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Widely considered the de-facto benchmark towel...and for good reason!
April 7, 2016
These are often regarded as the benchmark car wash towels and for excellent reason. The microfiber seems to be of excellent quality with one side having longer loops resulting in a fluffier feel that is great for drying your car or doing a 'soft buff' (i.e. Removing a gentle wax) while the other side has a much tighter nap that is excellent for removing/buffing polish, compound or other products that leave a crustiers residue. The dual sided nature makes the towel very diverse while the quality of the microfiber and the adequate density of the towels make them an all around excellent towel and 'jack of all trades' in the detailing world, if you would. And yes, the thread density isn't particularly high, but it is certainly not thin either (I received a couple towels in a kit that have the same type of dual sided build, but have a higher thread density - that's great for being able to absorb more water, but my opinion is that the effectiveness of the side with the shorter nap suffers a bit).
In addition to the above the towels comes in two different sizes partially making up for the 'average' (for lack of a better word) thread density by providing more towel to absorb water. And while this doesn't have to do with the product itself, the price for the 16x24 (large) 6-pack is absolutely amazing. I bought a number of them for $14.70 which is 60%+ less than the price charged by all the other retailers (I've seen the 16x16 6-pack go for 40 bucks so the price is quite literally amazing).
My only gripe is that after soaking the towel in the degreaser I use, which is the 3D orange natural degreaser (I do this to pre-treat my towels after using them to remove any stubborn spots of dirt/grime such as the black spots one gets from accidentally rubbing against window molding), causes the towel to fade fairly significantly. It doesn't effect the performance of the towel, but aesthetically I like the nice golden yellow color of the towel. And remember, microfiber towels are used to dry cars because of the 'split' shape of each individual thread which is made out of a synthetic material allowing the towel to capture dirt in the threads away from the surface and have a bit of a negative static charge attracting dust. The use of any kind of fabric softer, drier sheets, etc clogs up the crevices in the threads removing their advantage. Ditto to using overly hot water or drying the towels with the heat up too high. You should use a special microfiber detergent (which is basically just detergent with no additives, but you can get it fairly cheap so IMO it's not a scam to pick the stuff up), wash using the 'colors' setting (warm wash, cool rinse) and dry on low or no heat - heat melts synthetic threads so you should avoid excessive amounts.
All in all, this towels is 'the bar' used by many and for excellent reason. There are plusher towels, towels that are excellent at absorbing large amounts of water, towels that have different color sides of which is useful for rinseless washes so that you don't re-use the dirty side, etc. But if you can only have 1 type of towel this guy wins since it can do it all and it can do it all well!
And the fact that I picked up 6 packs of the 16x24 towel for basicall 2 bucks a pop is absolutely amazing on its own!