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Did some searching but only found one posting, and I already know not to use laundry detergent with perfumes or dyes, or fabric softener, so I'll ask:

 

- Could I use a product like OxiClean to wash the MF towels?

- What about a "free and clear" detergent with it added, like this?

- Along with MRB, would either add a little more kick to the wash?

 

I want my towels to last a LONG time, so if anyone has had positive or negative experience with this approach, please chime in...

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As long as whatever detergent you're using is a liquid or disolvable pod, then you're good. You don't want to use powder detergents because they don't always dissolve and can get caught in the fibers and scratch the paint. I usually do my towel with a good soak and wash with the Revitalizer, then a regular machine wash with Tide liquid.  So far........so good. 

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Did some searching but only found one posting, and I already know not to use laundry detergent with perfumes or dyes, or fabric softener, so I'll ask:

 

- Could I use a product like OxiClean to wash the MF towels?

- What about a "free and clear" detergent with it added, like this?

- Along with MRB, would either add a little more kick to the wash?

 

I want my towels to last a LONG time, so if anyone has had positive or negative experience with this approach, please chime in...

 

I would play it safe and just use the microfiber rejuvenator 1 to 2 ounces alone in the wash.  I have a washing machine (HE) that has a “Whitest/White” cycle. Hot wash/cold rinse/high spin/second rinse. I spot treat any white towel with a spray of microfiber rejuvenator, let it sit for 5 minutes and then throw it in the wash. That’s been working fine for me.

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I would recommend only using Microfiber Revitalizer & Brightener without any other detergents.  MFR&B is a strong detergent designed specifically for removing waxes, polymers, polishes, and oils commonly associated with detailing.  Regular laundry detergent is not strong enough to remove many of the detailing products from towels, especially the sealants.

 

While some might use other detergents to save a little money, if you buy the MFR&B in the gallon, with a sale discount, the amount of product used for one load is less than a buck, not much compared to the cost of these premium towels.

 

While I do not use any vinegar, some people use it for the rinse cycle.  To do this, it would be placed in the fabric softener dispenser.  Putting vinegar directly into the wash load with the detergent would be counter-productive, as the vinegar would work against the detergent.

 

It is also a good idea to run a cleaning cycle on your machine before running your detailing towels, to remove any laundry soap build-up in the machine.  Before washing my Microfiber towels, I run a clean-cycle on the washer with some distilled white vinegar to break down the build-up of detergents and fabric softeners inside the machine, as this build-up is bad for the detailing towels and can also be full of contaminates (like glitter). Since MFR&B is a stronger detergent than regular laundry soap, it will break down the build-up in the washer and mix it into your load of Microfiber towels, unless you clean the washer first. The dryer can also have contaminants from other loads, such as rags, rugs or shoes. A thorough vacuuming of the dryer along with a wipe-down is good practice to prevent the clean Microfiber towels from being contaminated with stuff that can cause damage when used on your paint.  If this seems extreme, take a closer look at what gets collected in the lint screen of the dryer.

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