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Old 13-06-2018, 03:05 PM   #1
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Lint coming out of microfibers

Was wondering if anyone had any advice on maintaining microfiber cloths/applicators etc.
Iím getting a little lint left behind which is noticeable when cleaning/drying windows/mirrors/glossy areas.

I think Iíve got a pretty good wash/dry routine.

Run the machine empty to self clean the lint from the last load.
Run it once loaded, with cloths, without detergent, to get rid of the worse (synthetic mode)
Run it again, with non bio gel, on synthetic wash, extra rinse.
Then in the tumble dryer thatís cleaned out beforehand and put through at synthetic mode.

Anyone see any gaps or mistakes?


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Old 13-06-2018, 03:44 PM   #2
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Sometimes it is out of one's control to stop lint. In the case of towels that refuse to stop leaving lint, they may have been dye-treated with water that is too hot. When that process happens with water that is too hot, they will lint forever.

When that happens, full batches of towels will lint and not just one. (if you buy bulk)
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do not use microfibers for drying windows/mirrors better to use dedicated mesh cloths.
over time microfibers deteriorate and lint
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Old 14-06-2018, 06:48 PM   #4
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If youíve got lint on MFs youíll find it almost impossible to get rid of

For the ones that you use for glass cleaning, lay them flat and use a lint roller on them. May work if the pile isnít too thick.

Iíve moved onto Kiln Korea glass towels for the final wipe, they donít appear to have anything that can hold onto lint, so I wash them as normal with everything else. Another good one is the Wilko glass towel, but itís a bit big.


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Old 14-06-2018, 06:57 PM   #5
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+1 for the Wilco glass towel
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Old 21-06-2018, 12:48 PM   #6
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This video from the Rag Company may be useful, it gives various tips on cleaning MF cloths

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Old 21-06-2018, 03:00 PM   #7
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Was wondering if anyone had any advice on maintaining microfiber cloths/applicators etc.
Iím getting a little lint left behind which is noticeable when cleaning/drying windows/mirrors/glossy areas.

I think Iíve got a pretty good wash/dry routine.

Run the machine empty to self clean the lint from the last load.
Run it once loaded, with cloths, without detergent, to get rid of the worse (synthetic mode)
Run it again, with non bio gel, on synthetic wash, extra rinse.
Then in the tumble dryer thatís cleaned out beforehand and put through at synthetic mode.

Anyone see any gaps or mistakes?


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i actually ended up using soft paper towel on my windows and piano black trim as nothing else would leave it so clean.
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Old 21-06-2018, 05:52 PM   #8
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Thanks everyone. But itís not just lint on glass, but paintwork too, during final wipe down.
It was just more annoying on glass.

And Iíve watched the vids and Iím doing exactly what they say, if not being more careful. I suspect itís some of my super plush drying towels that are giving up the ghost.


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Old 21-06-2018, 06:25 PM   #9
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I've noticed that when I wash my microfibre towels and cloths and hang them on the washing line to dry, there's little lint, but when it's chucking it down and I need the cloths dry asap and hang them near (but not on) a radiator, they lint a lot.
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