Boat Maintenance; The Science of Microfiber Towels

Boat Maintenance; The Science of Microfiber Towels

Do you know what a Gecko and a Microfiber Towel have in common? The foot design of a Gecko features countless tiny hairs and is why a Gecko can walk on a smooth vertical surface or a ceiling. Clinging power, for the same reason, the tiny fibers of a microfiber towel make it the most effective cleaning cloth on the planet.

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The next time your cleaning your boat take a fresh Microfiber Towel and lay it flat on the deck carpet. With your hand smooth out the surface of the towel so it is perfectly flat, and in direct, complete contact with the carpet. Facing one edge hold the two nearest corners of the towel and pull directly towards yourself on the same plane as the deck without lifting. The microfiber towel will cling to the carpet and resist moving.

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For the science geek in all of us, this force is known as the van der Waals Force, go ahead Google it. This bond occurs when electrons from the microfibers and electrons from the boat carpet molecules interact with each other and create an electromagnetic attraction. That is the same reason a Gecko can walk on walls and ceilings, and why a microfiber towel is the best cleaning cloth when you use Peregrine 250 products.

Microfiber, the name says it all. Ordinary cleaning cloth has fibers made of cotton or synthetic materials. A Microfiber Towel has millions of minute fibers, tremendously more than a traditional cleaning cloth. These microfibers, 100 x smaller than human hair, create an adhesive force that attaches themselves to the tiniest microscopic dirt particles, the ones that other cloth fibers miss. Dirt, grime, muck, algae, dust, and gunk are latched onto and “Hoovered Up” by microfiber towels.

 The Microfiber Towel is your Peregrine 250 cleaning partner.

The Microfiber Towel is your Peregrine 250 cleaning partner.

When it comes to cleaning who wants to work harder than you must? No one does. Now you know exactly why Peregrine 250 recommends Microfiber Towels only. Make your cleaning job as easy as possible; use the Peregrine 250 product line and Microfiber Towels.

Peregrine 250 Boat Care Products and Microfiber Towels are available at Tackle Warehouse with free shipping on orders of $50.00 or more. http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Peregrine_250/catpage-PEREG.html

 Photo credits - Left plate title image By TimVickers [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons, left plate gecko foot collage by Bjørn Christian Tørrissen [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons. Gecko under glass by steemit.com, right plate gecko foot collage by steemit.com. Peregrine 250 images by Derrek Stewart.

Photo credits - Left plate title image By TimVickers [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons, left plate gecko foot collage by Bjørn Christian Tørrissen [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons. Gecko under glass by steemit.com, right plate gecko foot collage by steemit.com. Peregrine 250 images by Derrek Stewart.

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