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  1. whiplash473

    whiplash473 Moderator Staff SN95 Supporter

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    So, my chamois is falling apart. I, obviously, want to get a new one but I don't want the shit ones that the parts stores sell. I want to get a real chamois like I have. Any ideas on where to even get one? I did a little searching online and either came up with shitty ones or like 5.5"x5.5". I'd like one more like 15"x15"ish.
     
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    Not sure how I couldn't find that myself but that's what I'm loooking for. Thanks, Chris; if anyone else wants to chime in here please do so since we don't have a chamois thread.
     
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    Hey no problem man. I have bought from Auto Geek a lot so I knew they'd have em. I haven't had a real Chamois in YEARS. Have one of those Absorber fake ones for like 15 years now and its actually held up great.

    EDIT- BTW They are A LOT cheaper over on Amazon.
     
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    I also haven't used a real chamois in years.
    The synethetic ones work real good once they're broke in. Meaning, out of the bag they don't absorb very well at all but as you get a couple of uses they finially begin to work. I've been using the same one for 2-3 years and it's holding up great.

    Question: Do you allow the chamois to dry between uses or do you stuff it into a sealed container so it stays wet/ damp?
    I dry mine.
     
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    Chamois and absorbers can create micro marring. I'd get a couple waffle weave towels if you like your paint!
     
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    I actually have one of those but it should be replaced as well. I'll get the micro waffle and also a chamois to have on hand. Thanks, fellas.
     
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    Honestly, I think the best method to dry the car is with a 220mph leaf blower. Use your general microfibers to get what little standing water is left and you're good to go.
     
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    I use my air compressor usually, but for my truck I use a waffle weave. I actually owe my old man a chamois which is the reasoning for this thread.

    Sent from bored/stroked HTC One
     
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    I had to click on the link to see what a chamois was. Lol. Never seen it written out

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    Youngins are used to calling it a Sham Wow.... right Vince.