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#1 xxterxx

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 04:09 AM

what should i do now? discard those cloths?

everyone always says that fabric softerner cannot be used on a MF cloth

#2 scholar

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 04:23 AM

just re-wash them....

#3 Eliot Ness

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 04:27 AM

just re-wash them....

+ 1 on the re-wash with hot water. The reason for not using a fabric softener is the MF will not absorb as well.

#4 salty

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 09:29 AM

And maybe add a couple ounces of APC in the wash.
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#5 mshu7

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 10:07 AM

Use distilled white vinegar for the rinse cycle. It will break down any soap, etc. in the towels. Plus, it acts as a natural softener that won't effect your towels.

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#6 abbeysdad

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 04:17 PM

Seems like if you just wash again you should be fine.

#7 Black240SX

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 06:45 PM

Add ammonia to the wash to help dissolve the oil.
A well-prepared surface will make any wax look good.

#8 SOCALEXO

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Posted 07 June 2008 - 11:44 PM

+1 for the distilled vinegar trick. works on cotton towels that you GF accidentally adds softner and softner sheets to. :angry:angry

#9 GatorJ

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 02:26 AM

+ 1 on the re-wash with hot water. The reason for not using a fabric softener is the MF will not absorb as well.


-1 on the hot water.

#10 jbone

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 01:22 PM

how much white vinegar?

#11 NCZ13

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 01:59 PM

a couple oz.. 2 or 3?

i always add a couple splashes.
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#12 POPPAJ

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 03:14 PM

Boil on the stove,dump water,re-boil,then back to the washing machine.

#13 mshu7

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 04:11 PM

I add 1/2 cup to the rinse cycle.

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