These amazing towels can be used for cleaning virtually any area of your car as well as around the house.
How to you select the best microfiber towel for cleaning and detailing your car? This article answers many questions about what microfiber is, how it works and what makes one towel better than another.
What is Microfiber?
The term, microfiber/micro-fiber/micro fiber, is frequently used to describe a number of different types of materials. Are they all created the same? No. From the weave to the edging, microfiber takes on many different characteristics and forms. The following paragraphs and illustrations are for education purposes only. Making you more knowledgeable about what microfiber is and what it does will make you a better consumer. Education is power!
Microfiber are ultra-fine yarns. Comparatively, it is two times finer than silk and 30 times finer than cotton and 100 times finer than a human hair! Also, it is 1/100 (0.1-0.3denier) that of a human hair and its special wedge shaped fibers lead to the excellent absorbent and draining power.
Microfiber is a man-made yarn that combines two basic fibers: The primary component is polyester and the other component is polyamide (nylon). These two polymers are used during the spinning process and are initially melted in a machine called an extruder, and then they are combined together. However, since they are completely two different materials and do not tend to combine together very well, the nylon component moves to the outside of the fiber with the polyester component forming the core of the fiber.
How does it work?
If you have chance to look at a cross section of the fiber, you will find the polyester core is solid with many lobes extending outside it. Between these lobes there is a single strand of polyamide fiber nestled in them. The nylon also will have many small continuous fibers and is locating between two polyester lobes.
These oil and water-attracting polymer fibers are woven into masses of tiny loops. These loops form hook-like claws that act as scrubbers, lifting away dirt particles and trapping them within the weave. This is where these towels get their scratch-free reputation.
Simply wet the towel with clean water and wring as dry as possible.
Never use any type of FABRIC SOFTENER!!
These are lint free cloths. It is best to wash microfiber cloths with non-linting items. They are machine washable, and resist wrinkles. You can wash them with any soap or detergent.
We recommend mild detergents (Woolite), or a Microfiber restorer. A little vinegar once in a while will help break down and remove waxes. They can be dried naturally or put in any dryer. Due to their 'attracting nature', it is advised to keep them in bags, sealed plastic boxes, or other areas where air and dust will not contaminate them. Another tip is to color coordinate your towels. This makes training and consistency much easier. Use one color for glass, one for wax/polish removal, and one for grunge work like wheels, bumpers, etc.