Microfiber cloths & polishing pads for car care: how to wash them!

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have been trending for a number of years microfiber cloths. They have replaced other natural products such as car leather or natural leather for cleaning. And they are a must-have in car care and indispensable. In the following we will give some information about microfiber towels on the subject of properties, areas of application and care of microfiber towels.

What are microfiber towels made of?

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Microfiber towels have many thin synthetic fibers. They are often made of polyester or polyamide. These fibers have an enormous density because they have been processed into one another in a very small space. The fiber density is given with the GSM number on. That means grams per square meter (grams per square meter). In German this means grams per square meter (grams per m²). If a cloth has a high GSM value, then the fibers are tightly woven. This has a great advantage, namely, the cloth can much liquid record, tape. But there are also two disadvantages. That Weight of the cloth can change greatly and it will eventually unwieldy.

Clean microfiber cloth?

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Microfiber cloths are easy to clean without damaging them. You can by hand or in the washing machine to wash. However, you should only wash them with other microfiber products and without using a fabric softener. It is sufficient to wash the cloths with a quick wash cycle at 40°. Heavily soiled microfiber cloths should be washed with a hot wash. But only in an emergency! Better only with maximum 60 ° C.

It is best to use it as a detergent Mild detergent or a special one microfiber detergent. The latter has the special property of straightening the fibers again. However, it is not that easy to find commercially. and Dry A microfiber cloth will do the trick relatively quickly. It can also be put in the dryer. However, only at a reduced temperature. Also one should before the first application wash the microfiber cloth to remove any contamination from production or packaging. You could scratch the paint or other delicate surfaces of the vehicle.

Wash polishing pads / polishing hoods properly!

After each use, a terrycloth bonnet and the polishing bonnet should only be washed by hand at approx. 40° and then left to air dry. If possible, do not wash the hoods in the machine and do not put them in the dryer. Alternatively, there are so-called pad washer. These are special buckets or attachments for the bucket with a washing grid for cleaning the polishing pads. You only have to fill the bucket with water according to the instructions and then use the washing grid for cleaning. Next there is pad cleaner for cleaning. This is usually a bottle with a spray head.

What are microfiber cloths used for and what are the most important properties?

The good thing about microfiber towels is that they are universal and you can use them in car care. Whether for the window or for the car paint, to polishing or even to Dry after washing the car, the microfiber cloth is perfect for the car. And such a cloth has another important benchmark besides GSM. In fact the pile of the cloth. If the cloth has a low pile, it has short fibers. This is perfect when you want to clean without leaving streaks or when you want to clean hard surfaces. Long-pile towels, on the other hand, have long fibers. They have good absorbency, especially with liquids. They are usually used as drying towels or for absorbing polishing surpluses.

microfiber drying towels

Microfiber drying towels are specially made for vehicle drying. If you want to dry your car quickly and gently after washing the car, it is best to take microfiber drying towel. You can dry the whole car in just one step. It is best to use a drying cloth with high-pile fibers and with at least 500 GSM. These are very absorbent. It is best to use a large drying cloth measuring at least 60×40 cm.

Tips for buying

There are a few things to consider when buying a microfiber cloth. Our recommendation is that you think about what you need the cloth for before you buy it. Depending on the area of ​​application, you need a different cloth. If you want to clean the dashboard, it is best to use a low- or medium-pile, smaller all-round cloth. High-pile cloths, on the other hand, are better suited for polishing and for absorbing excess polish.

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