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Would you be interested in a package of purposely selected premium microfiber towels

  • Yes, I am interesting in a lower priced, higher quality, variety pack of towels.

    Votes: 7 36.8%
  • I am interested in individual high quality towels, but not grouped in a variety pack.

    Votes: 1 5.3%
  • No, I am not interested in switching from my current microfiber detailing towels.

    Votes: 11 57.9%
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Hello Forum Members, my business partner and myself are starting a premium microfiber towel company and we want to gauge interest in the car community. We hand selected a package of towels designed specifically for each surface of your car. High quality towels tend to be sold at a premium, we aim to sell our towels at a lower price point so any type of detailing enthusiast can afford high quality towels.
 

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I deleted your other thread in favor of this poll.

If you plan on selling off this site, please get familiar with our site rules regarding vendors/group buys and other marketing on the forums.

If in doubt, ask.

Premium microfibers at good prices, that will catch some attention. Sad to say, I have the dirtiest car around, so I am not your target group, lol.
 

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What country are your towels from?
What are the blend percents?
Yes, more very specific details are needed before I participate.
 

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Subscribing. I bought a bag of microfiber towels from Advanced Auto a couple years ago. I'm interested in replacing and supporting a startup, but details on what you mean by "higher quality" and "high quality" are needed, especially to justify shipping an item such as towels instead of going to a local auto store.
 

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What country are your towels from?
What are the blend percents?
Great question. We originally sourced from South Korea but found a distributor in China that offers higher quality microfiber towels for a similar price as of the ones in South Korea. With that being said we have noticed that 70/30 split seem to be softer to the touch/paint, more absorbent, and more durable in the long run.
 

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I deleted your other thread in favor of this poll.

If you plan on selling off this site, please get familiar with our site rules regarding vendors/group buys and other marketing on the forums.

If in doubt, ask.

Premium microfibers at good prices, that will catch some attention. Sad to say, I have the dirtiest car around, so I am not your target group, lol.
Thank you for deleting my other post, I am not sure why I had two.

As for selling off this site I will for sure read up on the site rules and regulations for vendors. However, at this time I am not trying to sell any products. But I do appreciate you pointing this out.

The general purpose of this poll was to see what the interest was for high quality microfiber towels (whether in a packaged kit, or individual units) is within the car enthusiast environment.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks,
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Subscribing. I bought a bag of microfiber towels from Advanced Auto a couple years ago. I'm interested in replacing and supporting a startup, but details on what you mean by "higher quality" and "high quality" are needed, especially to justify shipping an item such as towels instead of going to a local auto store.
Poletrain, thank you for your interest. When we say high quality we mean a few things. For starters, we mean that our microfiber towels will be softer, more durable and more absorbent than your conventional store bought microfibers. Also when we say quality we also refer to the type of treatment that each surface gets. For example, you may want a higher GSM towel for the exterior of your paint and buffing while you may want a lower GSM towel for your interior for more scrubbing power.


My business partner and myself started this company due to being sick of store bought towels (such as Costco) because the polyester/nylon fibers wear out due to cheap quality fibers only after a few times of use. So we wanted to create a company where we can provide a high quality package of towels to the end user at a lower price point of a normal online retailer.

Does that help answer your question?

Thanks,
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Great question. We originally sourced from South Korea but found a distributor in China that offers higher quality microfiber towels for a similar price as of the ones in South Korea. With that being said we have noticed that 70/30 split seem to be softer to the touch/paint, more absorbent, and more durable in the long run.
To be completely honest, being sourced from China is a red flag for me and probably for many on here and is probably the root of @Cooper asking his question. A lot of owners here purchased because Ford is an American brand and are trying to stay away from made in China products. Now this isn't to say that these are definitely poor quality towels, but it's no secret that a lot of products from China are less than stellar quality to say the least. Maybe if some well known and reputable members of this forum such as moderators were to receive a few towels to review and try out and give a true 3rd party opinion, that would probably sway the stigma
 
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To be completely honest, being sourced from China is a red flag for me and probably for many on here and is probably the root of @Cooper asking his question. A lot of owners here purchased because Ford is an American brand and are trying to stay away from made in China products. Now this isn't to say that these are definitely poor quality towels, but it's no secret that a lot of products from China are less than stellar quality to say the least. Maybe if some well known and reputable members of this forum such as moderators were to receive a few towels to review and try out and give a true 3rd party opinion, that would probably sway the stigma
I agree, I would probably not be interested. Towel pros have great prices, but are from china. I can't bring myself to try them.
 

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Unless you are having towels custom made, a towel is a towel is a towel. I work in the linen industry. Microfiber towels work best when they are damp, not wet. Most people use them incorrectly. Basic towels from Autozone have enough fibers that are small enough to do the job. You are just marketing a "gimick" if you are telling people that you have "high end" towels.
 

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I'd be much more inclined to buy a South Korean product over a Chinese product.

For the paint, I've been using Meguair's towels for washing, buffing and polishing for decades without a hitch.

Microfiber towels are consumable products. When they loose their jizz for detailing, there's still life in them for other uses around the diggs. When they die, they get replaced. Buying in bulk is cost effective.

The windows get a much finer ??? (is it pile, mesh, weave?) microfiber for the final polishing.

With that said, and in all honesty, best of luck for your endeavors in this market.
 

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Unless you are having towels custom made, a towel is a towel is a towel. I work in the linen industry. Microfiber towels work best when they are damp, not wet. Most people use them incorrectly. Basic towels from Autozone have enough fibers that are small enough to do the job. You are just marketing a "gimick" if you are telling people that you have "high end" towels.
I'd be much more inclined to buy a South Korean product over a Chinese product.

For the paint, I've been using Meguair's towels for washing, buffing and polishing for decades without a hitch.

Microfiber towels are consumable products. When they loose their jizz for detailing, there's still life in them for other uses around the diggs. When they die, they get replaced. Buying in bulk is cost effective.

The windows get a much finer ??? (is it pile, mesh, weave?) microfiber for the final polishing.

With that said, and in all honesty, best of luck for your endeavors in this market.
Some of this is indeed marketing, but there is DEFINITELY a difference between "TRUE higher-end" towels and cheap auto store towels. If you don't care about the small swirl marks in your paint you can only see when the sun hits it, then get auto shop towels. I, however, have learned from experience now on a few cars that those towels are the reason for those scratches. As well as improper use (use a towel for a portion of the car then pitch it and get another towel for the next section instead of dragging the dirt along the whole car). The high end towels are R&D'd a ton to trap that dirt in the towel and not drag it along. As well as higher quality seams, edges (or edgeless), and overall quality of the threads.

I'm the biggest cheapskate in the world..so I don't play to marketing games..but I know cheap towels at local Autozone stores are what they are...cheap(ly made).
 

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Some of this is indeed marketing, but there is DEFINITELY a difference between "TRUE higher-end" towels and cheap auto store towels. If you don't care about the small swirl marks in your paint you can only see when the sun hits it, then get auto shop towels. I, however, have learned from experience now on a few cars that those towels are the reason for those scratches. As well as improper use (use a towel for a portion of the car then pitch it and get another towel for the next section instead of dragging the dirt along the whole car). The high end towels are R&D'd a ton to trap that dirt in the towel and not drag it along. As well as higher quality seams, edges (or edgeless), and overall quality of the threads.

I'm the biggest cheapskate in the world..so I don't play to marketing games..but I know cheap towels at local Autozone stores are what they are...cheap(ly made).
Microfibers aren't meant to "trap" dirt. The fibers are there to lift dirt off surfaces to clean with far less solution than standard weave cloth. You don't know what you are talking about. When you wash a car with a MF towel, you start from the top and work down. Fold towel over so you have clean surface for each panel. Use a lot of towels.
 

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I love my edgeless towels when I'm using my orbital or waxing. I use standard microfiber for the interior, wheels, etc. I have some larger drying microfiber but I hate having to use them, but I'm not in a position to air dry any of the cars right now. I'm personally interested in hearing more, but it would be hard to switch from the ones I'm using right now.
 

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Microfibers aren't meant to "trap" dirt. The fibers are there to lift dirt off surfaces to clean with far less solution than standard weave cloth. You don't know what you are talking about. When you wash a car with a MF towel, you start from the top and work down. Fold towel over so you have clean surface for each panel. Use a lot of towels.
LMFAO. :haha:

Okay. Just don't go detailing anyone else's car. What you said in bold is totally true and I'm pretty sure it's common sense also..but the original thing you said a few posts ago already proves you are lacking some knowledge in detailing. High end towels are better than the average garbage autostore towels. That was the point I was getting across. I know what I'm doing or I wouldn't have commented at all. The few things I wasn't as familiar with when I got this car got cleared up by the people here on the forum who ACTUALLY DETAIL for a living. Their word > yours. I'll stick to my good towels lol
 

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I love my edgeless towels when I'm using my orbital or waxing. I use standard microfiber for the interior, wheels, etc. I have some larger drying microfiber but I hate having to use them, but I'm not in a position to air dry any of the cars right now. I'm personally interested in hearing more, but it would be hard to switch from the ones I'm using right now.
Last comment. I replied to your original statement about 'high end' vs Autozone. I am in the industry that 'makes' mf towels. But what do I know. Marketing is a wonderful thing, suckers born every minute.
 

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Chinese labor costs less. That's a big reason products are cheaper. Just because Americans earn more doesn't mean the materials or craftsmanship is necessarily better. Sometimes it is, sometimes not.

I use Costco microfibers, 8 swipes per towel folded in quarters, and I have no swirls.

Btw all steel slabs are sourced from China, no steel is produced in the US.
 

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Last comment. I replied to your original statement about 'high end' vs Autozone. I am in the industry that 'makes' mf towels. But what do I know. Marketing is a wonderful thing, suckers born every minute.
I never said anything about autozone vs. "high end" (that I recall). My comment was that I personally don't like using any towels for drying off my car - I would prefer to air dry it & keep any towel off my car. I love my edgeless towels since they don't have any hard edges that can grab on to the car or extra junk that could be accidentally used to scratch the paint while polishing or waxing & they're are super soft. But I use bigger mf towels for trying when I can't air dry that I picked up on sale from CG's.
 
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