Nanofiber or Microfiber Cloth?
Have you ever had a brand new pair of glasses that started to get small scratches way to quickly? You can easily pick up unwanted micro scratches from not using the right cleaning cloth for glasses. The cloth of choice could be what makes or breaks your glasses.
The quality of your eyeglass cleaning cloth plays a crucial role in cleaning lenses. Most fabrics, such as your shirt or paper towels, have wood fibers in them which causes minor scratches on eyeglasses. Beware of alcohol pre-moistened wipes. Alcohol damages coatings on eyeglasses and over time will fracture your expensive lenses.
So should you choose microfiber towels or nanofiber towels?
Understanding the difference between the two can help you know which one to use with Z Clear glasses cleaner.
What is a nanofiber cloth?
A nanofiber towel is a cleaning cloth made using nanotechnology. The towel, formed from a material known as nanolon, attracts dust, liquid, grime, and dirt like a magnet does. It is slightly sticky, helping it pick up messes rather than spreading them around. You can use nanofiber towels for cleaning and polishing.
What is a microfiber cloth?
A microfiber cloth is a cleaning cloth made from a combo of materials like polyester and nylon or polyamide. This kind of towel has superior absorbency as well as scrubbing power. It also traps dirt. You can use it for cleaning, polishing, and drying.
While similar to nanofibers, microfiber cloths stay clean longer. They are the ideal way to polish your eyeglass lenses after you have applied Z Clear glasses cleaner.
What to Use to Clean Your Lenses
If you are looking for a cleaning cloth that you can safely and effectively use to clean your eyeglasses, you may want to consider a both types of cloth. Microfiber towels are incredibly absorbent, meaning that oils will not smear around the surface during a lens cleaning. The nanofiber works great for a quick polishing without a cleaner.
When in doubt, choose a microfiber cloth. It will easily clean your lenses when using a premium lens cleaner like Z Clear. It wipes off residual streaks as well as absorbs most of the lens cleaning solution. Using a soft microfiber cloth to clean your glasses ensures that they remain cleaner for longer and you will likely experience less scratch marks.