Using a bath towel for detailing?

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  1. Jacob

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    Any of you that use a cotton bath towel for detailing the window?
    saw a windie once use it. Looked up some prices and they are dead cheap compared to microfibres, also you can buy a big one and only carry one towel for maybe 2-3 jobs. what do you think.
     
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  2. Danfire

    Danfire Well-Known Member
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    We have a drying room at work and towels often get abandoned in there...every so often there is a clean out...if no one claims the towels I cut them up and either use them for rag at work or cill cloths or for detailing...I find they work just fine, no different from microfibre or scrim, if anything they seem to stay dry longer...you might get occasional strands of cotton come off, I just give those a quick puff and blow them away...can't complain seeing as I've got an endless, free supply.
     
  3. Jacob

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    that sounds exellent Danfire, was just worried they would leave marks, but think if you wash them without softner like the micro ones the result would be the same. I am off to my local towel pusher.
    Any other experiences are welcome
     
  4. daveyboy

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    2-3 jobs..i usually use 1 60x80cm microfibre for at least a couple of days
    In colder weather i will have 2 on the go..when 1 is damp it drys over my headrest while i use the other 1
     
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    With this summer bath sheets are a must :(
     
  6. albootyerbaws

    albootyerbaws Well-Known Member
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    work fine but still prefer scrim.
     
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  7. Jacob

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    I couldnt do that i use 1 40*50cm on a averager job, so thats from 5-15 a day i only use a cloth one time then it thrown in a pile for wash. Have 60 fresh cloths in my car at a time.
     
  8. BostonMike

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    I prefer scrim as well but most of the old timers in my market prefer bath towels. They use full size towels!
     
  9. Jacob

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    I seen that too with another windie full size towel thought i would be nice only dealing with one cloth all time no changing cloth all the time to do sill.
     
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