I use microfiber towels to dry the van after a wash. But I use cotton to apply and buff the wax. In particular, a cotton baby blanket. I think a microfiber towel would be too coarse for waxing.
Personally, I use the Ultra Soft Polishing Cloth made by Mothers. It is microfiber, but feels softer than any others that I have used. I haven't had any streaks or lint when using it and it is great at removing wax.I have an applicator pad for putting on wax. But removing wax....what do you all use? Thx for the response re: cotton. Anyone use a microfiber towel for wax removal or is it mostly for drying of the cars? thx