Micro Fibre cloths and dust

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  1. mrtaytay

    mrtaytay Grand Master
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    Evening all

    I am getting increasingly frustrated with micro fibre cloths. I have been finding, when detailing with the cloths, that they appear to leave a dusty residue....most noticable when the sun is shining directly onto the window. Does anyone else notice this. Does the same occur with scrim?
     
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  2. harry

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    Scrim is the same if not worse its ok as long as its dry and clean it will fall off the winow in its own time
     
  3. whostolemyhair

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    I agree, they were touted as the new best thing but as you say, in the sun you can see lots of very small fine bits. Scrim leaves bigger bits but not as many. I use both, microfibre for leaded and georgian, scrim for everything else. Although now I'm using wfp more I'm not using either scrim or micro as much. The not being able to get perfect results traditional was probably my biggest motivator in changing to wfp. Over 20 years trad though, I feel your frustration...go rip apart a scrim or burn a micro, you'll feel better (08
     
  4. Paul

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    The more u wash them the less they will do it, I dint find it much of a problem, what type of microfibre u using I use unger and they've Neva reall done it.
     
  5. Matty H

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    Buy a really good microfibre - the Vikan smooth grey ones are superb. Very little fibre shed ;)
     
  6. Posh

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    I bought some from paragon. Window micros blue 40cm x 40cm. There brilliant. Use em one day take it in dry it and use it next day. Use em more then the scrim now. £13 for 10 inc p&p. Worth trying.
     
  7. Never really had this problem with either, I use scrim for the windows and we use micro for the cleaning side of the business. Maybe just give them a good wash? Other than that not sure.
     
  8. mrtaytay

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    Cheers guys I will take a look at those other micro fibres. I just want my windows to look tip top. I have been using the Micro fibre flat weave and the Unger microwipe 500, both from the window clean centre. The links are below:
    http://www.windowcleancentre.co.uk/productdetails.aspx?ProductID=144&SectionID=47
    http://www.windowcleancentre.co.uk/productdetails.aspx?ProductID=282&SectionID=47
     
  9. best

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    had the same problem
    I think it is how you wash and dry them
    i used to wash my microfibre and sill cloths together (sill cloths/old t-towels)
    when i wash them seperatly it helps alot
    not sure if the tumble dryer can cause problems if you dry microfibre & sill cloths together.

    be interested if any one else has noticed this
     
  10. mrtaytay

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    Matty, where do you get your Vikan Micro fibres from?
     
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