When washing my cars, I want to take every precaution to minimize the chance of inducing swirls into the paint. The Detail Guardz Dirt Lock Bucket Insert is one of the tools that helps with that. Compared to other bucket inserts, these Dirt Lock Bucket Inserts are actually effective at minimizing dirt from mixing back into the water in the bucket.
These bucket inserts will fit in most 3.5 to 7-gallon buckets. The bucket I sell is 6 gallons, and these fit perfectly in the bottom - just make sure to take off the rubber pads that come with them. Those rubber pads are for buckets that are slightly larger than ours.
The Dirt Lock Bucket Inserts are designed in such a way that the contaminants and debris in the water stay in the bottom of the bucket. The fins on this insert are tapered and make it much more difficult for all that junk to get mixed back up to where you dunk your wash mitt/pad. How big of a deal is this since there is already dirt on the paint? I am not sure, but I think it is better to be safe than sorry.
I first found out about how effective these were from Sam at the Source Garage. He did some tests comparing all of the different bucket inserts, and the results were telling - the other options basically do nothing. See, the design of the other versions allows all the dirt to pass right through the grate. That being the case, what the heck is the point of using those versions if they don't do anything?
So based on this, Tommy got a set to test out to see how they work in the "real world". He used them for months, and while not a scientific conclusion, there definitely was more dirt at the bottom of the bucket after every wash.
If you guys care about reducing the chance of scratching when washing, you are going to want to pick a set of these up.
This item is shipped from our warehouse at OGHQ in Lady Lake, FL. Shipping costs calculated at checkout.