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Old 21-06-2018, 05:45 PM   #11
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And yet all the old Meguiars videos from a while back show the use of cotton terry towels to buff polishes and waxes without any adverse effect
But how do you know their was no adverse effects ?

I very much doubt they would check for micro marring and if their was they wouldent tell us.

The key word is "old" and who knows when people became fully aware of micro marring but if microfiber over time can cause marring then cotton deffenatly will.
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Old 21-06-2018, 06:11 PM   #12
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As someone once said "there are no dumb questions only dumb answers"
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Old 21-06-2018, 06:58 PM   #13
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Old 21-06-2018, 07:13 PM   #14
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And yet all the old Meguiars videos from a while back show the use of cotton terry towels to buff polishes and waxes without any adverse effect


Because they were made before MF was widely available

Megs stopped recommending and selling cotton towels at some point.

Zaino also used to only recommend cotton before MF overtook them.


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I have been detailing now for almost 20 years and used good quality cotton towels until something better was available, so around 10 years.

I accept that newer materials are better but I never saw any scratches or swirls on the cars that I looked after in all those 10 years.

The towels were machine washed after every car but if I could avoid drying the car at all then I would do so, even preferring a coat of MER directly onto a wet car instead of drying off.

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Old 21-06-2018, 10:22 PM   #16
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The main advantage of microfibre over cotton is that it's specifically designed to by highly absorbent, so much more than cotton. The fibres are very fine and are designed to pick up particles whereas cotton will simply move the particles around on the surface, so whilst in itself a cotton towel is soft enough that it won't scratch or marr it'll simply push dirt particles over the paintwork which will cause damage.
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And yet all the old Meguiars videos from a while back show the use of cotton terry towels to buff polishes and waxes without any adverse effect
Good point

I use terry (cotton) to remove Meguairs #7 show glaze on old faded paints they easily remove the polish and dead paint from the paints surface especially using megs #7 I still use them for many tasks i.e. Vinyl roofs, seats, oxidised paint and so on. Would I use them now on modern paints no because there is no need because of the quality of the MF clothes now
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