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Old 13-09-2018, 04:19 PM   #1
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one bucket/no bucket method

Does anyone have any advice or a link to a write up of the one bucket/no bucket method; where you use a spray bottle of shampoo and just spray the panel before wiping your mitt on it, then dunking in a bucket to rinse.

I have some questions about exactly how you do it; ie dilutions, pre rinsing etc.
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Old 13-09-2018, 06:37 PM   #2
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I did it a couple of times myself but really the idea came to me from this video in which youll get all your answers
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As above for me also. Have since returned to the 2 bucket method but that method in the video works.

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Old 17-09-2018, 10:59 PM   #4
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The methods in the video absolutely work. I have been regularly talking to the presenter as he is also from Australia. I also use a slightly different method where i use garden hose sprayer (ie designed for people who do not have PW gear, i do but i like to try different things) and a rinse bucket. I pre wash with PW to get the loose dust and dirt off and then proceed to wash using the sprayer as my spot source of suds and lubricity. From time to time i rinse my mitt in rinse bucket. This is in my view the safest way to wash a car.

Another method that i frequently use is 1 bucket and 7-8 double sided wash mitts (cheap but good quality nuddle type or what ever mitts you have). Throw them into a 1 bucket with shampoo and water etc and use 1 per panel, flipping as needed). Once done put aside and take new one. This way, you will never have to worry about cross contamination. While this method may sound expensive, its really not. After few years of car washing you accumulate wash mitts, or you can get them on sales or even from Ebay.

2BM is in my view is overrated for safety. If you want the safest way to wash car, do NOT use 2BM.

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Old 17-09-2018, 11:35 PM   #5
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The method shown by Car Craft Detailing (no bucket) is the method I use. I hose down the car first to get rid of the loose dirt. Then using a spray bottle filled with water and shampoo (10:1 ratio) I liberally spray each panel as well as the wash mitt before wiping the area with the mitt. Once I have cleaned one panel I wash the mitt thoroughly using the hose water on a fast jet setting then proceed to the next panel. It is much more economical as well as being safer and faster than the 2BM in my humble opinion.
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Old 18-09-2018, 05:38 AM   #6
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I’ll be trying this technique tomorrow, if the rain holds off. What I really like is the idea of being able to use some of my more expensive shampoos, and making them go a lot further. I love Gyeon Bathe+, but I was using about 40ml per bucket anyway. And it should hopefully bond better if going onto the panel directly, at a stronger dilution. And is much more cost effective!


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