This 2-step filtration system prevents two of the most common culprits of micro-marring.
You wouldn't rub sand on your paint finish; why would you wash your vehicle in sediment and hard water? Minerals
, particularly calcium and magnesium, are what constitute hard water. Hard water is responsible for water spots, poor-lathering shampoo, and that green ring around your bathtub. The calcium and magnesium actually harden inside pipes (called scale) and on other surfaces, including your vehicle. When you rinse with hard water, you could be dousing your vehicle with hard mineral deposits. The only way to prevent hard water deposits is with a water softener. Sediment
is rust or sand that is inside water pipes. A broken water main miles and miles away can allow sand to enter your
water supply. Likewise, a little rust anywhere along the water line can flake off into the water. This is why your household faucets have filters. Needless to say, sand and rust hitting your paint finish should be avoided. A filter will remove fine sediment and protect your vehicle as you wash it.
A one-step, in-line filter will remove one of these problems, but what if your water has both sediment and hard water? Well water almost certainly contains sediment and minerals because it is not filtered through a water treatment plant. But even city water can contain both sediment and hard water. That's because many water treatment plants add lime to the water to raise the pH in order to spur the chemical process that removes debris from the water. Lime adds to hard water. In short, most of us need a two-part filtration system to ensure that the water coming out of the garden hose is truly clean. The Deluxe Filter System
is a comprehensive two-step, in-line filter system that both removes sediment and softens the water. This one package is all you need to ensure you're washing your vehicle in clean, soft water. There's no point in preventing water spots if you're using the wrong towels! We've included two top quality Cobra microfiber towels to ensure that your paint finish is safe from scratches while you detail.
The Deluxe Filter System
includes: 2 Clear Inline Hose Filters
Keep your wash water perfectly clean with these easy-to-install, in-line hose filters. Put a sediment filter cartridge into one unit and a water softener cartridge in the second unit. This two-step system cleans and then softens the water as it travels from the water source to its final destination. Brass hose-adapter fittings ensure long-lasting performance. The sturdy plastic housing allows you to see when the sediment filter needs changing. Each unit is 12 inches tall and about 4 ½ inches at its widest point. Each includes a wrench to assist in changing the cartridges and a mounting bracket. 1 Sediment Filter Cartridge
This cartridge is made of five micron spun poly. It traps fine sediment as the water passes through so that nothing hits your vehicle but pure water. Sediment may include sand, rust, and hard water scale. If you don't have a hard water problem, this cartridge is all you need to filter your water. 1 Water Softener Filter
This cartridge neutralizes calcium and magnesium in the water, thereby eliminating hard water. Your car shampoo will lather better and your vehicle will be free of those nasty water spots. This cartridge can be renewed and reused indefinitely. A water softener works by replacing the calcium and magnesium ions with sodium ions. Sodium ions are soft. They don't produce scale and they don't stain. They change the actual texture of the water, making it feel slippery. This causes water to sheet off the vehicle more effectively. Water that remains on the vehicle will not leave spots. 2 ft. Water Hose & 3 ft. Water Hose
You will need three hoses total for a two-part filtration system. We've supplied two of them in this kit; just add your standard hose to complete the installation. This 3 ft hose is perfect for connecting the spigot and filter unit. Connect the 2 ft. hose between the two filter units. The small size of these hoses makes the installation look neat and organized by eliminating any unnecessary hose length. 2 lb. Filter Rejuvenating Tablets
Regenerate your water softener cartridge with these tablets. To use, pour the tablets into a plastic dishpan or bucket; use enough to cover the bottom of the pan. Cover the tablets with water. Put the softener cartridge in the water and let it soak overnight at least. The tablets will dislodge the calcium buildup on the resin and replace it with sodium. Replace the cartridge in the filter unit and it will be almost as good as new. 16" x 16" Cobra Indigo Microfiber Polishing Cloth
Super soft and absorbent, this 70/30 towel is perfect for buffing off waxes, polishes or sealants. Tiny looped fibers polish your paint to a beautiful shine while the woven core absorbs an incredible amount of fluid. The Indigo has an amazing "grip" to remove even the most stubborn wax residues. Edgeless construction eliminates the risk of micro-marring.16" x 24" Cobra Super Plush Deluxe Microfiber Towel
This is our most luxurious microfiber towel! The Cobra Deluxe is an incredibly thick, fluffy weave of 70/30 microfiber. Silky microfiber fingers massage any surface to a glossy shine with almost zero risk of micro-marring. The towel features a microfiber edge and a removable sticker instead of a tag. Use the Cobra Deluxe to remove wax or for final buffing. The Deluxe Filter System
is a practical solution to hard water and sediment. The entire system can be attached to your hose and removed as needed. If you prefer to leave it in place, mount the two clear filters to the wall by the spigot. We recommend attaching a Y-valve to the spigot so the filter system can remain connected when not in use. Remember, if you're washing your vehicle with unfiltered water, you could unknowingly be pouring hard water scale or sediment on the paint finish. The Deluxe Filter System
eliminates both culprits so the water that cleans your vehicle is truly clean.