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Old 04-04-2006, 09:41 PM   #1
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Washed my microfiber towels today...

Wow, I feel like a loser posting about how my towl wash went.

Anyway, I used OCD Brett's instructions of 1 cycle with detergent (cold water), a second with half cup of white vinegar and then drying on the lowest setting.

The waffle weaves which were only used for drying still have a few dirt spots on them but the other small microfiber looked fine except there was some debris embedded in a couple (small stick pieces or something).

Any comments/suggestions on getting them cleaner and how to keep any loose stuff out of the fibers?
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Old 04-04-2006, 10:06 PM   #2
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hmm...maybe use hot water?

Here's what I do w/ MF.

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 detergent to hot water, let the towels sit in the washer for like 20 minutes before washing cycle.
3. When rinse cycle starts, put some (not much) white distilled vinegar.
4. Air-dry

Hope this helps.

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Old 04-04-2006, 10:46 PM   #3
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Old 04-04-2006, 11:12 PM   #4
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i use terry cloth towels
I use them also
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Old 04-05-2006, 07:06 AM   #5
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I use them also

I use them too on some parts too , but the microfiber is really amazing. The waffle weaves also pick up an incredible amount of water.
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Old 04-05-2006, 09:59 AM   #6
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i like to rinse my micro-fiber towels after i wash the car - it helps keep them from getting very dirty - every 3 months or so, I wash them, cold water, heavy duty cycle, low-heat dry...
I've had them for about 3 years - still in great shape.
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Old 04-06-2006, 10:26 AM   #7
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hmm...maybe use hot water?

Here's what I do w/ MF.

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 detergent to hot water, let the towels sit in the washer for like 20 minutes before washing cycle.
3. When rinse cycle starts, put some (not much) white distilled vinegar.
4. Air-dry

Hope this helps.
Why the white vinegar ??
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Old 04-06-2006, 04:31 PM   #8
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Why the white vinegar ??
to break down any remaining detergent
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Old 04-06-2006, 06:17 PM   #9
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Old 04-06-2006, 07:04 PM   #11
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vinegar safely remove wax and grease and rinses freely. As for the hot water DON't DO IT. Your micorfibers will no longer be microfibers". They are called microfiber because the threads thats are used are very very thin and they create pockets or small "micro" spaces. Thes pockets are what cause them to have their grabby feeling. It it the small recesses and the soft fibers that protect your finish and help grab wax and polish. If you wash them in hot water you will cause them to shrink and eliminate the "micro" recesses. In essence you will be creating expensine towels. You mircofiber should never have any debri in them. I stoe them in plastic bags and ass soon as I am done they go back in even if they are dirty. There are some spots of visible dirt left occasionally but if it did not come out in two washes I am not worried about it in omy paint. It is just an eyesore.

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Cool thanks. I didn't think I would get 12 responses on a towel washing thread
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Cool thanks. I didn't think I would get 12 responses on a towel washing thread
dont let the girls hear! Theyll have us doing dishes next!
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i have been trying to figure out how to wash my MF towels forever.. thanks for the info
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wow, i just throw my MF towels in the washer and dryer like normal laundry.
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wow, i just throw my MF towels in the washer and dryer like normal laundry.
that's ok as long as..

1. Only MF towels are washed (no mixing with other laundry).
2. No bleach, No fabric softner during wash and dry.
3. Less to no heat during wash and dry.
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that's ok as long as..

1. Only MF towels are washed (no mixing with other laundry).
2. No bleach, No fabric softner during wash and dry.
3. Less to no heat during wash and dry.
cool, i think i'm good
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