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Washing or Tossing Micro Fiber towels

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Bones2012, May 14, 2018.

  1. May 14, 2018 at 7:24 AM
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    Bones2012

    Bones2012 [OP] 2012 CM

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    How do you wash your Micro Fiber Towels?
    Do you wash in regular detergent or use something special?

    Or do you toss them and buy new ones?

    Just curious as as I do both.

    Some MF towels hold onto stuff that would scratch the paint. I use them on the paint first then rotate them to interior and then to really dirty areas like engine bay and tires.

    What methods do you use???
     
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  2. May 14, 2018 at 7:35 AM
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    Ted4311

    Ted4311 Don't Sweat The Small Stuff

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    As cheap as they are 20 dollars for a box is better than scratches on your truck... just my opinion...

    I use the used ones for maintance on my truck (oil rags, cleaning engine, etc...)
     
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  3. May 14, 2018 at 8:19 AM
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    Danimal86

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    I usually put them in the kitchen sink and soak them in hot water to loosen up the dirt and get most of the car care products off of them before i put them in the washing machine. They make special soap, but i just use regular detergent and they come out nice and fluffy.
     
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  4. May 14, 2018 at 8:29 AM
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    OceanSkyWolf

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    Leave in hot water for about 30 mins and then I use chemical guys microfiber wash, wash with hot water and dry at low setting.
     
  5. May 14, 2018 at 8:34 AM
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    Festerw

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    Nothing wrong with washing them with regular detergent, just don't use fabric softener or the pods since they contain fabric softener, dry on low heat and don't use dryer sheets. Both of those will affect how well they absorb water.
     
  6. May 14, 2018 at 8:40 AM
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    MotoTundra

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    This is what I do. Never had an issue. If they look really beat up or get nasty I ditch them.
     
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  7. May 14, 2018 at 8:58 AM
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    Bones2012

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    I use a new one to clean my eye glasses. If I leave them on my side table the dogs will get them and take them outside. When this happens the MF towels will grab and lock in grass, twigs and anything else they come in contact with. I wasn't paying attention one day and used one that had stuff imbedded in it and scratched my glasses. Cant polish that out.
     
  8. May 14, 2018 at 9:13 AM
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    HBdirtbag

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    I wash in the washing machine. I got a steal on chemical bro's mf wash detergent; but that said I used liquid tide for 10+ years with no issues.
     
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    $20 a box MF towels are probably scratching your car.
     
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  10. May 14, 2018 at 9:50 AM
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    smslavin

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    i wash mine. regular detergent with a few ounces of adam's microfiber stuff tossed in.
     
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  11. May 14, 2018 at 10:00 AM
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    Tossing MF towels? Let me give you my address and you can send them to me.

    I wash mine with the laundry. While my truck isn't "show quality", I think it looks damn good. I do wash and wax it regularly. But, the bottom line is that it is a TRUCK - not a street princess. It has scratches, dings, dents, etc. It sees far worse than a MF towel that has been used more than once.

    Good grief. You guys only shower with bottled water too? :confused:
     
  12. May 14, 2018 at 10:15 AM
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    alalmcgrath

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    [QUOTE="Atomic City I do wash and wax it regularly. But, the bottom line is that it is a TRUCK

    Good grief. You guys only shower with bottled water too? :confused:[/QUOTE]

    /\ /\ /\ /\
    What he said!
     
  13. May 14, 2018 at 11:03 AM
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    Yep, glacier bottled water. And I throw out my MF bathrobe every time!
     
  14. May 14, 2018 at 11:07 AM
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    washing them in white vinegar helps to keep them softer, use them on truck few times then down grade to other dirty jobs till get tossed
     
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    Thats pretty much what I do
     
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    I only use Voss water to wash my truck or myself. Only the best for my truck and my balls.
     
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    Ditto on the vinegar.
     
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    Wash them with All Free and Clear...they have to get pretty bad to get tossed
     
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    This^^^^ I've been told not to put 'em in the dryer but low heat might be OK.
     
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  21. May 14, 2018 at 2:21 PM
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    And what was that???
     
  22. May 14, 2018 at 3:18 PM
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    SouthBoundSteve

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    Any detergent labeled "Free and Clear" should be fine for MF towels.
     
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