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      08-03-2013, 06:15 AM   #22
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Glass Drying Towels

Towels used for cleaning glass should always be washed separately to ensure there is no cross contamination of oils, waxes and etc as this is the one of the causes of glass streaking

Washing – use these towels exclusively for glass and wash them with hot water (no detergents) and one cup vinegar (Heinz® All Natural Cleaning Vinegar) the vinegar doesn't coat the fibres but instead works to eliminate detergent residue and the acid counteracts any alkaline minerals in the water supply. Vinegar (Acetic acid, pH 2) works well in the rinse cycle to make your towels softer. Any kind of laundry soap will leave residue that remains in the micro-fibre, which will then leave streaks, smears or haze.

Rinsing – after washing them in vinegar, re-wash with just clean water ... just to be 100% sure there's no soap residue in the micro-fibres use baking soda (Church and Dwight Arm & Hammer™) add 1/2 cup to the rinse cycle to freshen towels


Air dry or use low heat machine dry

Refresh Towels

Over time, towels build up detergent residue, leaving them unable to absorb as much water. Refresh them by washing them once with hot water and one cup vinegar, then a second time with hot water and half cup sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3) or baking soda (Church and Dwight - Arm & Hammer™). This strips the residue and leaves them fresh and restores their absorbency.

TOGWT® Autopia Detailing Wiki Article - “Glass Cleaning Process” -

Last edited by TOGWT; 08-03-2013 at 07:17 AM.