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A chamois leather allows you to clean your car without scratching the painted surface or leaving dust. I would like a real one but I will happily buy a synthetic one as I find them perfect for car cleaning. I have never used a real one so I cannot compare it, however I am really impressed with synthetic so I would not bother looking for an original one.
==Price and availability==
The synthetic ones are much cheaper too. You will pay around £7-£9 for a chamois such as this and it is available from gardening shops, tool shops or online retailers such as Amazon.
==Description and opinion==
The chamois is thin but extremely absorbent. The dimensions of the cloth are 430 mm by 680 mm. When you first open it, it feels spongy and soft and then when it is emerged in water, you will notice that it expands slightly like a sponge. You can wring it out really tightly without it breaking; you will see professional valets using a mangle to wring it out. Even by squeezing, you can get most of the moisture out. This makes it perfect for drying the car off as it takes all the water with it. Not only this, as it does not have any lose particles or bits of fabric to come loose, you are left with a shiny car with no bits left on the paintwork. The chamois can be used to dry the car, wash it and also polish it. As it is soft and un-abrasive, it makes it the perfect medium for putting polish on the car as it goes on without too many marks. Once you have used it for polish, you can then wash it in the washing machine so you can go back to using it for other purposes. After washing it, it dries hard and it feels quite unforgiving. You have to splash a little water on it to get it mould-able again.
Overall, the chamois is a great accompaniment to car washing as it takes a lot of the hard work out of it. A good quality one such as this lasts for such a long time and the only reason I had to replace the old one is that I kept it in the shed and a leak dripped on it causing it to go mouldy. The quality and quantity (it's a good size) is brilliant and I recommend it.
Speed Dryer Synthetic Chamois