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This is a discussion on ShamWOW a bust... within the Showcar and Detailing forums, part of the General Help category; i used the shamwow yesterday, and instead of big waterspots from not drying it off at all, i have streaked ...

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    i used the shamwow yesterday, and instead of big waterspots from not drying it off at all, i have streaked small waterspots that look even worse. Also i have a question. I have well water at my house and no matter what soap i use or how fast i dry off my car, i have ridiculous waterspots all over. Is there any product i can use that works them out easier? or a product that prevents waterspots from occuring?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpeach View Post
    i used the shamwow yesterday, and instead of big waterspots from not drying it off at all, i have streaked small waterspots that look even worse. Also i have a question. I have well water at my house and no matter what soap i use or how fast i dry off my car, i have ridiculous waterspots all over. Is there any product i can use that works them out easier? or a product that prevents waterspots from occuring?
    Umm I had well water before too and I had a big tank that "softened" the water. You may look into getting one of those. The only other thing I would suggest is wax/wash mix, this will cause the water to bead off quickly when rinsed...another thing is to wash the car at dawn or dusk so the water doesnt dry up on u. Other than than that a good wax or polish would be the only thing...

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    1. Go to Mirror Glaze store
    2. Pick up the chomois they sell there
    3. Use for 20+ years without ever having to replace it
    4. Be glad you stopped wasting your money on inferior product.
    5. ...........?
    6. Profit

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    Ok. What do you guys do with your Absorbers when your done? Do they
    have to stay damp?

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    Shamwows are crap for cars, I sent mine back for a refund. As for absorbers, just wash/rinse it off good, wring it out and roll it back up into the tube it comes in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superman4evr View Post
    Ok. What do you guys do with your Absorbers when your done? Do they
    have to stay damp?
    I ring out the majority of the water and put my chamois back into the plastic container that it comes in. When I take it out at the next wash, it's ready to absorb some water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Z View Post
    I ring out the majority of the water and put my chamois back into the plastic container that it comes in. When I take it out at the next wash, it's ready to absorb some water.
    Yup. I use them for about a 2 years then buy a new one. The old ones are great for cleaning water out of the rims though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Z View Post
    I ring out the majority of the water and put my chamois back into the plastic container that it comes in. When I take it out at the next wash, it's ready to absorb some water.
    ++1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Z View Post
    I ring out the majority of the water and put my chamois back into the plastic container that it comes in. When I take it out at the next wash, it's ready to absorb some water.
    i did that in the past but now i let it dry before the next use.i found that leaving it in the plastic tube causes the absorber to f ing stink.

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    Micro fiber waffle weave
    Do they sell them at advance auto. I think I saw one and i'd like to try it.

    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.
    LMAO

    Quote Originally Posted by superman4evr View Post
    Ok. What do you guys do with your Absorbers when your done? Do they
    have to stay damp?
    I put it in the washer on delicate and put it back in the container wet. You can just leave it set out and dry. It doesn't really matter. Just wet it again before using it.

    Quote Originally Posted by 02transamce View Post
    i did that in the past but now i let it dry before the next use.i found that leaving it in the plastic tube causes the absorber to f ing stink.
    Just wash it like i do and you'll be fine.




    Does anyone know if a chamois is better than this absorber? I think the absorber works great.

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    I just picked up and absorber and a California jelly


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    Quote Originally Posted by Th3unwant3d1 View Post
    I just picked up and absorber and a California jelly

    I use the cali silicone blade and finish it off with a chamois or absorber...Either works great. I wouldnt say one works better than another...A genuine expensive chamois is probably better as it is softer if anything, but they're absorbing characteristics are similar.

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    How can it be good for drying up a large amount "pool" of water, and it won't dry up some dribble....

    -Will

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    chamois are nice, but I recentley discovered a new method that gets my car dryer quicker...

    Cloth Diapers! Yes call me crazy, but my sister went green during my niece's last months in diapers. Not a good Idea, but her loss was my gain, I started using them for waxing at first, but I found they absorbed water quicker, the only down side, is once they are fully wet you cant dry it as quickly as a chamois. but it is quicker to dry up the car and leaves nothing behind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TARZAN View Post
    How can it be good for drying up a large amount "pool" of water, and it won't dry up some dribble....

    -Will
    I have no idea. But the shamwow soaks up a pool of water like a papertowel, if you let it sit there but then just spreads it around if you go to wipe it up....

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    I always dry the car with a cloth (cotton) towel or a microfiber and ALWAYS use a detail spray when making my last overall drying. The key here is detailing spray..You won't have any problems with what you're drying with then............Spotless..........
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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.
    I got your shamwow right here

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    Quote Originally Posted by Th3unwant3d1 View Post
    I just picked up..........and a California jelly

    Sounds like something from a porn shop................

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    lol

    Anyways got some pics even haha



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