Detailing cloths

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  1. davywindows147

    davywindows147 Newcomer
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    Can anyone advise me where I can order the blue surgical towels cos I can't see them in wcw brochure and are they the best to use for detailing?


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    SkulBlaker Well-Known Member
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    I get glass cloths from wilko, they are huge and £3 each, great cloths
     
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    #3 daveyboy, Apr 7, 2016
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    I did a thread about this in the past
    I think the wilko ones are the best about for the money
    And 60x80cm is a good size
     
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    I've got a few different ones and the Wilko ones Daveyboy recommends are about the best. Got some waffle ones which are great but click and pull on brickwork. I'll stick with the wilko ones from now on with 40cm exels for sill cloths.
     
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    My sill cloths are cheap microfibres from asda motoring section
    1 kilo of cloths for 7 quid
    Counted them and there were 35 cloths in there i think from memory
    No good for detailing but perfect for sills and dog poo on hose etc
     
  7. Danfire

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    Tried microfibres...went back to grade A scrim.
     
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    I've got a bunch of little Sabco household microfiber cloths (30cmx30cm) and since they just spew dusty fibres, I have them relegated to non-glass uses like frames and sills too.

    I've got a few of the recycled surgical towels and they're alright, but the only cloth I'll touch the glass with are the Vileda ActiFibres. I've 8 or 9 of these and although they dry as stiff as cardboard, they never leave a smear or streak and never lose any fibres.

    They're only small cloths - 30x30cm - but they suck-up liquid beautifully and even once they're wet they still don't streak at all.

    On the other hand, I've got a Vileda synthetic chamois - sold as a 'Glass Cloth' that sucks balls so much I've never bothered to take it with me.

    I wouldn't mind getting a proper genuine-leather chamois sometime, but when it comes down to a choice between one chamois for $20 or 10 Vileda Actifibre cloths I'll take the latter.
     
  9. daveyboy

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    The moment I tried microfibre i never used scrim again
    Each to their own
    The wilkos ones are good enough for me
    They don't get much use and 1 would do a whole days tradding for me
     
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    So the ones from wilkos are good enough for glass?
     
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