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    Microfiber questions/advise needed

    Hi all. Been detailing for a couple years now and starting to think about my microfiber collection. I've been using gold plush jr.s for everything on the paint; wiping compound/polish off, removing wax, drying, QD, and claying. White waffle weaves and Adams green glass towels (both strictly for glass), cobra guzzlers for drying sometimes and just some cheap Autozone towels for wheels.
    My questions and concerns regarding washing and using my towels...

    1. I hate to put all my glass towels in a separate load to wash (5 towels total). Seems like a waste of water and time. Can I mix them with my guzzlers or gold plushes? Or will I be cross contaminating?

    2. The gold plush towels... I know they're good for just about everything but obviously you can't keep track of what each individual towels job is. I'll use them for all different purposes and then throw them all in one wash load. (I have 24 of them) should I designate these towels to one job or continue my routine?

    3. If #2 is a bad habit, should I buy different towels for each task? One color for wax removal, another for polish/compound, another for QD, etc?

    4. I don't detail for a living, just a hobbyist and do some friends/family so I don't need many of each towel. Any way of avoiding washing small separate loads of towels to avoid wasting water?

    Any input would be greatly appreciated, thanks!


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    Re: Microfiber questions/advise needed

    Separate the towels.


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    Re: Microfiber questions/advise needed

    Separate in 4 categories: Grunge, polishing, finishing and glass.

    Use a bucket with detergent and warm water.

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    Re: Microfiber questions/advise needed

    I like white vinegar and hot water to wash the glass towels


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    Re: Microfiber questions/advise needed

    Quote Originally Posted by Rsurfer View Post
    Separate in 4 categories: Grunge, polishing, finishing and glass.

    Use a bucket with detergent and warm water.
    So by separating finishing and polishing you mean I should use use something different for the two AND wash them separately? How about wax towels and sealant towels? Can I wash them together?

    What's your process on bucket washing? Soak, wring, repeat, and rinse in clean water?Something similar?


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    Re: Microfiber questions/advise needed

    two piles. one for the good microfiber (paint) and the other for the tatty (wheels, interior, etc.) tasks...

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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...
    I'll go one further with 3.

    As you say Allen, 1 for good, and 1 for tatty. But now I do a 3rd for drying towels.

    I'm still convinced (maybe just in my own mind) that my Cobra Guzzlers lost a bit of drying power after a romp in the wash with my AIO removers.

    After doing them (CG's) separately, I think they are working just fine now. JMO
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    Re: Microfiber questions/advise needed

    I seperate into 2 loads as well:

    Paint - Mostly Gold and Super Plush towels, and includes my wash mitts and drying towels as well

    Other - low GSM, general purpose MF's: Interior, Glass, tier 2 washing and drying, and door jams

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    Re: Microfiber questions/advise needed

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulMys View Post
    I'll go one further with 3.

    As you say Allen, 1 for good, and 1 for tatty. But now I do a 3rd for drying towels.

    I'm still convinced (maybe just in my own mind) that my Cobra Guzzlers lost a bit of drying power after a romp in the wash with my AIO removers.

    After doing them (CG's) separately, I think they are working just fine now. JMO
    i have a couple of large microfiber drying towels but don't really use them since i mainly do traditional washes and use the mckee's turbo dryer to dry the car and follow up with a microfiber towel...

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    Re: Microfiber questions/advise needed

    I seperate.
    1. Wax removal plush towels
    2. Good and tatty microfiber towels
    3. Drying towels
    4. Glass polishing towels

    How I clean
    1. In the sink with Dawn Dish Soap left to soak for 10 hours and then rinsed until no soap bubbles appear-air dried.
    2. Machine washed with Wolfgang Detergent and tumble dry in dryer.
    3. Same as number 1 right after used.
    4. Same as number 1 but after 8 uses-when it is dirty.

    After I wash the regular microfibers I seperate them based on texture.
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