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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 11:29 pm 
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I'm after some recommendations for good microfibre cloths and help as to which to use to apply different products. . .

I guess that you want your best quality one for the LSPs - going by the reviews, Dodo Juice Fantastic Fur, Eurow shagpile double density & Monster Purple all look popular. What do you use for buffing your polish/wax/sealant? Currently using the Megs one that comes in the Ultimate Liquid Wax box, seems ok for now.

Is there still a minimum standard MF cloth you'd use for removing things like glass cleaner, compounds, etc? I ask because I bought a pair of Halfords ones - not the ultra cheap ones, but still fairly basic 2 for £5 ones - they seem a bit naff and haven't come clean at all in the wash.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 7:58 am 
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When it comes to microfibres, personally, variety IS the spice of requirements. There are specific towels linked to specific 'jobs', you can even 'colour code' their use. For example, I have a quantity of black microfibre towels, that I use specifically on wheels, nothing else. I have a particular product that 'stains' red, so red towels here. I have 'plush' towels for final buffing, I have short nap towels for polish removal, then there's glass towels............

You comment that your towels didn't come out 'clean', from their wash; how did you wash them?

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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2016 11:03 am 
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When it comes to microfibres, personally, variety IS the spice of requirements. There are specific towels linked to specific 'jobs', you can even 'colour code' their use. For example, I have a quantity of black microfibre towels, that I use specifically on wheels, nothing else. I have a particular product that 'stains' red, so red towels here. I have 'plush' towels for final buffing, I have short nap towels for polish removal, then there's glass towels............

You comment that your towels didn't come out 'clean', from their wash; how did you wash them?


I did them on about a 40 degree wash with non bio liquid detergent and NO fabric conditioner. Thinking about it now I probably did a short wash cycle which is why they haven't come out that clean! Our machine seems to have hundreds of wash options so I wasn't sure which setting to use. Do you spray Vanish onto microfibres first as you would with stained clothing or is that a big no-no?

So what plush towels do people use for polish / wax removal? Can anyone vouch for / against the ones I mentioned ?


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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2016 12:11 pm 
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Do you spray Vanish onto microfibres first as you would with stained clothing or is that a big no-no?



If you think about it.... Vanish is a bio stain remover and this would defeat the point in washing them in a non-bio!


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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2016 12:17 pm 
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Do you spray Vanish onto microfibres first as you would with stained clothing or is that a big no-no?



If you think about it.... Vanish is a bio stain remover and this would defeat the point in washing them in a non-bio!


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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2016 1:21 pm 
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For polish removal, Sonus Der Wunder Polishing Towel

For wax removal, Monster Microfiber - 1300gsm Great White Buffing towel

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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2016 4:40 pm 
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i just bought these to try & are an absolute bargain & i really like them - used them for wax removal

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00 ... UTF8&psc=1


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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2016 6:24 pm 
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tjgti wrote:
i just bought these to try & are an absolute bargain & i really like them - used them for wax removal

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00 ... UTF8&psc=1


That looks pricey to me. You could have three Eurow - Shag Pile Double Density Towels for about that price :wink: or two of Eurow - Plush Buffing Towels for £6.96 , plus some CYC points :wink:

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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2016 9:15 pm 
I always use a short pile MF cloth for the initial wax removal, has a bit more 'bite', followed by a final buff with an ultra-deep pile cloth.


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willington wrote:
I always use a short pile MF cloth for the initial wax removal, has a bit more 'bite', followed by a final buff with an ultra-deep pile cloth.


Same here :). Plus I use ways use short plie on polish removal.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2016 9:05 pm 
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Dave79 wrote:
mulder wrote:
When it comes to microfibres, personally, variety IS the spice of requirements. There are specific towels linked to specific 'jobs', you can even 'colour code' their use. For example, I have a quantity of black microfibre towels, that I use specifically on wheels, nothing else. I have a particular product that 'stains' red, so red towels here. I have 'plush' towels for final buffing, I have short nap towels for polish removal, then there's glass towels............

You comment that your towels didn't come out 'clean', from their wash; how did you wash them?


I did them on about a 40 degree wash with non bio liquid detergent and NO fabric conditioner. Thinking about it now I probably did a short wash cycle which is why they haven't come out that clean! Our machine seems to have hundreds of wash options so I wasn't sure which setting to use.


I did a full length wash cycle this time, and whilst some of the MF cloths have come out a bit cleaner, a yellow Megs Water Magnet towel has gone a very pale yellow indeed and a pair of German applicator pads white sides have turned brown.

I was using non-bio liquid detergent, Tesco's own brand as the branded ones were only in the big size bottles. Anyway, it stinks and seems to fade your cloths! Has anyone used the Chemical Guys Microfiber wash detergent and is it any good? I'm not too annoyed as some of the cloths were cheap Halfords ones, but if I'm picking up better quality cloths / towels as I go along, I want to look after them.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 3:14 pm 
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Yes some towels just lose the colour quicker that others. Try washing out the German applicator pads with a little "fairy liquid ". White pads do suffer from staining :roll: but will still work OK :)

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:34 pm 
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mulder wrote:


Thanks. I've ordered this Sonus polishing towel and also a Monster Purple Monster Edgeless XL drying towel from CYC as there were countless good reviews for the Purple Monster! Look forward to trying these out ! Only taken me 10 months to follow up this recommendation :lol:

Still using the black MF that came with the Megs liquid wax for wax removal, seems ok. It was more of a priority for now to replace the Halfords one I'd been using for polish removal and to get a good drying towel


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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 1:10 pm 
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Kirkland towels off amazon are my go to. 36 for £18

they wash really well too.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:26 am 
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Hi just a quick follow up, thanks for the great recommendations for Sonus Der Wunder polishing towel & Monster Purple Monster Edgeless XL drying towel. Really great products. The Monster drying towel is awesome & so soft!


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