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Old 08-27-08, 03:33 PM   #1
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Microfiber towel leaving microfibers!

Okay, so I have a black car, I know you see everything, but should my microfiber towel be leaving little fibers behind when I am wiping off quick detailer? I bought the most expensive towel Advance Auto had, thinking I would have no issue, but sure enough, this thing leaves some fibers behind. Do all towels do this? I wash the towel after each use like they say, so I don't know what the deal is! HELP!
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Mike,

Mine doesn't do that...and I have a dark paint color too. I mostly use Adams microfiber towels and some of the microfiber towels I purchased from Bill Burkholder (blue fuzzy ones)...no problems with either of them.

Adams blue towels...I use these for quick detailing
http://www.adamspolishes.com/p-129-s...yre-great.aspx

Adams waffle weave...and these for drying
http://www.adamspolishes.com/p-106-w...yre-great.aspx

Also, I think Bill might have some new blue ones with a satin edge to them.

Whatever you do...get some of the Zaino Z-8 spray. I just recently started using this as a final coat to my Zaino routine & it adds so much depth to the darker colors.
http://www.zainostore.com/Merchant2/...oduct_Count=13

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Old 08-27-08, 04:34 PM   #3
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Yes I have 16x24 micro fiber towels at $6.'s each and any Zaino that you need. Either see Carl or me for anything you need. Bill
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Thanks guys!

Yeah Bill, I will definitely need some towels. Are you and Carl in business together or just do the same sort of thing?
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I work with Carl. Either Carl or I will be glad to help. Bill
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Don't forget to wash the towels once before you use them on the car.
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I wash them everytime I use them, I think I got a bum towel. I am going to get the ones from Bill/Carl when I get some Zaino. I can't take it anymore!
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I saw your post on the CF about this, the washing process for microfiber is slightly different, you want to use Micro-Restore Microfiber Detergent, it does make a difference, it's ok to use something like Tide every other time, make sure it's the "clear" version of the detergent, and has no perfume or fabric softner added. Wash them on the hot setting not warm or cold, and use a double rinse cycle, if your machine does not have that run them thru again without any detergent, then dry and without dryer sheets. Also there are different grades of microfiber towels, most of the ones over the counter are not very good, they would be ok for glass cleaning or inyerior cleaning but I would not use them on your paint. I have a few different types, and I only sell towels I use myself on my own cars, I also have 100% cotton towels with the seams and edges removed and resewn with 100% cotton. You may want to look into an electric leaf blower to get most of the water off your car safely, then usually one towels can finish your drying, of course you need a good "wax" surface for this to work the best. You have a black car, everything that touches your car has to be clean and the best quality you can get, that means good wash mitts, 100% cotton or real sheepshin, good towels either cotton or good microfiber. When washing, drying or waxing do not use circular motions, go bumper to bumper and up and down on the sides, all these things will help, also use two buckets for washing your car, one with the wash and the other with clean water to dunk your mitt before putting it back into the wash bucket.
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I'm an aircraft detailer, I use Microfiber towels ever day ,never had that promblem
I buy the towels at Sam's club get a package of 25 towels for under $20
The biggest think with the micro fiber towels is to make sure there is no traped dirt
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Much of the towel issue here is because his car is black, if it was a light color car it would not be an issue and could use most MF towels.
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I saw your post on the CF about this, the washing process for microfiber is slightly different, you want to use Micro-Restore Microfiber Detergent, it does make a difference, it's ok to use something like Tide every other time, make sure it's the "clear" version of the detergent, and has no perfume or fabric softner added. Wash them on the hot setting not warm or cold, and use a double rinse cycle, if your machine does not have that run them thru again without any detergent, then dry and without dryer sheets. Also there are different grades of microfiber towels, most of the ones over the counter are not very good, they would be ok for glass cleaning or inyerior cleaning but I would not use them on your paint. I have a few different types, and I only sell towels I use myself on my own cars, I also have 100% cotton towels with the seams and edges removed and resewn with 100% cotton. You may want to look into an electric leaf blower to get most of the water off your car safely, then usually one towels can finish your drying, of course you need a good "wax" surface for this to work the best. You have a black car, everything that touches your car has to be clean and the best quality you can get, that means good wash mitts, 100% cotton or real sheepshin, good towels either cotton or good microfiber. When washing, drying or waxing do not use circular motions, go bumper to bumper and up and down on the sides, all these things will help, also use two buckets for washing your car, one with the wash and the other with clean water to dunk your mitt before putting it back into the wash bucket.
Some good advice there.

Hey Carl, where's the best place to get a good wash mitt? I've been using a clean 100% cotton t-shirt ...which probably isn't the way you want to do it.

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Some good advice there.

Hey Carl, where's the best place to get a good wash mitt? I've been using a clean 100% cotton t-shirt ...which probably isn't the way you want to do it.

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Check Carl's web site. He has everything you need.


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Some good advice there.

Hey Carl, where's the best place to get a good wash mitt? I've been using a clean 100% cotton t-shirt ...which probably isn't the way you want to do it.

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Thanks Mark, Tom, we have two different sheepskin (regular & Pro) 100% cotton mitts & microfiber mitts, we have the mitts covered.
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Yeah I need the good towels, but I was washing on cold, not hot, I will change that and see if it makes a difference.

I will be getting Zaino, towels, and applicators from Carl/Bill as soon as I can!
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Leaf blower works great, I never use a towel to dry. Just to take the wax off and with Zaino, its like dusting with no use of pressure. Just be sure went you use the blower there is no dust or dirt on the ground near the car and always direct the air flow directly on the car from the blower and it blows away from the car, so you are less likely to blow any possible dust etc.... onto it.
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By the time you get done buying everything you need to wash and wax your Vette you could have bought another Vette!!!!!! LOL!
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I also use an electric blower which is used ONLY on the Vette. I got a Toro at Home Depot for approximately 60. and it has a max air speed of 160MPH. Works great and the wheels come out awesome as well.

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Yeah, all these things definitely add up! Carl, you will be hearing from me soon for a bunch of things, I will email you. Thanks!
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Mike, you have mail. Electric leaf blower is a great tool for water removal for sure, been using one since the late 90's.
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