Microfiber towels are becoming a standard in detailers’ work. It is hard to find a person who doesn’t use them. We will discuss why microfiber towels are so essential and what the best ways to use them in detail.
The microfiber towels are managed using a color separation system based on the use and a wash cycle that requires proper cleaning after every use.
Why is it important at all?
To ensure proper and efficient detailing, it is essential to arrange your towels in a logical order. We mentioned above that towels are distinguished by colors, but that is just one example. This guide will help you enhance your towel detailing and save money over the long term by preserving and protecting your towels.
There are many types of microfiber towels, and each one has a specific purpose. Microfiber towels are strong enough to absorb seven times their weight in water and soft enough not to damage a car’s finish. Some microfiber towels are almost impossible to tear or damage. It is therefore important to understand the factors that should be considered when choosing the best microfiber towel.
Choosing a Microfiber Towel
Just like any product, the best quality raw materials are the best. Even though one towel may have a higher grammage than another, you might not get the best towel if that towel is made from less material. Microfiber towels are made of 80% polyester and 20% Polyamide. They are typically split 16 times to make them extremely soft. A towel with a greater proportion of polyester to polyamide (e.g. 70% polyester and 30% Polyamide) will absorb more water.
Weave Type – This is how microfiber towels have evolved to be multifaceted. The best place to use a towel depends on the weave.
Using Terry microfiber towels
Microfiber towels don’t need much breaking in. They can be used immediately after they arrive. It is a good practice to wash them at the very least once to remove any industrial dust from their packaging. Detailers may prefer to wash them several times to prevent any color bleeding.
You can use microfiber towels made of Terry microfiber to wipe down your car. It’s best to keep them separated according to their usage. For large volumes of towels, it is easier to use colors to separate. You may think that waxing one car and drying it with a towel to dry the matte finish vehicle doesn’t transfer anything.
Cross-contamination can not only make you a better detailer but also protect your towels. All of your green microfiber towels should be used to remove wax. If you wash them together, you won’t have any residue left from other parts of your car. So, when you remove wax from your car, you won’t leave behind any dirt or grime that was left by door jams.
The washing of terry microfiber towels will not be any different than other microfiber towels. However, there may be some slight variations in drying.
I would like to reiterate the fact that you should keep your terry microfiber towels separate from other towels and colors. It is best to only wash one color and one type of towel at a time. You can wash them in any machine with normal detergent. It’s best to use warm water, but not hot water. This will cause damage to the fibers. You should use fresh water every time you do a cycle. Also, make sure to regularly clean out any lint trays.
Do not dry them with high heat. High heat can melt the fibers and cause severe damage to towels. For drying towels, a simple no/low heat (or “fluff”) cycle is the best. Don’t add dryer sheets or other drying/softener agents to the tray. Also, remember to dispose of any lint regularly.
Using Microfiber Towels
The cross-stitch pattern on waffle weave microfiber towels makes them excellent for absorbing water. They are also soft and won’t cause damage to automotive paint because they are made of microfiber. These towels can be used to dry the car’s exterior, including the paint and plastic trim.
The microfiber towels can be washed in the same way as terry microfiber towels. To keep them moist and ready for use, we would suggest that you take them out of your dryer sooner. The towels will absorb more water if they are dampened. We use smaller washers to achieve higher G Forces. These towels are dried for five minutes at 300 G Forces with a spin cycle.
If you don’t detail as much, you can wash your towels and place them in a five-gallon bucket. Cover it up and they’ll stay damp until your next service. If you don’t have the time to wash your towels for weeks or months, you can soak them in warm water and then put them in the spin cycle.
Huck towels can be a powerful tool for detailing. These towels are used primarily as surgical towels. They are made from cotton and are completely lint-free (as you would expect in operating rooms). They are perfect for cleaning glass. There are microfiber towels specifically made for windows. However, you can use any product that suits your needs.
Using Huck Towels
Huck towels are thin and light, making them great for glass cleaning.
Because they are thin and simple, it is easy to break them in. To soften them and increase their water absorption, wash them in hot water a few times. Some establishments prefer to use recycled huck towels that don’t need to be broken in.
Cotton Terry Towels
These towels are somewhat outdated but many people still prefer them. So we got rid of all our micro cotton towels. Although we considered dying towels black to hide the white lint on black cars, we decided to go with the better towels.
If you do still use them, ensure you get the best out of them.
You can add “sizing” to Terry towels. It is a mixture of starch and silicone to make the towels more attractive on shelves and stain-resistant. The towels are less absorbent because of this mixture.
To break down the “sizing”, you will need to wash towels several times in hot water with regular (or slightly more basic) detergent.
A towel’s ability is affected by several factors. Because of the dyes used in their towels, darker towels require more washings to get them in place. Because of the fiber content, thinner towels require more washing.
After the towels have been washed a sufficient amount of times, dry them completely. This will allow for natural lint shredding. Dry towels without using dryer sheets or chemical products.
Using Cotton Terry Towels
You can limit contamination and damage by being exact with how you use the terry towels. These terry fibers trap grease and grime easily, so even clean towels can become dirty towels.
Avoid using fabric softeners or bleach, as they can damage the towel’s fibers. Recycled water can transfer lint onto towels, so make sure to use fresh water for every cycle. Regularly clean the lint traps.
Let’s sum it all
Separating towels will make the detailing easier and help preserve them. It is significant to separate towels by their use and clean them in sections. This will prevent cross-contamination, such as wax from an older car reacting negatively with the window cleaner solution.
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