How do you wash and dry your clothes?

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  1. slippy

    slippy Well-Known Member
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    Are scrims always washed at 90 degrees (cotton) and the microfiber detailing cloths and sill cloths at 40 degrees? Also is drying them naturally on an airer better than a tumble dryer?
     
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  2. daveyboy

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    I just shove my cloths on a 30° wash
    Most of the time no soap as they will be soapy anyway
    Tumble dryer doesn't hurt
     
  3. boarcity

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    #3 boarcity, Oct 12, 2015
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    i wash scrims 40 degrees or thereabouts. if you keep boiling them likely shorten their life. im still using scrim that iv had 8 yrs

    iv got a story about scrim/ after an employee of mine recently quit i discovered he had been using upwards of 30 scrim each day , compared to my other workers using perhaps 7 or 8 . it was very suprising to me that i never noticed him using so many each day. my missus is very relieved as its her doing the washing hanging up cloths to dry all over our house was ridiculous hanging them over staircase bannister , chairbacks plus 3 drying frames etc
     
  4. Bingo

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    Hmmmmnnnnn :mm: , got me on this one :wondering:......I haven't a clue :-(..........I'll ask the Mrs :giggle:.
     
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  5. Jacob

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    Microfibres are able to be washed at 60dg without any problems, tumble dry is no problem either.
     
  6. TolishAPurd

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    I put all my cloths in together on one of the 30 min express cycles my washing machine has, and then just dry naturally, not because its better, just as its cheaper.
     
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  7. Jake

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    Same here
     
  8. norm

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    if you have newish scrim and wash your micro cloths with them it causes micro to collect fibres off your scrim in my experience but have no probs with well broken in scrim
    dont like tumble drying my scrim makes them all fluffy weird feeling
     
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  9. daveyboy

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    I haven't used scrim in years so learnt something new there norm

    I have 1 scrim and it is used to wipe the dipstick on my car
     
  10. Eclipse

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    30 min quick wash with a purpose cleaner instead of washing liquid - no softeners and into the tumble until they're dry. At the weekends the get soaked in Fairy&apc over night then a 95 degree wash with woolite then tumble dried. Scrims last me years and the micro suede cloths I use for detailing are still like new after 3 years.
     
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