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    Microfibre drying cloths lose their ability?

    I have a couple of GG PFM drying cloths, they work very well, but have been around a while and seen lots of use. I always wash microfibre towels by themselves and my go to detergent for cleaning them is 3D Towel Clean. I dry them on a medium setting on the dryer. What I have found is that a couple of these GG drying cloths just don't seem to soak up water like they used to, seems I have to go over the area a few times now to get the water soaked up. Is this normal for microfibre drying cloths, do they lose their ability to soak up with time.

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    Re: Microfibre drying cloths lose their ability?

    Hmm. I'm stumped by this because I have the same towel which is about two years old and I have no problems. It still works just fine. I do avoid using drying aids if that could be a factor
    Treat it like it's the only one in the world.

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    Re: Microfibre drying cloths lose their ability?

    Do you use any type of spray wax or quick detailer as you dry? Thatíll diminish a towels ability to absorb after a while.

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    Re: Microfibre drying cloths lose their ability?

    No drying aids or spray waxes used with these guys. I do use spray wax but have separate microfibres for that.

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    Re: Microfibre drying cloths lose their ability?

    Quote Originally Posted by luvmyrv View Post
    No drying aids or spray waxes used with these guys. I do use spray wax but have separate microfibres for that.
    I wouldn't rule out that the spray wax you're using is somewhat water soluble even after dry. The next time you wash and dry...

    I'm just taking a guess. But, somethings contaminating them.

    Also, when you say wash MF towels by themselves, are you washing your PFM's with the MF's you apply the spray wax with?

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    Re: Microfibre drying cloths lose their ability?

    Iím guesing if your investing in a MF detergent then your not using Fabric softener. Make sure non are lurking in your dryer when you dry.

    Try soaking them in a strong mix of towel kleen and laundry detergent overnight.


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    Re: Microfibre drying cloths lose their ability?

    ^^^^great suggestion. I’d also like to add that you can always add a cup of white vinegar to a load.

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    Re: Microfibre drying cloths lose their ability?

    I'd dry on low instead of medium.

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    Re: Microfibre drying cloths lose their ability?

    Don't put those MF towels in the dryer at all.

    If its a household dryer (which it likely is) then there is a chance there is a residual layer of fabric softener lined inside the tub. Its a small amount but may clog some of the fibers up over a period of time.

    I really like the new Rags to Riches MF cleaner. It has restored some of my non-absorbent MF towels by way of a deep cleansing which is sticking them in a 3 gallon bucket of water with a few ounces of the RtoR, soaking 24-48 hours. Then I put them in the washer with an ounce of RtoR with a repeat on the rinse cycle to remove all the soap. Then they hang dry.

    I always hang dry my MF towels. I no longer use the dryer.

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    Re: Microfibre drying cloths lose their ability?

    Quote Originally Posted by evo77 View Post
    Don't put those MF towels in the dryer at all.

    If its a household dryer (which it likely is) then there is a chance there is a residual layer of fabric softener lined inside the tub. Its a small amount but may clog some of the fibers up over a period of time.

    I really like the new Rags to Riches MF cleaner. It has restored some of my non-absorbent MF towels by way of a deep cleansing which is sticking them in a 3 gallon bucket of water with a few ounces of the RtoR, soaking 24-48 hours. Then I put them in the washer with an ounce of RtoR with a repeat on the rinse cycle to remove all the soap. Then they hang dry.

    I always hang dry my MF towels. I no longer use the dryer.
    I donít have enough space on my property or inside my home to hang dry my MFís. Also, donít you worry about dust settling into your towels as they hang dry?





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