Microfibre

Microfibre cloths and towels come in many different types and sizes. At County Detailing Supplies we stock a wide range to ensure our customers can choose what they need.

The majority of microfibre originates from, Korea or China. Korean microfibre, regarded as the best, superior in quality and longer-lasting. But nowadays Chinese microfibre is not far behind.

There are a lot of different types of microfibre, used for different detailing tasks. Generally measured in Pile or GSM (grams per square metre) of which there is a direct correlation.

The higher the GSM the more the microfibre will weigh, it would generally be thicker with a more plush pile. Higher pile microfibre tends to be more durable and gentle on surfaces. Heavier microfibre also tends to be more absorbent. Lower pile cloths are less likely to streak or lint and are more aggressive making them ideal for glass.

Some Popular Types of Microfibre

  • Dual Pile – a long pile and short pile side. Suitable for most interior and exterior detailing tasks.
  • Plush – higher GSM or Pile cloth. Used for finishing, a final buff or with quick detailers/spray waxes.
  • Warp Knit – a short pile cloth that is softer than standard cloths. Great for residue removal, including wax, sealant, ceramic coatings, polish and much more. Very versatile cloth.
  • Pearl Weave – a closed-loop, short-pile cloth with extra bite. Perfect for removing wax, sealant, and polish.
  • Single Twist – Twisted loop cloth or towel on one side, great at water absorption, a drying cloth or towel.
  • Dual Twist – Twisted loop on both sides. Soft and absorbent, the current favourite drying towel type in the detailing world.
  • Coral Fleece – a soft fleece delicate weave microfibre, used for drying or quick detailers.
  • Waffle Weave – a waffle patterned cloth used for drying or cleaning glass.
  • Glass Cloths – already mentioned waffle weave. These can also include fish scale and tight weaved terry cloth.

Besides different types, there are various edges. Edgeless, Cloth Border, Silk Border, Suede Border are some examples.

How to Clean Microfibre Cloths

A popular debate in the detailing world is about specific microfibre wash products. You can use a non-bio detergent. To get the best out of your microfibre, we recommend a dedicated microfibre wash.

We have tested most available options, against the household alternatives. With many microfibre wash products on the market in stock, we can help you choose. Don’t take our word for it, there are plenty of public figures on social media that are advocates too. Microfibre cloth cleaners are often seen to be too costly, we say they will save you money in the long run!

A microfibre wash can ensure that your quality microfibre is washable many times. When used at the recommended water temperature. Generally, this would be 40° C or less.

How often should you wash microfibre cloths and towels?

The short, simple answer here is every time you use them. There are of course exceptions. It can be detrimental to wash twist towels after each use. We would suggest washing no more than every 3-5 uses, providing a drying aid is not used.