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How To Care For Microfiber Detailing Tools

Caring for microfibre towels is an important step to maintaining a scratch-free shine on any vehicle. 

Washing and drying microfibre towels properly ensures towels last longer, stay softer, and produce better results when detailing. Washing your towels incorrectly can ruin your towel collection and lead to poor results when detailing. 

The following is a complete guide on how to properly wash and dry your microfibre towels. If you follow these steps, your microfibre towels will stay soft and last longer.

Step 1: Separate Your Towels:
In the world of microfibre, there are many different types of towels for everything from interior detailing and drying, to wheels and engine bays. 

All these different towels encounter unique types of dirt and contamination when working around the vehicle. Microfibre towels that are used for cleaning wheels are going to be dirtier than towels used to clean windows. 

Before washing your microfibre, it is good practice to separate your towels into specific groups such as interior, windows, wheels, exterior, engine bays, etc. 

Washing your towels in separate groups reduces the change of cross-contamination during the washing process. 

If you wash your waxing towels and your window cleaning towels in the same load, wax residue can become embedded in the window towels and can cause streaks when cleaning glass. To ensure microfibre is washed properly, separate towels before washing.

Step 2: Use Proper Microfibre Wash:
Choosing the correct microfibre wash solution is important to maintaining the condition of your microfibre. Using generic laundry detergent can reduce the life and performance of microfibre towels. 

We recommend only using a microfibre specific washing solution to achieve the best results when washing your towels and microfibre goods. Microfibre wash is designed to safely remove dirt and contamination from your microfibre without harming the material. 

Using generic laundry detergent can make microfibre feel stiff and rough.

DO NOT USE FABRIC SOFTENER! Fabric softener clogs the fibre material and reduces microfibre performance. Fabric softener blocks liquids from being absorbed by the microfibre material. Always use a microfibre specific wash solution for best results.

Step 3: Choose The Correct Wash Settings:
Now it’s time to wash the microfibre. Place all your microfibre products in the washing machine. Select “Hot” for the water temperature. Washing microfibre with hot water opens the fibers to release dirt and contamination. 

For the speed setting, select “regular” to properly clean the dirt out of the microfibre goods. Add 1 oz. to 4 oz. (depending on load size) of microfibre wash to the machine. Press start and allow the machine to do the work.

Step 4: Drying The Microfibre:
Now that the towels are washed, it is time to dry the microfibre. Machine drying is recommended to ensure the towels are clean, fluffy, and ready to detail. Place all your microfibre products in the dryer, and set the temperature to “low”. Do not dry microfibre products on high heat. 

Using high heat on microfibre can fry the polyester in the microfibre, causing the towel to feel stiff and hard. Towels that are dried on high heat can lead to scratches and swirls when used on paintwork. Dry microfibre products on low heat for the best results.

Step 5: Fold & Storing Microfibre Towels:
Once the towels are dry, properly fold and store the microfibre towels for the next detailing job. Microfibre towels can easily hold dirt and dust. 

To ensure they stay clean, store the towels in a clean cabinet or container. Storing the towels properly can ensure that no dirt, dust, or debris lands on your towels and you can achieve better results when detailing any vehicle.

Now you know the proper steps to care for your microfibre products. Proper washing and maintenance will keep your products lasting for years.

Knowing how to care for your microfibre products will produce better results on any detailing job!

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