What is a microfiber towel?
Microfiber is the name used to describe ultra-fine manufactured fibers and the name given to the technology of developing these fibers. Fibers made using microfiber technology, produce fibers which weigh less than 0.1 denier. The fabrics made from these extra-fine fibers provide a superior hand, a gentle drape and incredible softness. Microfibers are two times finer than silk, three times finer than cotton, eight times finer than wool, and one hundred times finer than a human hair. Microfiber cloths have many uses for detailing enthusiasts. They are ideal for: Removing Wax, Polishing, Cleaning Glass and removing dust from most surfaces. They do a great job without the worry of scratching your surfaces.
This is difference from traditional "rags" and cloths because of the split fibers. They are able to work better on a micro level because they can connect better to the paint, resulting in more surface tension and a better finish
It is important to take special care of your microfiber towels. They are a great investment, and can last years with the proper care.
Two main rules:
NO FABRIC SOFTENER
Often to wash the towels only hot water will be enough. If they need a bit more, or you have a lot of towels to wash this may not be the best choice for you. There are several Microfiber Washes available. These are gentle cleaners, with no fabric softeners or heavy detergents.
To dry, hanging them is the preferred method, however you can also dry them in the dryer on the no heat setting.