You won’t hear it all the time, but there really is a time and place to use a microfiber towel of lower quality. Generally, anytime the surface is painted I will reach for a higher quality towel like the Zero Edge Towel. However, when doing areas such as door jambs and rails where there are a lot of debris, rust, chipped paint, etc., I will reach for a cheap microfiber towel that will be thrown away after use. Why? Because I don’t see a point in wasting a $5 towel on areas that are going to really soil the towel, rip the towel from getting caught on an edge, or using it on wheels that are caked on with brake dust! I’d rather save those towels for polish and wax removal, wash them and reuse them a couple of times before throwing them out.
Here is a Prime example of an area where I would use a cheaper microfiber towel – rusty trim/jams area of a 1964 VW bug
Areas where I always use a cheaper microfiber towels (non scratch-able areas):
- Door jambs
- Rubber trim
Do yourself and your wallet a favor, stock up on some cheaper throw away microfiber towels for those nasty clean up areas. But by all means, pick up the higher quality towels for sensitive areas like paint, chrome and anywhere else you don’t want scratching to occur. I really like the Zero Edge Towel and the Black and Yellow towel if you are looking for recommendations!