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Old 13th December 2008, 01:21   #16
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Default Meguiar's - the best microfiber available here

Haven't any of you guys checked out the Meguiar's brand of microfibers as they advertise literally 'feel the difference' the cloth is so much thicker & better quality than any of the others. Also a lot more expensive but a much larger size. Costs about Rs.650/- but there is absolutely no comparison to the 3M microfiber that costs little less than 100 bucks. So all of you that are crazy about your car check these out on the web too, its called Meguiar's Supreme Shine Microfiber towel X2010.
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Default Microfiber towel made by Solo available for Rs. 52

You can buy microfiber towels, the size 30cms X 30cms made by Solo in India. They cost Rs. 52 per towel. I have found them to be extremely effective in cleaning LCDs. Nothing works better. Should be good for automobiles as well. Available from most stationary stores.
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Old 18th January 2010, 23:36   #18
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Default Microfiber

The world of microfibers is soooo vast...i have used the following
Meguiars
Viking- check amazon.com or vikings website
3M
Some local stuff from US
and Some special cloth that i saw recently at a detailing center( Mozi, made in China)
There are some more i saw on ebay:
eBay Store ? Candie's eStore: Search results for. this looks like better than even Meguiars)

Viking too has 2 qualities and hence 2 different costs
I am really not sure which are the best. Some cost about $4, some $5 and some even $6-8. Nowhere did i see a comparison of the different brands to tell which is best( quality and use)
A measure i think is the weight of the cloth, % of composition and the number of fibers..
The ones i saw recently are from china and they are clearly better than meguiars which i thought were the best. The plushness, softness is much more...
Can someone tell what are the really best ones from the above list
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3M Microfibre towels are available at Reliance AutoZone. Approx price - 99.

Used to be available at Reliance Mart, but the auto-care/accessories section in Rel Mart seems being neglected.
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3M Microfibre towels are available at Reliance AutoZone. Approx price - 99.
Where is this store ?
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the closest for you : South end road, diagonally opp Balaji medicals.

Go down Nanda Rd to South End circle, take left, go down that road upto the 1st signal. Shop is on the left side.
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3M Microfibre towels are available at Reliance AutoZone. Approx price - 99.

Used to be available at Reliance Mart, but the auto-care/accessories section in Rel Mart seems being neglected.
Are you referring to the yellow colored ones? If so- Metro has them for Rs 10 lesser...even after that 90 rs per piece is a little stiff. They are no better than viking ones which come to around $1.5 for a set of 6 but you have to get them from the US
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@mkh, not that yellow soft duster cloth. This is different.
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Spar has them for Rs.149. 3 different blends of microfiber. Some chinese make. Size is small but they work.

I think I'm getting addicted to microfiber cloths.

I now have Meguiars pack of 3, Spar pack of 3 and have just ordered a microfiber drying towel, a microfiber wash mitt and microfiber wax applicator pad.
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I found this store in T.Nagar "Sekar stores" opp: GRT. Bought it for 40 bucks for a pair. It was worth it. Went again last week and got another pair as I was impressed.
Its a Chinese product though.
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All along I have been using porous blue cloth [available in petrol pumps] for washing. Pardon me for my ignorance, are Turkey towel and microfiber cloth one and the same? Both look the same to me, at least in photographs. Alternatively, can I use Turkey towel for washing my Fiat Linea? I would be grateful, if I am enlightened.
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SPAR Bannerghatta Rd now has a large stock of the 3M ones for Rs.99. Bought 3 of them! Wife thought I had gone mad...
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All along I have been using porous blue cloth [available in petrol pumps] for washing. Pardon me for my ignorance, are Turkey towel and microfiber cloth one and the same? Both look the same to me, at least in photographs. Alternatively, can I use Turkey towel for washing my Fiat Linea? I would be grateful, if I am enlightened.
Nope they are both different. Turkey towels are more or less cotton towels.

The microfiber towels are made of Polyester and Polyamide. They are completely lint free and the strands are very very thin. These thin strands don't allow the dust to stick on to them and therefore prevent the car from getting scratched.
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Forget car surfaces, they are even used to clean optical elements.
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... These thin strands don't allow the dust to stick on to them and therefore prevent the car from getting scratched.
I don't think that is how it works. If the dust didn't stick, the cloth would not remove it.

The point of the micro-fibre thin strands is that they get into micro-thin spaces, and remove dust from them. They are even capable of removing grease from a surface without any chemical. There are especially fine ones for glass, but try even an ordinary micro-fibre cloth on your specs, if you use them --- you'll be impressed at how clear they leave the glass! (cross-posted with theMAG)

The ability to "reach into small spaces" makes them particularly good at cleaning textured surfaces, such as plastic dashboards.

I am a great fan of micro-fibre cloths, for cleaning, dusting, drying --- everything from cars to hands!
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