for rinsing the brush / mitt.

What do you guys think?

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:24 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I usually follow that rule. I have one bucket filled with warm tub water filled with soap (makes it very sudsy) and then another bucket filled with plain ol' tap water that I put my mitts and brushes in to rinse them in between scrubbing down the car. I also have an attachment on my spigot that filters and purifies the water that comes out of the hose that I use every single time I wash my car. Leaves it water-spot free and I can usually DRY the car using the water coming from the hose because it's so pure, and any small water spots that are left I quickly wipe off with a chamois.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:14 am    Post subject:  Re: Dual buckets? Reply with quote

I use the two bucket method, there's no need to spend big money on a setup like that. I have two 5 gallon buckets that I bought from home depot with a grit guard in each. You'll also want a separate bucket/wash mitt for tires and wheel wells.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:01 pm    Post subject:  Re: Dual buckets? Reply with quote

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I use the two bucket method, there's no need to spend big money on a setup like that. I have two 5 gallon buckets that I bought from home depot with a grit guard in each. You'll also want a separate bucket/wash mitt for tires and wheel wells.


Not sure how much a grit guard costs, but depending on the space between the two 5-gallon buckets, you can also just cut slots in the bottom of one bucket and put it in the other bucket. Takes 4 buckets to have a functioning wash and rinse buckets, but they do stack up nice when the washing is all done.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:18 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I like this idea. Though I have always done the one bucket, start at the top and work your way down method. Never had an issue. My family has been doing it for decades. Is there a certain benefit by rinsing the brush in between brush strokes?? It seems like it would make the wash time a considerable amount longer.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:13 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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Is there a certain benefit by rinsing the brush in between brush strokes?


Depends how fanatical you are about your paint. Rinsing will help remove contaminants and dirt/grit from your wash rag/brush and that'll ultimately reduce the amount of swirls and scratches in the paint.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:49 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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Not sure how much a grit guard costs, but depending on the space between the two 5-gallon buckets, you can also just cut slots in the bottom of one bucket and put it in the other bucket. Takes 4 buckets to have a functioning wash and rinse buckets, but they do stack up nice when the washing is all done.


http://www.detailedimage.com/G.....sert-P119/

That's an interesting way to do it, seems like a waste of buckets though. Part of the reasoning behind the grit guard is the ability to "scrub" the dirt off the mitt. I've been extremely pleased with how they work. The STi is still scratch free after several rinse-less washes (more debris is present in a rinse-less wash).

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Is there a certain benefit by rinsing the brush in between brush strokes?


Yes. Rinsing helps remove debris trapped in the "used" wash media so your wash bucket remains clean, the grit guards release the chunks of crap that scratch and swirl your paint. Realistically, if your paint is already scratched you won't notice a difference but, if the car is new and/or you just polished it the paint will remain scratch free for quite awhile.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:34 pm    Post subject:  Re: Dual buckets? Reply with quote

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I usually follow that rule. I have one bucket filled with warm tub water filled with soap (makes it very sudsy) and then another bucket filled with plain ol' tap water that I put my mitts and brushes in to rinse them in between scrubbing down the car. I also have an attachment on my spigot that filters and purifies the water that comes out of the hose that I use every single time I wash my car. Leaves it water-spot free and I can usually DRY the car using the water coming from the hose because it's so pure, and any small water spots that are left I quickly wipe off with a chamois.


I have a filter as well. Where did you get yours? I have an RV water filter which is an in-line filter for the fill hose. My filter needs replacing for sure....way over due!!

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I use the two bucket method, there's no need to spend big money on a setup like that. I have two 5 gallon buckets that I bought from home depot with a grit guard in each. You'll also want a separate bucket/wash mitt for tires and wheel wells.


Yea, I agree itís way too much $$$ to pay for a set of dolly wheels that are connected. And, IMHO, I expect itís a little heavy to be rolling around when full of water. I was unaware that Home Depot had the grit guard. Iíll check that for sure and will probably replace my bucket, get another, both with the grit guard.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:04 pm    Post subject:  Re: Dual buckets? Reply with quote

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billy101 wrote:
I usually follow that rule. I have one bucket filled with warm tub water filled with soap (makes it very sudsy) and then another bucket filled with plain ol' tap water that I put my mitts and brushes in to rinse them in between scrubbing down the car. I also have an attachment on my spigot that filters and purifies the water that comes out of the hose that I use every single time I wash my car. Leaves it water-spot free and I can usually DRY the car using the water coming from the hose because it's so pure, and any small water spots that are left I quickly wipe off with a chamois.


I have a filter as well. Where did you get yours? I have an RV water filter which is an in-line filter for the fill hose. My filter needs replacing for sure....way over due!!




I use a RV Filter as well, can't remember the name of the filter but it was expensive and does a good job at filtering out all those nasty minerals and what not.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:08 pm    Post subject:  Re: Dual buckets? Reply with quote

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I was unaware that Home Depot had the grit guard.


Neither was I Laughing

See the link I posted above for the grit guard.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:24 pm    Post subject:  Re: Dual buckets? Reply with quote

nightryder wrote:
I use the two bucket method, there's no need to spend big money on a setup like that. I have two 5 gallon buckets that I bought from home depot with a grit guard in each. You'll also want a separate bucket/wash mitt for tires and wheel wells.


Nightryder, was it only the buckets you purchased from HD or the buckets and grit guards?

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Nightryder, was it only the buckets you purchased from HD or the buckets and grit guards?


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See the link I posted above for the grit guard.


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http://www.detailedimage.com/G.....sert-P119/

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:16 pm    Post subject:  Re: Dual buckets? Reply with quote

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SFCR wrote:
Nightryder, was it only the buckets you purchased from HD or the buckets and grit guards?


nightryder wrote:
See the link I posted above for the grit guard.


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http://www.detailedimage.com/G.....sert-P119/


Got it...thanks. I went to US Plastics and ordered the grit guards.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:08 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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That's an interesting way to do it, seems like a waste of buckets though. Part of the reasoning behind the grit guard is the ability to "scrub" the dirt off the mitt. I've been extremely pleased with how they work. The STi is still scratch free after several rinse-less washes (more debris is present in a rinse-less wash).


Ah, well given that the grit guard is only ten bucks I would probably also just go with that instead of fiddling with putting something together DIY-style. Laughing

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