Many people use a regular water bucket when washing their vehicles, however each time you rinse the sponge or cloth, you’re likely to actually pick up dirt and other deposits that can scratch the paint. The Cyclone DirtTrap bucket insert from Chemical Guys helps prevent that from happening. When positioned on the bottom of the bucket (it actually rests on legs about an inch or so above the base), the DirtTrap’s hundreds of funnels capture the nasty abrasives and keep them away from the water. Order one or more Cyclone DirtTraps — available in green, red, blue or black — for $10 each from

It’s a trap . . . for dirt