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    Re: Microfiber questions/advise needed

    Quote Originally Posted by GrantLagasse View Post
    So by separating finishing and polishing you mean I should use use something different for the two AND wash them separately?You can use the same detergent, but wash separately to prevent cross contamination. How about wax towels and sealant towels? Can I wash them together?Same as the above answer.

    What's your process on bucket washing? Soak, wring, repeat, and rinse in clean water?Something similar?Yes, unless you are using a heavy detergent for extra soiled towels..then I would rinse until the water is clear.


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    Re: Microfiber questions/advise needed

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    two piles. one for the good microfiber (paint) and the other for the tatty (wheels, interior, etc.) tasks...
    Wheels and interior in the same pile? Maybe wheels and door jam towels.

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    In my mind, I have always wondered about the towel separation idea. Not so much the greasy/dirty wheel/engine cleaning vs. the paint type, but the compound vs. the polish vs. wax type (i.e. the "good" (touches paint) vs. the "grungy" (exposed to grease/mud)). I have no issue regarding the separation of good vs. grungy;

    The reason used for separating the various "good" towels is product transfer. That is the part that I have an issue with. If the detergent/soap/cleaner is good enough to get whatever product is in the microfiber to start with, then that product has been dissolved and is in the wash water. No matter what product, it has been dissolved. That is basic detergent/soap/cleaner action. The part that I don't get is why then, it would magically be more likely to be deposited on a towel that was used for a different product (as in a compounding towel and a wax towel), and not onto another towel that used the same product, and how likely it is for it is for cross contamination vs. how likely it is to contaminate a towel that used the same product.

    What I am saying is, if the detergent/soap/cleaner is doing a good enough job of cleaning a microfiber towel that was used with first product (polish, compound, or wax), it is as likely to not contaminate other towels in the wash that used a second product, or at least to the extent that it wouldn't be any more prone to contaminate the towel with the second product any more than it would be prone to contaminate other towels using the first product. If the detergent/soap/cleaner isn't good enough to dissolve the first product, it will not only not clean the product out, all of the towels would be contaminated.

    Conclusion is, the essential factor in this is how good is the detergent/soap/cleaner that is being used, and is it getting all of the product out, or not. If it is, the possibility of cross contamination between "good" towels is overstated and probably nonexistent. So separation of "good" towels is unnecessary if the detergent/soap/cleaner is doing it job. If it isn't, then find another detergent/soap/cleaner.
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    Re: Microfiber questions/advise needed

    Quote Originally Posted by Rsurfer View Post
    Wheels and interior in the same pile? Maybe wheels and door jam towels.
    if the tatty towels are really dirty, you can always run them under water (or soak them in a bucket) and clean as much debris out as possible before washing them. if they get to that point where i feel they aren't safe to use again, they get tossed. i don't over complicate things and just get them wash/dried and ready to use again.

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    Re: Microfiber questions/advise needed

    You should seperate towels BUT how about this. Wash the glass towels in the sink then throw them in with the other towels.

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    Re: Microfiber questions/advise needed

    I agree separating towels into

    1 paint safe + glass towels
    2 not paint safe

    But why are you guys separating glass towels that seems overkill? Just not understanding.
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    Re: Microfiber questions/advise needed

    Quote Originally Posted by DogRescuer View Post
    I agree separating towels into

    1 paint safe + glass towels
    2 not paint safe

    But why are you guys separating glass towels that seems overkill? Just not understanding.
    I put my glass towels in with my wash mittts.

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    Re: Microfiber questions/advise needed

    Gotcha. Because I ONR any nasty funk off glass first my glass towels never get nasty.
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    Re: Microfiber questions/advise needed

    Quote Originally Posted by DogRescuer View Post
    Gotcha. Because I ONR any nasty funk off glass first my glass towels never get nasty.
    I do the same... Except my method is D114 and the squeegee.

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    Re: Microfiber questions/advise needed

    Yes I do the squeegee also but still learning how not to make a bigger problem on the front and rear interior glass.
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