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  • Halfords 10 Litre Bucket
  • Halfords Microfibre Cloths 5 Pack
  • Halfords Car Wash Sponge
  • Halfords Car Wash & Wax 1 Litre

    The Halfords 10 Litre Lime Bucket is a great value multi-purpose bucket, which is ideal for car cleaning and general household chores. The 10 litre capacity is more than enough to clean the average family car without having to constantly keep refilling it.

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This is hilarious!!!! Car wash £1+cloth 50p+Bucket £1 + Sponge 50p = £3. BUT £4.50 is a HOTDEAL
After all these years Halfords still advocate washing your car with a sponge!

It’s like the sound of it dragging grit across the paintwork is some sort of turn on for them.
all you need to setup in business in the supermarket car parks
Bucket is about a pound most places, if you care about your car you know that these 10p sponges are the worst you can use. I bet those microfibre cloths won’t even suck up any water and no clue about the car wash liquid.
Edited by: "johnszi23" 27th May
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Just a shame they don't have the standoff for the bottom of the bucket, to allow grit to drop under.
I got this last time it was £5. The car wash isn't that great, not terrible though. My handle aslo broke with a full bucket of water. Thankful I was outside when it happened. Overall woth the £4.50.
all you need to setup in business in the supermarket car parks
Aviod this car wash makes no bubbles and leaves marks
Bucket is about a pound most places, if you care about your car you know that these 10p sponges are the worst you can use. I bet those microfibre cloths won’t even suck up any water and no clue about the car wash liquid.
Edited by: "johnszi23" 27th May
This is hilarious!!!! Car wash £1+cloth 50p+Bucket £1 + Sponge 50p = £3. BUT £4.50 is a HOTDEAL
used to get this for free on o2 priority!
After all these years Halfords still advocate washing your car with a sponge!

It’s like the sound of it dragging grit across the paintwork is some sort of turn on for them.
Cheaper to buy some washing up liquid and a pan scourer. Much better at getting rid of grime on your car.
The bucket is terrible
Cheaper to buy separately.
charliemike28/05/2019 07:11

Cheaper to buy some washing up liquid and a pan scourer. Much better at …Cheaper to buy some washing up liquid and a pan scourer. Much better at getting rid of grime on your car.



And also the perfect way to add swirl marks to every panel as well making your car look like
The rain washes cars adequately.
mad_design_man27/05/2019 22:20

This is hilarious!!!! Car wash £1+cloth 50p+Bucket £1 + Sponge 50p = £3. BU …This is hilarious!!!! Car wash £1+cloth 50p+Bucket £1 + Sponge 50p = £3. BUT £4.50 is a HOTDEAL


Yeah, it’s weird
Hardly a deal, worth about £3
My handle broke on 2nd use
Laurie_Ballard28/05/2019 06:46

After all these years Halfords still advocate washing your car with a …After all these years Halfords still advocate washing your car with a sponge!It’s like the sound of it dragging grit across the paintwork is some sort of turn on for them.


What's wrong with a sponge?

You do know you can clean them in between just like any other material?

As in you believe grit will stick to a sponge but wont stick to any other material?
Sonny_A28/05/2019 10:39

What's wrong with a sponge?You do know you can clean them in between just …What's wrong with a sponge?You do know you can clean them in between just like any other material?As in you believe grit will stick to a sponge but wont stick to any other material?


Sponges trap dirt/grit and you are moving this across the paintwork.

You should be using a microfibre or lambswool mitt to wash your car.

Two buckets, grit guard in each bucket.

thecarcaresite.com/lea…ar/

Also, you should use a shampoo which is not going to strip the existing wax protection on your car, cheaper ones tend to be harsh and often strip this which leaves the paintwork unprotected. Although those using a sponge to clean their car are unlikely to be waxing it anyway.

To be fair, if you just want a car that 'looks' clean but you don't care about keeping the paintwork mark/scratch free then go for it, the vast majority of people use these hand car washes without any thought on what the harsh chemicals are doing to the paintwork and trim.
Laurie_Ballard28/05/2019 10:48

Sponges trap dirt/grit and you are moving this across the paintwork.You …Sponges trap dirt/grit and you are moving this across the paintwork.You should be using a microfibre or lambswool mitt to wash your car.Two buckets, grit guard in each bucket.http://www.thecarcaresite.com/learn-the-real-damage-a-sponge-does-to-your-car/Also, you should use a shampoo which is not going to strip the existing wax protection on your car, cheaper ones tend to be harsh and often strip this which leaves the paintwork unprotected. Although those using a sponge to clean their car are unlikely to be waxing it anyway. To be fair, if you just want a car that 'looks' clean but you don't care about keeping the paintwork mark/scratch free then go for it, the vast majority of people use these hand car washes without any thought on what the harsh chemicals are doing to the paintwork and trim.


So your telling me lambswool Mitt wont get dirt trapped in it?

I already have a bucket with a grit guard.

I already have a pressure washer and a snow foam lance, etc.

I use 2 bucket methods, etc.

But I'm saying all materials will get grit lodged in them. Unless you have proof that mitts wont?
Sonny_A28/05/2019 10:55

So your telling me lambswool Mitt wont get dirt trapped in it?I already …So your telling me lambswool Mitt wont get dirt trapped in it?I already have a bucket with a grit guard.I already have a pressure washer and a snow foam lance, etc.I use 2 bucket methods, etc. But I'm saying all materials will get grit lodged in them. Unless you have proof that mitts wont?


This seems to be the consensus among car wash folk:

"These wash mitts are made from long fibrous materials which draw in and hold water just as well as a sponge but they also draw in and trap any loose particles of dirt at the base of the mitt and safely away from the surface of your paintwork"

If you walk into a professional car valet place, they won't be using sponges.

I posted a link above but here is another one.

cleanyourcar.co.uk/for…=27
not sure why this has gone so hot its not really worth 4.50 , as you can buy all of them separately for less
cloths £1, bucket 80p, sponge 50p, washand wax £1 = 3.30

Others have advised on the mistake of using a sponge, I can vouch for that, I once had a scratch free car since i bought it new, then when i took it for its 1st Mot at Perrys they said they gave me a free carwash too......

I couldnt tell at the time as it was still wet but a couple days later when it was sunny i noticed all the faint lines. Upto that point i had been obsessed with keeping my car shinning and washing it everyweek ever so carefully, after that i couldnt give a carp.

Nowadays its lucky if it gets washed once a month. Mostly the rain does a good enough job and the faint layer of grime is just enough to make the faint lines disappear and it actually looks better, lol
Slightly ironic they provide microfibres and then a sponge for the actual wash.
crap deal, use a sponge at your peril
Laurie_Ballard28/05/2019 10:59

This seems to be the consensus among car wash folk:"These wash mitts are …This seems to be the consensus among car wash folk:"These wash mitts are made from long fibrous materials which draw in and hold water just as well as a sponge but they also draw in and trap any loose particles of dirt at the base of the mitt and safely away from the surface of your paintwork"If you walk into a professional car valet place, they won't be using sponges.I posted a link above but here is another one.https://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=27



I have seen one "professional" car valeter who details cars for a living using a sponge , but certainly not the cheap 99p sponges seen here . The Do Do Juice supernatural sponge is one such alternative .

Whilst a microfiber mitt will trap dirt , because of its design it also wont release it easily so unless you have a washboard to go with those grit guards and give the mitt a good scrub on the washboard each time there is still a risk of trapped dirt in the microfibre mitt being dragged accross the paint work .
Freakyzilla27/05/2019 17:22

I got this last time it was £5. The car wash isn't that great, not …I got this last time it was £5. The car wash isn't that great, not terrible though. My handle aslo broke with a full bucket of water. Thankful I was outside when it happened. Overall woth the £4.50.


So the liquid sucks & the bucket broke ...but it's worth £4.50?
Personally maybe only the micro fibre cloths are worth using. The sponge maybe will be a decent applicator of tyre shine at best. Never worth using on your precious body paint as you'll likely end up micro scratching the hell out of your ride even with a doubt bucket method. The bucket doesn't surely come with grit guard either. Struggle to see the deal here for £4.50. The soap they give you will be average at best.
HankMcSpank28/05/2019 12:59

So the liquid sucks & the bucket broke ...but it's worth £4.50?


Yes, as I could still use the bucket. Plus the towels were perfectly fine.
Good deal, but the shampoo is utter crud.

Don’t buy this for the shampoo.
Edited by: "jr007" 28th May
Laurie_Ballard28/05/2019 10:48

Sponges trap dirt/grit and you are moving this across the paintwork.You …Sponges trap dirt/grit and you are moving this across the paintwork.You should be using a microfibre or lambswool mitt to wash your car.Two buckets, grit guard in each bucket.http://www.thecarcaresite.com/learn-the-real-damage-a-sponge-does-to-your-car/Also, you should use a shampoo which is not going to strip the existing wax protection on your car, cheaper ones tend to be harsh and often strip this which leaves the paintwork unprotected. Although those using a sponge to clean their car are unlikely to be waxing it anyway. To be fair, if you just want a car that 'looks' clean but you don't care about keeping the paintwork mark/scratch free then go for it, the vast majority of people use these hand car washes without any thought on what the harsh chemicals are doing to the paintwork and trim.


I actually came here looking for a deal on a bucket and grit guard. If anyone is interested, best I've found so far is a 20L bucket and (supposedly) matching grit guard from Eurocarparts, £7.85 collected (£15.70 for a pair):
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AndySX28/05/2019 14:52

I actually came here looking for a deal on a bucket and grit guard. If …I actually came here looking for a deal on a bucket and grit guard. If anyone is interested, best I've found so far is a 20L bucket and (supposedly) matching grit guard from Eurocarparts, £7.85 collected (£15.70 for a pair):[Image]


Just a heads up , I've got that bucket and grit guard combo from ecp . The grit guard isn't quite big enough , I've wrapped cable ties round two opposite sides of mine so it fits a bit better .

I say that in comparison to my other bucket and guard which are both meguiars and a decent fit.
Don't see the point with a grit guard, dip your microfiber in the top 1/3 of your bucket will have the same effect, yes? Never go to the bottom oh er
muz37928/05/2019 20:01

Just a heads up , I've got that bucket and grit guard combo from ecp . The …Just a heads up , I've got that bucket and grit guard combo from ecp . The grit guard isn't quite big enough , I've wrapped cable ties round two opposite sides of mine so it fits a bit better . I say that in comparison to my other bucket and guard which are both meguiars and a decent fit.


Description for the grit guard says it's compatible with two buckets, the 20L is the only one I could find on ECP. I worked out MOGG105 is the Trade Quality 20L, MOGG83 must be a 15L so makes sense that it would be slightly small for the 20L.

It doesn't float at all does it?
AndySX28/05/2019 21:53

Description for the grit guard says it's compatible with two buckets, the …Description for the grit guard says it's compatible with two buckets, the 20L is the only one I could find on ECP. I worked out MOGG105 is the Trade Quality 20L, MOGG83 must be a 15L so makes sense that it would be slightly small for the 20L.It doesn't float at all does it?


Indeed that was why I bought them cos I thought it would be a snug fit but it's not . I was going to return them both but just thought for the hassle and cost of sourcing a replacement it would be better to just modify the grit guard .

To my memory the guard did float when you first filled the bucket but once pushed to the bottom I don't remember it ever coming up . But now mine is a snug fit so I've never had it come up even during filling.
Edited by: "muz379" 28th May
Freakyzilla28/05/2019 13:59

Yes, as I could still use the bucket. Plus the towels were perfectly fine.



Still can't see how being left with a broken bucket & 50p's value worth of cloths can be worth £4.50 of anybody's money
Just waiting for the BOGOF of their screenwash!
You can get a much more solid bucket from Wickes for £1.

wickes.co.uk/Wic…007

I don't think any of this package is worth it, even if you have to pay more. You'll end up doing so anyway because it's not good enough unless your car is largely worthless.

Except maybe the microfibre clothes. They're small but it's handy to have a selection for different liquids you're using.
People voting hot must be quite happy riding around in their swirl ridden cars
Edited by: "GoldenNugget2019" 9th Jul
I am new to the car situations lol can someone advise how to wash your area I mean what cloth, what's the best and safe? I would propably be using car wash because I don't have a driveway to clean my car so what's the best option? Automatic car wash or hand wash
Used to be free with o2 priority.

The bucket is utter rubbish, handles come off very easily
I prefer to do an extra hours overtime at work to cover the cost of someone else cleaning it for me inside and out, better than I would, and a lot quicker, and I'll still have £10 change...work smarter not harder...
Edited by: "pc5020" 9th Jul
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