What type of cloth (or brush?) are you using to clean the dashboard?

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See title. I assumed everyone just used microfiber cloth for this, but the last time I tried it, it seems liked the "texture" on the dashboard would catch and I ended up with a lot of little tiny microfiber "hairs" all over it. I probably wasn't using top end cloth, but it wasn't bargain bin either.

Next time, I tried using a cheap shop rag (stupid idea, I know) which instead left red fuzz all over :doh:

Has anyone else had this issue?

For cleaner, I'm using https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00F4PB8IY/
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See title. I assumed everyone just used microfiber cloth for this, but the last time I tried it, it seems liked the "texture" on the dashboard would catch and I ended up with a lot of little tiny microfiber "hairs" all over it. I probably wasn't using top end cloth, but it wasn't bargain bin either.

Next time, I tried using a cheap shop rag (stupid idea, I know) which instead left red fuzz all over :doh:

Has anyone else had this issue?

For cleaner, I'm using https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00F4PB8IY/
I never touch the top of the dash. I lightly dust it or vacuum it off. Never an issue overall
 

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I just use a microfiber cloth and some Maguires interior detail. Never had the issue you're describing.
 

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I use a microfiber with:

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I use microfiber and aerospace 303. None of that sticky residue. Just cleans it and UV protection. Never had any issues.
Likewise. Been using 303 and microfiber for my dash on all of my previous cars. No greasy or Shiney residue.
 

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Aerospace 303 + microfiber all day.
 
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Thanks for all the replies - I'll give this another try with fresh microfiber towels, and otherwise just stick to using a swiffer if its only a bit dusty. I think the towels I used before may have been bad as it sounds like no one else has had the "shedding" issue.
 

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Thanks for all the replies - I'll give this another try with fresh microfiber towels, and otherwise just stick to using a swiffer if its only a bit dusty. I think the towels I used before may have been bad as it sounds like no one else has had the "shedding" issue.
It's also possible that depending on the methods of care taken to clean your microfiber, it's just the cloth itself that's the problem. I've seen recommendations of not drying them in the dryer or with other types of towels so you don't compromise the fibers and/or get lint from poorer quality towels stuck in it. I hand wash and hang dry now for the microfiber that I want to keep fresh.
 
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It's also possible that depending on the methods of care taken to clean your microfiber, it's just the cloth itself that's the problem. I've seen recommendations of not drying them in the dryer or with other types of towels so you don't compromise the fibers and/or get lint from poorer quality towels stuck in it. I hand wash and hang dry now for the microfiber that I want to keep fresh.
This is totally possible, as I hadn't learned about proper washing techniques for microfiber until recently. I've since bought new batches and always wash them separate on cold / air dry. I don't recall if I had the old or new towels since I had this issue.
 

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Thanks for all the replies - I'll give this another try with fresh microfiber towels, and otherwise just stick to using a swiffer if its only a bit dusty. I think the towels I used before may have been bad as it sounds like no one else has had the "shedding" issue.

If by fresh you're referring to a brand new microfiber, wash it first. Otherwise, you might end up back at square 1 with a lint issue.
 
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