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    Re: Washing Microfiber Polishing Cloths - Laundry

    oh, and i know, no fabric softner

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    Re: Washing Microfiber Polishing Cloths - Laundry

    Quote Originally Posted by roushstage2 View Post
    Wash hot with some APC and a bit of detergent. Rinse initially with some vinegar and keep rinsing until there is no more soap floating at the top (shouldn't really be any unless you used too much soap). Put in the drier and dry.
    What I am trying to understand is, wash it, when done, remove it from washer, rinse with vinegar for how many cup size for 2 microfiber towels?
    Where do I rinse the MF in the washer or in the regular bowl to soak it? Then put into the dryer as you mentioned. Thanks.

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    Re: Washing Microfiber Polishing Cloths - Laundry

    For two MF towels, you may save yourself the trouble of measuring vinegar and just rinse them in the sink under running water, wringing them out a couple of times just to make sure they aren't soapy still and then put them in the dryer. The vinegar helps when you have like fifty towels you are trying to do this to.


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    Re: Washing Microfiber Polishing Cloths - Laundry

    can i wash my Microfiber towels with APC+ or i have to use APC?

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    Re: Washing Microfiber Polishing Cloths - Laundry

    In my experience, I've just washed my Microfiber towels the same way I would wash a load of T-Shirts or Levi's. Just use the regular amount of dish detergent for the size of your load.

    I have always used the warm/cold setting. (Warm water when they are being washed with the detergent, and cold for the rinse cycle.) The only difference is, when the rinse cycle comes, I don't add any fabric softener. I just let them spin.

    After they have spun, I put them in the dryer for a regular drying cycle, the same as you would for a load of T-Shirts.



    Here's where I get a little bit different, I keep the MF's that I have used for the paint, and the ones that I have used on other things, (interior protectants, tire and wheel cleaner, plastic trim protectants, glass cleaner, etc.) SEPARATE from the ones I used with the paint. I wash the ones that I used for the paint first, then the other rags. Often times if you use a rag that has been used to clean brake dust, wash it, and then use it on your paint, you are in for swirl city! I always make sure to keep them SEPARATE to elimate the possibility of swirls.

    Does that help? Sorry for such a long explanation.
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    Re: Washing Microfiber Polishing Cloths - Laundry

    Maybe I'm just paranoid, but I just washed my yellow mequiar's microfiber towels and dried (no fabric softener or dryer sheets), and I feel like they are "rougher" feeling than before.

    They weren't mega dirty. I like to wash them after every time I remove wax with them (I just got these, so it was one time). So basically, they were used once, washed, and dried (again, no dryer sheet or fab softener).

    They have to be safe to use, right? Again, I'm probably just paranoid.

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    Re: Washing Microfiber Polishing Cloths - Laundry

    After you wash your microfibers say they were used for clay>swirlx and nxt 2.0..do you keep them seperated after washing for specific purposes? or do you just use them for whatever

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    Re: Washing Microfiber Polishing Cloths - Laundry

    Quote Originally Posted by HEMI1500 View Post
    After you wash your microfibers say they were used for clay>swirlx and nxt 2.0..do you keep them seperated after washing for specific purposes? or do you just use them for whatever
    YES!
    Also you wash themseparatelyy too ie: don't wash wax and window towels together.

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    Re: Washing Microfiber Polishing Cloths - Laundry

    I just screwed up then washed about 10 new ones 2 that was used to wipe off NXt and 3 used to wipe swirl x as well as a soft buff pad from the DA used with swirl x and a small hand pad used to apply NXT ,,all washed together and did a additional rinse cycle after the fist one was done

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    Re: Washing Microfiber Polishing Cloths - Laundry

    wax and compound are ok to wash together.
    it's just the wax isn't good for your window towels

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