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Unsure how to wash my microfiber towels? Do I just give them to wifey to put in the washing machine, or do they need hand washing? Either way what can I use to get the crap out of them.

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I bung mine in the washing machine, 40c wash

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I soak 'em for 2 days with a couple capfuls of Sonus "Der Wunder Wasche"

Then wash with 2 capfuls of the same @ 60 deg (I find that they don't get clean @ 40 deg)

And then...

The Panzers started to roll East again.....

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Don't use fabric conditioner as it will affect the absorbency ;) Try 40 deegress first, look to see if they have labels or insructions they came with before going hotter.

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Unsure how to wash my microfiber towels? Do I just give them to wifey to put in the washing machine, or do they need hand washing? Either way what can I use to get the crap out of them.

Directions: Use hot (120oF<) water and add 1-2 ounces Micro-Restore to a standard size (8 gallon) load, for larger loads or heavily soiled laundry, add 3-6 ounces. As a pre-spotter: dilute 1 part concentrates with 3 parts water, apply to stain and launder as usual.

Do not use fabric softener (most contain silicone that the towel will adsorb and it will weaken the towels static charge and clog the fibres thereby reducing their effectiveness) towel will also treat the fabric softener as if it was dirt by trying to store the tiny particles of the softener in the towel fibres.

This will clog up the micro fibres and render the towel ineffective. Add a teaspoon per towel distilled white vinegar in place of a softener, the vinegar doesn't coat the fibres but instead works to eliminate detergent residue and the acid counteracts any alkaline minerals in the water supply.

Vinegar (Acetic acid, pH=2) works well in the rinse cycle to make your towels softer. Detergent is an alkaline (pH=12, the opposite of acidic on the pH scale).

When you wash your towels (or anything for that matter) there are small amounts of detergent left behind, when your add Vinegar it balances the pH of the solution and helps removes the excess detergent from the wash.

Do not wash micro fibre cloths / towels with other non- micro fibre fabrics, as they will pick up lint from other fabrics.

Air dry or you can dry micro fibre cloths / towels in any dryer on low heat, remove them before they are still damp (cuts down on static charge) just be sure that the dryer does not dry at temperatures above 235 oF as a synthetic Microfiber will melt if heated too high. Colours may bleed during first washing.

Information resource- (http://www micofibertech.com

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Remember - cotton MF cloths are best, and easiest to clean - the Nylon cheapo ones are OK, but don't last as long...and can scratch the car!!

I just machine wash them...40deg wash using Persil non bio...they come out fine, nice clean and "grippy"

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