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The Grit Guard Insert - Red

Protect your paint from swirls caused by contaminated wash water.

Most paint swirls are caused by improper detailing techniques. For example, when you wash your vehicle, dirt and sand get trapped in the sponge or mitt. The first time you re-wet your sponge in the bucket, some of the abrasive particles will come off the sponge into the water. Subsequent dips in the bucket will re-contaminate your sponge. These contaminants will then rub against your paint and produce swirls. You know what they say about good intentions…

To get those particles out of your sponge or mitt, you need the Grit Guard Insert. The raised radial surface fits in the bottom of any 5 gallon bucket and extracts grit from your wash mitt or sponge when you drag it across the Grit Guard. The dirt settles at the bottom of the bucket so your wash water stays clean. The Grit Guard has a radial grid surface that scrapes dirt out of your mitt or sponge. Four quadrants at the base of the Grit Guard calm the wash water and hold the grid above the bottom of the bucket. Dirt falls to the bottom and stays there. You’ll be amazed at how much dirt accumulates in the bottom of your wash bucket!

The Grit Guard is a real paint-saver. But it has a number of other uses, too. Use it to clean paint brushes by running the bristles across the grid in a bucket of water or paint thinner. Clean automotive parts or drain your oil filter. You can even use the four quadrants as a grid when laying tile.

The Grit Guard is solvent resistant and durable. It stands 2 ½” off the bottom of the bucket and measures 10 1/8” diameter, perfect for any 12” diameter bucket. It is available in bright array of colors. The Grit Guard is American-made and patent-pending.

The Grit Guard takes the grit out of your mitt for safer, swirl-free washing. This inexpensive item can save you countless hours and dollars spent removing swirls.

Two Grit Guards are better than one! For optimum paint protection, stack two Grit Guards in one bucket. The stacked grids stand 5” above the bottom of the bucket and stabilize more water. The grit settles to the bottom of the bucket and remains there because the grids prevent the water from being stirred up in the bottom. The addition of a second Grit Guard also provides more clearance between the clean water at the top and the dirty water at the bottom to lessen the likelihood that a stray grain of sand will find its way to the top.

The Grit Guard Insert - Red

Our Price: $9.99
Item ID: GG-1010R
Availability: Usually ships the same business day
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90% Recommend this product (9 of 10 responses)
By Kevin
August 16, 2016
great product
I had never really thought about it before, but this thing actually works like it says. When I finished washing my car, there was a lot of grit at the bottom of my bucket. I had ordered 2 just in case 1 wasn't good enough. My bucket was a little smaller then the die. of the insert, but this thing is easy to cut with a pair of tin snips.I highly recommend this item.
By Adam E COOK
Roanoke VA
August 8, 2016
Why didn't I think of this??
Such a simple design that works like a charm. I will never wash a car without one again!
By Bruce Pulaski
Chicagoland area
June 16, 2016
Should have done this long ago...
No more worries of having the cleaning mit sit in the crud I just washed off. Surprised by the amount of dirt that sifted out after washing.
ProsNothing fancy other than it prevents your sponge/mit from sitting in the crud you just washed off. Less worries about scrathing the finish.
By Grainger
Knoxville TN
June 15, 2016
Does What It Should...
The insert allows the dirt rinsed off to drop to the bottom of the rinse bucket. That keeps me from transferring the dirt to my wash bucket.
By Jesse
Phoenix, AZ
April 6, 2015
Works, but check your bucket for fitment!
Works good, but didn't sit very far down in my Autozone bucket.
ProsWorks like it says.
ConsDoesn't fit every bucket.
By Tim Madden
February 6, 2015
Grit Guard Insert
Should have checked out the reviews before I purchased. It doesn't fit most 5 gallon buckets which included mine. Idea good, fit bad. Thumbs down. Not worth sending back due to freight charges.
By Wayne Joyner
January 19, 2015
great product
Fit my 5 gallon bucket perfert. Very well made. I wish i had bought this years ago. Fast shipping and the best packageing I have ever seen
ProsWell made and fix bucket perfert
By Chuck
South Dakota
September 3, 2014
Works Great
I have been looking for one of these for some time and happened upon this item. Works as promised.
By Ziggyzags
August 28, 2014
should be named, "the stronger grit guard"
I am more than satisfied with the grit guard, it does the job. Next time I will grab a couple more with my next purchase
Pros Tougher than i expected & Many colors to choose from
By Jose Crespo
Arecibo,Puerto Rico
May 25, 2014
Like it