Microfiber vs 100% cotton vs Flannel

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  1. luvthong

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    So, which one is the best? I just read about MF here but where can i get it?? what about Flannel, what are they made of?
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Stick with microfiber or terry cloth. Flannel does not have a thick enoug nap to draw dirt and grime into, so it all stays at the surface.

    Autozone has Turtle Wax MF towels at 2 for $4.99. They are ultra soft and lint free-just make sure you do not wash them with anything that lints.
     
  3. luvthong

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    So, I bought some 100% cotton towel from Target and I am planning to use them to wax my car this weekend. They feel kind of hard from the store and I'm planning to wash & dry them with softener before I use them, is it a good idea? Or should I just use Microfiber to apply & take off the wax?
     
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    Just use the MF. I can't stand the little lint that gets left behind from cotton towels, even after being washed repeatedly.
     
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    Did you buy the regular ones or the detailer's choice ones? The Detailer ones are much softer, but you have to wash them a couple of times or they lint like mad. MF towels are still a better choice and you can use them for drying-they hold a ton of water.
     
  6. luvthong

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    Where to get the MF towel?
     
  7. addifan

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    I like the soft "diaper" towels you can buy at pep boys.
     
  8. Argyle

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    i use microfiber towels. great stuff
     
  9. luvthong

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    so where to get it??? are they expensive???:confused:
     
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    Autozone has them 2 for $4.99. Turtle Wax makes them. The towels are blue and yellow, so they are easy to spot in the display.
     
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    So, are the MF towels good for polishing, waxing AND drying? Up until now I've only used them to dry with. Can I use them to buff off wax and polish?
     
  12. Argyle

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    yep. actually MF towels are more popular for being excellent for buffing than for drying.
     
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