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Old 04-09-2006, 03:11 PM   #1
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Caring for microfibers

This has probably been asked a thousand times, but when I get done drying my car how should I care for the towels? This time I just righed them out and hung them up to dry, is there anything I am missing to help preserve the life of these expensive towels?
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Hope this helps. (Thanks to Brett@OCD )

1. Before throwing them into the washer, make sure there is no little pieces of wood/rock, whatever that might harm the towels.
2. After adding liquid detergent to cold or warm (Brett ) water, let the towels sit in the washer for like 20 minutes before wash cycle starts.
3. When rinse cycle starts, put some (not much) white distilled vinegar.
4. Air-dry (I prefer air-drying )
5. Store them in zipper bags or plastic containers as soon as it's dry.

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Old 04-09-2006, 06:34 PM   #4
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LOL...Nicely done. I guess I will be leaving now.

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LOL...Nicely done. I guess I will be leaving now.

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Brett, what do you think about MF detergents?
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Brett, what do you think about MF detergents?
I use it myself sometimes. I carry the Micro-restore. I haven't added it the web store yet but I will add it shortly. At my commercial locations I used the vinegar becuase of cost. At home I use both vinegar and micro-restore. Depends on my mood.

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Hope this helps. (Thanks to Brett@OCD )

1. Before throwing them into the washer, make sure there is no little pieces of wood/rock, whatever that might harm the towels.
2. After adding liquid detergent to cold or warm (Brett ) water, let the towels sit in the washer for like 20 minutes before wash cycle starts.
3. When rinse cycle starts, put some (not much) white distilled vinegar.
4. Air-dry (I prefer air-drying )
5. Store them in zipper bags or plastic containers as soon as it's dry.

whats the point of the vinegar?? is it necessary?
also, will any liquid detergent do?
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vinegar will remove old waxes and polishes built up in the towels. It also rinses freely leaving no residue behind. Vinegar is a cheap alternative to microfiber washes. If you use a detergent make sure that it is a liquid. It is also very important that the detergent does not contain bleach or fabric softeners. Try to use less that the recommended amount and I would wash them on gentle for a second cycle with no detergent to make sure the detergent has been completely removed.

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