Ultra-soft Microfiber Towels For Car Detailing

Due to the nature of the soft and reusable microfiber towels, car detailing uses microfiber towels in various activities. The towel types include suede towels, which serve specific applications like coating processes. MaxShine serves the full range of microfiber towels for meeting the diversified and dynamic nature of car detailing. Detailers often use microfiber towels with chemical compounds for cleaning, coating, and finishing, and each towel provides its properties to assist the processes collaborating with chemical compounds. 

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What are Microfiber Towels made of?

Most microfiber towels are made of polyester and polyamide fibers, separately manufactured, and then fused together by applying heat. 

Manufacturers typically produce most microfiber towels by separately crafting polyester and polyamide fibers and, later in the manufacturing process, combining them through heat fusion.

Polyester is from Petroleum, and alternatives are crops and other recycled materials, characterized by durable, lightweight, quick to dry, and wrinkle resistive. Polyamide is also derived from Petroleum, offering water resistance and durability, yet soft and absorbent. By combining these two fibers, crafting microfiber towels provides: 

  • Soft and absorbent
  • Durable and reusable
  • Lightweight
  • Quick to dry
  • Wrinkle resistive

What is the ratio of polyester and polyamide fibers blended?

Typically, the 70/30 ratio blending of polyester and polyamide (70% polyester: 30% polyamide) is generally softer and more absorbent than that of 80/20 blending. Since car detailing requires scratch-free and soft towels, the 70/30 ratio is widely used. 

What is the GSM for microfiber towels?

Microfiber towels are further classified by the GSM, which stands for grams per square meter, measurement of fabric weight in sheets. The lowest GSM used in car detailing is 180GSS, and the highest GSM is 1,000 or higher; each class of GSM has its own applications in car detailing services.



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180 ~ 300 Utilities microfiber towels - utility application

MaxShine 260GSM 12″x12″ Microfiber Edgeless Utility Towels

330 ~ 600 General cleaning microfiber towels - general cleaning towels

MaxShine 500GSM Interior Microfiber Car Cloth

600 ~ 1200 Drying microfiber towels - drying towels MaxShine Duo Twisted Loop Microfiber Drying Towels 

Note that the drying towels are large in dimensions and have high GSM for fast drying during the washing process.

Why are towels colored for car detailing?

Car detailing involves multiple processes in different parts of a car, which induces cross-contamination among the towels during the detailing process. A towel used for coating cannot be reused for washing since the towel contains a coating chemical compound. Once the towel contains a coating compound, it migrates to another towel when washing or drying. Detailers use a specific colored towel for a designated process to prevent cross-contamination,

Other types of towels for car detailing

Suede Towels

Ceramic coating requires using suede towels for efficient waxing, scratch-free, and without leaving the essential substances of the coating compound.

MaxShine Microfiber Towels

MaxShine offers a wide array of microfiber towels, which generally, under 600GSM towels apply to utility and general cleaning purposes. The higher the GSM towels, the more suitable for car washing and drying.

Window Cleaning Towels

Cleaning car windows or mirrors requires extra soft towels and fine chemicals. In addition to that, a dedicated colored towel is ideal to prevent any cross-contamination between the towels. MaxShine has a microfiber towel specific to cleaning car windows and mirrors colored green, which is ultra soft, thus ideal for the window cleaning application.

Glass Cleaning Microfiber Towel

Washing and Drying Towels

The high GSM of over 600 towels is for drying applications since they provide more weight and large dimensions ideal for quick car drying. Today, 1200GSM towels dominate the market due to their optimized weight and generous dimensions.

Polishing Towels

The towels used in the polishing process are 330GSM to 380GSM towels aligning the nature of polishing jobs associated with polishing machines and chemical compounds with rubbing, removing, and cleaning.

Coating Towels

MaxShine Suede Towels work with the Graphene Ceramic Coating by MaxShine. A few drops of Graphene Ceramic coat applied to the Suede Towel for waxing will safely contour the surface. Other Maxshine 380GSM towels also pair with the Graphene Ceramic Coat shown in the image below.         

Ceramic Coating Protection

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