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    Chamois Drying Technique?

    I have two 100% Natural Chamois that I use on the wheels and doorjambs and went through the whole soaking and getting rid of the oils process and used them on the car the other day. They worked excellent, but after I soaked them in some dishwashing soap and warm water and wringed them very thoroughly I hung them up to dry. I checked on them today and they are like carboard, really hard.

    What did I do wrong or is that the way they are supossed to feel?

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!
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    Re: Chamois Drying Technique?

    No matter how good of Chamois I get eventually they end up feeling this way when they are dry. If you get them wet again how do they feel? Before using them soak them and ring the water out and then try them. They work fine for me and as Mike has taught in his how to wash a car video, how to use the blotching method which works great.

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    Re: Chamois Drying Technique?

    Thanks for the reply.

    What makes me mad is that one of them is brand new and already doing this!!

    I havent tried putting them in the water yet, but I will try it tomorrow. Thanks for the suggestion, hopefully it will work!!
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    Re: Chamois Drying Technique?

    i had ones i have have a plastic tube bottle
    think need to have a bit of moister ? in it to keep it soft

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    Quote Originally Posted by gorin002 View Post
    i had ones i have have a plastic tube bottle
    think need to have a bit of moister ? in it to keep it soft
    Is it synthetic?

    Normally, if you try that with a natural chamois it ends up all moldy and dead smelling


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    Re: Chamois Drying Technique?

    Quote Originally Posted by the other pc View Post
    Is it synthetic?

    Normally, if you try that with a natural chamois it ends up all moldy and dead smelling


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    I would agree 100% with PC. He must be talking about synthetic ones because they only come in the plastic tube. If real leather is kept damp it will get moldy with time. I use the Chamois first and then use MF which works really well on the windows as well.

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    Re: Chamois Drying Technique?

    Quote Originally Posted by Asaf View Post
    I would agree 100% with PC. He must be talking about synthetic ones because they only come in the plastic tube. If real leather is kept damp it will get moldy with time. I use the Chamois first and then use MF which works really well on the windows as well.
    sory guys didi`t know was a divrince in it sory
    its very cheap one am using.am try from megaires or bit better one

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    Re: Chamois Drying Technique?

    natural chamois don't take dishwasher soap very well, you should avoid any detergents as much as possible for natural chamois. To soften it up, you can pour a carton of buttermilk in a bucket and put the chamois in it overnight. rinse it the next day very well, and the chamois should be as new again!
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    Re: Chamois Drying Technique?

    Quote Originally Posted by QiB1400 View Post
    To soften it up, you can pour a carton of buttermilk in a bucket and put the chamois in it overnight. rinse it the next day very well, and the chamois should be as new again!
    That's a new one on me.

    I like the synthetic ones the best.

    I also like to keep a clean bucket of water on hand to rinse the chamois with from time to time too. It helps to disloge any fine dust particles that may have attached themselves to the chamois during a wipe down.

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    Re: Chamois Drying Technique?

    Thanks for all the suggestions, I'll have to give the extra bucket of water a try, which I am pretty sure will solve the problem.

    Thanks again!
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