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Auto Detailing Towels Care and Maintenance

Auto Detailing Towels Care and Maintenance
Having the proper auto detailing towels and special microfiber towels for cars always on hand and keeping them clean and maintained goes a real long way toward a successful auto detail. That means you should make sure to have a variety of clean towels for various detailing tasks — and it doesn’t hurt... Learn More About Auto Detailing Towels Care and Maintenance
  • Magna Shine Quick Dry Synthetic Drying Cloth

    $19.95

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    Our Magna Shine Synthetic Drying Chamois is a revolutionary drying towel, which will quickly absorb water while easily gliding across the vehicles surface. This towel will not grab the paint like conventional chamois and easily wrings out for continual use.

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  • Turk Towels For Auto Detailing - 27" x 16" - Dozen

    $41.95

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    Our Car Terry Towels for auto detailing are great absorbing turk towels to use to help clean interior carpets, upholstery and leather seating surfaces. Car washes use these towels to assist drying off cars. These towels are a great Turkish utility towel that can be used for many auto detailing tasks. These...

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  • Huck Lint Free Window Towels - Dozen

    $24.95

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    Our Lint Free Car Wash Glass Towels are the professional's choice for smudge and smear-free glass cleaning. They can be used on glass, plastic and chrome. Huck Towels will not leave any lint even after several washes and will consistently produce that smear free finish!

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  • Shop Towels - 100

    $32.95

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    Our Auto Shop Towels are extra absorbent, machine washable and long lasting. Great to assist with cleaning engine compartments, door jambs and removing tar.

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  • Water Sprite Sports Towel - 42.5" X 22.5"

    $25.95

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    The Water Sprite Chamois is the largest PVA sports towel on earth! This towel absorbs 7 times its weight in water and will eliminate the need for multiple towels. Additionally, it dries your body and hair quickly but Detail King likes to recommend it to be used to dry large vehicles. Can be cut to size for...

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  • Water Sprite Synthetic PVA Chamois - Super Sized

    $18.95

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    This Water Sprite Synthetic Chamois is an exclusive, proven PVA material that gently dries fine finished surfaces. Water Sprite actually absorbs dirt and grime away from the surface, leaving it clean & dry. It is not affected by mildew, bacteria, or common household chemicals. Additionally, this synthetic...

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  • One Tuff Profesional Grade Wiping Towels

    $16.95

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    These Trimaco Professional Grade Wiping Cloths are super tough, high performing wipes, made by DuPont Sontara. Outperforms paper with its larger size, low lint and overall durability. Excellent for rough, uneven surfaces, tough jobs, working with solvents, repairs and automotive clean up.

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  • Scott Paper Shop Towels - Blue

    $5.95

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    These Auto Heavy Duty Shop Towels are made of super absorbent material to absorb oil, water and other fluids quickly and conveniently. Ideal for heavy-duty cleaning & wiping. Use to prep surfaces with solvents or wipe up large spills. These thick blue towels are extremely handy to have and fit to a standard...

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  • Auto Detailing Towel Variety Pack

    $148.95

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    This is a great premium towel variety pack it saves you money plus you receive dozens of great cleaning and polishing towels. Included are one dozen of our 16" x 24" New microfiber towels with silk border, a 6 pack of our plush yellow 16" x 16" polishing microfibers, 1 dozen 16" x 16" lint-free Interior...

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  • Micro-Klean Microfiber Detergent

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    Microfiber towels are machine washable. But the with all of the waxes, polishes, oils and chemicals that are applied and removed with Detail King's microfiber towels, a regular household detergent doesn't come close to cleaning and restoring them. New microfibers work so efficiently because each of the millions...

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Having the proper auto detailing towels and special microfiber towels for cars always on hand and keeping them clean and maintained goes a real long way toward a successful auto detail. That means you should make sure to have a variety of clean towels for various detailing tasks — and it doesn’t hurt a bit to have them color-coded so you don’t cross-contaminate them when washing. We suggest you have at least five different groups of towels for all of your detailing tasks. Here’s a breakdown of how you may want to organize your towels.

1) Grease & Tar Towels – Use these shop towels for cleaning and removing grease from engine compartments and door jambs. Typically you want to use an inexpensive towel, and a red shop towel is just the ticket! Don’t wash and dry these towels with your other towels because they will contain grease, plus the red dye could bleed onto your other textiles. You can also use some inexpensive white cotton towels to remove tar overspray from the paint prior to buffing it out. Don’t rub too hard because these towels will scratch the surface. Don’t wash these towels with any other towels either. Some detailers keep a pile of separate microfiber towels to remove tar because they won’t scratch the car surface. But again, you’ll only want to use this batch for tar removal.

2) Polishing Towels – Microfiber towels make excellent polishing towels. Use these towels to remove polish, wax and sealants or use as a final wipe down. Microfiber towels last longer than normal cotton, are typically lint free, non abrasive and do a great job for polishing cars. Never dry microfiber towels with other towels – they absorb so well they will get full of lint form other towels in the dryer. The perfect size would be a 16 x 16 or a 15 x 25. We carry blue, green, and yellow.

3) Window Towels – Only use your window towels for cleaning glass, plastic and mirrors. Our huck lint free window towels or the new ultra microfiber glass cleaning towel that also does a great job cleaning windows without leaving smears and lint. Always clean the exterior windows first and have at least 2 fresh towels for interior windows, flipping and folding them over so you are always applying a clean towel surface to the glass. Many detailers will use one towel to apply the glass cleaner and use two towels to dry with. The less glass cleaner product you use the better! Think of window cleaning as a polishing of the glass instead of cleaning it. Never, ever wash or dry these towels with your other detailing towels.

4) Interior Fabric Components – For headliners, carpets, and velour and fabric upholstery use a white cotton Turkish towel. These towels are excellent to gently scrub with and also to remove dirty soapy water from carpets and upholstery. Do not use dyed Turkish towels, they do not absorb well and could transfer the dye onto certain fabrics. Don’t be concerned if your white towels have stains in them after washing. They will be clean, they just will not be pretty! Turkish towels make good utility towels. Never use them as a final wipe down towel, they will put light scratches in the paint.

5) Interior Vinyl/Leather Components – Microfiber towels also do a great job assisting with cleaning and detailing vinyl and leather interior components. The perfect size would be a 16 x 16. We carry a pink microfiber car interior cleaning towel that has a different fiber mesh from our polishing and glass microfibers. These microfibers are perfect for cleaning dash boards, door panels, consoles, leather seating surfaces, hard and soft vinyl trim.

All new towels should be washed before you put them into service. It is a good idea to pour a cup of white vinegar instead of soap into your wash load of towels before you start to use them. By washing them with vinegar will season the towel, fluff it up and make it absorb better. Be sure to dry them in the dryer before using them. It is not a bad idea to use vinegar once or twice a month after you have washed your towels, before you dry them run them through another wash cycle with a cup of white vinegar. This will help keep the towels lint free and very absorbent.

Never use detergent with bleach, bleach alternatives or fabric softener. Bleach will cause the towels to lint and break-down the fiber structure. Fabric softener will make them less absorbent and cause smears. We have a great detergent soap for all detailing towels including microfibers, it is called Micro Klean. Many detailers are now using jumbo-sized microfibers to dry cars with. Many say microfibers do a better job drying the wet surfaces of the vehicle exterior. When drying microfiber towels use very low heat so not to damage the fibers, this will keep their super absorbing powers at an optimum level. Use individual bins to keep the towel groups separated. This will reduce sorting time when preparing to lauder them and also will keep them from cross contamination.