Why Would You Choose the Bucket ?
Car wash bucket is one of the necessary tool for car detailing, specially with two bucket method in our car wash guide. People may think it just a water bucket, no need to worry or seriously to choose the right one. Car detailing guy always take serious about this. You could not use bucket without the grit guard as dirt and particle from wash mitt will not completely isolate. The large amount of particles and debris at the bottom of bucket can return up to wash mitt or microfiber towel and scratch to car paint.
We recommend using bucket set with grit, it will trap dirt beneath guard. The grit should have large and many holes enough to not collect dirt on it.
Here is our recommendation of car wash bucket
1. Adam's Grit Guard Wash Bucket with Lid & Detailmate Professional Set Car Cleaning GritGuard
These buckets are specifically designed for car detailing. Grit guard comes with it as a standard part for separating dirt to the bottom. The lid is useful when full of water or time of not in use.
The 4.5-gallon bucket is a good one for car washing because it is not too heavy to move it around your car. The woman who loves to wash the car by yourselves can lift it easily. Our research shows that most customers who buy this bucket for car wash are appreciated with the quality. The material is durable plastic. It is difficult to break or crack in normal use.
The Adam’s calls the gamma seal for the lid. The water will not spill out however, we found some customers report that it has some leak if the bucket is tip over. Then you would have to be careful about the lid, which may have some defects.
The grit guard is another useful of this bucket. The design and size make it fit in the buckets inside wall. It makes the bucket has a depth of bottom enough to keep the dirt there, not to contaminate back to the wash mitt. It differs from other grit which has a small size and shallow when you put into the bucket. The dirt will easily come up to the wash mitt or sponge.
We recommend this bucket as Adam’s is a well-known car detailing products maker and because they know how to design their product for the specific job.
– Durable plastic material
– Well functioning grit guard
– Huge volume of water
– Value for money
– Slightly heavy
– Lid seal leak after several times using
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2. Meguiar’s Yellow Bucket–Make Car Washing Easy With Bright Bucket for Water and Suds
The Meguiar’s buckets which we found in the market has 3.5 and 5 gallons. They come with the bright yellow color is very useful when you wash the car as you can how much dirt at the bottom. This will tell you it is time to change the water in the bucket, exactly better than a dark color.
It has a smaller size than the other brands which we found customers love it much more than the bigger or deeper one. They claim that the small one keeps them use less volume of water, saves money. However, this bucket does not has the lid. You need to be careful not to tip it over.
As we said, it has 2 sizes, 3.5 and 5 gallons but they have the same diameter. Just different in the height. For U.S., U.K. and Canada market, they sell the grit guard separately except in Germany where they have together with the bucket. You can use other brand of grit guard but we suggest to use Meguiar’s as we found the users report it is exactly fit with the bucket than the others.
– Durable plastic material
– Small size , easy to carry
– Steel handle
– Grit guard is sold separately
– Higher price