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Old 13-02-2018, 09:16 AM   #1
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Drying towels advice

How do you all go about drying them after use?

Are they safe enough in the tumble dryer?

Currently I'm washing them in non bio liquid, putting in tumble dryer for 20mins to take the worst of the wet out then air drying in the house....

Any advice welcome on a better procedure to take care of them

Thanks guys
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Old 13-02-2018, 09:24 AM   #2
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Spin dry at 1800 then hang up to dry.
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Any tips on getting qd's off cloths. I was using Gyeon cure as a drying aid and now my gtechniq towel is not soaking water up. Should I soak it in an apc
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Old 13-02-2018, 11:22 AM   #5
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I wash all my towels with 2 dry spins included. Gets all the excess water out of them before they are hung up to dry in the boiler cupboard. Usually dry within a day.
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Tumble drying at too high temp can ruin towels, especially heavier/fluffier drying towels. I only wash my drying towels when they get dirty, so only after a couple of uses, and have several in rotation. Spin, spin again and hang to dry. If you are only using them on one car maybe once a week what’s the rush?
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Wash with boots sensative laundry detergent (no added perfumes, Phosphate free, no conditioners added) best stuff I have found to date and ive used all sorts of household detergents and "Special" microfiber detergents

http://www.boots.com/boots-sensitive...litre-10095130

No hotter than 40 on a 1300 spin then in the tumble dryer on delicate, tumble dryers are fine as long as they don.t go above 40 degrees.

using the dryer removes fluff and softens them up also.

Leaving them hanging around will encourage dust and small particles to attach them self to the Microfiber, I wouldent use a MF that had been hanging around a week as it will be impregnated with dust, as soon as mine are dry thy get packed away

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Personally fast spin, maybe twice over and above wash program but at least once more and then air dry ,warm air if possible.
I avoid the tumble dryer as all that fluff you remove from it is essentially your towel / clothes being worn away by it's action.
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Personally fast spin, maybe twice over and above wash program but at least once more and then air dry ,warm air if possible.
I avoid the tumble dryer as all that fluff you remove from it is essentially your towel / clothes being worn away by it's action.
I don't agree with this, the action of buffing/cleaning and drying with the Microfiber will ware it away more than a tumble dryer, in my experience with tumble drying and air drying, air dried towels always lint more as the tumble dryer removed the lose fibers

Also in a washing machine the loose fibers can become more embed-ed due to the high spin forcing them in so in my eyes a tumble dryer is essential to quickly dry them, then pack them away safe, not hanging around for a week for dust, dirt, bugs, hair and assorts to become attached to them.

And if your tuble dryer spins faster than your washing machine I would like to know what model you have as you stated

"all that fluff you remove from it is essentially your towel / clothes being worn away by it's action."

I know for a fact my washing machine spins faster and agitates my microfibers more than my dryer so please clarify why your washing machine wont ware it away but a dryer will?

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Any tips on getting qd's off cloths. I was using Gyeon cure as a drying aid and now my gtechniq towel is not soaking water up. Should I soak it in an apc
That worked for me mate. One of my towels (gyeon silk dryer) had stopped absorbing water so I gave it a soak in a bucket of water with 30ml surfex hd added to it then chucked it in the washing machine and it was back to normal.
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