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Old 05-06-18, 03:55 PM
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Chamois

My daughter bought me a new shammy for my car-wash efforts. It's a real one. How do I keep those little "crumbs" from sticking to everything? I'm ready to just keep using my old artificial shammy just to avoid this.
 
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Old 05-06-18, 05:09 PM
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That's a new one on me...a real leather shammie/shammy/chamois has never left anything behind for me...not after a good initial hand wash and rinse anyway.

Actually, I don't ever use them anymore. I've got such a pile of old terry cotton towels, that's all I use for drying...and it's normally a giant sponge for washing. Or a non-abrasive synthetic cloth for stubborn areas.
 
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Old 05-07-18, 08:55 AM
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Don't the chamois bits just blow off the first time you drive?
 
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Old 05-07-18, 10:05 AM
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If the crumbs are bits of leather I would give the chamois a thorough rinsing with lots of wringing to knock loose any whiskers or bits of leather.
 
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Old 05-08-18, 04:58 AM
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Guy, strangely enough, the particles don't blow off. ... which makes it even more frustrating.
 
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Old 05-08-18, 07:50 AM
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A nice slick layer of carnauba wax should help with that.
 
 

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