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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-25-2019, 03:29 AM Thread Starter
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Microfiber Detailing towels

Washing my car is very therapeutic and let's me see any flaws that need to be corrected.

I've been using The Rag Company towels on the I-Pace. Very premium microfiber, not too expensive either.


What microfiber towels do you use?
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Good question!

I bought this 48-pack about a year ago and use them on the cars and around home. I step them through various duties: only clean ones on the car's paint, then on to inner doors and under hood etc as they get less clean, then the wheel barrels, then toss them when they are done. They are also handy for cleaning car/house windows/mirrors and cooktops especially. At less than 40 cents each for a decent towel I'm good with discarding them as they get contaminated. This bag will have lasted for more than a year of good use: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B071GQB1WQ

For drying, after using a leaf blower to remove excess water, these heavy microfiber towels are far better than any chamois I've ever had at removing the remaining water and leaving a nice streak-free finish on the paint and glass. I never use these on any dirty spots (that's what the first rags above are for), so these just keep getting washed and reused. For some reason they don't pick up and hold on to little bits of leaf debris etc like the first ones do and don't need to be discarded.
https://www.amazon.com/mixigoo-Car-C.../dp/B07SX3HBVD.
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I use a California Car duster on my car 1-2x a day and I clean the front windshield a bare min. of 1-2x a day. I swear by Invisible Glass (pump, not foam aerosol).

I find cleaning and detailing my car very therapeutic and I have been doing it since High School :-O

I use Microfiber towels I bought a Costco, but find the Mr. Clean microfiber towels to be a higher quality!

I too, after washing (Meguiar's auto wash liquid/gel) and rinsing use a leaf blower to get almost all of the water off (especially good for seams, crevices, mirrors, windows, front grill, wheels....).

For daily cleaning, I absolutely swear by Meguiar's Ultimate Waterless Wash. It will remove bird droppings, sap, road debris and almost anything else and leaves the car (and headlights, taillights) shiny, smooth and so clean. I can go months between washes with this stuff!!

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Thanks StormRune...I just ordered the thicker, larger microfiber towels from Amazon. These do look perfect for drying!

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I use a California Car duster on my car 1-2x a day and I clean the front windshield a bare min. of 1-2x a day. I swear by Invisible Glass (pump, not foam aerosol).

I find cleaning and detailing my car very therapeutic and I have been doing it since High School 😮

I use Microfiber towels I bought a Costco, but find the Mr. Clean microfiber towels to be a higher quality!

I too, after washing (Meguiar's auto wash liquid/gel) and rinsing use a leaf blower to get almost all of the water off (especially good for seams, crevices, mirrors, windows, front grill, wheels....).

For daily cleaning, I absolutely swear by Meguiar's Ultimate Waterless Wash. It will remove bird droppings, sap, road debris and almost anything else and leaves the car (and headlights, taillights) shiny, smooth and so clean. I can go months between washes with this stuff!!
I've been washing my car since I went to Calabasas High 😉

Costco towels are awesome.. Best bang for the buck
I use a ton of Meguiar's products. My favorite product of theirs right now is the Hybrid Ceramic Wax Spray, especially on the plastic parts of the car. Protects and shines for months, very easy to apply

P&S Beadmaker for that over the top shine which Ill do a separate post on
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PS702...Thanks. You're from Calabasas too?! Our son starts Calabasas High next year!!!

P&S Beadmaker, thank you!

I too love Meguiar's. I started using their products in 1998, and have never looked back.

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PS702...Thanks. You're from Calabasas too?! Our son starts Calabasas High next year!!!

P&S Beadmaker, thank you!

I too love Meguiar's. I started using their products in 1998, and have never looked back.
I used to live there, graduated in 93
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What microfiber towels do you use?
Microfiber bugs me, I use cotton.
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Microfiber bugs me, I use cotton.
It is nearly impossible to find any car cleaning article that favors cotton over microfiber. I didn't find any in a quick scan. For example: https://www.lenosgarage.com/blogs/ne...-is-microfiber

For a while I was buying a lot of microfiber shirts, but I stopped getting those after having problems with their durability and then hearing about the fibers increasingly showing up in natural bodies of water. I haven't yet taken them off my list for car cleaning yet since they are just so much more effective than cotton. I figure most of those fibers are ending up in the soil next to my driveway in minute quantities.
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Microfiber bugs me, I use cotton.
It is nearly impossible to find any car cleaning article that favors cotton over microfiber. I didn't find any in a quick scan. For example: https://www.lenosgarage.com/blogs/ne...-is-microfiber

For a while I was buying a lot of microfiber shirts, but I stopped getting those after having problems with their durability and then hearing about the fibers increasingly showing up in natural bodies of water. I haven't yet taken them off my list for car cleaning yet since they are just so much more effective than cotton. I figure most of those fibers are ending up in the soil next to my driveway in minute quantities.
I thought he was joking
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