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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