Microfiber is made by blending two fibers, polyester and polyamide. The polyester gives the material strength and durability, the polyamide gives the microfiber a softer, silkier texture and allows the fabric to be tremendously absorbent and quick drying.
Microfiber or microfibre is synthetic fiber is 1/100th the diameter of a human hair and 1/20th the diameter of a strand of silk. The quality of a microfiber depends on the blend ratio of the polyester and polyamide.
Microfiber towel is a must tool in both DIY Car care and professional car care or car detailing and water-less washing, Quick detailing (QD) needs a good microfiber towel.
Types of Microfiber Towels
There are different types of towels based on their usage.
1. Cleaning (All Purpose) Towels
The low-cost microfiber towels fall into this category, with weight between 200 -300 gsm and a 80-20 blend of polyster and polymide. These are used for cleaning exterior or interior and we have good collections of cleaning towels.
2. Buffing Towels
These are plush towels with a weight ranging from 250 to 400 gsm and with either 75-25 or 70-30 blend of polyster and polymide. These towels can be used for quick detailing, wax removing, buffing etc. Find our buffing towels here.
3. Drying Towels
Drying towels are used to dry the car after the wash because these types of towels having very high water absorbency and mostly in waffle weave pattern. They will not be as soft as normal microfiber towels and normally of 80-20 blend.
4. Glass towels
Glass towels are also having the waffle weave pattern but the structure is tweaked more to clean than dry and gives a streak free clean.
5. Suede Towels
Suede towels are 100% lint-free super soft cloths with ultra-sonic cut edges and ideal for applying ceramic coatings.
6. Coating Towels
Coating towels are 100% lint-free special towels for removing residue of coatings and levelling to achieve the best gloss out of any ceramic coatings you use.
Always wash new microfiber towels prior to first use to remove any loose factory production fibers.
Always keep used/dirty microfiber towels in a separate bin from your regular laundry to reduce the risk of accidentally damaging your valuable microfiber by washing them together, also better to use color coded towels for different purpose which will help to reduce the chance of cross contamination.
Do not wash Microfiber products with fabric softener, fabric Softener will clog the micro-pours in the microfiber fabric that suck up water and dust.
Do not use bleach, bleach will break down and erode the integrity of the split microfiber strands, your towels will lose their absorbency, and dust clinging ability, they will become rough and ineffective.
Don’t dry too hot, microfiber is like a plastic. If you heat it up too much it will melt, and will lose cleaning effectiveness, machine wash up to 60 Degree is normally fine.
Machine Wash in Warm Water with a Mild, Clean-Rinsing Liquid Detergent that is as Free of Dyes and Perfumes as Possible.
Do not Iron microfiber towels.
Can you wash microfiber cloths?
Yes, you can wash microfiber cloths using softener-free detergents, you can buy special Microfiber Detergents also.
How to clean microfiber cloth?
You can wash microfiber cloths using softener-free detergents or special Microfiber Detergents by hand or by machine.
Best detergent for microfiber towels?
You can use any cloth washing detergents which does not contain any softeners. you can also was the microfiber towels using special Microfiber Detergents.
What’s GSM in microfiber towels?
GSM stands for Grams per Square Meter, which gives the weight of the towel. More the gsm, plushest is the towel.