Yes, you can use a builders bucket to hold your shampoo.
But we like these ones. Why?
Being transparent, you can see how dirty your wash water is.
They hold over 20L of water (twice as much as a builders bucket) and most of this will be transferred onto your car during the wash stage.
They are tall, so grit sinks to the bottom, and the perfect diameter to hold a dirt lock filter securely in place.
They are well made - sturdy and robust - so will last for many years.
TURBINE DIRT LOCK wash bucket filter
As you shampoo your vehicle, the chances are that your wash mitt or pad will pick up particles of dirt and mud and these will be transferred to your wash bucket.
The point of a wash bucket filter is to trap particles of mud and dirt at the bottom of your wash bucket and keep them there.
But most of the cheap bucket filters - or grit guards or equivalent - only do half a job. Any movement of your hand in the water just swirls the particles around to transfer back into your wash mitt and then onto your paintwork. Better than not having one ... but pretty naff in our opinion.
But not so with the Turbine dirt lock. It's quite simply, the best designed and made filter you can get. Yes, it's expensive. But if you care for your car's paintwork and want to keep it scratch and swirl free, then look at it as an investment.
It's venturi design sucks dirt to the bottom of the bucket and keeps it there. We'll be making a video soon showing how this works but we wanted to make these available for sale as soon as they landed from Canada.
PREMIUM wash mitt
The next generation of wash mitts, designed to help you quickly and safely shampoo your vehicle.
Made of a combination of natural and synthetic material, this wash mitt has been designed to mimic the softness and cleaning power of lambswool but with none of the drawbacks:
It is ultra-absorbent holding a lot of water and shampoo.
The deep pile split microfibre and cotton fibres work to safely remove dirt and draw it deep into the weave of the mitt and away from the surface of your paint. This reduces the chances of inflicting fine scratches and swirl marks.
The mitt fits over your hand reducing the chance of dropping it onto the floor and picking up grit.
Unlike lambswool mitts, there’s no special maintenance - just chuck it in the washing machine after you’ve finished.
NOODLE wash mitt
Much safer than a sponge when shampooing your vehicle! Soft, absorbent and robust – use this mitt for a scratch and swirl free clean.
Ditch your car wash sponge if you want to keep your paint scratch and swirl free!
The surface of a sponge is flat which means grit particles can be trapped between the sponge and your paintwork and then dragged over the surface causing fine scratches or “swirl marks.”
In contrast, this wash mitt has been designed to increase the surface area that does the cleaning and the soft absorbent fibres draw in and trap dirt particles in the weave, safely away from the surface of your paintwork.
The mitt fits over your hand reducing the chance of dropping it onto the floor and picking up grit, which commonly occurs with sponges.
The synthetic materials in this wash mitt means it’s robust and easy to maintain – just chuck it in the washing machine after you’ve finished.
DIAMOND DRYER super absorbent drying towel
It’s important to dry your car after washing to prevent any water left on the paintwork from evaporating and causing water spots.
The DIAMOND DRYER is a really cleverly designed drying towel that quickly soaks up water and leaves a smear free finish.
The diamond weave increases the surface area available to absorb water, which is then wicked into the microfibre middle layer. So it quickly soaks up and holds a lot water compared to its size.
It’s light weight, easy to handle and easily wrung out too.
It’s perfect for fiddly areas like door handles and around grills where a larger towel might struggle.
A great modern alternative to a chamois leather and being constructed of manmade fibres, it can be cleaned in the washing machine when needed.
FLUFF DADDY heavy duty drying towel
The Fluff Daddy is a plush, deep pile, heavy duty drying towel.
Dual layers of twisted loop microfibre makes this towel super absorbent.
Use it to soak up the majority of water on your car quickly and easily.
It's a perfect size to handle and easy to wring out. Making it a pleasure to use.
And it's super soft, meaning it won’t scratch as you move it over the surface.
At a weight of 1,400 GSM and measuring 50cms by 80cms it can hold up to 2 litres of water before needing to be rung out.
Just hang up and air dry after use.
FREE delivery on orders over £40.
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