If you want smooth, swirl-free paint, start with the 5 Gallon Professional Wash Bucket with Grit Guard. A wash bucket equipped with the Grit Guard Insert will help keep grit off your vehicle to prevent wash-induced swirls and scratches.
Here's how it works: The raised radial surface fits in the bottom of any 5 gallon bucket and extracts grit from your wash mitt or sponge when you drag it across the Grit Guard. The dirt settles at the bottom of the bucket so your wash water stays clean. The Grit Guard has a radial grid surface that scrapes dirt out of your mitt or sponge. Four quadrants at the base of the Grit Guard calm the wash water and hold the grid above the bottom of the bucket. Dirt falls to the bottom and stays there. You’ll be amazed at how much dirt accumulates in the bottom of your wash bucket!
To reap the most paint-protecting benefits, use two 5 Gallon Professional Wash Buckets with Grit Guards. Use one bucket for soapy water and one for clean water. When you need to reload your wash mitt, rinse it first in clean water. Then reload it with soapy water. You'll remove a substantial amount of dirt before it's transferred back to your vehicle. With a Grit Guard in each bucket to stabilize the water, there's minimal chance of dirt getting back onto your vehicle.
The Grit Guard Insert fits perfectly in the Professional 5 Gallon Wash Bucket so we've included both here for your convenience. Each time you wash your car, you'll be protecting your paint finish from swirls.