Can you just dry scrims and microfibre cloths without washing?

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  1. slippy

    slippy Well-Known Member
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    As these are only used for detailing and so only have water on them is it ok just to dry them and not bother putting them in washing machine? (I just put them on an airer.) I wash sill cloths as they get mucky.
     
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    lazy get
     
  3. Eviestevie

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    Don't they stink??
     
  4. TolishAPurd

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    I just bung them in the wash. The scrims take the dirty water from around the edges of the window and the seals, so I would rather get rid of that then let it dry on.
     
  5. Jake

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    Not really as they soak up all the fairy, so if you let them dry naturally, then use them again, you'll leave fairy liquid streaks behind,

    Plus they always get dirty anyway?
     
  6. Poles Apart

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    I used to have plenty and just wash once a week.
     
  7. Markyboy 50

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    I generally dry mine off on a radiator in an office if I'm cleaning commercials. They don't get too wet as detailing is kept to a minimum!
     
  8. TolishAPurd

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    Thats what I do. I've slowly built up the stocks of scrims, and bought loads of multipacks of micros.
     
  9. slippy

    slippy Well-Known Member
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    WHen I do wash them- sill cloths, micro fibres and scrims do it at 40 degrees, which I know is ok for sill and micofibres, but does anyone regularly wash their scrim at 90 degrees? (you re supposed to!)
     
  10. Markyboy 50

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    If I wash my scrims at home they go on a 30 degree quick wash. Once every 2 months I clean a place that has a laundry room. I always get there early and wash em in their machine on a 90. They come up like new
     
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