Cleaning microfiber cloths in washing machine?

stanw

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I have a a bunch of microfiber cloths that I put into the washing machine with regular washing machine soap and now I'm not sure if I should have. I want to make sure the cloths are not abrasive for use on my displays. Any idea if there are any issues with what I did?

Thanks.
 

MCAsan

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You can purchase large bags of microfiber cloths at Costco, Sam's, and many others for cheap. So you don't have to worry about ruining expense microfiber cloths.
 

skorpien

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It's been answered, but I'd like to chime in too. I wash mine in the washing machine all the time and I've had no issues with any of them scratching any screens/lenses/devices.
 

takeshi74

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Doesn't matter. Just don't use fabric softener. Adding vinegar may help. You can use microfiber detergent if you want but that's really not necessary.

I want to make sure the cloths are not abrasive for use on my displays.
Detergent won't make it abrasive. Washing it with other stuff that contains grit is what will.
 

mfram

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Use the "clear" detergents with a minimum of perfumes. Use hot water. Avoid any kind of fabric softeners. And if you use those dryer sheets at all, avoid putting the towels in the dryer. Air dry them.

Fabric softeners will leave a film of stuff on microfiber making them less effective.
 

Mini125

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As a keen amateur Detailer, the best way an most used in industry is to wash them on low 40 or so with non bio product. Adding distillers vinegar init he softner draw will remove any reminiscence of soap before final rinse. Hang to dry or if pushed for time wash dry on cool air on delicate setting.