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Car Washing Using Two-Bucket Method – DIY Car Wash Guide


Swirls on paint surface are instilled when you was the car while doing car wash, and we all know the pain of seeing the swirls covered on the paint surface (swirls are seen as spider-web kind of patterns seen on the paint in sun light). Without using proper car wash techniques, tools and process, the car cleaning and car washing can inflict swirl marks and here is the link to our guide which explains the proper car washing technique using bucket – Two bucket method. The two bucket car wash method is all about providing a safer car washing experience, that largely reduces the swirl marks caused by improper or outdated car wash methods. So when you reduce or eliminate that dirt from your car wash process by using this two bucket method, you avoid those swirls marks and keep your paint looking it’s best.

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Two bucket wash method requires two buckets, one filled with water and the other with your car wash shampoo, a grit guard is placed in the bottom of each bucket, and a wash mitt is used.


1. Car wash shampoo, don’t use dish soap or any detergents, these are having heaving chemicals in it and will be hard on rubber and paint, and it can remove your car’s wax coat (or any other LSPs)

2. Wash mitt made of sheepskin or microfiber, both are designed to pick up and hold dirt and are gentle to the paint surface.

3. Two buckets with grit guard.

4. A microfiber drying cloth, preferably a waffle weave towel like GreenZ Waffle weave towel.


Fill the first bucket with clean water and the second bucket with water mixed with a pH neutral car wash shampoo. Dunk your wash mitt into the soapy car wash solution first to wash your car with lubricating suds with no pressure and then rinse the mitt vigorously into the second bucket with clear water thoroughly. Using two buckets equipped with Grit Guards virtually eliminates the risk of transferring dirt back onto your paint! Always use straight-line motion while cleaning with wash mitt to avoid swirls. Enjoy your car washing game!

Always start the work on the vehicle from top to bottom, working in small sections, rinsing the wash mitt in your rinse bucket out before reloading with shampoo solution from the wash bucket.

A separate mitt can be used for washing wheels, we have special wheel mitts are also available for wheel cleaning which reduces the chance of contamination from wheel to the car paint.

The main objective of this washing method is to keep abrasive dirt and dirts away from the car paint surface. The chenille microfiber noodles grab all the dirt and debris that were on your car paint surface, dipping that mitt into a single wash bucket will transfer all the dirt and debris to the bucket water. When you use the same wash mitt again on the paint surface the sand particles inside the water can get trapped inside the mitt and causes swirls and scratches.

When you use the two bucket method, rinsing off the dirt & sand in the mitt first into a rinse bucket will dislodge the heavy dirt and debris from the wash mitt. Follow the steps below to get the perfect scratch free wash each and every time!


What if I have only one grit guard

If you have only one grit guard, use it in the rinse bucket

Which mitt is better, Microfiber or Lambs wool?

It doesn’t really matter, both are equally good. Microfiber wash mitt might have better durability though

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