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Cleaning Microfiber Cloths

What's the best way to get microfiber cloths clean? I've cleaned them 3 times and you can still feel the products I used on them.


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What's the best way to get microfiber cloths clean? I've cleaned them 3 times and you can still feel the products I used on them.


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I'm interested in knowing too. So far I use the new ones on the wind shield, painted areas until dirty then eventually use them on chrome rims until they are totally dirty. I would love to recycle if possible.
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What's the best way to get microfiber cloths clean? I've cleaned them 3 times and you can still feel the products I used on them.


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I have found that they don't clean well at all. I usually just buy new ones. They are pretty cheap. Have even tried the high temp sanitizing cycle on the electrolux washer, and, they still don't work like a new one. Hope someone has the secret for Us.
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I throw mine in the washer, HOT water soap and lots of bleach. They come out clean and ready to reuse. even the ones with a little oil on them come out clean.............................


No the bleach the bleach doesn't seem to bleed out the fancy colored ones. I also use a lot of cotton cloth diapers.

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I'll try the bleach next time, I have plenty of that.


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My shop detail guy washes them and just uses basic laundry detergent and bleach come clean most always.
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I put them into the washer with a little extra detergent and a little extra bleach and wash with hot water. They usually come out in very good condition so that I can use them once again.



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I use a microfiber detergent (the microfiber towels I use are NOT cheap, so I don't just toss them!)

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I wash them with laundry detergent. Sometimes I take "Goop" hand cleaner and clean them, then throw them in the washing machine and wash them. I don't use fabric softener or anything like that in it. The only thing I was them with sometimes in my FR work clothes since you are not supposed to use fabric softener or bleach, or bleach alternative detergent with them.

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Remember that it's not just about getting them clean, but keeping the 'clingness' so you can clean the bike without scratching it. Although my experience is, 99% of guys are wasting money with microfibers as they are dry-rubbing (wiping the bike down without spraying something down first), using dirty towels, or wiping the bike down with paper towels and stuff ANYWAY, so they are getting the micro-marring and stuff anyway. But if you are one of those nutjobs like me, you'll want to make sure they cling good so dust and dirt are carried away without being able to rub against the paint so you get that swirl-free finish.



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