Welcome back to the Proje’ blog. We like it when our customers are comfortable with their products – comfortable with what they are, how to use them properly and why they are using them. If you’ve got those three down, then you’re really on your way to enjoying the process. This week, we’re going to ask a really common question that we hear all the time: Why should I use a microfiber towel rather than just a regular towel or cloth?

The Science

Let’s take a look under the hood, so to speak. What’s in microfiber? Well, it’s a blend of polyester and polyamides, so it’s synthetic. This means that it’s been made for a specific purpose; in this case, to be super-thin. The “micro” in microfiber relates to this. To be classed as microfiber, each thread must have a diameter of no more than ten micrometers. To put that into perspective, it would take at least five microfiber threads put together to match the thickness of a single human hair!

Now, as microfiber is synthetic, it can be designed to do specific tasks. You can make the fibers thicker, rougher or smoother during the design process. At Proje’, our microfiber is designed specifically to work on the surfaces of your car. That means no scratching, no streaks and no tiny bits of dirt left on your vehicle. We even import our towels from South Korea – that’s what you call a worldwide search for the best!

The GSM Factor

You will often see GSM (grams per square meter) ratings when you’re looking at towels and other fabric-based materials. Simply put, the higher the number, the thicker and heavier the towel. A 900 GSM towel is much heavier and more absorbent than a 450 GSM towel, for example. This is also something we have taken into account at Proje’. For example, our standard Redpro, Bluepro and Whitepro towels have a 480 GSM rating, making them more lightweight, for buffing and spreading sprays across surfaces. You don’t to use a higher GSM for this job and have your towel absorb your sealants before they can protect your car. And for jobs where you need a more absorbent towel, you don’t want that extra weight either, so we use a special kind of fabric weave, called a terry weave, on our white intensive 2-sided interior towel. When you’re using this towel on the interior of your vehicle, you can use one side for dust, and the terry weave side for absorbing every last drop of liquid. Standing water inside your vehicle can cause damage to your electronics, and issues with mold and then those resulting odors, so this is perfect for ensuring that none of that occurs.

Looking After my Microfiber

The good news here is that we’ve already published a thorough, informative piece on how to look after your microfiber, from grouping your towels, to washing and storage. Take a look here for more tips so that you really make the most of your microfiber. When used correctly, it can last for ages, making a really good quality towel a real asset both in terms of results and your own expenditure. And at Proje’, we reckon we’ve got the best around, so why not check out our full accessories range here!

If you have any questions about any of the techniques or products that I’ve mentioned in this post, just contact us on info@projeproducts.com and one of the Proje’ team will be in touch with you! Remember that we stock only the best auto detailing supplies, so why not click some of the links in this blog post, or visit our products page to find out more? From all of us at Proje’, Enjoy the Process!