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    Microfiber towel

    How to wash microfiber towel? is the warm water good for it?

    i think just put it into a warm water for 1 hour is it ok? or there a better way?
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    Re: Microfiber towel

    I use warm to hot water and APC as the detergent.
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    Re: Microfiber towel

    It depends on the quality of the MF towel you plan to was. Higher quality towels like the Megs Supreme Shines clean up very well in the washing machine (warm wash, cold rinse). I like to add 4 oz of white vinegar to a second rinse cycle to open up the microfibers to release trapped particles and contaminants.

    Cheaper MF towels sometimes fall apart in a washing machine (the edges start to unravel) and you would do better to hand wash those in warm water with a cold rinse.

    Try to use unscented detergent and no other cleaning agents like bleach or fabric softeners. You can tumble dry low (don't use anti-static sheets) or you can air dry your towels.

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    Re: Microfiber towel

    I use the kitchen sink when there are only a few that need cleaning. I fill up the sink with warm water and mix in some woolite detergent. I'll soak and agitate in this, wring them out under running water and then rinse them out in another sink full of clean water. Then hang dry.

    For the machine i use the most gentle wash cycle with woolite. Then dryer gentle cycle, low heat with a dryer ball to fluff up the nap.

    So far so good. But i've never tried vinegar, i'm gonna have to give that a go someday.
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    Re: Microfiber towel

    I wash warm rinse cold on delicate setting with an extra rinse. I also throw vinegar in on the second rinse to get all soap and extra particles out . Then I will air dry. I have never tried the dryer before so I have no advice there.

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    Re: Microfiber towel

    I have a question for everybody that uses vinegar.

    Does that process make the next load (or 2) smell like vinegar?

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    Re: Microfiber towel

    Quote Originally Posted by dope92cc View Post
    I have a question for everybody that uses vinegar.

    Does that process make the next load (or 2) smell like vinegar?
    I've never had that problem. If you're smelling vinegar, you're using too much. I use a max of 4 ounces for a small load, and only during the rinse cycle.

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    Re: Microfiber towel

    I've never tried it. I have always been afraid it would stink up a couple loads after the microfibers.
    my family would think I played an awful prank on them.

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    Re: Microfiber towel

    Some MF towels that I have used for quick detailing picked up some ugly black spots from the bumpers or behind the wheels. I have machine washed them following the previous advice (no vinegar rinse though). They still have dark areas. They feel and smell clean.

    Are they safe to use on paint still, or should they be relegated to door jambs and rims now?

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    Re: Microfiber towel

    If you stick with 4 ounces for the load you should not smell any traces of vinegar. Believe me my wife would tell me if I was stinking up the her clothes. lol
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