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Retire your bucket, the new ‘Detailing Rig’ is here


Rated: 4.5 out of 5 wrenches

Here’s why:
– The Detailing Rig comfortably seats people of any height
– To get lower on the car the removable cushion acts as a kneeling pad
– Additional fifth caster adds more stability and maneuverability
– Bottle racks and tool tray carry tools/products with you as you work
– Bucket dolly saves your back from moving the bucket around

What we would like to see in the future:
– Different size options for the cup holder to hold larger beverages
– Various color options for casters and cup holder
– Extra hardware for repairs or replacement of lost hardware

We’re sure your chiropractor is a nice person, but with this new product you won’t be seeing them as often.  MYCHANIC’s “Detailing Rig” frees you from the immobile paint bucket you’ve been sitting on for all these years when detail day comes around.  No more bending over to pick up and move that bucket when switching from cleaning one section to another. 

Multiple wheels

With five casters to keep you stable and mobile, the Detailing Rig easily and flawlessly travels over debris and cracks.  Maneuverability seems to have increased with the addition of the fifth wheel compared to the standard four-wheel stools I’m used to using.  The overall feel of the rig when moving about the garage in the seated position seems more solid and precise.

The most convenient aspect of the Detailing Rig is the having all of your detailing tools travel with you as you go from one end of a car to the other.  With the recessed storage tool/hardware tray, two spray bottle racks, and an integrated bucket dolly with bucket and grit trap, everything you need is always within reach.  No longer will you have to juggle your detailing spray, tire shine and or any other tool you may be using at the time every time you need to move on to the next part.


But you can’t drink the soapy water in your bucket, even if you strain out the debris.  Don’t worry, MYCHANIC didn’t leave you thirsty, it included a cup holder mounted conveniently to the side of the rig and it accepts  any standard size water bottle or beverage can.  Sorry, your giant thirst buster probably won’t fit.

This Detailing Rig was especially useful for my Subaru WRX and it’s 15-spoke wheels.  They are absolutely my least favorite part of the detailing process, but with the Detailing Rig it was more fluid and comfortable to spend the extra 15-20 minutes on each wheel.  Due to some modifications, my WRX is also fairly low so I appreciated the ability to remove the cushion from the detailing rig and using it as a knee rest when cleaning the lower sections of the car.

After seeing the quality of the Detailing Rig, I may be looking into getting one of their other products like the 2T Hybrid Floor Jack.

The MYCHANIC Detailing Rig opened up for pre-order March 10 and released on April 1 (no that wasn’t an April Fool’s joke) retailing at $89.99.  Didn’t order one yet? Well, you can get your hands on one by winning one of the Detailing Rig’s MYCHANIC sent us.  

Thank you to all who entered the MYCHANIC Sweepstakes!

The entry period has expired and the winner will be announced later this week.


Rebecca Nguyen
Rebecca Nguyen
Rebecca is an experienced automotive motorsports photographer and enthusiast of all things with wheels. Former Marketing and Project Coordinator for several aftermarket brands, Rebecca has a unique perspective developed from being on several different sides of the automotive world. From developing innovative automotive products to doing her own DIY modifications on her 2003 Subaru WRX and 2014 Ducati Monster, Rebecca’s passion for the hobby brings fresh ideas to The Journal. In addition, she has spent many years publishing event coverage for events like SEMA, Formula Drift, and Global RallyCross while coordinating the annual Future Collector Car Show in Scottsdale Arizona.


  1. This is great. With my bad knees it would work great for cleaning up my old 67 El Camino. I’m a retired Navy Vet , or I would buy one myself.

  2. looks to be well designed and thought out but would it be possible to have the ability to lower the seat so i am not leaning over as much as well as ability raise the seat?

    • Bill, it’s not possible with this current design. However, the seat cushion is removable and ca be used as a kneeling pad or a cushion when seated on the floor.


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