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Mike Phillips
06-08-2016, 04:19 PM
Review and how-to: Griot's Garage Detailing Cart at Autogeek.com (http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/new-car-care-products/102144-review-how-griots-garage-detailing-cart-autogeek-com.html)



What a great job I have!

Nick's always bringing me cool stuff to test out and play with. I can never show everything until it's released but here's something that's both released and cool!



The Griot's Garage Detailing Cart

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/watermark.php?file=105941



What makes this car different from others?

First... the hidden feature... extra bracing under the handle to fortify and strengthen the handle so it wont crack and break like similar carts. For me this was the key feature. When I would grab the handle it felt a lot more rigid than other carts? So I looked underneath the handle and found out why.

Here's a shot of the underneath of the handle side of the cart. I have the flash on to light up the reinforcement structures.

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/watermark.php?file=105945



And in the shots below I've cropped out the sections that show how the handle is reinforced both in the handle and where it attaches to the cart.

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/watermark.php?file=105946

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/watermark.php?file=105947


The cart "holds" things and any cart can do that... but YOU grab the handle over and over and over again and take my word for it, it's this simple design improvement to the Griot's Detailing Cart that makes it worth choosing over other car options.



Built-in Power Strip
Here's the next thing I like about the car and that's how Griot's came up with the idea to build into the handle an electrical POWER STRIP!

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/watermark.php?file=105993




With this built in 15 amp power strip you an plug up to three tools directly into the cart.

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/watermark.php?file=105995





Long plug in cord

The power strip comes with a 14.5' cord which means that once plugged in you can easily push and position the cart to the front, side or back of your car and then run your tools from the cart instead of using extension cords. AND just as important the power cord is a heavy gauge cord so there's no risk to your tools electronics do to too light of gauge wiring.

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/watermark.php?file=105996





It's like a helping hand in the garage

And of course the other thing that's handy about the cart is that it's a cart! Yeah that's right! load it up with your tools, pads and products and take them to where you're working instead of walking back and forth from your work bench to the car wasting time and taking hundreds of extra step.

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/watermark.php?file=105994



On Autogeek.net

Griots Garage Rolling Cart with Outlets (http://www.autogeek.net/griots-garage-rolling-cart.html)



:)

Mike Phillips
06-08-2016, 04:23 PM
What's in the box?

Let's take a look at what comes in the box and the correct way to assemble your new Griot's Garage Detailing Cart!


First there's the box....

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/watermark.php?file=105915



Here's all the components that come in the box separated out on some tables...

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/watermark.php?file=105916



This is the bottom tray and the tray you will insert the caster wheels into...

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/watermark.php?file=105917



The second set of tubes separates the bottom tray from the middle tray...

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/watermark.php?file=105918



And then the top tray...

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/watermark.php?file=105919



And then there's the 14.5 power strip, attachment screws and bracket...

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/watermark.php?file=105920



This is the shaft on the bottom of the caster wheel and the little clip is called a compression clip.

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/watermark.php?file=105921



You're going to press this into the hole on one corner of the bottom of the bottom tray. Sometimes you may need to squeeze the compression clip a little with a set of pliers if it's too expanded.

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/watermark.php?file=105922




You can also spray a little oil lube on the shaft and compression ring and then smack the wheel into the hole using a rubber or plastic hammer.

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/watermark.php?file=105923



Here's what the bottom tray will look like after you have pounded in all 4 caster wheels. Be sure to place the locking wheels onto either the front or back of the bottom tray.

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/watermark.php?file=105924



Next align the tubes onto the dowels of the bottom tray and pound them in till they bottom out.
http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/watermark.php?file=105925



Next align the dowels on the middle tray to the tubes on the bottom tray an then pound the tray into the tubes till the tray bottoms out.

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/watermark.php?file=105926

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/watermark.php?file=105927

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/watermark.php?file=105928

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/watermark.php?file=105929



Then repeat the insertion of the next set of tubes onto the middle tray and then align and assemble the top tray onto these tubes.

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/watermark.php?file=105930


Here's what the car will look like after you have assembled the wheels, tubes and trays.

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/watermark.php?file=105931



Next, turn the cart upside down to install the power strip.

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/watermark.php?file=105932




There are two holes where the power strip bracket attaches to hold the power strip in place.

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/watermark.php?file=105933

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/watermark.php?file=105934




Insert the power strip into the slot under the handle with the outlets pointing outward. Then lock it into place by attaching the bracket with the included screws and a Phillips screw driver.

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/watermark.php?file=105936

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/watermark.php?file=105937

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/watermark.php?file=105938



Next use the included zip-tie to affix the cord to the underneath of the handle using an included screw. There's no pre-drilled hole for this but there is an area of extra plastic material where you can screw in the screw to hold the zip-tie in place.

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/watermark.php?file=105939



This simply prevents the cord from being yanked at the end of the power strip.

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/watermark.php?file=105940



And you're ready to get to work!

http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/images/smilies/smile.png http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/watermark.php?file=105941


On Autogeek.net

Griots Garage Rolling Cart with Outlets (http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/redirect-to/?redirect=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.autogeek.net%2Fgriots-garage-rolling-cart.html)


:)

Mike Phillips
06-09-2016, 03:14 PM
***Note***


For those attending tonight's detailing class I'll have this cart in the garage for you to check out and use.

This Thursday night - Show Car Makeover - 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560 SL (http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/sign-up-thursday-night-classes/102146-thursday-night-show-car-makeover-1989-mercedes-benz-560-sl.html)

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/watermark.php?file=105696



:)

Joe@NextLevelDetail
06-09-2016, 03:58 PM
Oh i am in love, Thats the cart Jeff Brown had in the videos showcasing the Boss System.

Had no idea it had a 3 way eletric outlet, that thing is pretty sweet, i have to get my hands on this.

Thanks for sharing Mike!

RaskyR1
06-09-2016, 04:14 PM
Nice!

This in on my long list of items needed for the new shop, Mike! I like that I can have 2 tools plugged in as well as the Rupes Nano battery charger. I may end up modding mine a little to hold a pad washer like you've done in the past and possibly a few other ideas. :)

Justin at Final Inspection
06-09-2016, 04:58 PM
That's definitely on my radar to get!

Billy Baldone
06-09-2016, 05:06 PM
This would be an awesome item to give away to bald members named Billy. You can just add this to my Father's Day order.

Mike Phillips
06-29-2016, 11:04 AM
Oh i am in love, Thats the cart Jeff Brown had in the videos showcasing the Boss System.

Had no idea it had a 3 way electric outlet, that thing is pretty sweet, i have to get my hands on this.

Thanks for sharing Mike!



No problemo.... like I mentioned in my review - the added rigidity for the handle makes this a winner in my opinion.






Nice!

This in on my long list of items needed for the new shop, Mike! I like that I can have 2 tools plugged in as well as the Rupes Nano battery charger.



Wait till I post a new tool review today... I use it for my air tools and my RUPES Nano iBrid and accessories...







I may end up modding mine a little to hold a pad washer like you've done in the past and possibly a few other ideas.



Having a dedicated pad washer cart is great. I don't like bending over and holding the pad washer bucket between my shoes to stabilize it when cleaning a pad plus I simply don't like bending over. So a dedicated pad washer cart is super handy for a pad washer. But you really want a cart without the hole for the bucket and without WATER just to avoid any electrical risks when multi-tasking with your cart. Once you set a cart up for a pad washer thus you have water in the bucket you really need a second and even third cart for tools, pads and products.

I also use a car for my rinseless wash bucket. Again... don't like bending over to grab pre-soaked microfiber towels if I can simply grab one out of a bucket suspended on a car. I'll try to take pictures and share our cart collection in the garage.





That's definitely on my radar to get!



I use my cart EVERY DAY. Right now I'm shuffling microfiber towel laundry from the washer and dryer back to the garage where after the towels are folded they're stored in cabinets. Heck sometimes I use my cart to take my lunch to the breakroom to heat it up in the microwave.





This would be an awesome item to give away to bald members named Billy. You can just add this to my Father's Day order.



Ha ha....


:dblthumb2:

scuff
06-29-2016, 11:37 AM
Heck sometimes I use my cart to take my lunch to the breakroom to heat it up in the microwave.

:laughing:

precisionmobile85
06-29-2016, 05:01 PM
Nice!

This in on my long list of items needed for the new shop, Mike! I like that I can have 2 tools plugged in as well as the Rupes Nano battery charger. I may end up modding mine a little to hold a pad washer like you've done in the past and possibly a few other ideas. :)

Do you know where I could find the pics of the cart modded with the pad washer? Sounds cool to me.....nice quality griots cart too! A cart has been on my list for a ill bit now. Bout that time

briarpatch
06-29-2016, 05:30 PM
Do you know where I could find the pics of the cart modded with the pad washer? Sounds cool to me.....nice quality griots cart too! A cart has been on my list for a ill bit now. Bout that time

here you go:


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Mike Phillips
06-30-2016, 07:47 AM
Do you know where I could find the pics of the cart modded with the pad washer?

Sounds cool to me.....nice quality griots cart too!

A cart has been on my list for a ill bit now.

Bout that time





Grit Guard makes them... here's the link...


Grit Guard Universal Pad Washer & Detailing Cart Combo, pad washing cart, clean buffing pads (http://www.autogeek.net/grit-guard-pad-washer-cart.html)

:)