Ten Best Microfiber Towels For Cleaning Cars – 2020

A good microfiber towel is essential for any car or homeowner. An ordinary rag will leave lint, streaks, and even scratches on paint and delicate surfaces. A traditional terry cloth is a better option, but it will get soaked quickly, requiring you to have several on hand to polish your car. A good microfiber cloth is softer, soaks up more water, and leaves the surface crystal clear.

We’ve come up with a list of 10 excellent microfiber cloths to help you navigate the seemingly miniscule differences between most cloths. Before we dive in, there are a few helpful things to know about microfiber clothes.

Microfiber is an incredibly thin synthetic fiber that is split into even tinier strands in any high-quality product. Because the fibers are so small, they won’t scratch any surface you rub the cloth on unless there is grit on the cloth. Microfiber clothes usually have a positive charge that attracts dirt without the use of a liquid cleaner. As you can see from the products below, most microfiber towels are composed of around 80% polyester and 20% polyamide. The addition of polyamide makes the cloth more able to absorb and hold water. Also, a high GSM (grams per square meter) indicates more pile and plush.

When looking through products, watch out for the edging. A quality cloth will have fine stitching or silk to remove the possibility of scratches from the edging. Always make sure to wash your new microfiber towel before the first use, and only wash with other microfibers so they don’t pick up lint.


iTavah Car Detailing Towels Pack

This package comes with three microfiber towels. The iTavah towels are made from ultra-thick microfiber (80% polyester, 20% polyamide), making them extra soft and effective at soaking up water from any surface. They won’t leave traces of lint, fade their color, or produce fluff, and their carefully stitched edges eliminate the possibility of scratches to your car. In addition, your skin will be protected from irritation by their plush fabric. These large towels are easy to use, wash, and reuse.

– GSM: 840 (ultra-thick)
– Size: 15” x 17.7”
– Double-layer of absorbent microfiber
– 3 towels of different colors (orange, yellow, and green)
– Clean, stitched edges that are scratch-free
– Lint and streak-free



AmazonBasics Microfiber Cleaning Cloth

This AmazonBasics option is a steal because you get 24 towels for an excellent price. There are also options to purchase a 36, 48, and 144 pack. The towels are 90% polyester and 10% polyamide. They are not as thick as the iTavah towels, but they still boast an ultra-soft fabric that is highly absorbent. Not only does this package provide plenty of towels to go through, each towel is also worth hundreds of uses.

These are a simple solution for a homeowner looking for an inexpensive option to clean up his house or car. The small, light towels are ideal for cleaning small spaces and crannies difficult to reach with a thick cloth. You can use them with a cleaner or not, depending on what you have available.

– Size: 12” x 16”
– Absorbs eight times its weight
– Three pastel colors: blue, yellow, and white
– Lint and streak-free



Chemical Guys Professional Grade Premium Microfiber Towel

The Chemical Guys towels are a #1 best seller. They are more similar to the iTavah towels than the AmazonBasics in their large size and thickness. These professional grade towels are ideal for cleaning any car and will always leave a sleek, shiny exterior. They are 70% polyester and 30% polyamide. This option is a pack of six, but Chemical Guys also offers other sizes and quantities.

What makes these towels especially versatile and effective is their dual pile technology. One side of the towel has long fibers for a quick rubdown, while the other side has short fibers for more intense buffing and cleaning. You can use these towels on their own, but they also work well with a liquid like water or a chemical cleaner.

– Size: 16” x 24”
– Black silk banded edges
– Machine washable
– Dual pile weave
– Gold color
– Lint and streak free



Kirkland Signature Ultra High Pile Premium Microfiber Towels

These high-quality towels come in a pack of 36. They feature a high pile fabric of 80% polyester and 20% polyamide, making them extra plushy. They are an excellent way to treat your car to a more luxurious cleaning. And although they are manufactured for cars, they are also effective on any surface you are trying to clean or polish. Their square size makes them easy to fold and hold in your hand while polishing.

For best results with these towels, reviewers recommend that you wash them before the first use. After that, they should be completely lint free. These towels will give you a streak-free result every time, and they will last for years.

– GSM: 365
– Size: 16” x 16”
– Machine washable
– Light yellow color



Meguiar’s X2020 Supreme Shine Microfiber Cloths

The Meguiar’s brand of microfiber towels comes in a pack of three or of six, whichever is more convenient for you. These towels are the same extra-large size as the Chemical Guys towels. Meguiar’s towels are also piled on both sides, which makes them easy to use since you will not have to constantly keep the towel on the right side.

These towels advertise their speed, cleaning and drying in fewer strokes than traditional terry cloths. They are 75% polyester and 25% polyamide.

– Size: 16” x 24”
– Light yellow color (three black towels in the six pack option)
– Pre-washed to begin absorbing immediately
– Streak-free performance for mirror-like results
– Safety edging prevents scratches



CarCarez Premium Microfiber Towels

These CarCarez towels are surprisingly attractive at first glance, as they come in a light blue that complements the soft plush. CarCarez also offers four other color options – black, red, gray, and gold – but the blue is especially practical because it is easy to perceive when the towel is dirty and needs to be flipped. The microfiber is dual-sided. The towels are the same square size as the Kirkland brand, but have a higher GSM.

These towels are unique in that they have no edging. The manufacturers use a sonic cut edge that eliminates the need for any stitching. As a result, there is no way these towels can ever scratch your car. This feature also makes them ideal multipurpose towels, usable on almost any surface inside or outside that you can think of. The manufacturers do recommend that you wash the towel before the first use. Washing may cause the sonic cut edge to fray, but this problem is easily fixed by snipping away any loose fabric.

– GSM: 450
– Size: 16” x 16”
– Light blue color
– Sonic cut edge
– Machine washable



Turtle Wax 50750 Microfiber Towels

These towels also come in a pleasant sky blue color, making them suitable for people who want something more attractive than the typical garage black or gold of most car cleaning towels. They are 80% polyester and 20% polyamide. Though not as large as some of the more professional cloths, the Turtle Wax towels are a relatively large size that is easy to hold and manipulate.

These towels are very durable and versatile. They are advertised for use on any surface, including car paint, mirrors, and even fabric. If you are looking for a simple product that will look tidy in your cleaning cabinet and can be used for almost anything, this may the be the towel for you.

– Size: 14” x 17”
– Machine washable
– Lint and scratch free
– High-shine results



Adam’s Ultra Plush Drying Microfiber Towel

Advertised as being highly absorbent and suitable for delicate surfaces, these towels come individually or in a pack of 2. This amount is perfect for those who don’t have to frequently clean but need a reliable option to bring out when necessary. The white color also makes it easy to see when they are dirty (and who doesn’t love watching dirt come off your car onto the cloth?).

These towels are by far the largest in this list, coming in at a massive 29” x 36”. If you own a large car and would like a towel that can cover a broad surface quickly, this product is ideal for you. Its very thick microfiber will soak up water rapidly without scratching the car’s surface.

– Size: 29” x 36”
– Ultra plush fabric
– White color
– Effortless use
– Scratch and swirl free



Meguiar’s X2000 Water Magnet Microfiber Drying Towel

This bestseller is the second Meguiar’s product in this list. Like the Adam’s towel, it comes individually for those who don’t need a bulk quantity. Like the other Meguiar’s product, it advertises its rapid drying time that results in fewer wring-outs. The towel is also large, allowing you to cover a greater surface more quickly.

The waffle weave texture of this towel makes it unusual compared to other microfiber towels. The waffle weave looks more like a kitchen towel, and indeed, reviewers comment that it is versatile enough to use as one. However, the texture makes it more suitable for soaking up water than buffing your car after waxing. The microfiber is composed of 80% polyester and 30% polyamide.

– Size: 22” x 30”
– Waffle weave texture
– Machine washable
– Streak free
– Fast drying



Buff Pro Blue Microfiber Towels

This towel is another square 16” like the CarCarez towels, but it is geared toward home cleaning. The stitched edging is created for durability, allowing you to use it for any home cleaning task, from polishing stoves to wiping smears off of the TV. The towel comes in seven color options, allowing you to match it to your home’s themes and décor. Of course, this towel is also effective on the inside and outside of cars. This thick towel with a heavy weave is indicative of quality, allowing you to rest assured that it will treat the surfaces in your car, home, or office well.

– GSM: 325
– Size: 16” x 16”
– 4 thread overlocked stitched edging
– 7 colors: black, blue, gray, green, red, white, yellow
– Extra microfiber for extra softness
– Lint free

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