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How to Care for TechCare® Microfiber Towels

Microfiber towels are an important part of your automotive detailing routine. Caring for them well is one of the first steps you should take. Car detailing microfiber towels should be cleaned after every use. Because you’ve invested in high-quality tools like WeatherTech TechCare Microfiber towels, separating microfiber from all of your other clean up and laundry after detailing will better maintain the quality of the microfiber in the future. It may be tempting to lump everything together, or even worse, leave towels out to air dry, but trust us, it’s not worth the potential contamination during your next detail!

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Regular Microfiber Towel Cleaning

  1. First things first, always separate your towels by how dirty they are. Microfiber used for wheels or on metal should be washed separately from microfiber used to dry your car or used on plastic.
  2. Many automotive detailers suggest using a specialized detergent for microfibers. Most laundry detergents are safe for microfiber use too.
  3. You’ll want to use warm, not hot, water in your washing machine. Hot water will ruin the microfiber, but cold water won’t help loosen contaminants.
  4. Rinse, rinse, rinse! Make sure there is absolutely no residue left on your microfiber towels after washing.
  5. Dry your towels. This can be done by air drying or by tossing the towels in the dryer on the no heat setting.
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Tips for Cleaning Microfiber Towels

  • Wash applicators separately from towels
  • Use a brush or pre-treat towels that have gotten particularly dirty
  • Similar to the suggestion above, you can pre-treat or soak your microfiber towels prior to washing them
  • Do not use any fabric softener with microfiber towels
  • If your microfiber towels are becoming increasingly more difficult to clean, it may be time to look for new ones

Cleaning and caring for your auto detailing microfiber towels is pretty easy! By following this process, your microfiber towels will stay in great shape for a long time.


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