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This is a discussion on Microfiber towels within the Showcar and Detailing forums, part of the General Help category; Do you guys wash them in the laundry, by themselves, with soap, without soap or just throw them away and ...

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    Microfiber towels

    Do you guys wash them in the laundry, by themselves, with soap, without soap or just throw them away and use a new one?

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    I throw them in the laundry with a mild liquid soap, but, no fabric softener, and only use them on my car.

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    ^ agreed, and better to air dry, but low heat/tumble dry will also suffice

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    ^ Yup, and I do wash them by themselves. Nothing else Sorry, missed that part last time

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    Same. Throw all my car shit together when washing. I go through about 30 little towels when I detail my car completely haha.

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    I don't use Microfiber towels (http://www.dftowel.com) on my car. But, I do use them to clean my wheels and all of my towels get washed in liquid detergent and are dried by themselves without any fabric softener or sheets. My DFtowels are washed alone and are both dried on gentle heat.

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    Wash once with Tide.
    Wash again with vinegar.
    Air dry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Wash once with Tide.
    Wash again with vinegar.
    Air dry.

    Vinegar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    Vinegar?
    Yup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Yup.

    I was hoping you would enlighten me as to why you would wash the towels in vinegar... I have used vinegar as a rust remover, but never in my laundry.

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    Lifts any wax/polish/glaze leftover in the towels.

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    It also removes odors. Can act as a fabric softener without the residue and removes certain stains and repels lint

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    The vinegar thing's a good idea. I'm gonna do that the next time I wash them towels (which will probably be tomorrow).

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    You would know a little bit about that, I'm sure.

    Quote Originally Posted by KahanaReef View Post
    It also removes odors. Can act as a fabric softener without the residue and removes certain stains and repels lint

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Wash once with Tide.
    Wash again with vinegar.
    Air dry.
    doesnt it seem better to do the vinegar first then tide to wash the vinegar out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dklowrider View Post
    doesnt it seem better to do the vinegar first then tide to wash the vinegar out?
    For some reason, anytime I skipped the vinegar step, my waffle weaves end up holding onto a little bit of detergent. Meaning when I dry my car, they streak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiggyZ View Post
    You would know a little bit about that, I'm sure.
    I'll assume you're talking about the animals and let you slide on that one, Mr...

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    What else could I possibly be talking about...Missy?

    Quote Originally Posted by KahanaReef View Post
    I'll assume you're talking about the animals and let you slide on that one, Mr...

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    here is a link to a cleaner just for it.
    http://www.griotsgarage.com/product/...C+35+ounces.do
    they make good stuff i use a lot of it on my ta.

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    I'm trying the vinegar next time.

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