Dirty Microfiber?

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  1. Derek173

    Derek173 Analyst and Therapist

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    Just washed with ONR for the first time and after I was done the microfiber towels were filthy. I washed them with Pinnacle microfiber detergent however after the wash they were still black. Does that effect its performance?


    On a side note ONR was pretty impressive. Car wasn't too dirty so I didn't notice it doing much more then a quick detailer would but once I applied it to my dirty wheels it was like magic. The dirt was just coming off with barely any pressure. This will be great for winter washing!
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    It is normal for your wash towels to get dirty when using ONR but it doesn't affect how well they work. I normally just wash mine using laundry detergent in the washing machine and they come out pretty clean.
     
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    Thanks, It feels clean it just stayed black after the wash.
     
  4. David02

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    Adding some vinegar into the washing machine helps when cleaning microfiber and pads. The vinegar increases the Ph of your wash water and really helps break up waxes and polishes.
     
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    Vinegar does not increase the pH. It's an acid.

    If I use microfiber rag for removing silicone containing wax, how do I get the wax out of the rag?

    I used a ton of laundry detergent (like for one load worth, but in the sink) and hand washed them and dried, but did that remove the wax from the rag?
     
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    kidna offtopic, how could I care for my lake courntry pads?
     
  7. David02

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    That's what I meant. Most waxes and polishes are very basic in nature, and the addition of the vinegar helps to break that stuff down.

    Forgot that acidic meant lower pH.
     
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    Put them in a 5 gallon bucket with an APC or some laundry soap, let soak for 30 minutes, squeeze them out under the soapy solution in the bucket a few times then rinse and squeeze out under rinse water until all the soap is rinsed out. Air dry.
     

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