Microfiber is made by blending two fibers, polyester and polyamide. The polyester gives the material strength and durability, the polyamide gives the microfiber a softer, silkier texture and allows the fabric to be tremendously absorbent and quick drying.
Microfiber or microfibre is synthetic fiber is 1/100th the diameter of a human hair and 1/20th the diameter of a strand of silk. The quality of a microfiber depends on the blend ratio of the polyester and polyamide.
Microfiber towel is a must tool in both DIY Car care and professional car care or car detailing. Water-less washing, Quick detailing (QD) needs a good microfiber towel.
Types of Microfiber Towels
There are different types of towels based on their usage.
1. All Purpose Towels
The low-cost microfiber towels fall into this category, with weight between 200 -300 gsm and a 80-20 blend of polyster and polymide. These are used for cleaning exterior or interior.
2. QD Towels
These are plush towels with a weight ranging from 250 to 400 gsm and with either 75-25 or 70-30 blend of polyster and polymide. These towels can be used for quick detailing, wax removing, buffing etc.
3. Drying Towels
This is used to dry the car after the wash. These types of towels having very high water absorbency and mostly in waffle weave pattern. They will not be as soft as normal microfiber towels and normally of 80-20 blend.
4. Glass towels
They are also having the waffle weave pattern but the structure is tweaked more to clean than dry and gives a streak free clean.
5. Suede Towels
These are 100% lint-free super soft cloths with ultra-sonic cut edges, ideal for removing residue of coatings.
They can be machine-washed or hand-washed.
Do not wash Microfiber products with fabric softener, fabric Softener will clog the micro-pours in the microfiber fabric that suck up water and dust.
Do not use bleach, bleach will break down and erode the integrity of the split microfiber strands, your towels will lose their absorbency, and dust clinging ability, they will become rough and ineffective.
Don't dry too hot, microfiber is like a plastic. If you heat it up too much it will melt, and will lose cleaning effectiveness, machine wash up to 60 Degree is normally fine.