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    Re: Microfiber wash water

    Quote Originally Posted by Setec Astronomy View Post
    Hot FTW. You may get some color bleed the first wash, so washwomen beware.
    lol happened to me when I washed all my MF towels and foam pads together. My new white pads turned into tie-dye pads lol. I dry and wash on hot

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    Re: Microfiber wash water

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    Vinegar can do a couple of things. Used in the rinse cycle, it helps get the excess soap out. I think it has something to do with softening the water. The reason people think it softens their towels is because leftover soap on the towel will make it feel stiff.

    The other thing it can do is set the dye in the towel which helps with bleeding. When I get new towels, the first thing I do is wash them in cold water using vinegar instead of soap. Some towels are real bleeders, so it doesn't work all the time, but in most cases it does.

    Get the white distilled vinegar. I use it for doing my regular laundry too. Just put it in the Fabric Softner dispenser. If you like using a Fabric Softner on your clothes, use dryer sheets instead.
    Good to know for the vinegar, thanks for the tricks!

    2 other newbie questions here:
    - What quantity of vinegar do you use?
    - What is a MF detergent? Do you have an example of it?

    Thank you!

    Chuck!

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    Re: Microfiber wash water

    I always use distilled white vinegar in my rinse and its pretty cheap also (maybe $2 for a 32oz bottle?).

    And as far as the microfiber detergent is concerned here is a link for how to properly care for them:
    Microfiber Care Guide, Clean Cobra Microfiber Towels, Applicators & Tools with Pinnacle Micro Rejuvenator Microfiber Detergent. Clean & dry microfiber

    And as far as to which detergent to get its totally up to you as to what you purchase, im a little partial to Chemical Guys Microfiber Wash myself

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    Re: Microfiber wash water

    Quote Originally Posted by chuck86 View Post
    Good to know for the vinegar, thanks for the tricks!

    2 other newbie questions here:
    - What quantity of vinegar do you use?
    - What is a MF detergent? Do you have an example of it?

    Thank you!

    Chuck!
    I probably use too much vinegar. I just splash a bit in the fabric softner dispenser. If I was actually measuring, it would be about a tablespoon or two. A jug lasts a long time even though I use it in every load of laundry.

    Microfiber detergent. Good info in the reply above this one. I will add that I thought this stuff was hype for a long time until I broke down and tried it. I used to use the "Free" type liquid laundry detergents and noticed that the feel of my towels started to change over time. The microfiber detergents seem to be formulated to target the chemicals used in car care products better. The towels come out cleaner and retain their original softness over time.

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    Re: Microfiber wash water

    So you guys use a machine dryer? I'm new and my microfibers say not to machine dry, but I'm used to breaking the rules haha

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    Thanks for all the tips guys.

    I will certainly try those with my brand new MF!

    Have a great day!

    Chuck!

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    Re: Microfiber wash water

    I wash with warm, cold rinse, I add some white vinegar to the rinse if I remember to. I put a little oxi-clean in the wash too. If the wax build up on pads is heavy, I presoak in hot water in a pail with Dawn and some oxi. I line dry all my towels and pads.

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    Re: Microfiber wash water

    Warm or hot water depending on how soiled they are w/ DP MF cleaner. I haven't used white vinegar but am going to give it a try on my next load.
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