07-24-2003, 08:33 AM
Can I use flannel towels to apply glaze, and GEPC?
What about to remove glaze, and GEPC?
I don't have MF towels right now which is why I am asking, but I can get some cheap ones for temp use.
07-24-2003, 08:54 AM
terry covered pads at Wal-Mart, I think they're 89¢ for a 2-pack.
just use the flannel you have for buffing. For application of GEPC or wax, use a closed cell foam pad (basic cheapo yellow foam pads that you can find in Pep Boys or Target).
07-24-2003, 10:00 AM
I live in the middle of nowhere in NC so these supplies are hard to come by locally..
07-24-2003, 10:02 AM
they are also great for applying Vinylex and Lexol. And for detailing in the engine compartment.
07-24-2003, 10:36 AM
I have a half dozen cheepies and a few good ones like Viper and such. Havent seen the linting problem at this point. Sometimes I cant even tell which is which b/c the tags are off.
However I'm a relative n00b to detailing compared to these guys, so I'm second guessing myself here.
but I can certainly tell the difference between the cheapie Pep Boys MF towels, and the one's I have from microfibertech.com. HUGE difference in look and feel.
You could still be right...by asserting that the cheap one's are just as functional...but I'm not going to test the theory. Just by running over the two cloths with my hands, I can tell you that I'm not putting the cheap MF on my paint. Same goes for cotton towels...there are different quality towels out there...the cheap stuff doesn't touch the paint...it feels like cardboard.
I feel comfortable passing along tips that work for me...but if I wouldn't use something on my paint, I sure as hell won't recommend that somebody else do it (not without a proper word of warning). If it works for you, and you're happy...go right ahead and recommend it...nobody's gonna piss in your wheaties.
In his case, he didn't have anything, and intended on buying quality MF towels...so there was no point in buying the cheapies...hence my suggestion.
07-25-2003, 05:02 AM
Kitchen Essentials is the brand, I think. They were not dirt cheap, but they are fairly thick (unlike the 5 pack of thin MF towels I previously got in the Walmart auto section). I got them for things other than the paint, but when doing the windows with them they do seem to lint. But they work awsome for drying the wheels/tires, lower trim and inside the doors/trunk/hood/gas filler. They are also the shiznit for applying Vinylex/Meguiar's #40 to the tires.
I got one of the Aquis waffle weave MF hair towels from Bed Bath & Beyond for drying the car, and it works awsome and no lint. I have a 20% off coupon from BB&B and I'm thinking of getting another. Eventually I will order some towels from MFtech for using with wax/polish, but for now the thick terry towels I bought when I got the car are fine.
No need to spend $25 on a waffle weave towel for my friend's detailing kit...I have a 20% coupon for BBB...I'll just pick up an Aquis towel.
I think I've seen the MF towels you're referring to in BBB...I remember seeing a nice set there once...kinda odd, because that's the only place I've ever seen a nice set of MF towels...other than the typical auto detailing sites online.
07-26-2003, 07:10 AM
I have only used flannel for cleaning wood trim & other plastic stuff with Plexus...
The interiof wood trim is plastic coated, the tail light lenses and headlight lenses, and the platic over the intrument cluster...