Tip of the Week #1: Microfiber Towel Care

Hi there,

Welcome to our series:
Detailing Specialist Tip of the Week.

This is a newsletter where we want to share some detailing tips and tricks with our Apex community online! 
Detailing Specialist Tip #2:

How to Properly Care for Microfiber Towels to Ensure Longevity.

Upkeep for microfiber towels shouldn't be overlooked if you want to ensure they continue to absorb water wash after wash.

Many people simply throw their dirty microfibers into the wash with a Tide Pod and dry on medium heat in the dryer right after. Now while this may be a perfectly good solution for dirty bath towels, it is not good for anything microfiber.
You see, when fabric softeners, dryer sheets, or scent beads get into your towels, they begin to clog those tiny fibers that are so good at absorbing water. Once they are clogged, the towels will absorb very little water. 
In addition, when microfiber towels are put into the dryer on any sort of heat setting besides low, the fibers can begin to melt. Sometimes this is hard to see, but you will easily be able to tell when you go to dry your vehicle the next time. Sometimes a good check is to toss your towel into a bucket of water. If it floats, it is near the end of its life.
Our tip this week:
  • Use Original Liquid Tide, or use a Free and Gentle liquid detergent. Something with no additives when washing.
    • Avoid bleach.
  • Wash on "Warm" as a maximum heat setting
  • Hang dry if you can
  • If you want/need to use a dryer
    • Do not use a dryer sheet (clogs the fibers)
    • Dry on low/no heat (delicate cycle)
    • Wash microfiber towels on their own.
      • Adding in other towels or clothes can result in linting.

If you are needing to purchase your first set of microfiber towels, or just want to add some fresh towels to your arsenal, check out our latest Amazon listing from this week: An 8 Pack of 470 GSM Microfiber Towels.
As a heads up we just listed it here on Amazon a couple of days ago (there aren't quite professional grade photos on the listing yet).
The 8 Pack is only $38.99!
That comes out to only $4.87 per towel
You can check it out below if you are interested.
Some of the benefits of buying on Amazon:
  • Fast and free shipping (~ $10.99 value)
  • Free returns for up to 30 days
  • 100% money back guarantee
  • Ability to easily leave reviews 
    • This feedback helps us improve products and helps spread the word!
Thank you for joining us today in our new series and have a great rest of your week!
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