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Old 10-08-2018, 09:56 PM   #1
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skeptical about 2BM

so from the start I have always used my trusty £2 Halfords bucket, sans grit guard.
Now I know im in the tiny minority, with the 2BM being pretty much universally accepted. But is there any studies etc out there that show it really makes a difference? If I was to sink the money to get 2 buckets+grit guards, it would cost a pretty penny.
Is it essential to have grit guards in both buckets?

But most importantly, is this all snake oil, or is there reliable stuidies on the matter?
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Old 10-08-2018, 10:06 PM   #2
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2bm definitely ok difference between wash bucket without a rinse bucket is night and day. Grit guards I've never bothered with and not had issues.
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Old 10-08-2018, 10:10 PM   #3
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The essential thing is not allowing your wash mitt to come into contact with the entrianed dirt in the bottom of the bucket

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Old 10-08-2018, 10:15 PM   #4
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2BM or some use one and blast the mitt with a hose opposed to a rinse bucket but definitely worth using either, for me it’s 2BM as it works for me.
Grit guards are a topic of debate that has and will go on and on personally I use them and think they are beneficial but others don’t and are more than happy.
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Old 10-08-2018, 10:24 PM   #5
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I was washing my car one day & the neighbor asked why I was using 2 buckets,,after I’d washed it & it wasn’t that bad really but I showed the neighbor the rinse bucket & he couldn’t believe how dirty the water was in it compared to the wash bucket that was still fairly clean.Ever since he’s used 2 buckets

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Old 10-08-2018, 10:27 PM   #6
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so 2bm doesn't necessarily mean a grit guard in both?

would you put soap in the rinse bucket?
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Old 10-08-2018, 10:28 PM   #7
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you Don’t need 2buckets, think of it this way would you prefer to have a shower in dirty water ? Or clean every Time?
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Old 10-08-2018, 10:29 PM   #8
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I mean this was no offence but if your worried about the money of an extra bucket and guard detailing is going to be a miserable experience.

the whole point is keeping the clean mitt away from dirty water, you can do this with 2BM, you could use multiple mitts or cloths or as said after every panel wash the mitt with running water they all have the same effect, some are easy some cost more
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Old 10-08-2018, 10:30 PM   #9
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you Don’t need 2buckets, think of it this way would you prefer to have a shower in dirty water ? Or clean every Time?
I'm liking that analogy Derek
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Old 10-08-2018, 10:54 PM   #10
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[QUOTE=bigbruiser;5489084]I mean this was no offence but if your worried about the money of an extra bucket and guard detailing is going to be a miserable experience.
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it wasn't just the cost, it was the practicality of having to lug 2 buckets around the car aswell. but I was saying something similar the other day to a detailer friend; Ill spend £30 on a wax ill use only a few times, but wont spend £10 on a decent wheel brush...
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