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Old 06-24-2010, 08:14 AM   #1
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Is there any way to get dried up leaves and small debris out of microfiber towels? I have been washing with microfiber rejuvenater and picking them out with limited success. I have a towel scratch in my deck lid from a small leaf. My only other recourse seem to be to toss the towel.

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Is there any way to get dried up leaves and small debris out of microfiber towels? I have been washing with microfiber rejuvenater and picking them out with limited success. I have a towel scratch in my deck lid from a small leaf. My only other recourse seem to be to toss the towel.

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To be honest, your best recourse is to toss the towel.

If you have tweezers and a good magnifying glass, I'm sure you could pick one out to somewhat of a useable standard in several hours, but when you amortize the time it took you vs. the cost of a new cloth, it's probably better to be safe and get a new one.
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Is there any way to get dried up leaves and small debris out of microfiber towels? I have been washing with microfiber rejuvenater and picking them out with limited success. I have a towel scratch in my deck lid from a small leaf. My only other recourse seem to be to toss the towel.

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Turn your contaminated towels into wheel cleaning and interior wipe down towels. Your leaf debris will not scratch those surfaces unless, you have a piece that is very stiff and has a sharp point on it. Just try to get the obvious larger pieces out by using a piece of duct tape or a good sticky lint roller and you should be able to pick up anything that would harm those surfaces.
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downgrade them indeed to a place where it wont harm. I find it best to store MF towels in ziplocks, a seperate cabinet with doors, or those storage bins. They are indeed buggers for picking up anything they come in contact with so no other laundry and no dropping them.
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Sux when you're removing sealant or polish and the mf towel comes across the ground, picking everything up. Phooey! I have several like that. You can spend a lot of time trying to pick them clean or you can resign them to other chores. The other posters have given you the two best options.
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To be honest, your best recourse is to toss the towel.

If you have tweezers and a good magnifying glass, I'm sure you could pick one out to somewhat of a useable standard in several hours, but when you amortize the time it took you vs. the cost of a new cloth, it's probably better to be safe and get a new one.
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downgrade them indeed to a place where it wont harm. I find it best to store MF towels in ziplocks, a seperate cabinet with doors, or those storage bins. They are indeed buggers for picking up anything they come in contact with so no other laundry and no dropping them.

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I had the same situation a couple of weeks ago. I went to a show on grass and as you would know it I drug two of the MF towels in the grass. I spent three hours with a pair of tweezers and a magnifying glass to get all the debris out. In the end I got everything that I could feel and see out but I still retired the towels to non-painted surfaces. I replaced them with 540 MF.
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Thanks guys,
I was wondering if anyone had a brush technique or the like. I do relegate the bad ones to undercarriage of wheels. I really need to start putting the used ones in a sealed container prior to washing, as these are the worst just sitting in a pail in the garage.
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Go to a pet shop and get a flea comb.

I inspect all my towels after drying, both visually and a quick wipe with the palm of my hand as I fold them.
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You can not "comb" the debris out. The micro-fiber is so fine it traps foreign matter like grass, leaves and such. A magnifying glass, tweezers and your sense of touch is the only way to rid you towels of most unwanted debris. That being said, I don't believe you can get it all. I retired my towels to non-painted surfaces. If you have a dark color car you can do serious damage by using a contaminated towel. Don't take the chance!

I always store my MF towels in an airtight plastic container to keep anything from contaminating the otherwise clean towels. I am very careful when it comes to touching the paint with anything.

Only use a MF cleaning agent to wash the towels. Never use fabric softener or most laundry soaps. MF cleaning agents are very cheap and do a great job. Always air dry when you can or dry on low heat to damp.

All this works for me!

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