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    Any one tried the Kmart Drying towels and buffing towels ? I have chem guys drying towels and buffing towels but at this price, are they worth having - if so would you trust them for the marketed uses or just use them as general cloths?

    http://www.kmart.com.au/product/supr...g-towel/747825

    http://www.kmart.com.au/webapp/wcs/s...&storeId=10701

  • #2
    It's hard to say without inspecting them. It's the harshness of the stitching on the edges that can cause really fine scratches in the paint when buffing it down, but those satin edges might be ok.

    I just look at it this way: I just spent a heap of hours polishing up my paint to perfection. If I put marks in it due to saving a few bucks on a microfibre, I've just undone some of my hard work. Would I pay a couple bucks to not redo my work? Time is valuable for me, so I use Kmart type microfibres for general use and buy quality towels for my paint.

    But they may be perfectly ok. I'd have to look at one in person.
    Timmeh!!!

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    • #3
      The Costco microfiber cloths go on sale tomorrow until 3 sep, pack of 36 for $19 looks like good value for general use.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by UserNameRejected View Post
        The Costco microfiber cloths go on sale tomorrow until 3 sep, pack of 36 for $19 looks like good value for general use.
        Good price. I use them on interior and then relegate them to wheels.

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        • #5
          I use the soft detailing towel with no problems.
          Pete

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          • #6
            Can always cut the edging off and use as edgeless towels

            The nap and material of these does seem surprisingly good to touch

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            • #7
              +1 for Costco MF towels.

              They come in bulk, are a decent size, and last for a surprisingly long time.

              I also have some Kmart MF towels which I bought a while back, they're quite small in size and the material is ok but I have since rotated them to wheel cleaning.

              You will probably get more value with the costco ones.

              Just remember to rip the tags off when your using a new towel, they come off pretty easily, never use scissors to cut the tags off coz they will leave a sharp edge.

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              • #8
                I think youíre thinking of the bulk pack microfibres from K-Mart not the much bigger and thicker single cloths they sell.

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                • #9
                  I tried the blue drying towel from Supercheap, felt plush and drying performance was good but marred the crap out of my paint. Never again for me on cheap micro fibre.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Magnum9
                    I tried the blue drying towel from Supercheap, felt plush and drying performance was good but marred the crap out of my paint. Never again for me on cheap micro fibre.
                    Thatís the waffle weave MF cloth youíre talking about? Iím dubious about most SCA and House branded stuff for detailing because itís a product sourced and priced to maximise margin. So a $2 cloth will be sold for $5 less than the ďname brandĒ giving you the impression itís as good quality without the fancy label and netting $20 outright margin for the seller.

                    Iíve come to realise that a lot of the cheaper cloths often do their damage with the edge stitch or the remnants of the tag etc. Edge banded cloths trap junk under the edge too, and the edge material may be quite abrasive.

                    Thereís probably also an equal chance that your cloths are/were contaminated as the cloth itself causing the problem. Iíd never use a new cloth without soaking and washing it first and so on.



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                    • #11
                      I use the Kmart ones, they're fine albeit a little small.

                      You get what you pay for ($6) i guess.

                      I'm yet to figure out how to wash them properly, i wacked them in the washing machine with no fabric softener and then into the drier and they've all come out with dust in them!

                      When i wiped my glasses clean it leaves lint everywhere!

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                      • #12
                        Costco Kirkland or sca MF



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                        • #13
                          Aldi recently had waffle microfiber towels, I grabbed a couple to test as drying towels. If they don't work at least I have two more tea towels.

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                          • #14
                            Good quality towels. I like em.

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                            • #15
                              Aldi currently has MF towels on sale!

                              Microfibre Cloths 12pk $4.49 @ ALDI (37Ę each)

                              I prefer Costco ones though. Last longer.

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