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Old 04-19-2012, 10:32 PM   #1
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It's been awhile since anyones asked this, but where can I find a grit guard for my 5 gallon bucket locally? Anything that's close to it but another brand? Please let me know! I only have big box chains in my area like walmart, kmart, pep boys, VIP, and Napa.
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Old 04-19-2012, 11:17 PM   #2
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I don't know anyone who carries them... When you find out please post it because I would like to have a local carrier
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Old 04-20-2012, 12:03 AM   #3
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I don't know anyone who carries them... When you find out please post it because I would like to have a local carrier
Will do. I like to see and purchase things in person to inspect quality and what not. Plus I don't like to pay shipping.
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Old 04-20-2012, 02:01 AM   #4
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You might as well get it online from AutoGeek and get free shipping. The only drawback is that you would have to wait for it. I've personally never seen them in box stores and since you don't have your location filled out I can't help you.
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Old 04-20-2012, 12:27 PM   #5
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The ones from AutoGeek are excellent quality. You will waste more $ driving around trying to find them than you will on shipping...
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Old 04-20-2012, 12:52 PM   #6
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Why not just use a sand sifter lol
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Old 04-20-2012, 01:16 PM   #7
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The ones from AutoGeek are excellent quality. You will waste more $ driving around trying to find them than you will on shipping...
.....Grit Guard is a product of "Grit Guard, Inc" so regardless of where you purchase it, the quality should be the same.
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Old 04-20-2012, 01:26 PM   #8
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I don't know anyone who carries them... When you find out please post it because I would like to have a local carrier
They can be found everywhere on the internet but probably only through specialty detailing stores via B&M channels. In either case, GG's are not consumables so Im curious what convenience it would be to have a local source?

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Will do. I like to see and purchase things in person to inspect quality and what not. Plus I don't like to pay shipping.
In this case, there isn't much to the concept or the product (very simple). Its not really a product I would say requires a hands-on purchase to be honest. If its any consolation, I had mine for years and they work as intended without any issue.
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Old 04-20-2012, 01:52 PM   #9
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a lot of detail shops are supplied via mobile supply distributor trucks. like snap-on or matco, in a way, but fleet (not independent). big ones in my area are Ardex, Extreme and Clean Chem. these guys usually supply stuff for high volume detailers and body shops.

you can find out when the next truck comes in your area and meet them to buy something. if this is a one time thing, it probably makes more sense to just order it online because you'll probably have to wait a day or two anyway, if they even carry those things, but if you plan on needing bottles and other things here and there, it might be good to try getting the grate from him now.

i buy bottles/sprayers from Clean Chem. they are cheap and very durable...and chemical resistant.
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Old 04-20-2012, 11:28 PM   #10
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They can be found everywhere on the internet but probably only through specialty detailing stores via B&M channels. In either case, GG's are not consumables so Im curious what convenience it would be to have a local source?



In this case, there isn't much to the concept or the product (very simple). Its not really a product I would say requires a hands-on purchase to be honest. If its any consolation, I had mine for years and they work as intended without any issue.
Well I would have fully agreed with you on that but a few weeks ago I had two of my buckets in my shop go missing with grit guards missing and running a detail shop I need them desperately so I had to grab my at home ones... think my landlord jacked them...
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Old 04-20-2012, 11:30 PM   #11
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.....Grit Guard is a product of "Grit Guard, Inc" so regardless of where you purchase it, the quality should be the same.
Exactly, I think Meguiar's has a "grit guard" but its still made by grit guard Meguiar's just has a bigger distribution network....
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Old 04-21-2012, 12:00 AM   #12
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Well I would have fully agreed with you on that but a few weeks ago I had two of my buckets in my shop go missing with grit guards missing and running a detail shop I need them desperately so I had to grab my at home ones... think my landlord jacked them...
.....oooooh. That's not cool.

I had a friend mention a detail shop near me that apparently carries a selection of various products popular in the detailing community. I sometimes find myself needing one or two items that I would rather just pick up from a store rather than order online. ....been meaning to stop in there and see what they have. I agree it would be nice to have a local source for such things just in case.
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Old 04-21-2012, 12:03 AM   #13
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.....oooooh. That's not cool.

I had a friend mention a detail shop near me that apparently carries a selection of various products popular in the detailing community. I sometimes find myself needing one or two items that I would rather just pick up from a store rather than order online. ....been meaning to stop in there and see what they have. I agree it would be nice to have a local source for such things just in case.
I agree it would be nice, but I think that they would go out of business relatively fast since a lot of people dont care about there car.

That's a great idea. Maybe I'll call up a couple shops around me to see of they got some.

Keep an eye out for me guys if any do show up in stores. I'm sure they'll sell pretty good.
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Old 04-30-2012, 09:53 PM   #14
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Any NAPA or AutoValue store can get them in. Meguiar's part number X3003 which is good for any NAPA or AutoValue store and most any store can get them for you next day no frieght for about $10.
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:35 PM   #15
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Any NAPA or AutoValue store can get them in. Meguiar's part number X3003 which is good for any NAPA or AutoValue store and most any store can get them for you next day no frieght for about $10.
Napa will order that for me?
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:14 PM   #16
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Amazon has them for $10.95 each (the red one) w/free shipping, but you need to order $25 or more to get the free shipping, I was looking at ordering two of these plus some other stuff, hope that helps
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Old 05-04-2012, 05:14 PM   #17
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I just reserved some grit guards from NAPA and recieved a call. Apparently they don't have any in there warehouse, they would have to get it from the manufacturer. Will it cost me shipping and what not for them to order it for me?
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Old 05-05-2012, 01:40 PM   #18
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I just reserved some grit guards from NAPA and recieved a call. Apparently they don't have any in there warehouse, they would have to get it from the manufacturer. Will it cost me shipping and what not for them to order it for me?
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Old 05-05-2012, 01:46 PM   #19
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I just reserved some grit guards from NAPA and recieved a call. Apparently they don't have any in there warehouse, they would have to get it from the manufacturer. Will it cost me shipping and what not for them to order it for me?
.....why not ask them?
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.....why not ask them?
Just got a call. I would have to order a dozen grit guard and it would take 6-8 weeks. Anyboy else know any place like NAPA where you can order parts from them?
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Old 05-07-2012, 05:09 PM   #21
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why do you have two user names?

and why is this thread still going on almost 3 weeks later? just order one online already. this is crazy.
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Old 05-07-2012, 10:19 PM   #22
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That's not cool.
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