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Old 06-02-2016, 08:58 PM   #1
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Microfiber clothes with leaves and grass

Long story short, any tips for grease, grass, foreign objects, lint and little rocks stuck in it?

I wash them in warm/hot water and dry in low, and hand pick out foreign objects when I can but it seems, that there are a large number of deposits I can't get out.


Any tips or should I just buy another Costco pack of microfibers?



Unrelated fact, dad uses them outside of car wash, and sometimes air dries them and don't inform me. He has microfiber for his work also so it gets mixed in sometimes.
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Old 06-02-2016, 09:45 PM   #2
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Check this company out for microfibers. Good quality, good prices and if I recall correctly, when you order on a Friday, you get a freebie (if they are still doing it) http://www.theragcompany.com

Little rocks stuck in them? Unless you're only going to use the rags for wiping up oil, throw them in the trash..........
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Yeah, just buy new ones and keep them away from your dad.

Make sure label them and might as well sit down with your dad and tell them these are for car washing only.

Then buy your dad some box of rags so he won't use your towels.
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Old 06-03-2016, 12:31 AM   #4
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Costco ones are terrible. Dispose them after one use.
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Costco ones are terrible. Dispose them after one use.
No no no, they have a use, it's to clean OTHER microfiber towels.

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whups, didn't realize he made a post a while ago:

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In this video, I discuss the proper care of your microfiber towels. I include tips that you will only hear in a Junkman video and I also dispel one of the myths that accompanies microfiber towel care.

One thing that I forgot to mention in the video is how to take care of any serious stains that may end up on your towels. You can use a all purpose cleaner (like Formula 409) to remove your more serious stains if you encounter that situation. Simply squirt the stain (don't go crazy with the squirting), and allow it to sit a few minutes before washing. That should remove the stain if you address it soon enough. You don't need any kind of special stain removing detergent and your choice of APC can be used in other areas of your car. That kills two birds with one stone.


How to Care for Your Microfiber Towels - YouTube
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Yeah, just buy new ones and keep them away from your dad.

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There ya go ........


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Costco ones are fine for interiors, wheels, tires, stuff that isn't going to mar/scuff/scratch as easily. Otherwise yeah get you some good quality ones from TRC.
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Long story short, any tips for grease, grass, foreign objects, lint and little rocks stuck in it.
Yeh it's tough to get that stuff out. I just pick out what i can and if it seems too much work that cloth becomes a work rag. It's worth it in the long run to just be careful and get another pack of towels.
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Dads and microfibers don't mix. I swear my Girlfriends dad will be like cleaning the kitchen counter with a microfiber, cleaning up dog shit, I'll toss mine in the wash and hell just toss them in a bucket without drying them >_<.
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Cool, so microfiber clothes should be treated like Clay bars.

Wash warm, and dry cool.

Thanks everyone, I'll start finding decent microfiber clothes.
Any other suggestions and links?
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Cool, so microfiber clothes should be treated like Clay bars.

Wash warm, and dry cool.

Thanks everyone, I'll start finding decent microfiber clothes.
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The first time I saw this thread I thought it was about laundry techniques for a new line of microfiber clothing. Sounded really hot and uncomfortable to me. I think you mean "microfiber cloths."

http://homepage.smc.edu/quizzes/chen...hesCloths.html

Not making fun of you at all; it's a very common mistake. I'm glad I didn't rush out to the nearest clothing store in search of some nice microfiber pants! lol

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Check out this page http://www.blackfirewax.com/towels---chamois.html

I just received an order from them (I'm also trying the Blackfire wax and QD), but the Chinchilla and the Edgeless are very soft and thick.
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Check this company out for microfibers. Good quality, good prices and if I recall correctly, when you order on a Friday, you get a freebie (if they are still doing it) http://www.theragcompany.com
So, question. Hypothetically, say someone has been using Costco microfiber towels because they didn't know that those towels weren't good, and then they go to the link you posted and are faced with a myriad of options to choose from. What is a good general purpose towel that one could buy in bulk?
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