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What's the best way to wash microfiber cloths??

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#1 Ginger Dave

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 11:37 AM

My microfiber cloths are starting to get a bit dirty now and rather than just buy more I thought I could wash my old ones ... but what's the best way to wash microfiber cloths??

Hand wash or machine wash?
Hot water or cold water?
Soap or no soap?
Fabric softener or no fabric softener?

..... so many options :blink:

Any help much appreciated :)

#2 Trig

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 10:31 PM

Machine wash with a liquid detergent, no softener.

Or use a specific microfibre wash, I use the chemical guys one, there is a sonus one too
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#3 16Vrhys

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 07:15 PM

can also pressure washer the dirt out of them. :cheers:

#4 Tez162003

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 10:06 AM

I just bung them on a long 2.5hr wash cycle with couple of persil's finest @ 60degrees. No fabric softener.

I can justify 2.5hrs as I do tend to be washing 50 - 60 at a time lol
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#5 dunketh

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 03:23 PM

I stuck a load in with a normal wash load - along with some 'car use' hand towels (just as good for polishing imho).

The misses went Fcuking bananas. Came out clean but everything had a wierd smell to it. :nutter:
Next time I'll double up on detergent.

#6 Byrnes

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 07:22 AM

60 deg wash,
non-bio liquid/gel, no conditioner.

To revive them a bit when they aren't that great thro in some white wine vinegar in the wash.
good as new :thumb:

Edited by Byrnes, 12 July 2011 - 07:23 AM.

#7 cabman

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 08:42 PM

i allways use this from chemical guys on a 40 wash

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#8 shawdreamer

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 08:57 PM

chuck em in the dryer with a couple of towels and a couple of those "home dry cleaning" sheets you can buy.

they maintain their qaulity better then, only works if you havnt let them get mingin filthy tho.
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#9 nickscunny

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Posted 11 August 2011 - 07:00 PM

Just chuck them in with regular washing...... :P

#10 Craig855S

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 01:59 PM

Anyone got any advice as to how to get dead grass out of them, 3 of my microfibre cloths fell of the line and ended up on the lawn, all the mowed grass has stuck to the fibres and i cant get them out for love nor money
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#11 Grant Gti

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 10:46 AM

I stuck a load in with a normal wash load - along with some 'car use' hand towels (just as good for polishing imho).

The misses went Fcuking bananas. Came out clean but everything had a wierd smell to it. :nutter:
Next time I'll double up on detergent.

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