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    Re: Do you use the Grit Guard?

    Quote Originally Posted by speed3blackmica View Post
    you are right, however the grit gaurd helps to keep all the dirt down at the bottom of the bucket and to stay there...some grit can still swish around and all it takes is that one tiny particle of dirt or grit to stick to your wash mitt, and bam, you have nice scratches...although the 2 bucket method is the way to go to prevent swirls as best as possible, the grit gaurd just helps reduce that potential EVEN MORE.

    so for those of us that spend hours upon hours compounding, polishing, and waxing our personal cars that we love and cherish, we will go all the way to preserve our wonderful looking finishes..
    I agree, why take a chance it's not like you'll need to take a second mortgage to buy a grit guard lol.

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    Re: Do you use the Grit Guard?

    I don't use gritguard. Can find any local store selling it. In the mean time I spray the washmitt thoroughly before going to the soap bucket. But I'm going to DIY create gritguard.

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    Re: Do you use the Grit Guard?

    speed3, you are right, but as ca just said, I might also make my own grit guard because there is no reason, in my mind at least, to spend money on such a thing.
    A Pontiac is a Chevy with better trim.

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    Re: Do you use the Grit Guard?

    It doesn't have to be made by grit gaurd themselves...even though they are only like 8 bucks..my point is "anything" you can do to prevent and reduce the potential of inducing swirls, is worth every penny, even if you make it yourself..the hours you spend polishing and waxing are worth something

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    Re: Do you use the Grit Guard?

    I totally agree.
    A Pontiac is a Chevy with better trim.

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    Re: Do you use the Grit Guard?

    Quote Originally Posted by paudashlake View Post
    I totally agree.
    im glad you do...we may spend hours upon hours compounding, polishing, waxing our own personal vehicles, and then we may end up putting those swirls back into the clear coat just from 1 wash...and that to me, is quite a disappointment...to spend all those hours working the paint to acheive show car results and then to just have it get back to the way it was, is heartbreaking so to speak..the time we spent is certianlly worth something and has some sentimental value to all car guys..so even if you dont want to buy the grit gaurd and make your own..then heck, if it gets the job done then who can complain !? grit gaurd just makes it easier for someone who doesnt have time to make their own design of a grit gaurd for their buckets

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    Re: Do you use the Grit Guard?

    Hmmm, wish there was some way I could change my vote from no to yes. I didn't use to use Grit Guards (only because I didn't have them), but now I don't do a wash without 'em.
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    Re: Do you use the Grit Guard?

    I'm new to the forum, but thought I would share what I've been using instead of a grit-guard, as I couldn't find one local. I had some lighting egg-crate that I cut to fit the bottom of my wash buckets. Two layers can be used to give you more space to trap stuff. The egg crate has little squares that are 1/2" x 1/2" or so. Can be found easily at the hardware.

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    Re: Do you use the Grit Guard?

    Quote Originally Posted by tvg View Post
    I'm new to the forum, but thought I would share what I've been using instead of a grit-guard, as I couldn't find one local. I had some lighting egg-crate that I cut to fit the bottom of my wash buckets. Two layers can be used to give you more space to trap stuff. The egg crate has little squares that are 1/2" x 1/2" or so. Can be found easily at the hardware.
    I've heard of people using those before.

    I might try one myself.


    Welcome to the forum by the way!

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    Re: Do you use the Grit Guard?

    I just receive a couple of grit guards. I haven't had a chance to use them yet as they don't fit into the bottoms of my current 4 gal. pails. I need to get 5 gal. pails.

    What I'm using now is a couple 4 gal pails with a bunch of holes drilled into the bottom. I insert one pail with holes inside another pail. It works, but it was a lot of work making them. Not only do you have to drill hundreds of holes, but you then clean any remnant plastic shavings of the side of each hole. If any of those shavings come loose they float to the top of the wash water and will scratch your paint.

    I personally think the Grit Guard is a flawless design. So simple yet so effective. It's hardly worth improvising.

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