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Rags to Riches: Microfiber Detergent

Updated: Dec 1, 2023

Washing microfibre towels isn’t the most glamorous detailing task. It’s very much behind the scenes, but your customer will likely notice the difference between a properly washed towel and one that hasn’t quite had its hydrophobic properties restored.

Given that microfibre towels play a crucial role in almost all car detailing packages, getting them clean and free of the dirt and debris collected has always been an important (if slightly dull) task. Worse, since the advent of hyper sealants and ceramic sprays, restoring microfibre towels to their former glory has become more challenging than ever.

The good news is that there is a solution in the form of P&S Rags to Riches, which has been specifically developed to remove the tough chemicals and compounds involved in detailing products.

P&S Rags to Riches Review

What is P&S Rags to Riches?

Rags to Riches uses a unique detergent formula to not only thoroughly cleanse your microfibre cloths but also restore their original shine and absorbency, making them good as new for your next detailing job.

The Rags to Riches microfibre detergent is suitable for both hand and machine wash. However, it is recommended to pre-soak heavily contaminated towels prior to washing them in a machine.

The great thing about this product is that you only need an ounce to clean your microfibre towels, or two if they are badly soiled you have a large load to wash. Considering how much you will need to wash your microfibre towels as a busy detailer, this is an extremely cost-effective solution if you ask me.

P&S Rags to Riches works great also for detailing polishing pads too. These pads gather lots of different stuff from detailing products. This cleaner is made to remove all that gunk, making the pads work like new again. Using it keeps the pads in good shape, making your polishing job easier and better. It helps them last longer, so you can use them for more detailing tasks.

The smaller, 32 oz Rag to Riches bottle even has a handy little measure to ensure you add the right amount to your wash.

How To Use P&S Rags to Riches?

All you need to do is add Rags to Riches to your washing machine with a mild liquid detergent (free of dyes, fragrances, bleach, and softeners) and a warm (not hot) wash cycle. As mentioned, it’s advisable to soak heavily soiled towels and cloths first before sticking them in the washer.

Make sure to only wash your towels with non-linting materials (avoid cotton) so they can retain their dirt-gripping properties. And, of course, separate your colours as you would for any typical wash to reduce the chances of dye bleeding. Once clean, you can tumble dry your towels on low heat, but avoid ironing them at all costs!

Using P&S Rags to Riches helps in these ways:

  • Clearing Chemicals: It gets rid of tough chemicals in detailing stuff, making towels work like new.

  • Better Cleaning: It deeply cleans, removing dirt and yucky stuff that can make towels less useful.

  • Keeping Towels Good: It helps towels stay nice and last longer by cleaning them well.

  • Works with Most Towels: It's made to clean many types of microfiber towels used in detailing.

  • Easy to Use: It makes towel cleaning easy without needing lots of work or washes

Why Invest in a Premium Microfibre Detergent?

The best microfibre towels are a relatively expensive investment (especially if you buy them frequently due to poor aftercare). If you don’t take care of them properly, they don’t last anywhere near as long as they should, and you’re effectively throwing money down the drain.

The last thing you want is a bunch of towels with sealants and waxes clogging them up, leaving ugly streaks on subsequent jobs. Not only could this lead to dissatisfied customers, but you're effectively sending your towels to an early grave and having to fork out to replace them at a much more frequent rate.

Washing with a premium detergent and warm water and allowing the towel to dry on its own will provide the best results while extending the longevity of your expensive microfiber towels.

Where Can I Purchase P&S Rags to Riches?

We stock P&S Rags to Riches here at MD Detailing. We stock two sizes, that handy little 32 oz bottle with the measuring attachment I mentioned earlier, and then the much larger one-gallon container, which is by far the most popular choice.

No matter the size you choose, they both provide excellent value for money and last for some time. Remember, with Rags to Riches; a little goes a long way. So if you are washing your towels once a week, the 32 oz container might be for you. If you put on several washes a week, then a gallon container is the one you’re after.

To grab your bottle of Rags to Riches, head over to our online shop. If you’re new, you can also snag 10% off by subscribing to our newsletter and don't forget we offer free shipping for all orders over £50 (two one-gallon bottles of Rags to Riches will qualify).

Alternatively, if you have any questions about Rags to Riches (or anything else for that matter), shoot us an email at, and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours.

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