Why are MF towels better than prewashed 100% cotton (e.g. soft, clean cloth diapers), quality terry cloth or natural or man-made chamois? I hate the feel of MF towels on my hands. They tend to stick and pull on any dry skin they come in contact with.
So far, nothing in over four decades of personal car care experience has persuaded me to shy away from quality cotton products for cleaning and polishing or chamois for removing water after a hand wash.
I’ve done many hours of research on my Commodore 64 and printed out many articles on my Okidata dot-matrix printer to become more educated on the subject. The upgrade to my 64kb modem has really sped things up, so I’m sure my research is up to date.
I’m still looking for a cellular bag-phone from Apple but no luck yet so texting is out of the question (BTW, what is texting?).
Any help on the subject is appreciated.
One difference between quality microfiber towels and those diapers of yours is the purposeful design of the microfibers to trap and encapsulate anything they catch (which is why they snag on our old dry hands). Diapers on the other hand were designed to (1) absorb moisture and (2) prevent solids from passing beyond the diaper's surface they touch.
Imagine tiny pieces of baby poo on your paint (or don't...even the idea makes me shudder)...Imagine tiny particulate matter
on your paint. The cotton diaper is designed to keep particulate matter (e.g. poo) on its surface. Thus, the diaper, no matter how soft, will only drag the particulate across your paint; particulates of a size you can't see or feel, nonetheless leave a trail (skidmark?) behind them. Microfiber towels are designed to capture any particulates and "wrap" them into the nap of the towel, pulling said particulates away from the surface.
Yes, the cotton diapers are soft and smooth, and microfibers are "rough" in comparison, but that's because of the design intent of the materials. That's why auto wash mitts are "knobby" since they're designed to capture the poo-ticulates loosened from the paint by the soap products; microfiber design is a micro-reflection of the same intent.
That's why even the plush microfibers used for removing the hazed wax or sealant after application and bonding has a nap on it. The nap on microfibers is as it is for a reason; clean soft diapers are to induce naps in babies.