3 Best Towels For Detailing | Autoblog Details

– The number one detailing tool I have is this bag of towels. Almost every aspect of detailing
requires some type of towel Find out which ones make the cut on this episode of Auto Blog Details. Microfibers is asynthetic fiber 1/60th and now ever 1/100th the
size of a human hair. For the car care world these
microfibers are a blend of polyester and polyamide. Polyester is the scrubbing
or cleaning fiber, while polyamide tends to be the absorbing or picking up fiber. The combination of these two fibers is what creates the towel’s blend. Microfiber towels are
categorized in two ways. The first is weight or
density, referred to as GSM, or grams per square meter. The second is the towels
percentage blend of polyester and polyamide. Detailing towels commonly
range from 200 to 500 plus GSM. Typically the higher GSM
the more plush the towel. Common fiber blends range
between 80/20 or in other words, 80% polyester and 20% polyamide, 75/25 and 70/30. These blends will help you
decide if you want more scrubbing capabilities or more water absorbing characteristics. Now armed with all this
background information let me show you my three
favorite detailing towels. First, is the low GSM window towel. Approximately 200 to 300
GSM and at a 70/30 blend. This is what’s called a waffle weave, and great for scrubbing dirty windshields. Keep in mind all microfiber
towels need to be cared for properly, but these
in particular have to be segregated from other
towels and washed separately to avoid cross contamination and possibly causing streaky glass. For paint towels the GSM
needs to be a bit higher, but not too high. A GSM of between 300
and 400 is useful range. This will allow you to easily
pick up wax and sealant, dry the paint with a microfiber towel, and safely clean interior
leather and plastics. It’s a perfect all around towel. Any towel with a super plushy feel, or extra long fibers in the 500 GSM range have a tendency to be
difficult to work on the paint. The fibers fold over due
to their length and fight themselves causing the
towel to stick to the paint while your hand moves around. Which is not ideal when removing wax. Throwaway towels are thin
low pile or low GSM rags. These do not have enough density
to safe use on the paint. Instead these are used
on extremely dirty areas of the car, such as the
engine, door and hood jams, wheel and exhaust tips,
and tend to be the cheapest of the three towels. They can be washed, but as
they become extremely dirty simply throw them away or
relegate them to shop towels not for use on the car anymore. Microfiber towels are fantastic tools, and have changed the
way we detail our cars. One last tip, with any
new microfiber towel, be sure to remove the tag
to avoid any micro-marring on the clear coat from
accidentally rubbing the paint during the wiping process. If you found this video
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to the Auto Blog page. I’m Larry Kosilla from AmmoNYC.com Thanks for watching.


  1. AutoShineTabasco August 2, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    Excellent video my amigo Larry, congratulations for sharing always very valuable information and Detailing tips, greetings from Tabasco, Mexico

  2. Θωμας Χειλακης January 4, 2018 at 8:36 pm

    Nice to share all these info Larry. Keep up the good work. You are a great help for new detailers….

  3. D-VinzCode March 16, 2018 at 7:12 am

    what brand of microfiber towels do you use?

  4. Hennessy * November 26, 2018 at 3:06 am

    What's a great microfiber towel when using detail spray … Gsm percentage ???

  5. Angela Fox December 6, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    Best drying towel?? Your recommendation?

  6. Jordan May 24, 2019 at 2:46 pm

    when would you use a 300-400 GSM vs a 500+GSM towel?

  7. Abdelaziz Gz July 14, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    Searched for type of microfiber towel got some videos suggestion with more than 15min … but this still the best short and clear video

  8. Travis Terrell August 17, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    Good thing you read the description to us word-for-word.

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