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PeterG

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After checking the Care Car section, I'm posting this question here because it is straightforward and brief answers come from many with experience.

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Is it better to use micro fiber or all white cotton towels to wash and dry?

Thanks.
 

vett boy

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!00% imported cotton is not 100% cotton.Cannon (now defunk) made 100% cotton. Also diapers ,older ones from the 60's we're 100%cotton. I think your best bet is to go micro.My stock of natural cotton stuff is getting thin.
 

gmjunkie

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!00% imported cotton is not 100% cotton.Cannon (now defunk) made 100% cotton. Also diapers ,older ones from the 60's we're 100%cotton. I think your best bet is to go micro.My stock of natural cotton stuff is getting thin.
I have to agree with vett boy!!! I started using Micro Fiber and the job just Looks Nicer when it's done!!!!!:upthumbs
 

PeterG

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Does it matter that the micro fiber towels I just bought were made in China?
Of course where else could they be made? Certainly not France ! ;LOL
 

Grizzly

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I have learned as the others have that 100% cotton only means that to a US manufacturer. I have gone to all microfiber but would only buy from a car care company like MeGuiars, Mothers, Adams to make sure that I got "100% microfiber" that was appropriate for the job.

I truly belive it makes a difference. I never could work out all the little defects and then they would increase. I don't see that problem since all microfiber.

I think we all agree microfiber is better, with the cost of paint these days it would seem pennywise and pound foolish not to use all microfiber.
 

Irv

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Microfiber is good, and I prefer it, but if you must have cotton these are the very best:

www.dftowel.com

Made in the US, 100% cotton, awesome. I use them for wax removal. For drying the car I find microfiber superior because it wrings out drier. The best prices on the best microfiber I've found is at:

www.chemicalguys.com
 

vetdog

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Micro fiber woould seem to be better with a smother surface and the ability to hold the dirt deeper in the fabric until you rinse it out.
 

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