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Washing towels properly

Give your cloths longer life with the proper care.


Several industry experts have shared advice on washing microfiber towels throughout past issues of Professional Carwashing & Detailing. We have compiled a list of a few of the most important expert recommendations to keep in mind when washing microfiber towels:

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  • Always make sure to wash microfiber towels separately and in a full load.
  • Never use a fabric softener or bleach.
  • Wash microfiber towels in cool or warm water (many experts suggest keeping temperatures at 105° F or less).
  • Proper drying procedures for microfiber towels have been debated; some experts recommend only air drying the towels while others believe air drying can damage the towels’ absorbency; however most experts suggest tumble drying microfiber towels on low heat, as high heat can cause the microfiber towels to melt.
  • Byron Gartland, president of Beautiful Rags, recommends using liquid detergents over powder, since powder may become embed within the towel.
  • Above all, always follow all care directions suggested on the towel’s label.

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