Microfiber cloths... What's better, fuzzy or smooth?

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  1. yhellotharsir macrumors member

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  2. DanggxAmanda macrumors regular

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    I have both and the fuzzy cleans better, the smooth just seems like it moves the dirt around and leaves smudge lines. Fuzzy makes my screen crystal clear and smudgeless
     
  3. cocky jeremy macrumors 68040

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    I like smooth. Fuzzy ones leave dust behind. At least in my experiences.
     
  4. adztaylor macrumors 68000

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    I use sandpaper myself :p

    But seriously I use the cloth that came with my MacBook. So smooth.
     
  5. lorenwade macrumors 68000

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    I have both. Neither leave any traces and both clean well. No complaints.
     
  6. Zepaw macrumors 65816

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    I have a fuzzy one that works super well for me.
     
  7. BigRedOne macrumors regular

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    i use those yellow microfiber cloths from Costco and the seem to be ok. I guess their the fuzzy ones.
     
  8. iggypod macrumors 6502a

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    I love my smooth radtech microfiber for my i4 and my mbp screens.
     
  9. vincenz macrumors 601

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    I use both. The fuzzy ones are better though from my experience.
     
  10. coasterider macrumors regular

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    I used a fuzzy for a while but now I use the smooth one from my mbp. It works extremely well.
     
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    If you get the iKlear pack, you get both types included. ;)
     
  13. SophiaLee macrumors 6502a

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    I use whatever shirt I'm wearing. Works great!
     
  14. funkyc macrumors regular

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    i use both and both work just as well as each other

    if u get lint or doesn't clean well, just fog it up with ur breath and wipe again. good as new!

    should have added a poll lol
     
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    I have both.

    For my first gen iPod touch, I used a blue and yellow microfiber cloth I got from Wal-Mart that is smooth.

    For my current iPhone 4, I use a green microfiber towel cloth from Target that is fuzzy.

    From my experience, I like the fuzzy ones better. It wipes away the fingerprint like a sponge. Only weakness is it could leave lint sometimes from the tiny threads. But far less streaks. A smooth one just smudges the fingerprints and needs to get washed more often because of it. Leaves streaks.
     
  16. F123D macrumors 68040

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    I use both. Currently using one from Costco vision department. It's slightly fuzzy and works really well.
     
  17. SkottDMD macrumors 6502

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    I prefer slightly fuzzy as I find they remove the general nastiness a bit better (oils, etc.). The smooth cloths that comes with most cases work well polishing but otherwise I find they just move oils around. That said, I'd only use the fuzzy ones on a screen with a protector, I find they trap a lot of debris which has in the past created a couple of small scratches.
     
  18. h1r0ll3r macrumors 68040

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    Fuzzy ones are better for cleaning since bits and pieces of dirt/gunk get trapped in the cloth. Only downside is that, periodically, you need to launder them in order to get all that dirt/gunk out or there is a chance that those little particles will scratch your phone.

    Smooth cloths don't do so well for cleaning however they are good for "light" cleaning of your phone, i.e. fingerprints/dust/etc. As far as oil goes, like others have commented already, the smooth ones will just kind of move them around on your screen and not really clean it.

    Personally, I use both. Using the smooth one for daily cleaning. I use the cloth from that came with my 3G for that. And an auto microfiber cloth (maybe once a week) to do a little more thorough cleaning.
     
  19. Zepaw macrumors 65816

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    I did this. I like the fuzzy one, the smooth one takes a lot more effort to get the screen clear.
     
  20. solius macrumors regular

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    I like the smooth ones. I think they are much better for cleaning.
     
  21. Surely Guest

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    You're supposed to use the smooth one with the iKlear spray, and then use the fuzzy one to dry and buff.
     
  22. ItsJustafnPhone macrumors 6502a

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    buy a fuzzy one, but not a cheap one you get from costco, etc

    those tend to leave fibers behind and really suck after you wash them a few times

    the best microfibers I have used are

    1) Mother's Ultrasoft Microfiber towel
    2) Meguiar's supreme shine Microfiber towel

    you don't need 20 like from costco, just a few quality ones and take care of them
     

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