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    Re: How to clean microfiber cloth

    Wash them in hot water with some detergent and APC. Rinse with vinegar, and then keep running rinse cycles until there is no soap at the top of the water. Dry on hot. Enjoy.


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    Re: How to clean microfiber cloth

    I just toss them in the washing machine with the rest of the laundry. I haven't had any problems yet. They aren't that expensive to buy, so if they do become torn or get too dirty, I just buy new ones. I have heard of people washing them separately in the washing machine. I don't know if it makes any difference.

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    Re: How to clean microfiber cloth

    What is it about vinegar in the rinse that is so great? What properties does vinegar have that produce what positive results?
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    Re: How to clean microfiber cloth

    Vinegar helps remove soap residue. You don't want soap in your towels.


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    Re: How to clean microfiber cloth

    Quote Originally Posted by roushstage2 View Post
    Vinegar helps remove soap residue. You don't want soap in your towels.
    I follow your procedure exactly.

    The chemistry behind it is logical. Vinegar is an acid, soaps are slightly alkaline. That should yield water and a salt as the by-product. I'd just make sure you rinse after the vinegar step. (I too rinse until the water is crystal clear)

    I am no chemist however!

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    Re: How to clean microfiber cloth

    Quote Originally Posted by Jokeman View Post
    Last time I tossed in my junk Costco version towels, I used some xtra detergent, woolite and Meg's Pro Super Degreaser. They came out VERY clean.

    I wash the Costco towels separate from my Meg's towel's.


    I do almost the same thing but skip the detergent and the woolite, just using super degreaser. I use about 3 caps in a small load of HOT water and the MF 's come out like new.


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    Re: How to clean microfiber cloth

    Quote Originally Posted by EAT HEMI View Post
    I follow your procedure exactly.

    The chemistry behind it is logical. Vinegar is an acid, soaps are slightly alkaline. That should yield water and a salt as the by-product. I'd just make sure you rinse after the vinegar step. (I too rinse until the water is crystal clear)

    I am no chemist however!
    Yeah, I use vinegar in the rinse cycle of the wash, then keep rinsing with just water.


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    Re: How to clean microfiber cloth

    We go through about 50-100 MF per week. For each bucket of MF towels I put in at least 10-20 capfuls of Kirkland detergent, which I get at Costco for about $12 per 96 (regular clothes) load container. I then start to fill the bucket with hot water and start adding the towels, filling with enough hot water to cover. I then stir this up with a shortened broom handle.

    Here's my tip for getting these clean as possible, I let them pre-soak for a minimum of 48 hours and sometimes longer, stirring them at least twice a day.

    Next, the buckets are dumped into a basin to drain and then put in the washer with another 5-10 capfuls of the detergent. We try and turn the dial back at least twice before the wash cycle is finished to extend it.

    After the final rinse and spin dry, the machine is reset to wash, but no detergent is added. This allows a total of three rinses to occur. Then into the dryer. They come out very clean for commercially used MF's and seem to be pretty much residue free. Next load I'll try the vinegar.

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    Re: How to clean microfiber cloth

    I toss in washer with 1/2 cup oxy and whatever detergent using at the time and dry on medium high.

    For the greasy ones ( seperate ones I use ) I will soak in bucket with a cup of Simple Green and about 1/2 gal water for cple hours...then drain and wash with solution above
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    Re: How to clean microfiber cloth

    Quote Originally Posted by WrightDetail View Post
    For the greasy ones ( seperate ones I use ) I will soak in bucket with a cup of Simple Green and about 1/2 gal water for cple hours...then drain and wash with solution above
    I do the same. I actually have a handful of towels in a bucket right now.


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