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Everybody heard about 2 or 3 bucket method. First one is about using one bucket for washing the car and 2nd for rinsing the wash mitt, then next method is about using 3rd separate bucket for the wheels. The goal is to minimize the contamination of the wash mitt that supposes to be good quality along with a microfiber drying towel. The most important thing is the use of a grit guard or dirt trap that will prevent the flow of contaminants that cause swirls on top of the paintwork.

Conventional dirt guards or scratch shields are having a significantly wide, openings, that dirt can flow through in and out which is not good enough for me as a detailer. In order to deliver the best service to my customers, I created a system that should minimize it to almost zero.

After thorough research, I chose 4 products available on the market that can be combined together and should work without any issues but actually helping each other.

On the bottom of my detailing bucket seats Chemical Guys - Cyclone Dirt Trap that has many round holes instead of quadrilateral gaps. Furthermore, these are conical with the top of each hole being wider than the bottom. It is easy for the dirt to go through from the top but difficult to return back through the hole via the small end.

On top of first protective membrane stands Detail Guardz – Dirt Lock that has a similar system to the previous solution, however, holes are arranged in a spiral, turbofan. The idea is that by pumping the wash mitt up and down literally sucks the dirt down to be trapped by Cyclone Dirt Trap

3rd Layer of protection is a regular Grit Guard that creates space above Dirt Lock so water could be pumped down and trapped.

On top of all of that, I am installing side Grit Guard or Washboard that is used to rub the wash mitt against to encourage any particles to drop off. During that process, I am also creating a pump effect that sends all of the dirt down, imprisoning it in dirt coffin.

UPDATE - as of 2020 we developed way more efficient method to clean the mitts that requires no buckets.

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