How to Clean, Care For and Store your Chamois Leather

How To Clean, Store & Care For Chamois Leathers

Do you find your chamois leather quickly starts to fall to pieces? Have you recently purchased or received one as a gift and are wondering how do you go about cleaning, caring for and storing your chamois leather?

The chamois leather (“Shammy”) is extremely popular choice for drying cars, boats, truck and motorcycles, but unfortunately many end up in pieces in the bin through improper care and storage.

Popular belief is that a “shammy leather” should be stored damp in a sealed container or plastic bag to keep it soft. Unfortunately for many that choose to do this they quickly find that when they next come to use it, large holes have appeared or it has fallen to bits completely.

This is because real chamois leather is a natural substance usually made of sheep or lamb skin and as such will rot if not kept and stored in the right way. Below I advise how best to care for and store your chamois leather.

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Save Time – Five Quickest Ways To Dry Your Car

Quickest Ways To Dry Cars

There once was a time when only a few choices existed to dry your car; a chamois leather, old rags or T-shirts or just leave it to dry naturally. However to avoid those annoying watermarks and potential swirls you need to remove the water as quickly and safely as you can.

Fortunately, there are now a number of other methods and tools that will help you achieve this that we will explore in more detail in this post.

In previous posts, we have suggested “sheeting” water across your car as a final rinse.

Well not only does the sheeting work to remove any last-minute bits of dust that may have landed on your car but also it serves to remove the beads of water that sit on your paintwork.

The benefit of this is twofold.

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Top 10 Car Cleaning Gifts & Christmas Present Ideas for Car Lovers

10 Best Car Cleaning Gifts & Christmas Present IdeasHaving been asked by a close friend for ideas for a Christmas present for a car lover who has nearly everything, I immediately reeled off a list of the items I could think of that would make ideal car cleaning gifts.

But looking at the bemusement on her face then realised I was in fact reeling off my own, rather biased, wish list and not necessarily what her other-half would want or need.

So taking a step back I began to think about what others might be looking for. But where to begin? The answer didn’t take long.

Why not take a look at what our customers had been buying and searching for their friends, family and loved ones, as the perfect gift in the run-up to previous Christmas’s.

So through the data I trawled and finally armed with this research, I put together are our top ten Xmas car cleaning gifts for the motoring fanatic in your life. I have since also updated this list with some of the most popular car care items from other popular online shopping platforms.

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