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Learn About Microfiber

Learn About Microfiber

Microfiber:
The Inside Track on the revolutionary fabric that is changing the very concept of “clean”.



Microfiber is causing a stir in the cleaning industry. It is quickly becoming the cleaning and polishing fabric of choice in all facets of auto detailing, but this versatile and highly absorbent material is also replacing traditional cleaning methods in hospitals and universities around the world!

A unique combination of two basic fibers: Polyester and Polyamide (a nylon by-product) are the backbone of microfiber. These are densely constructed fibers 1/16th the size of a human hair. This network of fibers is then woven and manufactured in distinct ways, producing different varieties for a myriad of uses.

Get the scoop on the “LOOP”


Microfiber Detailing WeaveSome Microfiber is processed into a “flat” weave. This weave actually repels water and is used in the textile industry to manufacture water resistant items, such as clothing and watchbands. This variety of Microfiber is not of a quality beneficial to cleaning or polishing applications.

In order to be effective for cleaning and polishing usage, the Microfiber must be “split” during processing. This is a costly method of actually splitting the polyester (the scrubbing fiber) from the polymide (the absorbing and quick drying fiber). Remember, if this costly method of “splitting” the fibers is eliminated the resulting product loses over half of its absorbing and cleaning ability!

Once the Microfiber is split the fibers are woven into a fabric, often consisting of 70% to 80% polyester and 20% to 30% polyamide, depending on the desired style of fabric construction. The polyester and polymide are combined during weaving to create thousands of microscopic “Loops”.

These “loops” form a web of hook-like claws that can reach into the tiniest nooks and crannies, scrubbing away dirt and grime while trapping it within the weave. This amazing “loop” is what makes Microfiber the ideal choice for gently buffing dirt particles off delicate glass and paint surfaces, without fear of abrasion.

What is Denier?

Denier is the unit used for measuring the fineness of fabric. Microfiber is incredibly fine with a denier of approximately 0.01 to 0.02. Compare that against the denier of a single strand of silk at 8, or a human hair at 20! Now imagine buffing your treasured car with a fabric that is softer than the finest silk!

How durable is microfiber?

While it is true that microfiber is among the softest materials ever created by man, it is also incredibly strong. That's because “split” microfibers contain thousands of “loops” per square inch, and high quality microfiber cloths have upwards of 200,000 strands of fiber per square inch of material. This high density of fibers results in a fabric that is durable enough to withstand over 500 washings! Making microfiber extremely cost effective, since it is highly re-usable.

Hypoallergenic and Safe for the Environment!

Microfiber actually traps dust and dirt, and can be used with or without chemicals. That is because the filaments are positively charged, while dust and dirt carry a negative charge. A quality microfiber will quite literally pick up all foreign materials! That is great news for allergy sufferers! Used dry, the fibers act like a dust magnet. Used wet, with simply water or a tiny amount of detergent, the fibers become formidable scrubbers, easily tackling the toughest grime.

News from the Scientific Community:

Recent scientific research studies have revealed some interesting facts about Microfiber. One such study conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency of the United States was recently released. The EPA found microfibers reduced chemical use and disposal (since they are designed to clean any surface using just plain water!), are less labor intensive, more cost efficient, and clean far more effectively than conventional cleaners.

A study conducted by the prestigious Royal Roads University, in Victoria, British Columbia was impressive. Michael Archibald, Director of the study concluded, “This system is simple, efficient, and effective, and represents the next generation in cleaning systems. Lastly, this system is as effective as cleaning with chemicals.” Strong words from a university that states its goal “is to become a global leader in environmental sustainability through innovative strategies, which foster the protection and preservation of the environment.”

There are Differences:

Many of the Microfiber products being offered on the market, especially some types designated for “automobile use” are made from “non-split” (non-absorbent and ineffective) yarn. The manufacturer forgoes the expensive “splitting” procedure to save money, and the result is a failing product. Not only does the blend lose over half of its absorbing and cleaning ability but it weakens with use, greatly reducing the life of the product. Some microfiber products coming out of China and Korea have less density, and a denier (length of measure) of 0.5 or higher, which is 50x’s larger than the preferred quality denier of 0.02 or smaller.

Quality of construction and density of fibers is important:

When looking for a Microfiber cloth or towel bear in mind that less density of fiber, translate into less cleaning power and far less durability. The less dense cloths are also more abrasive to delicate surfaces. Look for at least 200,000 fibers per square inch of fabric. At over 200,000 fibers per square inch of fabric, boasting the maximum density commercially available, you’ll get all the cleaning power you need with the Pinnacle Miracle Towel; an amazing cleaner that is lint free and safe to use on all surfaces. An outstanding 70/30-polyester/polyamide blend makes the Pinnacle Miracle Towel the finest microfiber towel available! Don’t forget to use the Glass Cleaning Cloth for all your glass cleaning tasks. With over 200,000 strands of fiber per square inch, and a super absorbant 80/20-polyester/polyamide blend, it remains unmatched in lint-free, streak-free glass cleaning perfection!

Superior Microfiber cloths and towels rely on this dense weave to achieve greater cleaning results. Cheaper versions of Microfiber can use a weave that is too wide or a pile that is too long, which causes the fibers to break off during use, leaving a lint trail. This is not uncommon practice among manufacturers looking to make a tidy profit while leaving the consumer with a shoddy product.

Using only the highest quality of advanced Microfibers available, the Pinnacle line of microfiber products are utilized by detailing professionals and auto enthusiasts everywhere! Explore these superior products for yourself and be amazed by the Pinnacle Miracle Towel; the best microfiber towel on the market! The Glass Cleaning Cloth strand by strand it’s the best glass cleaner in the land! The All Purpose Detailing Towel is great for all those quick detailing jobs, and intensive cleaning! All have a density of over 200,000 strands of the finest microfiber per square inch of fabric!

Wet, Wring, Wipe:

Remember this tip when using your new Pinnacle microfiber cloths or towels wet! These state of the art fabrics are designed to use as dry as possible, reducing cleaning times and waste. So go ahead and use your favorite cleaner if you like (although you’ll get great results with just plain water!) but remember to use the cleaner of your choice sparingly. For best results on glass and high shine surfaces, spray the cleaning surface to dampen, then buff dry with your new Pinnacle microfiber cloth or towel. Watch as streaks, water spots (even old ones), and swirl residue disappear before your eyes!


A Great Polisher!

When used dry your new Gold Plush Jr. microfiber towel or can’t be beat for removing dust, dirt particles, polish, and wax residues. You won’t believe how well they polish chrome and gently buff paint to that “see through” shine! Remember these are super microfiber!

Not just for cars!

Don’t forget your Motorcycle, Boat, or R.V.! Plus there are thousands of household uses for these incredible cleaners as well!

Care Tips:

The Pinnacle line of microfiber cloths and towels are designed for ease of use and durability. These fantastic cloths can be washed and re-used over and over again… at least 500 times! They are so easy to care for. Simply wash in warm with hot soapy water or micro-restorer by hand or in the machine. We strongly recommend you always wash these cloths and towels separately from your other laundry, as they will attract all the lint in your washer due to their powerful positive static charge.

Never expose them to fabric softener!!! It can weaken the static charge of the filaments and reduce their effectiveness.

They can be placed in an electric dryer on low setting, but it is unnecessary. The Pinnacle microfiber cloths and towels are so incredibly light; they dry in 1/3rd the time of ordinary cloths and can be easily air-dried.



Microfiber Comparison Chart

Product name:

Size:

Color:

Country of origin:

Blend:

Weight:

Application(s):


Mango Breeze Towel

Mango Breeze Towel





Mango





China





80/20





220 g/m2





Cleaning, Polishing


Gold Plush Towel

Gold Plush







Gold





Korean microfiber assembled in China






75/25






360 g/m2




Application of spray waxes & quick detailers, wax & polish removal


Cobra Supreme 530 Towel

Supreme 530







Gray





Korean microfiber assembled in China






75/25






530 g/m2




Application of spray waxes & quick detailers, wax & polish removal


Cobra Super Plush Towel

Super Plush







Lavender





Korean microfiber assembled in China






75/25






600 g/m2




Application of spray waxes & quick detailers, wax & polish removal


Cobra Miracle Towel

Miracle Towel







Blue






Korea






80/20






380 g/m2






Compound, polish, & wax removal


Cobra Chinchilla Towel

Chinchilla Buffing Cloth






Charcoal






China






75/25






600 g/m2





Quick Detailers, Waterless Washes, Spray Waxes


Cobra Shine & Buff Towel

Shine & Buff







Blue & Gray






China






75/25






700 g/m2






Waterless Washes


Cobra Woobie Towel

Woobie Towel







Light Blue






Korea






70/30






460 g/m2




Application of spray waxes & quick detailers, wax & polish removal


Cobra Super Soft Deluxe with Rolled Edges Towel

Blue Super Soft Deluxe with Rolled Edges








Light Blue






China






75/25






350 g/m2




Application of spray waxes & quick detailers, wax & polish removal


Cobra Super Soft Deluxe with Rolled Edges Towel

Green Super Soft Deluxe with Rolled Edges








Neon Green






China






75/25






350 g/m2




Application of spray waxes & quick detailers, wax & polish removal


Microfiber All Purpose Wheel Detailing Towel

Microfiber All Purpose & Wheel Detailing Towel








Black






China






80/20






300 g/m2






Cleaning & polishing wheels and exhaust


Waffle Weave Glass Towel

Waffle Weave Glass Towel






White





Korean microfiber assembled in China






80/20






200 g/m2






Exterior & interior glass cleaning


Guzzler Waffle Weave Drying Towel

Guzzler Waffle Weave Drying Towel






Green





Korean microfiber assembled in China






80/20






350 g/m2






Drying


Cobra Guzzler HD Waffle Weave Drying Towel

Cobra Guzzler HD Waffle Weave Drying Towel






Gold





Korean microfiber assembled in China






80/20






350 g/m2





Drying


Waffle Weave Drying Towel with Pockets

Waffle Weave Drying Towel with Pockets






White






China






75/25






425 g/m2





Drying, Exterior & interior glass cleaning


Big Blue Microfiber Drying Towel

Big Blue Microfiber Drying Towel








Light Blue





Korean microfiber assembled in China






70/30






1200 g/m2






Drying


Forrest Green Edgeless Polishing Cloth

Forrest Green Edgeless Polishing Cloth






Green






China






75/25






300 g/m2





Compound, Polish, & Wax Removal


Storm Gray Edgeless Polishing Cloth

Storm Gray Edgeless Microfiber Polishing Cloth






Gray






China






75/25






300 g/m2





Compound, Polish, & Wax Removal


Cobra Sky Blue Edgeless Polishing Cloth

Cobra Sky Blue Edgeless Polishing Cloth






Light Blue






China






75/25






300 g/m2





Compound, Polish, & Wax Removal


Arctic White Edgeless Polishing Cloth

Arctic White Edgeless Polishing Cloth






White






China






75/25






300 g/m2





Compound, Polish, & Wax Removal


Yellow Edgeless Polishing Cloth

Yellow Edgeless Polishing Cloth






Yellow






China






75/25






300 g/m2





Compound, Polish, & Wax Removal


Crimson Red Edgeless Polishing Cloth

Crimson Red Edgeless Polishing Cloth






Red






China






75/25






300 g/m2





Compound, Polish, & Wax Removal


Carbon Black Edgeless Polishing Cloth

Carbon Black Edgeless Polishing Cloth






Black






China






75/25






300 g/m2





Compound, Polish, & Wax Removal


Edgeless Microfiber Quick Detail Towel

Edgeless Microfiber Quick Detail Towel






Gray






China






75/25






400 g/m2





Application of spray waxes & quick detailers


Gun Metal Elite Towels with Absorbent Banding

Gun Metal Elite Towels with Absorbent Banding






Gray






China






75/25






360 g/m2




Application of spray waxes & quick detailers/compound, wax, & polish removal


Microfiber Interior Cleaning Cloth Foursome

Microfiber Interior Cleaning Cloth Foursome






Black/Pink






China






80/20






300 g/m2






Interior Detailing


Color-Coded Microfiber Bulk Detailing Towel

Color-Coded Microfiber Bulk Detailing Towel






Blue/Black/Yellow






China






80/20






400 g/m2






All Purpose


Indigo All Purpose Microfiber Towel

Indigo All Purpose Microfiber Towel






Indigo






China






80/20






350 g/m2






All Purpose


Grey All Purpose Microfiber Towel

Grey All Purpose Microfiber Towel






Gray






China






80/20






275 g/m2






All Purpose


Blue All Purpose Microfiber Towel

Blue All Purpose Microfiber Towel






Blue






China






80/20






275 g/m2






All Purpose


Yellow All Purpose Microfiber Towel

Yellow All Purpose Microfiber Towel






Yellow






China






80/20






275 g/m2






All Purpose


Microfiber Wax Removal Towel

Microfiber Wax Removal Towel






Blue






China






70/30






375 g/m2






Wax & sealant removal


Cobra Boa Haze Breaker Towel

Cobra Boa Haze Breaker Towel






Dark Grey






Korea






70/30






600 g/m2






Wax Removal


Wolfgang Concours-Series Microfiber Towel

Wolfgang Concours-Series Microfiber Towel






Yellow






China






75/25






460 g/m2




Application of spray waxes & quick detailers, wax & polish removal


Heavyweight Buff Polish Towel

Heavyweight Buff & Polish Towel






Light Blue






Korea






75/25






1200 g/m2





Drying, Wax & Polish Removal, Quick Detailer application


Cobra Microfiber Applicator Pads

Cobra Microfiber Applicator Pads






Light Blue






Korea






80/20






275 g/m2





General product application & cleaning


Extra Large Microfiber Applicator Pad

Extra Large Microfiber Applicator Pad






Black






Korea






80/20






275 g/m2





General product application & cleaning


Cobra Microfiber Gloves

Cobra Microfiber Gloves






White






China






80/20






300 g/m2





Cleaning, All Purpose


Speed Master Cloud 9 Gray Buffing Towel

Speed Master Cloud 9 Gray Buffing Towel






Gray






China






80/20






500 g/m2






Drying


Speed Master Cloud 9 Blue Buffing Towel

Speed Master Cloud 9 Blue Buffing Towel






Blue






China






80/20






500 g/m2





Compound, Polish, & Wax removal


Speed Master Cloud 9 Green Buffing Towel

Speed Master Cloud 9 Green Buffing Towel






Lime Green






China






80/20






500 g/m2






Drying


Speed Master The Notorious D.R.Y. Towel

Speed Master The Notorious D.R.Y. Towel








Dark Gray






China






80/20






1400 g/m2






Drying


Speed Master Coating Removal Towel

Speed Master Coating Removal Towel






Lime Green






China






80/20






350 g/m2





Ceramic Coating Removal


Speed Master G-Force Compound & Polish Removal Towel

Speed Master G-Force Compound & Polish Removal Towel






Gray






China






80/20






350 g/m2





Compound & Polish Removal


Speed Master Premium Glass Towel

Speed Master Premium Glass Towel






White






China






80/20






300 g/m2





Compound & Polish Removal


Cobra Blue Dual-er Two-Pile Microfiber Towel

Cobra Blue Dual-er Towel






Dark Blue






South Korea






80/20






320 g/m2




Quick Detailing & Spray Waxes, Compound & Polish Removal


Cobra Gold Dual-er Towel

Cobra Gold Dual-er Towel






Gold






South Korea






80/20






350 g/m2




Quick Detailing, Waterless Washes, & Spray Waxes


Buff & Gloss Spray Wax Towel

Buff & Gloss Spray Wax Towel






Light Gray






China






80/20






400 g/m2






Spray Waxes


Autogeek Detailing Cover-Up Towel

Autogeek Detailing Cover-Up Towel





Gray w/ Autogeek Logo






China






80/20






400 g/m2






Panel Cover-up


Cobra Black Onyx Micro-Chenille Wash Mitt

Cobra Black Onyx Micro-Chenille Wash Mitt






Black






China






80/20






1350 g/m2






Car Washing


Cobra Supreme Micro-Chenille Wash Mitt

Cobra Supreme Micro-Chenille Wash Mitt






Gray






China






80/20






1350 g/m2






Car Washing


Cobra Super Plush Micro-Chenille Wash Mitt

Cobra Super Plush Micro-Chenille Wash Mitt






Lavender






China






80/20






1350 g/m2






Car Washing


Cobra Gold Plush Micro-Chenille Wash Mitt

Cobra Gold Plush Micro-Chenille Wash Mitt






Gold






China






80/20






1350 g/m2






Car Washing


XtraFluff Orange Microfiber Wash Mitt

XtraFluff Orange Microfiber Wash Mitt






Orange & White






Korea






70/30






1000 g/m2






Car Washing


XtraFluff Blue Microfiber Wash Mitt

XtraFluff Blue Microfiber Wash Mitt






Blue & White






Korea






70/30






1000 g/m2






Car Washing


Ultra Soft Microfiber Rinseless Wash Mitt

Ultra Soft Microfiber Rinseless Wash Mitt






Tan






China






80/20






950 g/m2





Rinseless Car Washing


Bone Wash Sponge By Cobra

Bone Wash Sponge By Cobra






Tan






China






80/20






950 g/m2






Car Washing


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Our Price: $15.99
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Our Price: $24.99
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Our Price: $34.99
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Cobra Chinchilla Microfiber Buffing Cloth, 16 x 24 inches - COBRA-600GLG
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