Cleaning Windows Inside with a WFP using Micro-Fiber Cloths


#1

Micro-Fiber cloths are supposed to be used with pure water only. No surfactants, soaps, or chemicals. Further not all micro fiber cloths are made the same. The best ones are dual polymer split fiber. Specifically they are a blend of polyester and polyamide. The smaller the split fiber the more powerful the cloth also. I will show you a couple pictures here of what I am talking about.

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I love pictures because they can help us understand so quickly.

The cloth I have chosen to work with is called the E-Cloth. Here is a link to the company that sells it. It is also great for detailing around door stickers, or just touching up mirrors and such. Great to sell to your customers in a zip lock with your contact info also.

http://www.ecloth.com/#GlassSmart

I have an article I wrote in my blog about micro-fiber cloths too. The link for that is;

There is a video link on that blog post too which is great for learning more. But the bottom line here is to only use the best cloth made specifically for glass, and just use water. Most times a very light mist is all you need.

Henry


#2

Fascinating as always, Henry!


#3

Point well made with good research as always.

I am hesitant however with microfibre rather than scrim. Why? I remember the last material that was split in this way and the hidden dangers. With asbestos it turned out that the body does not reject the micro thin fibres in the normal way and asbestosis developed. Can anyone reassure me that this will not be a problem with microfibre migration?


#4

Hi Steve,

As it turns out your concerns are NOT without validity. The greater concern is likely the micro-fiber clothng that we wear. I have a link here that should open a few eyes. I probably will continue to use my E-Cloth. But will not be buying any micro-fiber clothing soon.

Henry


#5

As your reference says, there are valid concerns about microfibers in the sea. Ocean erosion breaks down plastics to micro elements. The problem with asbestos was manual handling by humans and the free dust entering the lungs, generating asbestosis.


#6

This study looks at the effect of exposure on humans


#7

Excellent Steve!

That is a great reference. I need to take the time to read through it. Could write a post on this topic real EZ. Then add some real nice pictures and a video to make it easier to understand, and more entertaining.

I don’t know if you know, but I have another blog that I have been writing for about nine years now.

Henry


#8

OK, I’ll bite. Although I have a Dragonfly that already uses my WFP and a pump to get the pureH2O to the glass, I am interested in the platform that you employ to attach the microfiber cloth. The reason I ask is I have a customer that has very small windows at height and I need to get something smaller than my Dragonfly mop platform to clean these windows.


#9

Sometimes I’ll throw a run-of-the-mill microfiber rag that I use for sills or agitating tough stuff on glass that the cleaning pads won’t easily cut, onto my pad holder.

Henry, which E-Cloth specifically do you use for glass?