Microfiber Towels

KC Auto has the best microfiber towels at the best prices on the market for all your cleaning needs. Quality microfiber towels are an important key to a successful detail. Why not use cotton or a chamois? A cotton fiber strand is a solid fiber that is only capable of pushing around dirt on the surface increasing the opportunity for scratching and causing swirls. Chamois create a suction between the chamois and the paint therefore also creating scratches and swirls. So what is a microfiber and which microfiber towel should you use? 

A microfiber is a synthetic textile fiber thinner than silk and is a combination of two fibers: polyester and polyamide (a nylon by-product). The polyester provides structure to the towel and the polyamide increases density and absorbtion. When pressure is applied the two fibers separate creating grooves (picture the spaces between the points of a star) that collect and retain dirt particles. A static charge pulls the dirt to the fiber and encapsulates it preventing scratching or causing swirls as you continue over the surface. 

A quality microfiber is graded by its fiber composition percentage, number of splits and its weight. A 70/30 towel is comprised of 70% polyester and 30% polyamide. 70% structure, 30% density and absorbtion. This towel will be long lasting (up to 600 washes) and very absorbant. 

Split microfiber can absorb up to 6 times its own weight in liquid and is better at retaining polishes and waxes. Even though manufacturers don't measure the number of splits in their towels, knowing your towel is made of split microfiber will assure you of a quality towel.

The weight of a microfiber is measured in gsm (grams per square meter). The higher the weight, the more fibers there are per square inch therefore increasing the life of the towel and it's softness. As a general rule, lower gsm towels are used for glass and general cleaning. As the number increases so does the softness and safety of using it on sensitive paint and surfaces.
KC Auto is proud to carry Rag Company microfiber towels and as always, is ready to help you choose the right towels for your project. 
Products (Total Items: 34 )
Sort by:
Rupes BigFoot Professional Detailing Apron
Gyeon Silk Dryer 70x90cm Microfiber
Grit Guard Wash Bucket Insert
Pro-Series Wheel Brush Soft or Firm Bristle
In Stock
Speed Master Wheel Brush
In Stock
Speed Master Jr Wheel Brush
In Stock