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What type and brands does everyone like best?

Looking for some to order, prior to my car arriving at my other place.
 

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Good question, I’d like to know the same thing. I buy tons of micro fiber towels and haven’t found one I really like.
 

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What type and brands does everyone like best?

Looking for some to order, prior to my car arriving at my other place.
I know a little bit about this :D

These are just my personal preferences, but for each category, I have tried an abundance of types. I honestly think I have a microfibre problem. At last count, I have approximately three or four hundred unused microfibre towels in various forms, and have a similar number in "active service", as I am continually seeking the ultimate.....

Washing:
https://www.detailedimage.com/CarPro-M53/Hand-Wash-Microfiber-Mitt-P1531/

Drying: This drying microfibre is ridiculously good - this is the large size, but you can dry an entire car with the smaller size.
https://www.autopia-carcare.com/pfm-drying-towel-griots-garage.html#.XPIY_y3MzfY

Ceramic coating removal:
https://www.detailedimage.com/Gyeon-M91/BaldWipe-Microfiber-P1430/16-x-16-S1/

Wax removal/rinseless washing: I love this towel - almost in a carnal way, lol. Amazingly soft, NO lint (if you care for it properly, like any microfibre), and lasts a long, long time. Not cheap, but so very worth it.
https://www.carpro-us.com/microfiber-towels/microfiber-madness-crazy-pile-16-x-16/

I really like these, too - much less expensive, and almost as good as the Microfiber Madness towels:
https://www.carpro-us.com/microfiber-towels/carpro-boa-orange-24-x-16/

Glass: These are what I use, and they work great, but I LOATHE cleaning glass. Absolutely hate it, almost pathologically, so I will avoid it almost at all costs. These are lint and streak-free, using a good glass cleaner solution.
https://www.detailedimage.com/CarPro-M53/GlassFiber-Microfiber-Towel-P1766/16-x-16-S1/

These are just my preferred towels. There are so many out there, though, and most people have their own favourites. Good luck!
 

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“The first step to solving an addiction, is admitting you have one”. ;) ;) ;)

And all of us who have benefitted from TTbear’s detailing addiction/hobby, are very grateful for it.

He is truly a paint whisperer. He brought the paint on my former SL back to a depth and lustre that was better than the day it came off the factory floor.

I have used the drying towels. These are incredibly thick and absorbent. Each one is like a stack of regular micro fibre towels.




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Thanks so much guys for the recommendations! I’m on my phone so I’m going to look at these in detail later on PC. As far as soaps etc. what if any do you use?
 

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That’s what was hoping someone would share, thanks TTBear!
 

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I typically use mine once and toss them, but for $12 a towel I have ask how do you wash them. Whenever I wash mine they are never the same.
 

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I typically use mine once and toss them, but for $12 a towel I have ask how do you wash them. Whenever I wash mine they are never the same.
Great question, Russ. I would say the majority of people don’t care for their microfibre properly.
First, a couple caveats.
-Only wash microfibre cloths with other microfibre cloths. If you throw them in with cotton, by design, they will grab fibres off of the cotton, resulting in lint.
-Never, EVER use fabric softener or those dryer sheets. Both will screw up the microfibre properties.

I use this stuff:
https://www.griotsgarage.com/product/microfiber+foam+pad+cleaner.do

What I do, is wait until I have a significant number of cloths to do a fullish load. I will then run the washer on a hot cycle, empty, with one of those cleaning cubes in it, to remove any crappy residue.
I’ll add the above detergent, with about a tablespoon of Woolite, on a warm cycle, with “extra rinse”.
Again, NO FABRIC SOFTENER.

You can tumble dry - I will make sure I wipe out the drum of the dryer with isopropyl alcohol, and make sure the lint trap is completely cleared, to avoid lint. If I can, I’ll line dry.
For really important lint-free projects (e.g. ceramic coatings), I will use one of those sticky tape lint rollers just prior to using the microfibres.
Finally, I’ll store them in ziplock bags, to keep them pristine.
Sounds like a lot, but it’s not, really!
 

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“The first step to solving an addiction, is admitting you have one”. /vbforum/images_ltalk/smilies/wink.gif /vbforum/images_ltalk/smilies/wink.gif /vbforum/images_ltalk/smilies/wink.gif

And all of us who have benefitted from TTbear’s detailing addiction/hobby, are very grateful for it.

He is truly a paint whisperer. He brought the paint on my former SL back to a depth and lustre that was better than the day it came off the factory floor.

I have used the drying towels. These are incredibly thick and absorbent. Each one is like a stack of regular micro fibre towels.




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Hahahaha

Thank you, Darren. Not sure about being a whisperer, but I definitely enjoy spending time with such amazing cars!
 

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If you do not have an "Air Force Master Blaster" ie hair dryer for your car, worth every penny, your crazy. Between the "Ceramic Pro" coating over the clear bra and the Master Blaster....rinse it off, blast it with one micro fibre (any kind at this point)in hand to catch the "drips", car looks like a polished jewel in 15 minutes. No swirls. Just my 2 Diablo cents
 

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If you do not have an "Air Force Master Blaster" ie hair dryer for your car, worth every penny, your crazy. Between the "Ceramic Pro" coating over the clear bra and the Master Blaster....rinse it off, blast it with one micro fibre (any kind at this point)in hand to catch the "drips", car looks like a polished jewel in 15 minutes. No swirls. Just my 2 Diablo cents
Great point. Forced air works great, absolutely - I really like it, too. For road trips and the like, however, they aren’t very practical haha

I also really like using deionized water. Using this, I can literally wash my (black) car in the sun, rinse it off, and walk away, without doing anything to dry the car.

https://simplechuck.com/
 

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Great point. Forced air works great, absolutely - I really like it, too. For road trips and the like, however, they aren’t very practical haha

I also really like using deionized water. Using this, I can literally wash my (black) car in the sun, rinse it off, and walk away, without doing anything to dry the car.

https://simplechuck.com/
Have you used theSimplechuck TTBear? I am always looking for the easiest way to clean.
 

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Great point. Forced air works great, absolutely - I really like it, too. For road trips and the like, however, they aren’t very practical haha

I also really like using deionized water. Using this, I can literally wash my (black) car in the sun, rinse it off, and walk away, without doing anything to dry the car.

https://simplechuck.com/
Have you used theSimplechuck TTBear? I am always looking for the easiest way to clean.
Yes, I have one - traded it for the previous system they were (still are) selling, the CR Spotless system . It works amazingly well. Many recommend using it for rinsing only, in order to extend the life of the deionizing resin, but I use it for the entire washing process.
You have to be a little careful with not letting the resin run out, or you will end up with water spots, but it is amazing.
 

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Yes, I have one - traded it for the previous system they were (still are) selling, the CR Spotless system . It works amazingly well. Many recommend using it for rinsing only, in order to extend the life of the deionizing resin, but I use it for the entire washing process.
You have to be a little careful with not letting the resin run out, or you will end up with water spots, but it is amazing.
Brilliant thank you.
 

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I ended up buying some of these towels, a couple different ones (thanks for the recommendations) and as far as cleaning products, decided to go with Chadwick's Triple Play, which is basically a waterless system.

Thing is, for those who do waterless, what do you do for your undercarriage? Get down on the floor and spray underneath with a hose?

I don't have a lift and won't be getting one at this house.
 
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