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Old 12-07-2013, 01:13 PM   #1
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OK so I've searched some but I seem to remember zaino having some micro fiber towels. I'm getting the car wash kit from them for Christmas. (Yay!). But I need some new micro fiber towels applying and drying. Which ones are the best. Also probably need to upgrade the wash mitt. I've been using all wal mart brand. But time to get serious.
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My Experience:
1) I've only used Wal-Mart, Target, & Menards
2) More important to make sure it's clean before polishing, waxing, etc.
3) Use 2 buckets, always rinse in one, soapy should stay clean
4) Claying is something you must know how & do.
5) As stated in my first ever post, NEVER allow fabric softener anywhere around your towels, mitts, anything that is going to touch your paint/chrome.
6) If you drop it, quit using it, grab a clean one.

Went a little overboard, sorry.
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Old 12-18-2013, 03:39 PM   #3
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My Experience:
1) I've only used Wal-Mart, Target, & Menards
2) More important to make sure it's clean before polishing, waxing, etc.
3) Use 2 buckets, always rinse in one, soapy should stay clean
4) Claying is something you must know how & do.
5) As stated in my first ever post, NEVER allow fabric softener anywhere around your towels, mitts, anything that is going to touch your paint/chrome.
6) If you drop it, quit using it, grab a clean one.

Went a little overboard, sorry.
Fabric softener no good on your towels? Was not aware of that.
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Old 12-18-2013, 04:12 PM   #4
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Just don't use microfiber on decals! Will scratch stripes! I use cloth baby diapers over the stripes.
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My Experience:
1) I've only used Wal-Mart, Target, & Menards
2) More important to make sure it's clean before polishing, waxing, etc.
3) Use 2 buckets, always rinse in one, soapy should stay clean
4) Claying is something you must know how & do.
5) As stated in my first ever post, NEVER allow fabric softener anywhere around your towels, mitts, anything that is going to touch your paint/chrome.
6) If you drop it, quit using it, grab a clean one.

Went a little overboard, sorry.
This is some solid advice! It's pretty much the same set of "rules" I go by too. Except I'm a little more of an amateur when it comes to detailing. Turning wrenches is more my thing lol.

Thanks for the tips though!

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All a quality MF towel is a VERY important part of safe cleaning. There are many sources online that you can source towels from, I promise you the ones at retail stores are not high quality. I suggest 16x16 300gsm or higher quality towels. If you purchase to lush of a towel it will be safe but will require extra work and additional products. Washing MF towels should only be done with detergents like woolite and never put into a heated dryer. I personally wash my towels by hand with woolite in hot water and rinse in tepid clear water and always let my towels air dry only. Good towels will last a very long time if cared for. More than happy to give anyone a few online sources if interested.
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Fabric softener no good on your towels? Was not aware of that.

Russ on MF towels fabric softener actually binds with the fibers degrading the actual purpose of the MF towel. Also, keep MF towels in a plastic bag after cleaning and when dry, dust and dirt is attracted...in a bag no worries. When you want to test your MF towel rub it along your hand,the fibers should grab to the imperfections on your skin...good towels are very absorbent and will catch and trap dirt ....this is why they are so safe. Cloth towels like diapers actually spread any debries instead of trapping them. I have done a ton of research on this little towels and I love them....and since you use wash & wax...drop your towels in the bucket for 15 minutes after your done...rinse out and allow to air dry.
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Russ on MF towels fabric softener actually binds with the fibers degrading the actual purpose of the MF towel. Also, keep MF towels in a plastic bag after cleaning and when dry, dust and dirt is attracted...in a bag no worries. When you want to test your MF towel rub it along your hand,the fibers should grab to the imperfections on your skin...good towels are very absorbent and will catch and trap dirt ....this is why they are so safe. Cloth towels like diapers actually spread any debries instead of trapping them. I have done a ton of research on this little towels and I love them....and since you use wash & wax...drop your towels in the bucket for 15 minutes after your done...rinse out and allow to air dry.
Thanks for the info GTYUP.
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Thanks for the info GTYUP.

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