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  1. stealthrapt0r

    stealthrapt0r me lift weights

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    can anyone tell me how to wash towels that have been use to wipe wax off the car?

    do i just put them in the washer?
     
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    Yep, I wash mine in the washing machine with some detergent and a scoop of Oxi-Clean.
     
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    stealthrapt0r me lift weights

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    ok thanks alot :)
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    I just wash mine normally. Make sure you wash microfiber towels separately though so you don't end up with lint all over them. Never use any fabric softener, it will leave a residue in the towels.
     
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    you should wash your 100% cotton white towels seperate, by themselves. Using ONLY liguid detergent (grain type will get cought in the cotton, and scratch your paint) wash in hot/warm water in the washer, and let them AIR dry.....that is all....
     
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    I use liquid detergent for washing them, but use Oxi-Clean to keep them white. Oxi-Clean is powder-based. You won't find a problem with powder detergents since the water actaully dissolves them. They're not very effective cleaners if they stay in a powder form after wet.

    Also, if you want to save gas or electric, you can let them air dry. Drying them in the machine is the same, just don't use any fabric sheets in there with them.
     
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    not all of the grains in the "powder" are certain to dissolve, and drying it in the dryier is not quite the same, it can pick up lint, and other harmful residue in the dryer......better safe then sorry
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    I've had my own detailing business full time nearly 9 years now and I have never had a problem drying my towels in the dryer. Besides, with the sheer volume of towels I have to wash almost every day, I'd have towels laying from one end of the house to the other!

    Just make sure you keep your dryer clean and the lint trap emptied.
     
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    :werd: My roommate never empties the lint trap. I hope he's happy when he burns the house down.
     

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