Scrim or microfibre?

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  1. wink2202

    wink2202 Newcomer
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    I know this question has been asked before but not recently I don't think?! Which do you prefer to use? I've just started out and so far I think the microfibre is better...simply because it doesn't leave behind any fibres like a scrim seems too. (The scrim I've used is a pre-washed A grade by the way)



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  2. Jacob

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    Have always used microfibre find them good. Recently discovered i got a scrim but i cant get it to work properly though.
     
  3. Eclipse

    Eclipse Well-Known Member
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    Microsuede for me
     
  4. mrtaytay

    mrtaytay Grand Master
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    I love my microfibre glass cloths. They do get better with loads of hammer and washing. Marine drying cloths are good for leaded windows.
     
  5. Duncs

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    just started using microfibre
    wilkos £3 a pop really pleased dry quick happy days
     
  6. TolishAPurd

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    Bone dry scrim everytime for me.
     
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  7. mrtaytay

    mrtaytay Grand Master
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    Whatever turns you on Tolish......thats all that counts
     
  8. boarcity

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    #8 boarcity, Aug 28, 2015
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    they can take several washes before they start working. at first they dont absorb water very well. the fibres need breaking in

    also it seems every batch of Unger grade A scrim is different,different by a long way too. some are like sackcloth can take weeks to break in but some are fine as silk break in a day or two . i recently bought 3 packs x 10 from www.cleaningstuff.co.uk to replace a few id had 8 yrs , [god what other cloth lasts 8 yrs and still ok but getting holey] and these new ones are very good not like sackcloth

    i cart about 50 scrim into my van each day in a garden waste sack ,shared among 4 workers and wash about the same each evening drying on racks well its my missus does this chore mostly .reminds me i must replace a broken rack iv seen a beaut of a rack on sale in ipswich has alloy tubes instead of wires will possibly get one "as a real treat" for the missus this wkend and try it out

    we dont use a seperate sill cloth cos it takes too long to change cloths is my experience so use a scrim for everything .
     
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  9. Jacob

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    Okay must wash them some more then washed it couple of times, and the fabric is like a rough sackcloth, maybe i have just got a bad one. Thanks for the advice
     
  10. daveyboy

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    Why take that many scrims when all your guys could get away with about 5 wilkos microfibres each for a days work maximum..if you hang the damp ones to dry in the van probably only need a couple each
     
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