Charlies guide to Microfibre towels for drying and otherwise.

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  1. Charlie

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    We now often mention drying towels and microfibre towels.

    In this thread we will look at why we use them and which ones to buy. We all like different ones so please shout up if you have recommendations

    Why do we use them ? The days of the chamois leather are over. With today s water based / synthetic and sometimes soft paints a chammy is far to harsh and damaging. They inflict swirling to our modern delicate paints.

    Drying towels and the more usual microfibre towels are the same product its the size that differs. Manufacturers may make big claims but the materiel is so similar its not worth discussing.

    My current favourite everyday towel for general purpose use is the Kirkland signature from Costco. They are ultra plush with a super soft feel which lasts ! They wash time and time again and retain the feel for ages.
    Cost is around £13 inc VAT for a huge pack of 36. Two or three will dry a car easily !
    Link to towels
    http://www.costco.co.uk/view/p/kirkland-signature-ultra-plush-microfibre-towels-36-pack-713160

    Current favoured drying towel is the common blue with red piping sold under many brand brand names but they are all the same.
    Link to drying towels
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/like/TWIN-PACK-Car-Drying-Towel-Cloth-Microfibre-Extra-Large-60-x-90cm-Trade-Quality/251597453459?hlpht=true&ops=true&viphx=1&_trksid=p5197.c100068.m2280&_trkparms=aid=222007&algo=SIC.MBE&ao=1&asc=20140211130857&meid=22db24da18c54348a2949e57eda4690d&pid=100068&rk=1&rkt=6&mehot=pp&sd=261732311420&clkid=745565138525435543&_qi=RTM2063753


    Tips on towels......

    Always remove the labels/tags. They can scratch.

    Wash before use. It fluffs them up and removes fluffy bits .

    Never use fabric softener when washing. It clogs the fibres and makes then go hard .

    Dry them on the line. Tumble drying shortens useful life and hardens fibres

    To test softness when they have been used a while rub them on a blank CD. If they scratch bin them or use them but not on paint. If no scratches on the CD they are fine.
     
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    Well done Charlie, with this damp weather I am running short of drying towels.
    Big thumbs up for Costco cloths, they are the only ones I use
     
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    Ditto (y)
     
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    I was in Costco yesterday and picked up 4 packs of the towels... Its not that I use that many its my mates who thieve them whenever they visit !
     
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    Great for cleaning spectacles too
     
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    As they get dirty I launder and down cycle them to dirty jobs until they are really too dirty to justify the expense of washing again. They take a 40 deg wash too. Good tip about removing the labels Charlie (y)
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    I bought two twin packs of the blue towels in the post. They are fantastic. I can wash and dry my small car without wringing out the towel. The MoHo is great as well. The wash and dry good and are available for use quickly. Great tip, thanks....(y)
     
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