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Microfiber Work Horse Color Code & How to Wash

Microfiber Work Horse Color Code & How to Wash

Chemical Guys Workhorse Microfiber Towels & Applicators are color-coded for different areas across your car. Cross-contamination is an amateur mistake: using an engine bay towel on interiors could stain and ruin leather surfaces; dressing residue can streak on glass; brake dust stuck in wheel towels can scratch and swirl paint. Use the Chemical Guys/Smart Detailing University Color Coding Scheme for perfect results! The premium towels are made with a super soft 70/30 microfiber blend for scratch-free wiping on sensitive exterior surfaces. The blend stays soft through dozens of wash and dry cycles, and lasts for years of detailing use. The plush square towel easily folds into fours for efficient use of every inch of the cloth.

Green: Exterior Detailing

Yellow: Interior Detailing

Tan: Leather, Vinyl & Synthetic Leather

Black: Plastic, Rubber and Vinyl Trim

Gray: Metal

Blue: Glass Cleaning


Workhorse Microfiber Applicator Color Code


Clean and soft microfiber is crucial to preventing scratches on paint. Use Chemical Guys Microfiber Wash to keep your microfiber towels clean, soft, and absorbent! To wash and dry microfiber goods:

  1. Separate microfiber towels by type into designated wash and dry loads.
    • Keep grimy towels separate from cleaner paint towels!
    • Start by washing “cleaner” towels first, then finish with “grimier” towels.
  2. Machine wash microfiber goods with Chemical Guys Microfiber Wash and HOT water.
    • Hot water opens the fibers to better release dirt and grease.
    • Do not use fabric softener: fabric softeners clog microfiber and render them unabsorbent and useless.
  3. Machine dry microfiber goods on LOW heat.
    1. High heat cooks fibers, makes them hard, and then they can scratch paint.
    2. Do not use fabric softener dryer sheets: fabric softeners clog microfiber and render them unabsorbent and useless.