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Old 02-02-2009, 07:56 PM   #1
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Default how to properly wash/clean micro fiber towels

just wondering the correct way to do this.i have about 50 of them and i cant justify buying more.
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Old 02-02-2009, 08:06 PM   #2
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I just put mine in the washer. Cleans em up nicely. If they have 2 much oil/crap on em tho I just chuck em
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Old 02-02-2009, 08:14 PM   #3
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use liquid detergent. about half as much as a normal load and wash MF by itself

edit: on the rinse cycle, people like to dump some vinegar in there. it brings back the fluff and absprotion ability in the towels
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Old 02-02-2009, 08:16 PM   #4
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And remember, no fabric softener.
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Old 02-02-2009, 10:11 PM   #5
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is powder detergent bad for microfiber?
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Old 02-02-2009, 10:25 PM   #6
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Also be careful not to wash with anything that might have lets say wood chips/saw dust in it. I ruined about 5 towels when I didn't realize i had some saw dust on my jeans from bringing wood into the house. The microfibers held right on to the wood.

I'm gonna wash them in a sink from now on.
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Old 02-02-2009, 10:48 PM   #7
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is powder detergent bad for microfiber?
it doesn't dissolve properly with microfiber cause it just gets caught in the towels. then you just get a clump of it even when you're done washing, so yes
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Old 02-02-2009, 11:46 PM   #8
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Another thing, when drying them, do not put a static pad in with them (I.e. Bounce Pad). The stuff in the static pad clings to the Micro fibers and will leave streaks on your car and glass when cleaning later.
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Old 02-08-2009, 08:04 PM   #9
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I agree with the static pad comment. After doing that, you'll get tons of little hairs from the microfiber all over your car. You can blow it off, but it's a pain.
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Old 02-09-2009, 03:26 AM   #10
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I use this and it works great at cleaning up my dirty microfiber towels. I've had some really dirty/greasy ones and it pretty much takes it out with no problems. I sometimes have to use a little more than recommended on the package, but it's great.

http://www.autogeek.net/128oz-dp-mic...r-cleaner.html

Also, be sure you wash your microfiber separate from anything else. That means ONLY wash and dry microfibers by themselves. I also set them for an extra rinse cyle. Do NOT put in with your regular laundry and dry them on med to med-high setting with NO fabric softener sheets. Doing any of the above can and will ruin your microfiber in no time.

I read one story on a car detailing forum where a guy washed his MF towels with his bath towels... Well next time he took a shower he said he felt like he had rubbed wax all over his body. Well in essence he DID wax himself as all of the polish and wax residue from the MF towels transferred to his bath towels. So keep your MF towels separate!
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Old 02-09-2009, 10:48 AM   #11
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Micro Restore. Several of these links carry it: http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1497462
I use it on my polishing pads as well.
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Old 02-09-2009, 11:50 AM   #12
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I use a dye free detergent and some dawn dishwashing soap in there to cut the grease. if you use the dryer, no fabric softener sheet as stated and you're good to go.
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Old 02-09-2009, 04:28 PM   #13
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Micro Restore. Several of these links carry it: http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1497462
I use it on my polishing pads as well.
....I've been using this product for quite a while myself and really like it.

The makers of Cobra brand MF's say "no softner, no bleach & no heat". I wash my MF's seperately using MF Restore and then on low in the dryer (for just long enough to get them dry).
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Old 02-10-2009, 03:52 AM   #14
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I use normal detergent with an extra rinse cycle. Don't wash with anything else, just as most everyone else has said. I'm interested in this Micro restore stuff though?
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