Does Costco put the weight of their towels? I'm pretty anal, so I have to have confidence in the weight. Especially with the Honda super soft clearcoat. MFtech tells me they only push out if towel weight is within 3% margin of error.
Do you sheet the car when you are finished washing? Take the nozzle off and let the water free flow over the entire car. I can usually dry the car with just one waffle weave after that.Yeah I've got the 10-pack of 530gsm's (the blue one's) from MF-Tech also. Good towels. I'm using a few of their waffle weaves too. They're okay, but not big enough to plush enough to really trap a lot of water. I think I have 4-5 of them. That's plenty to dry off a completely wet car though.
+1 for MF-Tech
So true! I think I'm up to 50 or so now too, for just the 530 gsm 16x16 towels. I have designated about 20 for removing compound/polish and the other 30 I use for RW and final buffs.Mikey's crazy ...GRIN.....but turned me on to mftech a couple years ago, must have 50 now.....until you really detail, you'll never understand why you need so many...
Agreed ......cotton is like steel wool on paint.....
Just checked out this site. I may have to give their clay a try. Very good pricing and 3 different grades. Mikey, have you tried any of the clay from here or just the MF?Yep I been spreading the word for the past 2 years about this site
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They are great towels for professional use.
Costco towels are not towels to be used for buffing the car. They are to be used as rags/interior cleaning and stff like that
For the terry towels, don't need super high standards since those would just be for cleaning polishing pads on the fly (see Mike Phillips' article on AG if you are interested in this process). Just basically need a decent nap that will grab the polish out of the pad and that will withstand multiple washes. I don't use Costco, so I turn to the interweb for bulk buying. :thmsup: I'm thinking about going with these at $10/dozen unless the economy ones ($8/dozen) do okay (I'll test both qualities out this weekend from the free samples they sent me): https://www.towelsupercenter.com/Hand-Towels/Premium-White/15x25-White-Hand-Towels-Premium.htmlThey have done fairly inexpensive Terry cloths at Costco but I don't know if they would meter your standards. Like said earlier, their microfiber isn't the highest quality but I'll admit I use one for spot cleaning during washes at the coin operated car wash.