View Full Version : Do you wash your MF Towels before first use?

May 8th, 2009, 10:25 PM
I'm just wondering if you guys wash your MF towels before the first use or do you just use them right from the package? Most body towels I use don't really work well until after they have been washed and I'm just wondeering if we should do that for our MF

Andrew C.
May 8th, 2009, 10:32 PM
I have heard that you should wash the water magnets before use to have them work better.

May 8th, 2009, 10:55 PM
I chose right after I open the package, which is also before the first use. I do this so any particles or debris on the microfiber should come off, reducing the risk of putting in scratches and swirls.

May 9th, 2009, 12:17 AM
I wash my towels prior to use (MF or Terry).

J. A. Michaels
May 9th, 2009, 03:51 AM
I wash my brand towels before the first use. Do not know whats on them. This way I know they are clean no softeners, dust etc.

Barry N
May 9th, 2009, 04:46 AM
I remove the tags and wash before use.

May 9th, 2009, 08:34 AM
It depends. If they are high quality sealed towels like Griots Garage or the Ultimate Wipe, than I use them. But if they are any other towel that is store bought I have to wash them. There always seems to be some spill that auto section and that product ends up in every towel and they are greasy.

May 9th, 2009, 08:53 AM
Wash before use and remove any tags.
This removes any debris and "breaks in" the fabric.

May 9th, 2009, 04:05 PM
Invaluable advice, I guess I'll change my habits. I would break the package, look over the towels to make sure nothing was hiding in the fibers, then go to town. But I can see where washing the towels before use would make sense - especially after I accumulated lint on my DA pads using a new terry cloth while trying to clean on the fly...

Dec 10th, 2009, 06:47 AM
as long as the MF I buy came in a plastic package, I use them directly :]

Dec 10th, 2009, 11:19 AM
I wash first to remove any residue and then dry them so they fluff up :D

Mar 19th, 2010, 08:32 AM
as long as the MF I buy came in a plastic package, I use them directly :]

I've bought towels sealed in plastic and found them loaded with debris after opening the package. That convinced me to wash before the first use regardless

May 13th, 2010, 03:14 PM
From when they are made, to packaging and then through transit it's possible they can pick up dirt and debris (who's to say they weren't dropped on the ground at some point) and could possibly lint as well. So washing them first before use is ideal.

Nov 10th, 2010, 10:46 AM
wash them before the first use ,
have to final rinse in zero PPM water ???

try to shake them up of a halogèn:quiet

Dec 11th, 2010, 12:46 AM
rip open the bag & start using em.... cheap MF or the more expensive MF...never had an issue

Dec 11th, 2010, 02:10 AM
Using Micro fibre

The first thing you should do when you get a new micro fibre towel is to wash and dry it. Most towels are washed several times by the manufacturer to remove excess dye and any contaminants from the air and machinery. Unfortunately, this leaves the towel looking limp and used. So, manufacturers then "size" the towel to make it look more attractive and new again.

This "sizing" process uses a starch and silicone mixture that will scratch and contaminate your paint finish. There will also be a number of loose threads that, while they cause no harm, can be annoying the first time you use the towel.

Some towel manufacturer’s use a chemical to make the fabric soft, theses chemicals should be removed by washing It is very important to was new towels before they are used for the first time.

Only use liquid detergents; never use dry detergents as many times the granules do not fully dissolve and become trapped in the towel. This can cause scratching of the surface you are cleaning. (See also Micro fibre Care)

Flash Gordon
Dec 11th, 2010, 04:35 AM
rip open the bag & start using em.... cheap MF or the more expensive MF...never had an issue

Ditto :nervous1

Dec 11th, 2010, 08:16 AM
Would the same apply for the 4 x 6 wax microfiber sponge?

Dec 11th, 2010, 12:32 PM
I have several brands of MF applicator sponges...never washed any....rip the bag & used em.....worked great, especially for spray waxes

Dec 19th, 2010, 05:20 PM
is it actually a great ideo to wash ur water magnet first and ittl work better?

Mar 10th, 2011, 06:51 AM
I open the package, tap some napkin and begin to use

Mar 27th, 2011, 08:22 AM
I use the Ultimate wipe straight from the pack (as it is sealed) the 'normal' Megs MF cloths are sold open here with a cardboard sleeve so i always check and remove tags and sometimes a quick hand wash.