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Old 12-01-2017, 11:11 AM   #11
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I'm going to treat myself to a set of these at waxstock, I read a review on here some time ago and they performed VERY well.


http://www.slimsdetailing.co.uk/chem...et-insert.html


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Old 12-01-2017, 11:15 AM   #12
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these with some stickers & guard guards/scratch shields make them very affordable


http://www.wickes.co.uk/Wickes-Plast...t-30L/p/103976
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Old 12-01-2017, 11:49 AM   #13
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I'm going to treat myself to a set of these at waxstock, I read a review on here some time ago and they performed VERY well.


http://www.slimsdetailing.co.uk/chem...et-insert.html


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They do work brilliantly at trapping all the fine silt but not so good with the bigger particles, not a major issue if you have pre-cleaned properly but things do get missed. Following the double grit guard recommendation from the video I posted earlier I have been using these stacked with a normal grit guard to great effect, but that was in my deeper plasterers buckets and I am yet to try them in my Chemical Guys buckets which are not really deep enough for two gg. If I had to choose between one or the other though I'd pick the Cyclones without hesitation.

Edit - for anyone using these or thinking of getting them, when you use them in a close fitting bucket they are buggers to get out without tipping the bucket upside down, no finger holes like a traditional gg, so tip of the day is to slide a cable tie through one of the holes near the edge to make an easy peasy pully uppy thingy.

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Old 12-01-2017, 11:53 AM   #14
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these with some stickers & guard guards/scratch shields make them very affordable


http://www.wickes.co.uk/Wickes-Plast...t-30L/p/103976
This^^, and some detailing world stickers.

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Old 12-01-2017, 12:10 PM   #15
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these with some stickers & guard guards/scratch shields make them very affordable


http://www.wickes.co.uk/Wickes-Plast...t-30L/p/103976
Even cheaper at B&Q (£6) and you can choose black or white.

Been using these for about a year and work very well, they are pretty unrefined though, I had to give them a good going over with wet & dry to take off all the sharp edges, definitely made for the ruffy tuffy hands of ruffy tuffy builder blokes rather than the delicate donnies of dedicated detailing dudes. And while the 30L capacity does mean that you can keep to the top of the bucket and stay away from the dirtier water further down it also means that you use and probably waste a lot more water and shampoo. Also your grit guards will have about a cm gap all round them which makes them move around with the water and even sometimes float up and release everything they've trapped. I got around this by splitting an old piece of hose pipe along its length and cable tying it around the edge of the guard to wedge it in, it helped but it didn't totally cure the problem.

At the end of the day it's £12-14 for these or £20 for the bonafide article, and I know it's painful to pay that much for buckets to put water in, but in a couple of months time when you are fed up with the compromises you have to make at every wash I guarantee you'll wish you'd stumped up the extra fiver.
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£12-14 is still expensive for buckets if you ask me. Like you say at the end of the day all they are doing is holding water and shampoo solution. Especially when they are probably made in china at 25p a pop
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Old 12-01-2017, 01:24 PM   #17
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I'm going to treat myself to a set of these at waxstock, I read a review on here some time ago and they performed VERY well.


http://www.slimsdetailing.co.uk/chem...et-insert.html


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I've got one of those along with the buckets and it works really well. TBH, getting one for each bucket is a bit overkill imho, I just have the one in the rinse bucket where it's needed.
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Old 12-01-2017, 01:27 PM   #18
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Edit - for anyone using these or thinking of getting them, when you use them in a close fitting bucket they are buggers to get out without tipping the bucket upside down, no finger holes like a traditional gg, so tip of the day is to slide a cable tie through one of the holes near the edge to make an easy peasy pully uppy thingy.
No finger holes as such but there are recesses in the centre for your fingers to grab.
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Polished Bliss ones for me, £14 for 2.
Good & sturdy, clear so you can see the crud. I'm quite happy with 'em

http://www.polishedbliss.co.uk/acata...cket-cat3.html
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I am using Ultimate Finsh wash and rinse buckets with gritguards. These buckets on Amazon look pretty much the same, but come with a lid too.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00ECWK7...=I6TRLN13E6YKC
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