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Thread: You guys throw your drying towels in with other MF's to wash?

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    Re: You guys throw your drying towels in with other MF's to wash?

    Quote Originally Posted by swanicyouth View Post
    All my MF car towels get washed together w/ MF detergent. I mean, how many loads of wash am I going to do for MF towels? Life's too short to sort car towels.

    Anytime I'm washing a car, the last thing to touch it is something with DI water - so I mostly let it drip dry and wipe it down. So, drying towels become a non issue.
    I didn't understand this.

    So because you use deionized water, it drips mostly to the floor and by the time you use a drying towel to dry the car, it isn't that wet and doesn't make your towel that wet?

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    Re: You guys throw your drying towels in with other MF's to wash?

    Quote Originally Posted by amalik View Post
    I didn't understand this.

    So because you use deionized water, it drips mostly to the floor and by the time you use a drying towel to dry the car, it isn't that wet and doesn't make your towel that wet?
    Pretty much exactly. If I'm doing a rinseless - I use DI water & pretty much let the car drip dry in the garage. If I'm doing a regular wash, same - but final rinse with DI water. DI water has no minerals - so you don't have to really worry about water spots - which is the main reason to dry a car and not let it air dry.

    The car doesn't dry perfect - but any spots wipe right off. Then once it's pretty dry I'll just wipe it down with a QD. It's significantly less time, effort, paint touching (can cause swirls), and dirty/wet towels this way. I've been doing it this way for years. Usually, while it's dripping dry - I'll blow water out of cracks, etc... with a MB or similar.

    Works a lot better if you have a garage to just let the car sit in. Sometimes I'll just let it drip dry overnight.

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    Re: You guys throw your drying towels in with other MF's to wash?

    Quote Originally Posted by amalik View Post
    what about interior cleaning; is that thrown in with your paint category?
    I do throw most interior towels in with the paint ones because I'm not cleaning anything more than dust from the majority of the interiors. I often throw the wheel towels in with the paint ones as well because they're not really dirty when cleaning wheels weekly or bi-weekly on my own cars. For the tire or wheel well towels, I usually just wash those by hand after soaking them for a few hours in a bucket with apc or a degreaser. If I didn't do them by hand, I would be waiting quite a long time to accumulate enough to justify running them through the washing machine. It takes only a few minutes tops to clean them in the sink by hand. The pre-soak loosens up the majority of stuff. A quick blast of the kitchen sink sprayer removes almost everything else that can be removed. I don't really try to get those towels 100% clean. They're stained all up, but work like a champ.

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    Re: You guys throw your drying towels in with other MF's to wash?

    I wash in dirt levels. Basically still clean towels, Normal dirty towels, real dirty towels, and why do I still use these they are basically shop towels. Also they get washed dirtiest to cleanest so the washing machine has least chance of holding something from dirty towel loads and getting it on her clothes and her making me buy her a new one.

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    Re: You guys throw your drying towels in with other MF's to wash?

    Quote Originally Posted by Route246 View Post
    If you are getting lint then you have a problem. High-quality spun MF yarn does not shed lint, ever. That is an inherent quality of well-made MF. It is why it is used in the optics field. There is something severely wrong with your product if it is shedding anything at all.


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