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    Microfiber question

    This may just be me being anal but everytime I wash my microfiber towels all kinds of hair, lint, and other debri that comes off clothes gets caught in them and tangled and I either have to sit there for 30 minutes and try to pick it all off (and im still paranoid using it after that) or buy new ones. Anyone else have this problem?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScreamnRex
    This may just be me being anal but everytime I wash my microfiber towels all kinds of hair, lint, and other debri that comes off clothes gets caught in them and tangled and I either have to sit there for 30 minutes and try to pick it all off (and im still paranoid using it after that) or buy new ones. Anyone else have this problem?
    Whenever I wash my car towels I wash them seperate from other clothing items and bathroom towels. Also, it's better not to use fabric softener when drying them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mustangtx63
    Whenever I wash my car towels I wash them seperate from other clothing items and bathroom towels. Also, it's better not to use fabric softener when drying them.
    Alright, I'll give that a shot next time and see what happens.
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    Definitely do not use fabric softener when you wash microfiber towels. Also, do not use dryer sheets. I always wash my car towels by themselves, and use very little detergent and warm water and dry on low.

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    Yup... wash them all separate; don't use softener; try adding a bit of vinegar. I also like to use car towel wash instead of normal detergent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by InfamousDX
    I also like to use car towel wash instead of normal detergent.
    Whaaa? I didnt know there was such a thing! Where do you get it at?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScreamnRex
    Whaaa? I didnt know there was such a thing! Where do you get it at?
    For example:

    http://www.autopia-carcare.com/son-550.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by InfamousDX
    Yup... wash them all separate; don't use softener; try adding a bit of vinegar. I also like to use car towel wash instead of normal detergent.
    What would vinegar do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mustangtx63
    Whenever I wash my car towels I wash them seperate from other clothing items and bathroom towels. Also, it's better not to use fabric softener when drying them.
    same here

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    Quote Originally Posted by WRX88
    What would vinegar do?
    yes, i would like to know the answer to that too. I thought you might be joking
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    also, does that clay bar work real well?? I would think that it would be abrasive.
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    Clay Bar rocks! All I want to do is touch the paint after I am done, its sooo smooth. Take most of the crap off the paint and leaves the surface nice and smooth. As long as you don't drop it in the drive way or something like that it will not scratch the paint. I always wash the car twice with dishwashing soap before starting the process, the cleaner the car the better.

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