High End Car Care Supplies | 850+ Products | 57 Brands| 5,000+ Reviews | 650+ Ask-a-Pro Blog Posts
Close Menu

Shop Categories

Shop Brands

More

Clean Shine Protect
Free Shipping Automatically applied over $99

Shop Categories

Shop Brands

More

Cookies are disabled in your web browser. To shop with Detailed Image, please turn cookies on and then refresh the page.

Grit Guard Grit Guard Insert Product Reviews

100% of customers said that they would buy this item again
Based upon 76 ratings
| Write your own review

Customer Reviews

Reviewed by on
Would they buy this item again? Yes
The Grit Guard works well with two bucket washing. Install the grit guard in your second bucket with clean water. If rinse water become dirty, dump the rinse bucket and refill with fresh water.
Reviewed by on
Would they buy this item again? Yes
It is easy to use and works better than expected. I was shocked at how much dirt it was able to remove from my mitt. The only issue I had was that it doesnt fit all the way down in my bucket. However, that doesnt take anything away from this product. It is a must have item.
Reviewed by on
Would they buy this item again? Yes
A bandwagon worth jumping onto. If you prevent one scratch, you've more than paid for the Grit Guard.
Reviewed by on
Would they buy this item again? Yes
The only comment I can make is it does the job it was designed for and I don't know why I waited so long to get one.
Reviewed by on
Would they buy this item again? Yes
I have no idea why it took me so long to get this for my wash bucket! Excellent product! Get one for each bucket you use.
Reviewed by on
Would they buy this item again? Yes
Excellent, practical product. Looks and works just as described. Excellent packaging and communication, too.
Reviewed by on
Would they buy this item again? Yes
Fits my 5-gallon bucket that I purchased for 2 bucks. Save your money with the buckets, but get two of these grits guards for your wash and rinse buckets.
Reviewed by on
Would they buy this item again? Yes
Does what it was made to do. Slip in and leave it. Pour out water when done and rinse easy.
Reviewed by on
Would they buy this item again? Yes
Surprisingly well built. While I haven't owned them very long, I can almost guarantee this will last a lifetime (provided you don't do something like leave them out in the sun). Easy to take in and out of the 5 gallon buckets that I use from Home Depot. I even used one of these to build my own pad washer for less than $15.
Reviewed by on
Would they buy this item again? Yes
These are a must have, not a whole lot to say about them, they work great, simple, yet works very good,it really does what it is meant for. First time i used it, i took the grit guard off and stuck my hand in the bucket, on the bottom there was bunch of sand, again if you are serious about your car, this is simply a must have, oh and buy at least 2 if not more.
Reviewed by on
Would they buy this item again? Yes
Definite must have if you care about your paint. Average joe car washer won't care about this item, but us car guys definitely have to have this!
Reviewed by on
Would they buy this item again? Yes
These things are great a must have. Your mitt could be covered in dirt and in a few seconds you would have a clean mitt. Get more then one you will need one for your rinse and your soap bucket.
Reviewed by on
Would they buy this item again? Yes
It works great. It fits great. Great price. A must have.
Reviewed by on
Would they buy this item again? Yes
It doesn't stay at the bottom! It floats right back up to the top! Last I checked, my water doesn't have salt in it! I'm using buckets from Lowes and the guard fits perfectly in there but floats immediately to the top when I take my sponge out.
Reviewed by on
Would they buy this item again? Yes
These guards work great and are essential for proper two-bucket washings. Recommend buying one color for wash bucket and one color for rinse bucket so you are not confused where to place your mitt while washing.
Reviewed by on
Would they buy this item again? Yes
I bought 3 total, 1 for my washing bucket, and 1 each for my 2 rinse buckets. I like them, it's not fought of the product, but it isn't snug in the 5 gal buckets I got from Lowe's. But in time will find a remedy.
Reviewed by on
Would they buy this item again? Yes
First time user. Impressed with ability to trap dirt/debris. Fits snug in a 5 gal bucket. Only regret is should have bought 2.
Reviewed by on
Would they buy this item again? Yes
Glad I bought this as it does an excellent job of keeping the grit and dirt from being recycled on my mitt as I continue washing.
Reviewed by on
Would they buy this item again? Yes
Works great, can use with Home Depot bucket's too
Reviewed by on
Would they buy this item again? Yes
I mentioned in another review that I am new to the availability of many auto detailing products. Grit guards make a ton of sense and seem to work like a charm. I purchased one for my rinse bucket but will be ordering a second for the wash bucket on my next order.
Reviewed by on
Would they buy this item again? Yes
this is a must have product that will keep the dirt off of your wash mitt which keeps it off of the car.
Reviewed by on
Would they buy this item again? Yes
I have recently been enlightened to all of the great products available in the automotive detailing world. This grit guard is easily in the top 5 of all the products I have bought to this point. Highly recommended to keep the swirls down. I'll probably be buying more!
Reviewed by on
Would they buy this item again? Yes
Bought a blue one for my wash bucket and a red one for my rinse bucket. Well worth the price, the amount of grit in the rinse bucket made me glad to have read about these online. Wash bucket was squeaky clean.
Reviewed by on
Would they buy this item again? Yes
Great product. It makes a very quick and effective way to remove debris from my mit or sponge. I should have gotten one years ago.
Reviewed by on
Would they buy this item again? Yes
I never realized how much dirt was in the bucket until I dumped out my rinse water. Then I saw how much is released by using the grit guard. love it!!!!
Reviewed by on
Would they buy this item again? Yes
I bought one but I actually didn't use it at first, considering it not to be that big of a deal. I finally did use it the other day though, and now I feel stupid for not using it sooner! The amount of dirt and silt at the bottom of my rinse bucket really made me appreciate how effective this grit guard is. I feel much more confident now that I'm not spreading that dirt around the vehicle as I'm washing.
Reviewed by on
Would they buy this item again? Yes
I only use one grit guard in my rinse bucket. It does what's it's supposed to do. Good precaution againist smearing a dirty wash rag across your paint.
Reviewed by on
Would they buy this item again? Yes
I use two of these grit guards in my wash and rinse bucket. Work as designed and gives you that piece of mind. Pick up the sheep skin wash mitt to use along with this!
Reviewed by on
Would they buy this item again? Yes
A little expensive, but it works well. After my first wash, it was easy to keep my Lake Country sponge clean and upon emptying of the bucket, the guard did a good job of keeping the dirt and sediment on the bottom of the bucket.
Reviewed by on
Would they buy this item again? Yes
If you are still washing your car without a Grit Guard insert, YOU ARE WRONG! This is a cheap preventative measure for hours of polishing hell. Works just as it is intended to. Buy 2. One for suds bucket and one for rinse bucket.
Reviewed by on
Would they buy this item again? Yes
This simple innovation is one of the greatest things to ever happen to auto washing. The girt guard insert fits 5 gallon buckets and allows you to scrape debris off of your wash mitt, making sure you don't in turn rub it into your car's paint, while also keeping the water settled at the bottom of the buckets, where all the debris heads after coming off of your mitt. Do I recommend it? I have bough 7 grit guards, 4 for myself and 3 more as gifts. Finger holes allow for easy placement and removal in buckets. They could not be more easy to use and work really well. Do yourself a favor, buy and use these from now on to wash your car.
Reviewed by on
Would they buy this item again? Yes
This is a must have for any beginner, two bucket wash system with grit guards and you've just saved yourself from a ton of extra work!
Reviewed by on
Would they buy this item again? Yes
It does a great job of keeping the wash medium free from debris. A must have item for the avg car guy and pros alike!!
Reviewed by on
Would they buy this item again? Yes
I bought these grit guards and switched to the two bucket system a while back, unfortunately, the 5 gallon buckets I bought do not accommodate these guards very well, so I'm not sure just how effective they are at the moment. Kind of a disappointment, but buckets are cheap.
Reviewed by on
Would they buy this item again? Yes
I made the mistake of assuming this would fit in any 5 gallon bucket. It does not.
Reviewed by on
Would they buy this item again? Yes
The only problem I had with these grit guards is that I didn't get them sooner. Makes the 2 bucket system really come together.
Reviewed by on
Would they buy this item again? Yes
yes, standard grit guard.
Does the job it's supposed to. Keeps the grit below. I use this in my rinse bucket then have a separate bucket with the soap for cleaning.
Reviewed by on
Would they buy this item again? Yes
I should have gotten these a long time ago.
Reviewed by on
Would they buy this item again? Yes
I got two of these...one for my clean water bucket and one for my soapy water bucket. The amount of grit at the bottom after washing is amazing. You're nuts if you're not using these to wash your car.
Reviewed by on
Would they buy this item again? Yes
Sure helps keep the grit down
Reviewed by on
Would they buy this item again? Yes
i bought 4 of them to try the double bucket method as well as a sheepskin mitt. skeptical at first, I was a follower 1/2 way through washing the first car. having 2 in a bucket made it easier to agitate the mitt with out stirring up the dirt at the bottom. It's amazing that something so simple can be this helpful when washing. Get 4 of them and do the double bucket technique, you'll be glad you did!
Reviewed by on
Would they buy this item again? Yes
Excellent product.
Highly recommended.
One of those products that are simple, yet incredibly effective.
Don't know how I lived without it all these years.
I use one in each of my two car body wash buckets (soap bucket, rinse bucket using the 2 bucket method) and one for my third tire/wheel bucket.
I also use one in my 'microfiber that needs to be washed' bucket to help air circulate.
A must have.
Reviewed by on
Would they buy this item again? Yes
Does exactly what it says it does.
Reviewed by on
Would they buy this item again? Yes
Great product!!! I was skeptical at first but after reading everyone's reviews, I decided to buy one. Wow!!! This thing is great. Will never wash my cars without it.
Reviewed by on
Would they buy this item again? Yes
It's a must have when doing the 2 bucket wash method. I used only one in the rinse bucket and needless to say that all dirt and grime came off the glove easily as I rubbed it across and kept the glove clean.
Reviewed by on
Would they buy this item again? Yes
These things are CLUTCH to performing a good detail. I have to admit I have neglected my wifes HHR for some time. Its black and looked terrible. A lot of dirt and road grime had built up. A previous wash with one bucket and no guard yielded less than favorable results. The most recent wash was with two buckets and two guards. Night and Day! It looks damn near showroom new just from proper washing technique. I now understand how crucial it is. Also it makes a small amount of shampoo go so much further. Great product!
Reviewed by on
Would they buy this item again? Yes
This is a great product and a cost thats easy to justify. Keeps the dirt and grit away from the wash water!! And ultimately a much gentler wash!
Reviewed by on
Would they buy this item again? Yes
Very simply in design and works like a charm when using a two bucket wash method!
Reviewed by on
Would they buy this item again? Yes
One of the most innovative auto detailing accessories ever!
Reviewed by on
Would they buy this item again? Yes
I really dont know why I havent used one until now. Works as advertised and reasonable considering the price. A must have for anyone concerned about using a dirty mitt on a clean vehicle.
Reviewed by on
Would they buy this item again? Yes
I used the two bucket method and actually used a grit guard in both. I was amazed with the amount of dirt these things can get out of sponges. I would definitely recommend these to people serious about protecting their ca/truck paint.
Reviewed by on
Would they buy this item again? Yes
worked great ...all my friends want them now
Reviewed by on
Would they buy this item again? Yes
I've been using the two bucket method for a while now, but not with a grit guard. I used one in the rinse bucket to scrub my wash mitt on, and i noticed that the water in the rinse bucket ended up much dirtier and my wash bucket was still clean.
Reviewed by on
Would they buy this item again? Yes
I highly recommend this and for the price you cannot go wrong with it. Sits at the bottom of the bucket and all the grime and dirt sit within the open slots on the bottom. Where your mitt will not re pick up dirt and put it back on your car. Scrape your mitt against the Grit Guard. Best when used in 2 bucket method. Buy it you'll have peace of mind the next time you wash your car :)
Reviewed by on
Would they buy this item again? Yes
I was a bit skeptic considering this is simply a piece of plastic with spaces in between, but after reading all the great reviews I decided to drop the $10 for it and it is definitely very useful. I'm glad I have it as it makes the whole process of soaping and washing the car safer since I don't have to worry about those pesky rocks.
Reviewed by on
Would they buy this item again? Yes
For $10, you're really wondering what you're getting since it's manufactured of a relatively small amount of plastic. But after using one and seeing the grit sit at the bottom instead of floating around the water, I'd pay 2-3x as much for the result. I'll never wash my car without 1 or 2 of these ever again.
Reviewed by on
Would they buy this item again? Yes
These are must haves, at the minimum for the rinse bucket. After washing my wheels (dedicated mitt) I raked it across the grit guard and couldn't believe how much dirt it took off the mitt.
Reviewed by on
Would they buy this item again? Yes
Everyone should have these!! Well built and worth every penny!
Reviewed by on
Would they buy this item again? Yes
Well worth the money, i was surprised at how much grit was at the bottom of my wash bucket when i used this thing. My sheepskin mitt was totally clean every time i took it out! awesome product.
Reviewed by on
Would they buy this item again? Yes
Extremely simple and cheap enough to make it well worth the money. It actually helps keep the dirt off my mitt and sponges. I really recommend these!
Reviewed by on
Would they buy this item again? Yes
Does exactly what it is supposed to do. It is amazing how much grit ends up in the bottom of a 5 gallon bucket after using it.
Reviewed by on
Would they buy this item again? Yes
This is truly one of the essential tools in safely cleaning a car. Anyone reading this must be interested in caring for their vehicle, so if you don't already have one (or two), order it now, before your next car wash. Nuff said.
Reviewed by on
Would they buy this item again? Yes
Seperates clean water from dirt in 5 gallon bucket. Not sure if it will wear out my wash mits faster, but for sure it stops me from scracthing the paint on the car.
Reviewed by on
Would they buy this item again? Yes
It's amazing how much dirt this thing keeps from getting back into your wash mit. Gotta have time...especially if you ONR wash.
Reviewed by on
Would they buy this item again? Yes
It does what it says it does, however it would be well noted that different buckets have different interior diameters. I have both the Autozone bucket and the Home Depot Bucket and in the Autozone bucket it stops about 5-6 inches from the bottom whereas the Home Depot it stops about 1 inch... maybe less.. Makes a difference on amount of water used.
Reviewed by on
Would they buy this item again? Yes
I guess it does exactly what it's advertised to do. Not sure yet that it really makes a difference though.
Reviewed by on
Would they buy this item again? Yes
great product...just make sure you a big enough 5 gallon bucket to fit it in.
Reviewed by on
Would they buy this item again? Yes
agreed the grit is the shit!!!! i recommend getting 2 5 gallon containers from wal mart( $5) use one with soap and one without , amazing the amout of durt in the botton , of both containers
Reviewed by on
Would they buy this item again? Yes
I was surprised how much dirt the grit guard seperates from the wash. I have one in both buckets. It is made of a really strong plastic too. It fits any 5 gallon bucket I own, and when I wash any of my vehicles Its in the buckets. How can you go wrong for the price?
Reviewed by on
Would they buy this item again? Yes
this is a great product. place it in a 5 gallon bucket and your off. it really releases the dirt and grime from your wash mit, and gives you great peace of mind knowing that you arent ragging sand acrost your finish.
Reviewed by on
Would they buy this item again? Yes
A must have for anyone who is an automotive enthusiast. Keeps the dirt seperated from your washcloth or wash brush, which is essential in reducing the chances of reapplying the dirt you're trying to remove and or scratching your vehicle.
Reviewed by on
Would they buy this item again? Yes
Works awsome and a great value! protect your paint people!
Reviewed by on
Would they buy this item again? Yes
Just did my first wash with the grit guard and i am simply amazed at how much dirt was at the bottom of my rinse bucket. This thing separates the dirt from my mitt effortlessly and it keeps it at the bottom of my rinse bucket. This product is a must for anyone!
Reviewed by on
Would they buy this item again? Yes
Does a great job at releasing dirt and debris from my wash mitt to keep it paint safe and prolong my mitt's life.
Reviewed by on
Would they buy this item again? Yes
Grit Guard works well. I use it with a wash bucket I purchased from Advance Auto Parts. However, I think it would be better if the guard went further down into the bucket. As it is, the guard stops 5-6 inches from the bottom of the bucket. It does have a nice feature of two finger holes in the middle of the guard that makes installation and especially removal of the guard from the bucket easy.
Reviewed by on
Would they buy this item again? Yes
I have two of this grit guard. Your'll be surprise how much dirt is release when having one of this grit guard in your rinse bucket.

Write a Review

Log in to write a review

Detailed Image Footer Border
Close overlay