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Old 10-16-2011, 10:08 PM   #1
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how to revive microfiber?

my microfiber towels were accidentally put through the washer with some softener..they're pretty much water proof now... I tried washing them with some Chemical Guys Microfiber detergent stuff however it didn't seem to work..

is there any trick in getting back to their original conditions?
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Old 10-17-2011, 08:43 AM   #2
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Try using an all purpose cleaner. Spray a mist over them and let it sit for a minute and scrub. Then wash with detergent and rinse. If that doesn't work, this will clean your microfibers.
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Old 10-17-2011, 05:24 PM   #3
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Never wash with detergent. That is how you'll ruin them.

I always wash with just water and hang them dry
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Old 10-17-2011, 07:30 PM   #4
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I don't understand how laundry detergent will ruin a microfiber. I bought a bunch of MFs from my local detail supply shop and that's what they recommend.
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I don't understand how laundry detergent will ruin a microfiber. I bought a bunch of MFs from my local detail supply shop and that's what they recommend.
You will ruin the electrostatic charge
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Old 10-17-2011, 08:02 PM   #6
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Detergent is fine....as long as it doesn't have softener. I've had good results with Woolite
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Old 10-17-2011, 10:07 PM   #7
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use some vinegar on ur next wash during the rinse cycle
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Old 10-18-2011, 01:09 AM   #8
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The two places i buy detailing products from, Pakshak.com and Autogeek.net, recommend using a detergent for cleaning your microfibers. Maybe they don't know any better?

If i want a electrostatic charge, i'd rub the microfiber cloth against my hair...

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Old 10-29-2011, 04:24 AM   #9
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soaked and washed them with simple green and there like new again
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