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    Question How do you clean your chamois towels?

    I would like to wash my synthetic chamois with a little woolite soap and water, and I was wondering if that is OK to do, or will it hold on to the soap and the soap will never get rinsed out of it? I rinse it out with water every time I use it, but the water that gets rung out of it is always dirty. How do y'all clean your chamois towels?

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    Re: How do you clean your chamois towels?

    Gosh, I haven't used a chamois in over ten years. I've forgotten how I cleaned it back then, sorry.
    Rick....now in North Texas

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    Re: How do you clean your chamois towels?

    Quote Originally Posted by spike View Post
    I would like to wash my synthetic chamois with a little woolite soap and water, and I was wondering if that is OK to do, or will it hold on to the soap and the soap will never get rinsed out of it? I rinse it out with water every time I use it, but the water that gets rung out of it is always dirty. How do y'all clean your chamois towels?
    "Synthetic chamois"... you talking about an Absorber or the like? I no longer use mine on cars but I used to just throw it in the washer like anything else with extra rinses. Air dry and they come out like new.

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    Re: How do you clean your chamois towels?

    I guess mine is really old then...but it's a black magic chamois, like the Absorber. If that's not how you dry your cars after a wash, what do you recommend to use for drying off the car?

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    Re: How do you clean your chamois towels?

    I still use a chamois to dry off my tires. I just wring them out and keep them in a ziplock bag. To clean them, use a mild soap and just make sure to rinse it out really well. For paint, I would seriously consider using a ww. They absorb more and are safer for paint, IMO.

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    Re: How do you clean your chamois towels?

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    I guess mine is really old then...but it's a black magic chamois, like the Absorber. If that's not how you dry your cars after a wash, what do you recommend to use for drying off the car?
    Microfibre waffle weave drying towel.

    Unlike a Chamois, a Microfibre Drying Towel is Machine Washable making it a much Safer Alternative. Unlike a Leather or PVC Chamois, No Debris is trapped in the fibres and Microfibre will not harbour Bacteria, especially because it can be washed with an Anti-Bacterial Wash & Dried in the same way clothes are. Unlike a chamois, in a Wash, any trapped debris is easily removed so no reintroduction of that debris occurs the next time you use the Towel.

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    Re: How do you clean your chamois towels?

    Quote Originally Posted by spike View Post
    I guess mine is really old then...but it's a black magic chamois, like the Absorber. If that's not how you dry your cars after a wash, what do you recommend to use for drying off the car?
    I use Waffle Weave microfiber after blowing most of the water off. I used an Absorber/Fireman's Friend for years until I acquired a black vehicle. I found I was imparting marks due to the dryer becoming dirty over time. It really isn't practical to wash it after each use the way I do with MF.

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    Re: How do you clean your chamois towels?

    Quote Originally Posted by Adam View Post
    Unlike a Leather or PVC Chamois, No Debris is trapped in the fibres
    Quote Originally Posted by Adam View Post
    Unlike a chamois, in a Wash, any trapped debris is easily removed so no reintroduction of that debris occurs the next time you use the Towel.
    Maybe in a dream world that would be true but unfortunately we live in the real world.

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    Re: How do you clean your chamois towels?

    Wow, I really didn't think my chamois was marring the paint...that's not good...looks like I need a WW towel for drying. Thanks for the tips guys!!

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    Re: How do you clean your chamois towels?

    Quote Originally Posted by spike View Post
    Wow, I really didn't think my chamois was marring the paint...that's not good...looks like I need a WW towel for drying. Thanks for the tips guys!!
    The Ultimate Guzzler Waffle Weave Microfiber Drying Towel Pricey yes, but WELL worth it.

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