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Buffing with Microfiber Cloths

acidboy

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Just discovered this and thought I share it with you guys.

I was in a car accessory shop the other day, and saw a display rack of these microfiber cloths used for cleaning cars. I bought one that can be used dry (there are several kinds) and has allegedly a "suede"-like finish. Tried buffing my shoes with them and they are great! Minimal polishing, but brought out a great shine. Highly recommended.
 

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I have been using them for this purpose for quite some time. I'm also a car waxing freak, even thogh I rarely do it myself anymore.

If you happen to be buying some of these to use on an expensive car rather than shoes, you need to know that not all microfiber cloths are created equal. The ones you can get from the autoparts store or Target will create alot of swirl marks in the clear coat of your paint. Visit some autodetailing sites to buy the good ones.
 

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Originally Posted by guynamedsean
I have been using them for this purpose for quite some time. I'm also a car waxing freak, even thogh I rarely do it myself anymore.

If you happen to be buying some of these to use on an expensive car rather than shoes, you need to know that not all microfiber cloths are created equal. The ones you can get from the autoparts store or Target will create alot of swirl marks in the clear coat of your paint. Visit some autodetailing sites to buy the good ones.


To some people on this forum a vintage pair of Lobbs might just be equal to an expensive car with expensive paintwork/detailing. You might want to suggest the brands to use, lest we have swirl marks, on the shoes of course . . .
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Good to know though. I learn something new on this forum almost everyday. Thanks SF.
 

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I have a thread which talks about the Detailer's Paradise Monster Fluffy microfiber towel for buffing shoes. Works great for me.

Microfiber is gentler on the leather but cleans better. Also works well on watches and cleaning leather jackets and briefcases.
 

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