What are BMW leather towels

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Hello everybody!
What do you take for the car? Do you have any recommendations? Opinions are divided ... I've been using a microfiber cloth instead of car leather for some time now. Whether that is really better remains to be seen ... Either way, I will need a replacement in the near future. Do you have a tip?
My kitchen manufacturer strictly rejects microfiber cloths for my high-gloss fronts. That would be reason enough for me not to use it on the car either. I personally stay with the good old leather (currently sheep leather from Australia).
Many cars have a design flaw. You forgot to connect all wheels to the engine.
Lookatmyshoes is right. Most of the scratches are caused by drying. Leather stripping is the most hostile drying method there is.

Even immediately after washing, you have dust on the car, be it from a car that whirled something up at a distance of 20 meters or just from the wind. A microfibre drying cloth with long fibers traps the dust and thus largely prevents the paint from being scratched while it is drying.


Lookatmyshoes is right. Most of the scratches are caused by drying. Leather stripping is the most hostile drying method there is.

Even immediately after washing, you have dust on the car, be it from a car that whirled something up at a distance of 20 meters or just from the wind. A microfibre drying cloth with long fibers traps the dust and largely prevents the paint from being scratched while it is drying.
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That sounds like teleshopping too!
Good old leather has been the best ever since cars were around. Sure, a speck of dust can be anywhere. What can you do? The only thing that helps is to leave the car in the garage and not to move it!
What use is the whole "cleaning of cotton balls" to avoid dross if I have a new stone chip the next time I drive on the motorway, which remains despite all care?









Lookatmyshoes is right. Most of the scratches are caused by drying. Leather stripping is the most hostile drying method there is.

Even immediately after washing, you have dust on the car, be it from a car that whirled something up at a distance of 20 meters or just from the wind. A microfibre drying cloth with long fibers traps the dust and largely prevents the paint from being scratched while it is drying.
(Quote from: mariozankl)


Good old leather has been the best ever since cars were around. Sure, a speck of dust can be anywhere. What can you do?
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Simply use a microfiber cloth.
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Good old leather has been the best ever for as long as there have been cars.
(Quote from: BMW-Erich)



True to the motto "What the farmer does not know, he does not eat." :)

You can take a few hours and read the car care forum. I can recommend this to anyone who is interested in such things.

May this thread take a similar course to this one. I'm happy for that :-)
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Interesting discussion :)

Strangely, there is no mention of what kind of microfiber cloth should be used for what. It makes a difference whether I dry a car, remove polish residues or clean the windows. There is no such thing as "one" microfiber cloth for everything. ;)
Well then! In case I decide to stick with microfiber - do you have a specific recommendation?
Personally, I currently use two "Orange Drying Towels" and I am very satisfied. But I also liked the "Super Plush 530" a lot. You can also hear a lot of good things about the "DODO JUICE Supernatural Drying Towel", but I haven't tested that yet. The three should be relatively similar. You should have at least two towels per car so that you can get it really dry. One to soak up most of the water and the other to wipe off.

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Good old leather has been the best ever since cars were around.
(Quote from: BMW-Erich)



True to the motto "What the farmer does not know, he does not eat." :)

You can take a few hours and read the car care forum. I can recommend this to anyone who is interested in such things.

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Yes, the farmer also knows other methods of drying, such as the overpriced Orange Drying Towel or other expensive microfiber towels!
I've never scratched the paintwork with the leather! I always wash by hand and then leather off! A sponge is enough to wash and a leather to dry.
Polishing floss is no longer popular either! There are also expensive special towels for this and some buy the expensive stuff.
The relevant industry lives from stupid customers and not from farmers who want to continue using what has been tried and tested!

The last time I was in my washing area, an A3 wasn’t shinier just because it was dried with an Orange Drying Towel. Sounds more elegant than "car leather".
In any case, my car always looks like NEW. Proper care, stop!
Proper, effective care doesn't have to be expensive!
All you need is a normal car shampoo and a sponge, as well as household towels and car leather!
Where I don't save is with a good seal! That's where I get Liqiud Glass.

the overpriced Orange Drying Towel or other expensive microfiber towels!


Why a cheap drying cloth for 10 € is now so much more expensive than cheap car leather for 10 €, someone has to explain to me now.


I always wash by hand and then leather off! A sponge is enough to wash and a leather to dry.


Most who have never really dealt with the topic do it that way. But once you have learned how to do it properly, you will never use a sponge or car leather again.


The relevant industry lives from stupid customers and not from farmers who want to continue using what has been tried and tested!


The industry lives from the broad mass of customers who get scrap from the hardware store around the corner and not from the 1% of customers who buy their things from specialists.


In any case, my car always looks like NEW. Proper care, stop!


If you want to learn something about proper care then I recommend the car care forum. Maybe in six months you will also think very differently about it. I used to start like you once and at the time I also believed that it was the right thing to do.


Where I don't save is with a good seal! That's where I get Liqiud Glass.


A seal can only develop its full effect on a thoroughly cleaned and polished paintwork.
A speedy 3 is always fun.
So for years I covered my ex-vehicle in sapphire black, after washing, with car leather, and the result was also perfect.
In the meantime I have bought the Meguiar's Water Magnet and also a great result. Often I just wash and dry only the places like gaps etc and let the rest run dry;)



the overpriced Orange Drying Towel or other expensive microfiber towels!


Why a cheap drying cloth for 10 € is now so much more expensive than cheap car leather for 10 €, someone has to explain to me now.

I always wash by hand and then leather off! A sponge is enough to wash and a leather to dry.


Most who have never really dealt with the topic do it that way. But once you have learned how to do it properly, you will never use a sponge or car leather again.

The relevant industry lives from stupid customers and not from farmers who want to continue using what has been tried and tested!


The industry lives from the broad mass of customers who get scrap from the hardware store around the corner and not from the 1% of customers who buy their things from specialists.

In any case, my car always looks like NEW. Proper care, stop!


If you want to learn something about proper care then I recommend the car care forum. Maybe in six months you will also think very differently about it. I used to start like you once and at the time I also thought that it was the right thing to do.

Where I don't save is with a good seal! That's where I get Liqiud Glass.


A seal can only develop its full effect on a thoroughly cleaned and polished paintwork.

(Quote from: mariozankl)


1. Well, a good car leather costs more than 10 euros! Certainly also in Austria!

2. Where do you get the audacity and arrogance to call those who maintain their cars with tried and tested means as those who have never learned to do it right? Ridiculous! For decades, the cars were clean and shiny WITHOUT the orange towel and microfibre!
Incidentally, professional preparers also swear by simple, tried-and-tested means!

3. So the industry only lives from the stupid crowd that runs into the hardware store? 1% of the people, to which YOU belong of course, is sooo
smart and only buy what 99% do not buy because they are stupid or do not know that there is something like that? Does that also apply to other areas?

4. In fact, my car always looks like new, so I don't need a maintenance forum - although I am there from time to time!

5. Of course, a seal will not get on the paint without it being prepared. Since I take care of my car, polishing is not necessary several times a year.
Washing and sealing is sufficient here.
It came across as if you were thinking, the expensive LG is smeared on the dirty paint ...

Come down and let everyone take care of them as they want!

Also use microfiber ... If you follow the advice with the forum, you will get a forum discount as a registered user at Lupus!
Microfibre is great, but there are many different ones, not every one is suitable for everything. It doesn't take a lot of maintenance, wash (without fabric softener), let it dry and it is ready for use again.
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