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    Question Marking a 5 gallon bucket

    Can anyone direct me to the article about how to measure and mark a five gallon bucket. One gallon per line?

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    Re: Marking a 5 gallon bucket

    Quote Originally Posted by WRXINXS View Post
    Can anyone direct me to the article about how to measure and mark a five gallon bucket. One gallon per line?

    Drew
    Use an empty milk jug

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    Re: Marking a 5 gallon bucket

    I found it at one time but basically every 6 inches, in a 5 gallon bucket, is 2 gallons of water.
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    Use a one gallon jug pour it in then mark it. Then Repeat 4 more times unroll full

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    Re: Marking a 5 gallon bucket

    It's on page 19 and 20 of Mike's book but I can't remember what the thread is titled.:-/
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    Re: Marking a 5 gallon bucket

    I used a scale to mark mine ... 8.33lbs/gal
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    Re: Marking a 5 gallon bucket

    Here you go...


    How dirty is too dirty to safely use a rinseless wash?


    Here's the pertinent portions...


    Fast easy way to measure 2 gallons of water

    Now if you have a 5-gallon bucket like the 5-gallon buckets that come in ALL OUR car wash kits here at Autogeek, here’s a fast, simple way to measure 2 gallons of water.

    Take any standard 12 inch ruler and fill the bucket till the water level reaches the 6 inch mark on the ruler, this will be approximately 2 gallons of water, (in the Autogeek 5-Gallon Buckets).

    If you plan on using a rinseless car wash often you can even use a Permanent Marker to make a mark inside the bucket for fast reference when adding water.


    Place a ruler into the Autogeek 5-Gallon Bucket till the end is against the bottom and make a mark at 6 inches.



    Now every time you want to add 2-gallons of water, all you have to do is fill the bucket to the mark.




    KISS = Keep It Simple Simon
    Little techniques like this save time by making frequent procedures easy to repeat over-and-over again without having to measure or think about it.




    Measuring your rinseless wash concentrate
    Most rinseless car washes on the market are mixed at 1 ounce per 2 gallons of water.
    Detailer’s Pride Rinseless Wash & Gloss = 1 ounce for 2 gallons of water
    Optimum No Rinse Wash & Shine = 1 ounce for 2 gallons of water
    You can use a measuring cup or check out this Pro Blend Bottle Proportion which makes measuring any concentrate quick, easy and accurate. The Pro Blend Bottle Proportioner comes in to popular sizes.

    Pro Blend Bottle Proportioner 32 ounce size
    Pro Blend Bottle Proportioner 1 gallon size (128 ounces)


    Simply attach the correct Pro Blend Bottle Proportioner to your bottle of concentrate and then adjust the regulator to the desired level.



    Next squeeze the bottle till the concentrate just fills over the top of the regulator.





    Then simply remove the small plastic dust cap off the Pro Blend Bottle Proportioner and pour the concentrate into your bucket of water.



    After you add the rinseless wash concentrate to the water stir to create a thoroughly mixed cleaning solution.



    Then add 4-5 gallons of clean water to your rinse bucket. Use this to rinse you wash mitt or sponge before gathering fresh cleaning solution. You can place a Grit Guard Insert, (Or 2 Grit Guard Inserts), into the bottom of your rinse water bucket to help remove dirt particles off your mitt and trap them on the bottom of the bucket.



    You're ready to use a rinseless wash to wash your car!
    If you don't have a dual bucket dolly you can get one here.




    Someone asked me about using a Grit Guard Insert in your cleaning solution bucket and you could but understand that by the time you insert the Grit Guard Insert into the bucket and then add 2 gallons of water you're only going to have access to a little over a gallon of cleaning solution to draw from as you wash the car.





    Problem
    As you work around the car you'll be using up your cleaning solution and you'll find that the Grit Guard insert will prevent you from gathering up half of your cleaning solution.


    Optional
    A workaround if you want to use a Grit Guard Insert in your cleaning solution bucket would be to add 4 gallons of water and 2 ounces of rinseless wash.




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    Re: Marking a 5 gallon bucket

    Quote Originally Posted by WRXINXS View Post
    Can anyone direct me to the article about how to measure and mark a five gallon bucket. One gallon per line?

    Drew
    Quote Originally Posted by DLB View Post

    Without picking out what others have said my take is this...
    Graduate your wash bucket with lines at each gallon. This is easy to do - just measure out a gallon of water, pour it in the bucket, mark a line where it hits...repeat.

    Then get you a cup or something that is made to use with the soap you use commonly. If it takes 1oz. per gallon and you usually fill to the 4 gallon mark, mark the cup at the 4oz. mark. Then, you can quickly fill your water to the 3 gallon line or so, then pour in your 4.oz of soap, and finish filling while stirring.
    Could also take a peek here:


    http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/...ch-soap-2.html




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    Re: Marking a 5 gallon bucket

    1 gallon?? Just pour a milk jug of water in and mark a line, then repeat.

    Different buckets are different dia and height so there isn't a specific depth for each gallon. You would take the full height of the bucket and divide it by the gallon increments you want. Even that would assume the bucket stayed the same diameter from top to bottom which it doesn't on all buckets.

    For our purposes you could eyeball the bucket with a marker and hit within 1/8 of a gallon which honestly isn't going to make a bit of noticeable difference.

    Of course as with anything, if it's worth doing it's worth doing right.
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    Re: Marking a 5 gallon bucket

    Quote Originally Posted by Flash Gordon View Post
    Use an empty milk jug


    Pretty much does it. Transfer a known to the unknown and you have it!

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