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Old 07-03-2018, 01:21 PM   #31
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Lol - says someone who fell for the grit guard hype
I never said grit guard is a great product but better than nothing im thinking
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Old 07-03-2018, 02:04 PM   #32
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I never said grit guard is a great product but better than nothing im thinking
I am a believer that nothing is better . Grit guards encourage people to thrust their mitt (ooh err!) deep into their buckets or even worse, scrub their mitt on the grit guard. Thus disturbing any dirt at the bottom of the bucket.
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Old 07-03-2018, 04:01 PM   #33
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3 buckets for me with grit guards in all but the rinse bucket had a grit guard with the shoulder in it so that if/when I do rub the mitt onto the guard I'm not disturbing the dirt at the bottom of the bucket.
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Old 07-03-2018, 10:08 PM   #34
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When I used to detail I used four buckets,2 for washing the car, one for the wheels and the last one for claying.
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Old 07-03-2018, 10:32 PM   #35
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I’m probably gonna get lynched here, but meh!

2 buckets. Bucket no.1 for the wash is an old black builders bucket that must be 5+ years old. After each use, it’s rinsed out, dried, and put back in the shed.

Bucket no.2, remember that Simonz cleaning kit Tesco did a few years back?.

Builders bucket is used for the wheels. Rinsed clean afterwards, and then used again for the normal wash.

Bucket no.2, the Simonz one just has clean water, and a Autoglym syntethic chamois used for drying.

Some may be picking themselves off the floor with sheer shock, but, the chauffeur e-class is cleaned practically everyday using ONR, it never gets THAT dirty, so i really don’t see the point in using the 2bm method.
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Old 10-03-2018, 04:40 PM   #36
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I use five:

* Buckets 1 and 2 are used to wash the bodywork.
* Bucket 3 is used for wheels.
* Bucket 4 is used to hold all the used mitts, cloths and so on until I'm finished.
* Bucket 5 is used for storage of Wheel Woolies, funnels and the like.
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Old 10-03-2018, 05:01 PM   #37
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3 buckets in my routine:

AutoFinesse bucket for bodywork.

Cheapo orange bucket from B&Q for rinse water.

Zymol bucket for wheels.
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2 buckets
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Pump sprayer with shampoo in and A SPONGE for my modified constant flow technique.

My wash mitt never touches the clean shampoo bucket.
The sponge goes in the shampoo bucket and provides a constant gentle flow of clean shampoo over a section of bodywork while the other hand cleans it with the wash mitt.
This gets rinsed in the rinse bucket while the sponge picks up fresh clean shampoo.

For wheels I have 2 wheel mitts.
Wheel barrels get done first using the pump sprayer to give a constant flow of clean shampoo to wash with, rinsing as it washes.
Then a separate mitt for the wheel faces using the sprayer again.

The rinse bucket is much cleaner using this method
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