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Collection: Car Wash Basics

The 2 bucket method consists of a WASH bucket and a RINSE bucket. The wash RINSE bucket should have a grit guard at near the bottom and a wash board connected to the grit guard base (dirt traps do not support wash boards). The wash board is probably the most import part. The RINSE bucket will contain the grit guard and wash board and it will be filled with clean plaint water. The WASH bucket will contain clean water with SHAMPOO which is the soap that cleans and lubricates the surface. Some will insert a dirt trap or a grit guard (without wash board) into the WASH bucket.

Using the 2 bucket method, when you are ready to hand wash the vehicle you place your wash mitt into the WASH bucket and allow your mitt to absorb all that lovely clean soapy suds and start hand washing. You can turn your wash mitt to the other clean side  if need be to save time. Once the wash mitt is ready for rinsing out you place the dirty wash mitt into the rinse bucket scrubbing the both side of the mitt against the wash board. Once rinsed clean squeeze out the excess rinse water. Next place your clean wash mitt into the WASH bucket absorbing plenty of clean soapy suds and repeat the process.

Tips, always clean wheels, engine bay and wheels arches before washing the rest of the body of the vehicle. Yes boats do not have wheels lol

Foaming cannons.

So many people think that the point of having a foaming cannon is to be able to snow foam up the car/bike and then blast it off with a pressure cleaner and job done! NO this is not the case because you have to hand wash the car and rinsing off is never going to clean the vehicle properly if your intent is to give the best car for the vehicle. 

The lovely thick snow foam on the vehicle is purely there to get as much soap on the car and for as much of it to stay on the surface. The snow foam acts as a pre wash soaking method and increases lubrication of the coated surface immensely.

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