Most of us use a regular water bucket to wash our vehicles. Each time you rinse your sponge or cloth in it, however, you risk picking 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 bottom — the DirtTrap’s hundreds of funnels capture the nasty abrasives and keep them away from your sponge or wash mitt. Order one or more Cyclone DirtTraps, available in green, red, blue or black, for $10 from

Keep the wash water clean