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    Chamois suck!! Today was nice so i decided to clean the trans am. My meguires water magnet had a tear in it so i threw it away, plus it was like 2 yrs old. I went to the auto part store and got a chamoi. Iv been looking for the water magnet forever but i cant seem to find it. The instructions said to rinse it out in water before the first use, but i was in a hurry and decided to use it w/o doing that. The fucking thing killed my paint!! It was all white full of streak marks and the yellow residue of the chamoi. It would not move off the car!! I had to litterally drag it with all my strength just to move it about and inch. Basically i had to blot the entire car. I had to take my quick detailer and use it all over the car to get rid of the marks. Any1 have any good advice tips on using them? Im gonna clean my moms car tommorow and ill follow the directions. (It says its best used when the chamoi is a little moist) and if it the same result, ill burn that mofo and order my water magnet. The water magnet was by far the best cleaining product i have owned, and i have a BLACK car.

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    I'll never touch my car with a chamois ever again.

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    Ice used one on many of my Camaros and never had a problem. Just wet it really good and wring it out like it says. Directions are there for a reason

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    Quote Originally Posted by CamaroFan71 View Post
    Ice used one on many of my Camaros and never had a problem. Just wet it really good and wring it out like it says. Directions are there for a reason
    You must have a silver car.

    The problem with them is that they trap little pieces of dirt on them, and in turn swirl the paint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    You must have a silver car.

    The problem with them is that they trap little pieces of dirt on them, and in turn swirl the paint.
    The best/easiest way to dry a car with no swirls is a waffle weave microfiber towel. Another good way is with a electric leaf blower but I prefer the MF towel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rajiv1998 View Post
    Chamois suck!! Today was nice so i decided to clean the trans am. My meguires water magnet had a tear in it so i threw it away, plus it was like 2 yrs old. I went to the auto part store and got a chamoi. Iv been looking for the water magnet forever but i cant seem to find it. The instructions said to rinse it out in water before the first use, but i was in a hurry and decided to use it w/o doing that. The fucking thing killed my paint!! It was all white full of streak marks and the yellow residue of the chamoi. It would not move off the car!! I had to litterally drag it with all my strength just to move it about and inch. Basically i had to blot the entire car. I had to take my quick detailer and use it all over the car to get rid of the marks. Any1 have any good advice tips on using them? Im gonna clean my moms car tommorow and ill follow the directions. (It says its best used when the chamoi is a little moist) and if it the same result, ill burn that mofo and order my water magnet. The water magnet was by far the best cleaining product i have owned, and i have a BLACK car.
    Reading the instructions ,and then following them is always a good Idea.

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    just drive 160mph as soon as your done rinsing it

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    Quote Originally Posted by shanepatrick1230 View Post
    just drive 160mph as soon as your done rinsing it
    Very true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shanepatrick1230 View Post
    just drive 160mph as soon as your done rinsing it
    This fails miserably with 315's out back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    This fails miserably with 315's out back.
    315's and front sway bar delete, makes for an ill handling car.

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    you gotta soak them in water, you used it without washing away the chemichals. Chamois are made from pig or sheep skin, and they do use preserves on them. i always leave them soaking in a bucken full of water, that way they get nice and soft, and the devree comes off. after your done leave them soaking for a few minutes so dirt can lossen up. that way it wont scratch your car.

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    315's FTW!!!

    just dont drop over 2"....had to roll the fenders

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    You just have to think of a chamois as a woman. They work a hell of alot better if you get them a little wet

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    Chamois is kinda old school but still cool. Like has been pointed out-you have to get it wet first-then wring it out- kinda of seems like the wrong concept until you try it. Once it's been wrung out it soaks up water like a sponge, and a new chamois is as soft as a babies butt. They last for years on a car with a good paint job, but will tend to acculate debris on a car with flaws in the bodywork. Look out for dirt in the chamois like any kind of drying towel or sponge and you will be cool.
    If I want my car really clean I have been known to Instant Detail spray it down after a wash anyway so what's the beef?

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