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Old 28th December 2009, 13:27   #1441
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Hi All, can anyone show me a pic of how a micro fiber cloth looks like, I have been hunting for it in Chennai, in all the supermarkets. .....where do we get one?
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Hi All, can anyone show me a pic of how a micro fiber cloth looks like, I have been hunting for it in Chennai, in all the supermarkets. .....where do we get one?
You get it at 3M (Shri Balaji Agencies, Opposite SIET college main gate).
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Hi All, can anyone show me a pic of how a micro fiber cloth looks like, I have been hunting for it in Chennai, in all the supermarkets. .....where do we get one?
You can buy the Scotchbrite micro-fibre cloth from any major retail outlet. Scotchbrite is a 3M brand.
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Hi All, can anyone show me a pic of how a micro fiber cloth looks like, I have been hunting for it in Chennai, in all the supermarkets. .....where do we get one?
Try in Shell pumps. Costs Rs 1200 though.
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Try in Shell pumps. Costs Rs 1200 though.
Which make is that? What's the size?
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These are exorbitant rates for a micro fiber cloth. They are dead cheap in the US. I remember buying 10 or 12 of them for less than $5. I remember buying one piece from 3M for 300 INR 4 years ago.
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Old 28th December 2009, 15:02   #1447
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I just called the dealer asked him a suggestion on the cloth to use to keep the car clean and he said use "banians or what we can vests" LOL
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Old 28th December 2009, 15:09   #1448
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@funnyguru Banians( the pure cotton soft ones) are the best cloth for polishing along with terry towels(again pure cotton soft ones). The microfibre is relatively new to the scene. So the dealer gave you good advise. For washing, the "blue" thin cloth you get at bunks is the best(as Rudra has pointed out in the original first post of this thread)

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Sorry for not being specific. I won't be rubbing(R.Compound) the car that often, Once in six month is fine.For Wax And polish I need the machine.It's fine to polish the car/m.cycle after 15-21 days.Any options?
A Random Orbital Polisher is what you are looking for. I dont know if you can get it in India. In the US it is about 25$ for a basic one (about 50$ for Bosch). There are professional grade random polishers which can set you back 500 to 1000$. You will also need to get to get the various "bonnets" which are the polishing pads which are used with the polisher.

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Hi All, can anyone show me a pic of how a micro fiber cloth looks like, I have been hunting for it in Chennai, in all the supermarkets. .....where do we get one?
This is a picture of the things i recently got from the US, which i clicked as soon i got them.

I have marked the Microfibre in the picture. Sorry cant get you a closeup as my camera is not with me now.The cloth looks and feels a little like the cloth on the powder puffs you get for babies (Not the feathery kind).The thicker the cloth, the better. Some cheap ones are too thin and small for our purpose.
A very good microfibre cloth from "megs" is the X2020( Link to Amazon). You can see the X2020 also in the picture below.A superb Car cleaning, polishing & detailing guide-img_24691.jpg

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I just called the dealer asked him a suggestion on the cloth to use to keep the car clean and he said use "banians or what we can vests" LOL
The 3M shop in Chennai use the Banians/vest (soft white cloth) for cleaning the car.

I have seen the same in Xenos shop in Nandanam.
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Which make is that? What's the size?
It is a German product. I think the brand is Wurth. I did not check the size as I was put off by the price. They say it is excellent for wiping the paint/glass area in dry conditions.
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the "blue" thin cloth you get at bunks is the best(as Rudra has pointed out in the original first post of this thread)
Just make sure you don't use the same cloth for wheels and body. Also cloth has to be washed properly in order to keep it hard particles (sand etc) free. In todays context (since it's available) mitt would be the best choice for washing.
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The 3M shop in Chennai use the Banians/vest (soft white cloth) for cleaning the car.
This is generally known as cotton waste and they do come from banian factory. Get only the white one.
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Just make sure you don't use the same cloth for wheels and body. Also cloth has to be washed properly in order to keep it hard particles (sand etc) free. In todays context (since it's available) mitt would be the best choice for washing.
This is generally known as cotton waste and they do come from banian factory. Get only the white one.
The white one is more commonly known as 'banian waste' (the other cotton waste being multi-coloured and slightly rough in texture) and is the best for wiping painted surfaces.
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Are wash mitts available here in india commonly.

It is best not use any of the "waste" you get in hardware stores by the kilo. I have seen a lot of dirt and other rubbish mixed with them and they are usually stored in open bins in the hardware shop gathering all kinds of dust.They are usually used to wipe up dirt/oil/paint in the workshops and service stations and are not good for waxing and polishing.

The "baniyan" i was referring to is old/torn t-shirts and inner wear ( amul macho baniyan ) kind.
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Hi All, can anyone show me a pic of how a micro fiber cloth looks like, I have been hunting for it in Chennai, in all the supermarkets. .....where do we get one?

DO: 3M Microfibre Cloth for Electronics 12" X 14" - IN STOCK - Dealer's Paradise | TechEnclave

3M Microfiber Electronics Cloth White 12" x 14" (32cm x 36cm)

Try KMD at techenclave.
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3M Microfiber Electronics Cloth White 12" x 14" (32cm x 36cm)

Try KMD at techenclave.
These are not the kind you need for cars. The 3M cloth in that link is for cleaning LCD/Plasma and computer screens. It is usually thin, very fine and at about 1 sq foot , too small to fold and use for wiping/polishing automobiles.

The ones for cars are much thicker/plusher and larger.

Will try and post close ups of both types of cloth.

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