Detailing is an Art Form
Automotive detailing is an art form. Detailing focuses on the "details" – taking the process of simply “washing and waxing” your vehicle to a higher level, that goes well beyond driving through a car wash at the local gas station or car dealership.
Modern automobile finishes, particularly paint, are far more delicate than the average person realizes. Something as simple as wiping one’s finger across a painted surface or glossy plastic surfaces with a day’s worth of dust and dirt, can scratch and swirl the surface.
With that in mind, consider what a low quality towel, too rough and coarse for your skin can do to a surface that can be scratched easily with just a fine layer of dust. Adding to the equation – harsh dish soaps are not designed for automotive use and over time they can strip away protective layers from the surface of your vehicle – not to mention removing all the wax with single wash.
Why choose Cotton over Microfiber?
Microfiber is a man-made fiber containing polyester (the scrubbing material) and polyamide (nylon). Usually, the Microfiber you will find in automotive sections at your local store are of the low-quality variety. Keep in mind that Microfiber for use in automotive surface care is usually manufactured to be a single use, throw away product. As soon as a Microfiber cloth is drawn once across a painted surface, it should not be used again, because the collected debris gets embedded in the cloth and will scratch the delicate surface. Before you invest money in a microfiber towel, observe the GSMnumber on the towel, choosing only those with a 400 number or above, split-fiber, and a composition of 70/30. If you desire high-performance and long product life, expect to pay as much as $35/each for the best quality microfiber towels.
Microfibers are NOT made from a renewable resource and are NOT biodegradable. The material used to make Microfiber are flammable and emit toxic gases when burned.
Why should you care?
We understand that to some, a vehicle is merely a form of transportation. Even if you are indifferent about how much your car shines on a day-to-day basis, when it's time to sell your vehicle, proper maintenance of its delicate surfaces is just as important as regular oil changes and scheduled maintenance appointments.