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Old 09-22-2010, 02:37 PM   #1
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Default micro fiber newbie question?

I know microfiber towels for almost everything in detailin, but once you use them are they reusable? Do you just rinse clean and air dry or is there a proper way to take care of them?
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Old 09-22-2010, 02:37 PM   #2
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wash them in the washer and hang them up to dry
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Old 09-22-2010, 03:08 PM   #3
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wash them in the washer and hang them up to dry
don't use softener or a dryer sheet, and all will be well.
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Old 09-23-2010, 12:58 PM   #4
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Also, try to use one cloth for the upper 2/3rds of the car and another for the lower parts...trying to seperate a lot of the heavy dirt/grime of the road.
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Old 09-23-2010, 01:50 PM   #5
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yep, everyone said it already. Also, I keep all of my MF separate from other towels, and I also keep the MF I've used on wheels etc in different bins than my wax on/off MF even after washing. Maybe I'm a bit OCD but that's what I do.
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Old 09-23-2010, 02:18 PM   #6
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buy alot.........not just two or three. I have 5 packs of 30 from costco. I usually dont reuse them more then 1 or 2 times. i use the old ones for cleaning in the house, they work wonders on tile, stainless etc. so they get recyled
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Old 09-23-2010, 02:19 PM   #7
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If they have lots and lots of dirt and/or wax on them, presoak them first in some Dawn or something. Then you can throw it in the wash, but no bleach or fabric softener.
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Old 09-23-2010, 02:19 PM   #8
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oh yeah, dry them on medium heat too......
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Old 09-24-2010, 07:27 AM   #9
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buy alot.........not just two or three. I have 5 packs of 30 from costco. I usually dont reuse them more then 1 or 2 times. i use the old ones for cleaning in the house, they work wonders on tile, stainless etc. so they get recyled
I just purchased a pack of 36 MF towels from Costco for $15.

They are int he auto section.
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Old 09-24-2010, 09:41 AM   #10
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I would also suggest pre-washing them before use. Just because they are new and in a bag doesn't mean the don't have anything on them. Alot of people use woolite, just as long as there is no bleach or fabric softeners your fine. Oh and don't use powder detergeant the granules will remain in the fibers.
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Old 09-24-2010, 11:03 AM   #11
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It's been covered but I just wash them altogether in one load and dry them without any dryer sheets. I will also second the idea of getting a ton. It's a big pain to wash 5 towels over and over again by themselves as a load. Also you will find that you use the 5 pretty quickly and then you are SOL. Pick up a large pack of 20+ so you can blast through all of them and do one decent sized load. That way you will be down to your last few towels and know to throw the other 15 in the wash asap.
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