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Old 06-22-2009, 03:34 PM
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Re: proper washing/drying your precious MF towels

i fold mine into quarters too!!!
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Re: proper washing/drying your precious MF towels

thats how i like to use them when working with them...too
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Re: proper washing/drying your precious MF towels

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thats how i like to use them when working with them...too
Good point... it's best to use one area at a time then the whole towel gets utilized.
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Re: proper washing/drying your precious MF towels

yup thats how i work/fold them
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Re: proper washing/drying your precious MF towels

You for sure do not want to use high or even medium heat to dry MF towels. Any MF manufacturer that makes quality towels or any high end detail depot will tell you that you should either air dry the MF towels or use the lowest heat setting possible. Heat will eventually destroy the microfibers and cause an early demise to the effectiveness of the towel. It will make it rough to the touch and cause it to just generally suck at what it's made for.

I'm not trying to crap on the thread, and I know it's old anyway, but I think it needs to be mentioned.


Also, adding a couple of ounces of white vinegar to the rinse cycle really helps out. Do this on the normal rinse cycle and then let them go through the "extra rinse" cycle as is.

As mentioned, you want to use a detergent like All Clear or Tide clear only. You do not want any dyes, fragrances, or especially fabric softener on your MF towels.
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Re: proper washing/drying your precious MF towels

It might be manufacturer dependent, but just got some micro fiber towels from chemical brothers...the instructions say to wash in cold water...not whats in the op
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Re: proper washing/drying your precious MF towels

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everyone has their own way but this is what i follow and this is what i have seen lots of professionals follow ... this was taken from MOL

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Wash your microfiber polishing cloths in the warm or hot temperature setting with a quality detergent on the normal or heavy duty setting. Choose between these options by how dirty your microfiber polishing cloths are; if they are really dirty with lots of polish and wax residue then use the hot temperature setting, on the heavy duty wash cycle. If your washer has an optional secondary or extra rinse cycle you can use this option to insure all the detergent is rinsed out before drying.

Liquid or Powder Wash Detergents
There are people that will argue that only a liquid detergent should be used for washing microfiber polishing cloths to reduce the potential for any undissolved powder particles to somehow attach to the nap of the microfiber cloth and remain their, (undissolved), through both the wash cycle and the drying cycle. Personally I've never had a problem using powder style washing detergent. The polish and wax used on this truck was wiped off using microfiber polishing cloths washed using Tide Powder Detergent.

Here's a tip when using a powder type laundry detergent. Before you add your microfiber polishing cloths, first start by filling the wash tub with water and then add your laundry soap, (both powder or liquid), and let the laundry detergent fully mix with the water to create a uniform soapy water solution to then add your polishing cloths. With a powder type laundry detergent, the violent mixing action by the agitator will allow the powder particles to fully dissolve, thus used correctly a powder type laundry detergent is a liquid.

If you add your polishing cloths first, then pour the powdered laundry detergent on top of them and then start the load, the powder particles will have to work they're way through all the polishing cloth

Large loads
If you're making a large load, mix your laundry soap using only the small or medium size wash load first, then after mixing and dissolving the laundry detergent, add your microfiber polishing cloths and then re-set the size selector to large or extra large setting, (whatever you're using), and start the timer/cycle switch at the beginning. The tub will then fill with water to the correct level and wash the microfiber polishing cloths for the full cycle in completely uniform solution of soapy water.

Drying
Dry your microfiber polishing cloths alone on the warm to hot setting. Don't use a fabric softener like Bounce Dryer Sheets. It's recommended to use a fabric softener when washing or drying cotton towels but not microfiber materials.
What do I do if only have a front load washer?..cannot preload water & detergent. I have always read to not dry microfiber towels with a dryer.
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Re: proper washing/drying your precious MF towels

I just wash mine in cold water without anything else and hang dry. They have held up well.


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I just throw them away, as they cost about 50 cents each at Meijer or the dollar store.
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^^^^those aren't the same towels were talking about
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