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Re: Detailing Forum "How-To" (DFTowel)

SO, thread count doesn't matter....? J/K I think we get the picture.
I am trying to grasp the whole MF thing. Okay, so a towel really CAN'T be MF then, right? Tell me if this is right: MF is a type of yarn? So a towel can be made of cotton MF spun yarn, and can be made with Terry loops, but that just basically makes a really dense cotton terry towel, right? Because the yarn is more dense when it is MF spun? SO, these companies are doing some type of irrelevant calculations on how many threads their towels have in each yarn to dupe people into thinking that it has 1000s of times more threads than normal towels basically.
I think I'll stick to your website!!
 

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Re: Detailing Forum "How-To" (SN2BDNGRZB55)

In a nutshell: microfiber refers to very fine yarn below a certain diameter. That is simply all there is to it. It can be any of a number of fibers (cotton, polyester, rayone, nylon, wood!\ fiber, almost anything)
Try to think of it like pasta... spaghetti is thick, angel hair is very thin... but they are both made of the same thing. Same withh microfiber, you can have standard cotton yarn or you can have microfiber cotton yarn.
Clear now?
 

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Re: Detailing Forum "How-To" (DFTowel)

To DFTowel and others:
Whoever answers this gets a prize,
When using a microfiber towel on your paint for polishing and waxing use ________________(varitey/brand/etc) and it can be found at________________.

I currently have three black VWs and I only want to do the best for my cars. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: Detailing Forum "How-To" (jettaivglxvr6)

When using a microfiber towel on your paint for polishing and waxing use ________________(varitey/brand/etc) and it can be found at________________.
Well obviously my answer would be http://www.dftowel.com but there are plenty of choices out there for all different budgets.
 

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Re: Detailing Forum "How-To" (DFTowel)

I didn't see too many topics about engine bay cleaning so ill give my 2 cents:
first off spray down the engine bay, and do it after the cars cooled down (its not really that important but people think your having engine trouble otherwise
) be careful around open wires too.
get the Gunk brand engine cleaner (its a canadian product so i dont know if you guys get it) and spray it all on the engine bay, this product removes any dirt or any of that matter, spray it off, for hard hit areas use a brush to help get it off.
Dry off your enigine, then use some WD-40 spray it on the various tubes trimming and valve cover and wipe it down with a dry towel, this will give it a nice shine that lasts
enjoy!
 

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Re: Detailing Forum "How-To" (AudiNick)

Quote, originally posted by AudiNick »
I didn't see too many topics about engine bay cleaning so ill give my 2 cents:
first off spray down the engine bay, and do it after the cars cooled down (its not really that important but people think your having engine trouble otherwise
) be careful around open wires too.
get the Gunk brand engine cleaner (its a canadian product so i dont know if you guys get it) and spray it all on the engine bay, this product removes any dirt or any of that matter, spray it off, for hard hit areas use a brush to help get it off.
Dry off your enigine, then use some WD-40 spray it on the various tubes trimming and valve cover and wipe it down with a dry towel, this will give it a nice shine that lasts
enjoy!

I like the WD-40 tip - used it on other parts too. Thanks for bringing up engine bay - it's important and a lot of people forget it. Another good tip if you don't want to use a lot of high chemical degreasers is ... Simple Green! Most of the time it is watered down for general cleaning, but as it comes in its concentrate form it will make an engine beautiful, and no nasty smell. In fact, it smells pretty damn good! Always let your engine cool before applying water to the engine compartment - it just avoids putting stress on the metal from rapid temperature change. Mist the engine with water. Spray it down with concentrated Simple Green. Let it soak for a good 15-20 minutes but don't let it dry. Then just spray it off. It took off caked on motor oil that I had splashed on the head after topping off. It's "Green" too, enviro friendly. My .02
 

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Re: Detailing Forum "How-To" (SN2BDNGRZB55)

Two things I realized recently that are often forgotten, but really make your car feel like new:
- Clean your door jams! These never come clean when washing the outside of the car. After I wash, I open up all the doors and clean everywhere with a soapy rag. I'm not so concerned about scratches here.
- Don't forget to treat your rubber door seams with your favorite vinyl/rubber treatment. They look so much better when you give them a new black shine.
It's the little things that matter, not those large boring surfaces of color.
 

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Re: Detailing Forum "How-To" (550spyder2276)

550spyder2276, you said the following in the now edited post above:
"There is no such thing as a 100% cotton micro Fiber. ALL microfibers are basically made of super fine strands of Nylon and Polyester."
That statement is 100% wrong and quite irresponsible. I love it when people who know nothing about a product or industry make such outrageous statements. Microfiber cotton filament certainly does exist, in fact, I am looking at a skean of it here in my office. Microfber only refers to the diameter of a filament of yarn, not to it's content.


Modified by DFTowel at 11:43 PM 2-29-2004
 

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Re: Detailing Forum "How-To" (DFTowel)

This thread has gotten way off topic of what I intended when I created it.
I will lock this thread now, and start a new one like that which is in the G/J IV forum, with links to topics answering frequent questions.
So, for the time being, please post questions/answers like these in their own topics, so I can link to them later.
Thank you,
- Anthony
 
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