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    If any of you guys/gsls use a shammy to drive your cars do NOT GET THE SHAMWOW. It is utter garbage. For like big pools of water it's good but I don't consider it a shammy for cars, it just spreads water around... I've used many others and the shamwow is just a complete waste.

    The best shammy I've used are the ones tgat come in the tubes. Put them in there when done and they always stay moist. They are very good for drying a car off

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    Quote Originally Posted by Th3unwant3d1 View Post
    If any of you guys/gsls use a shammy to drive your cars do NOT GET THE SHAMWOW. It is utter garbage. For like big pools of water it's good but I don't consider it a shammy for cars, it just spreads water around... I've used many others and the shamwow is just a complete waste.

    The best shammy I've used are the ones tgat come in the tubes. Put them in there when done and they always stay moist. They are very good for drying a car off
    Glad to hear this! Always thought about getting those, Is it new still, sometimes I have seen shammys that dont work that great new, but over time you break em in and they work great. I will probably stick with my silicone blade and shammy though.


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    Chamois or that other knock off chamois is what i use on the other car...i forget what it's called. Oh yea Absorber

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    I've been using it for about 4 months been washed not dried and still blows. It's a good towel for washing down the car though LOL.

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    THe Absorber is right on the money!! It is available at Wmart , Autozone ( I think) Pep Boys for sure. This is what you want to use on your car and you'll be amazed. It is not a real lamb skin chamois but a synthetic one. They go for under $10. This is through many years research as a custom painter and wanting my customers investments to last as long as possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VENOMOUS View Post
    THe Absorber is right on the money!! It is available at Wmart , Autozone ( I think) Pep Boys for sure. This is what you want to use on your car and you'll be amazed. It is not a real lamb skin chamois but a synthetic one. They go for under $10. This is through many years research as a custom painter and wanting my customers investments to last as long as possible.
    Yea, thats the one I have used for ever...The Absorber...I have used it since before I drove used to wash my grandfathers truck, not the same one but...it works. My buddy works a dealership so I get real good chamois nowadays.

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    I tried the shamsuck on my bike and it is the most worthless pile of crap, had to use a cheapy one my friend had in his car to dry off the water that it just smeared around!
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    Quote Originally Posted by VENOMOUS View Post
    THe Absorber is right on the money!! It is available at Wmart , Autozone ( I think) Pep Boys for sure. This is what you want to use on your car and you'll be amazed. It is not a real lamb skin chamois but a synthetic one. They go for under $10. This is through many years research as a custom painter and wanting my customers investments to last as long as possible.
    Never used a Absorber....Or at least I don't think so. I used something so named (compared to) but not called as the same name...But I kinda thought the Sham and the Absorber were about the same thing....Neither would have gotten my vote......

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    I was at an Advanced auto one day and they had small chamois' on clearance for $2.00 a piece...idk if they were real leather but good for wiping down the interior and such.

    Oh and the ShamWow guy got arrested for beating up a hooker

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    NHRA Firebird on here is a vendor for Shamwow. Contact him with any complaints or concerns you have regarding your Shamwow product.
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    Because full size real chamois cloths are expensive, I've always used the ones that are sewn around a sponge with small holes in them. These work great but take a lot of time if doing the whole car using only that. As a result, I use a silicone blade to take off the bulk of the water and then go over the remaining spots with the chamois sponge. I also read previously on this site about the ShamWow's being garbage so I stayed away.

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    x512 on shamwow spreading the water around

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    Quote Originally Posted by VENOMOUS View Post
    THe Absorber is right on the money!! It is available at Wmart , Autozone ( I think) Pep Boys for sure. This is what you want to use on your car and you'll be amazed. It is not a real lamb skin chamois but a synthetic one. They go for under $10. This is through many years research as a custom painter and wanting my customers investments to last as long as possible.
    Yup...Absorber here too. No complaints.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    NHRA Firebird on here is a vendor for Shamwow. Contact him with any complaints or concerns you have regarding your Shamwow product.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    NHRA Firebird on here is a vendor for Shamwow. Contact him with any complaints or concerns you have regarding your Shamwow product.

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    GOOD old fashion shamy is the way to go shamwoe is a bust for cars but good to pick up milk that my son spills on the floor

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    Quote Originally Posted by ls1fan74 View Post
    Oh and the ShamWow guy got arrested for beating up a hooker
    i heard lmfao

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