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    Re: How Do You Fill The Wash Bucket?

    I've seen the video but I just can't force myself to add the water first. I put in a couple GLUGS of soap, hit it with jet from the hose, and fill it until the soap flows over the bucket.

    Once trick I do is halfway up I submerge the nozzle into the water and suds and it doesn't bubble as much so I get a 1/2 to 3/4 filled with water.
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    Re: How Do You Fill The Wash Bucket?

    Interesting topic.

    Here is how I do it after all the tips from all around.

    Fill my bucket with water till barely 3 gallons. Then I add the 3 oz of soap. I have a plastic cup that I marked to the 3oz level. I mix the soap in and then do a final spray in the water with hose to get suds all the way to the top.

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    Re: How Do You Fill The Wash Bucket?

    I've alway's done soap first then water for sud's. I always thought the more sud's the better is this wrong??

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    Re: How Do You Fill The Wash Bucket?

    soap first...always...I don't wanna waste 4-5 oz of soap creating wash solution, I'd rather have some suds...Shampoo Plus doesn't foam too much, 2 oz of shampoo, then 2 gallons of water...

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    Re: How Do You Fill The Wash Bucket?

    little water --> soap --> more water. Adding a couple ounces of water before the soap lets the soap move easier, doesn't settle on the bottom of the bucket. I use Gold Class FWIW.
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    Re: How Do You Fill The Wash Bucket?

    well, until i saw mikes video a few days back i had ALWAYS added a very small amt of water to bucket, then soap then blasted the bucket and got a LOAD of suds, which i thought was correct. Now i know better, but havent washed a vehicle yet since seeing the vid. I also need a second bucket, a couple grit guards and something other than beach/bath towels to dry the vehicle with!
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    Re: How Do You Fill The Wash Bucket?

    Here's an idea I use. when you have a new, or even used bottle of soap mark on it with a sharpie dividing it into 3oz or 4oz sections (approx). Then you don't need a measuring cup.

    Personally I put soap in first and submerge the nozzle when filling and get just the right amount of suds, I think. I've been using ONR more and more though.

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    Re: How Do You Fill The Wash Bucket?

    Quote Originally Posted by CumminsCrazed View Post
    well, until i saw mikes video a few days back i had ALWAYS added a very small amt of water to bucket, then soap then blasted the bucket and got a LOAD of suds, which i thought was correct. Now i know better, but havent washed a vehicle yet since seeing the vid. I also need a second bucket, a couple grit guards and something other than beach/bath towels to dry the vehicle with!
    Yep. The ol' Poor Man's Gilmour Foam Gun. I think we've all been that guy before finding MOL.

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    Re: How Do You Fill The Wash Bucket?

    I always put a blob of soft gel in the bottom of the bucket and then put my finger over the outlet to get as much pressure as possible(with,luke warm water),and i get tons of foam an' suds....lovley jubbly mmmm.

    i just tell by the weight,how much water is in there.plenty for one car.

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    Re: How Do You Fill The Wash Bucket?

    I fill the bucket to 3/4 then add the car wash, then I add a bit more water to swish it around a bit more, as I've noticed that NXT generation needs a bit of swishing to incorporate it, (and yes, I believe swish is the technical term, hehe )

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