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- Waffle Weave Cloth
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The Glass Waffle is the ultimate drying towel from Auto Finesse®. Its weave construction means that it is the ideal glass towel to leave a streak free finish at all times.
Size: 400mm X 600mm
Suitable for all glass.
How do I care for this microfibre cloth?
Cleaning and conditioning all your microfibre cloths and drying towels couldn’t be simpler, they can be hand or machine washed with a little Micro Wash Microfibre Detergent, to extend their life and keep them fresh for the next time you detail. We always recommend separating short and long pile microfibre to wash separately, and if you’re washing your Drying Towels, keep these separate too, because it’s unlikely they’ve been exposed to any cleaning chemicals in the first place. When it comes to machine washing our Microfibre Work Cloths (including our Work Cloth Trio), Primo Plush, Ultra Plush, Glass Waffle, Duo Edgeless, Micro Tweed and Superior Waffle Microfibre, limit the temperature to sub 30 DegC, and use a fast spin cycle to expel most of the water, before hanging to air dry. Never tumble dry or hot wash, as this can melt the fibres, making them sharp and prone to scratching. For more information on washing our all of our microfibre cloth range, check out our guide – How To Wash Your Microfibre Cloths The Right Way.
What is the difference between the Glass Waffle and Superior Waffle?
Both the Glass Waffle and Superior Waffle have been specifically developed for use on vehicle glass when cleaning, polishing and restoring windows and other glass surfaces in and around your car. Both these premium detailing and valeting cloths also have a specially engineered waffle weave for increased absorption and to trap contaminants and polish residues away from surfaces, making them ideal for use with Vision Glass Polish, Crystal Glass Cleaner and Caramics Glass Cleaner. The difference between these two towels is in the microfibre used and how it makes contact with glass surfaces. The Superior Waffle is slightly softer and more absorbent, making it the perfect product for soaking up spray-on cleaners, while the Glass Waffle has a little more of a scrubbing texture, making it great for tasks where a little more bite is required, such buffing away polish (meaning it particularly ideal for use with Vision) and cleaning away more intense stains. For more on these, see our full guide – Glass: How to Clean, Protect and Get a Sparkling Smear-Free Finish.
What’s the difference between a waffle cloth for glass and a traditional microfibre cloth?
All-purpose microfibre cloths – such as our 400x400mm, 300GSM, Microfibre Work Cloths and Work Cloth Trio – are great all-rounders, suitable for a multitude of cleaning and finishing tasks in and around your vehicle. These super-soft items can be used to great effect with the vast majority of detailing and valeting products, and this includes Crystal Glass Cleaner and Vision Glass Polish. The difference with our Glass Waffle and Superior Waffle though, is that they’re specifically designed to be the ultimate premium towels for cleaning and polishing glass. The special waffle wave pattern not only significantly increases the useable microfibre surface area, helping to increase the absorption, making them ideal for use with spray-on ‘wet’ products. But it also creates pockets between the weave which help to safely trap more grime, debris and polish residues, locking them deep within the cloth and, most importantly keeping them away from the surface. In this way our waffle cloths are ideal for safe grime removal using Crystal Glass Cleaner and for deep-cleaning and more intensive polishing tasks with Vision Glass Polish, making it quicker and easier to get a smear and streak-free finish every time you clean, deep-clean or restore your vehicle glass. For more information on all types of microfibre cloths, and what they’re best used for, see our full guide – Microfibre Car Cloths - Getting The Right Towel For The Job.
What is microfibre?
Although, we often use the word microfibre as a generalised term for a whole towel or cloth it actually refers to each fibre in the material. In order to be a microfibre, by definition, the single fibres have to be finer than 1 denier, which roughly equates to a single strand of silk. The premium cloths we develop have microfibres between 0.1 and 0.3 denier, which is up to 200 times finer than a human hair. Microfibre cloths are made from a synthetic blend of polyester - which makes up most of the structure - and polyamide (Nylon) used for increased absorption and density. These single fibres are also split to make them extremely fine during the manufacturing process and then woven into various constructions that have different attributes that are ideal for specific tasks. A split microfibre strand has a cross section much like an asterix (*), this not only means it has a hugely increased surface area, but that it can lift away fine particles within the strand itself. So, when these fibres are run across any wet or dry surface, they will pick up the fine particles or water molecules and hold them within the single fibres. This is why a microfibre will grab dust, grime and water, rather than simply move it around. For more on the science of microfibre see our full guide – Microfibre Car Cloths – Getting The Right Towel For The Job.