View Poll Results: Ho do you clean your microfibre cloth

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  • Never cleaned before/change if dirty

    23 37.70%
  • normal way of washing

    36 59.02%
  • Steam clean

    1 1.64%
  • Vacuum clean only

    2 3.28%
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Thread: How do you guys clean your micro fibre cloth?

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    Default How do you guys clean your micro fibre cloth?

    Had been wondering if anyone ever wash their microfibre cloth. The ones we use to clean our gears with. It will get dirty sooner or later right? At least theres some sweat and dust trapped in the cloth.

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    Default Re: How do you guys clean your micro fibre cloth?

    normal way as in?

    for me i use mild hand soap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sORe-EyEz
    normal way as in?

    for me i use mild hand soap.
    lol thats what my mom told me when i asked her how to wash it

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    Cost of cloth, $10.

    Cost of Grime damaging lens if not washed properly, $150 - $12000

    Cost of your best photo with defects b'cos of that, Priceless.
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    Default Re: How do you guys clean your micro fibre cloth?

    Just change the filter. No need for cloth.
    Time, is an effortless construction :)

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    yah, thats the latest thing i learnt. you don't need a dust-free lens. coz, in the photo, it wun be affected. my friend taught me this, coz I asked why he didn protect his lens with a lens cap.

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    Default Re: How do you guys clean your micro fibre cloth?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Ang
    Cost of cloth, $10.

    Cost of Grime damaging lens if not washed properly, $150 - $12000

    Cost of your best photo with defects b'cos of that, Priceless.

    This is the best.

    I had not washed my yet. only use vacumm to suck out dust.

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    Default Re: How do you guys clean your micro fibre cloth?

    I just wash it with water and than let it dry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeSwitch
    Had been wondering if anyone ever wash their microfibre cloth. The ones we use to clean our gears with. It will get dirty sooner or later right? At least theres some sweat and dust trapped in the cloth.
    Use dish washing detergent. Leaves no residue!

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    Default Re: How do you guys clean your micro fibre cloth?

    Quote Originally Posted by lsisaxon
    Use dish washing detergent. Leaves no residue!

    Are you sure? I dont dare to use any detergent just in case there are residue that can etch away the coating of the Lenses or filter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeSwitch
    Are you sure? I dont dare to use any detergent just in case there are residue that can etch away the coating of the Lenses or filter.
    Yeah.. don't tell me you're going to eat the residue on your utensils and cutlery? But of course you'll have to rinse them well.

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    Default Re: How do you guys clean your micro fibre cloth?

    you guys are worrying too much and getting paranoid.
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    Default Re: How do you guys clean your micro fibre cloth?

    Just clean it properly and make sure all residues of soap and detergents are removed. Else use fresh wipes all the time...
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    Default Re: How do you guys clean your micro fibre cloth?

    Aiyah if too scared then just buy a new one lah. It's so cheap. I never wash mine. If you vacum then you will be cleaning only one side of it because while you clean one side the dust is sucked on the other side. Unless your house is totally dust free.

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    Default Re: How do you guys clean your micro fibre cloth?

    so scared dirty..then use microfibre cloth as tissue paper lor...use once and throw...
    eat. drink. shoot

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    occasionaly normal way of cleaning.

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    Default Re: How do you guys clean your micro fibre cloth?

    lenspen is everyone's friend!

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    I just wash it with all kind of detergent (all of them works well) and hang to dry... my cloth been wash like 5-6 time already, thou its $10, I have save so far $50-60 like that... ha ha

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    If you can afford an expensive piece of camera lens, I think it is reasonable to change your microfibre cloth once in a while as part of maineanance.

    I change mine once every year.
    Last edited by mich_2103; 15th March 2006 at 10:06 AM.

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    Default Re: How do you guys clean your micro fibre cloth?

    Quote Originally Posted by lsisaxon
    Use dish washing detergent. Leaves no residue!
    Same here.

    Usually I wasted it in the office sink. and it will be dry by the time I am going home...

    won't do it at home, coz if mom cooks, the smoke and oilly fumes will stuck onto the cleaned cloth.

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