Chamois Leathers on sale at Halfords

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  1. Minxy Girl

    Minxy Girl Funster Life Member

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    They're doing genuine chamois leathers at £1 for small and £3 for XXL but you've gotta find a store that has them in stock!

    We've just got 1 XXL from one store and have reserved some others at another so are going to pick them up quickish!

    http://www.halfords.com/motoring/ca...ushes-buckets/halfords-chamois-leather--small

    http://www.halfords.com/motoring/ca...ts/halfords-chamois-leather-extra-extra-large

    If you do managed to 'reserve' them on line ring the store straight away as they have to remove them from the shop floor and therefore others can pick them up in the meantime!
     
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    No no no no no and no, do not use chamois leathers on your motor home, they will harbour grit particles and scratch the surface. Better to use a microfiber drying cloth, a lot cheaper and safer too.
     
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    NOOOOOOOOOOO.. not a Chamois .. :eek:

    Microfibre cloths are far softer and less risk of scratching

    wait till @Charlie reads this.. :LOL:

    ha ha Mike pipped me
     
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    Agree with Mike
     
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    And I agree with the Judge. And Mike. And Jim . :D
     
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    I have for several years bought and used Halfords own microfiber Towel for drying off, that is after I use my silicone hand squeeze to remove the water rinse off the body...cant remember the last time I used a chamois leather
     
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    "Calm down dears" hubby just wants them for the windows at home!
     
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    For those that are thinking " Nowt wrong with Chammys me dad used them and so do I "

    Things have moved on.... We no longer have paint that is as durable as it once was. Paint on modern cars is pretty much all synthetic or water based and is so much softer than the old and now outdated automotive paints of years gone by .

    Chammys can as Mike says above retain grit or particles that can marr the soft surface but in addition to this its how hard even the top quality leathers can become in a very short time. They then marr and swirl our modern paints and ruin the delicate finishes... (n)
     
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    Bought 3 large "Kent" drying m/f towels from B&Q best ever for drying cars or whatever, even bodies!!!
    Only £4 each, seen them since even cheaper in the Range, only £3.99....... bugger!!

    Cheers, Dave(y)
     
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    Take em back for a refund then nip over to the range and get em there ! :D:D:D
     
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    If they weren't 12 miles away I would!
    Cheers, Dave(y)
     
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    Been using chamois leathers for years on all my cars and vans....until I read @Charlie posts.
    Can't believe I didn't use micro fibre cloths before, they are so much better.

    Richard.
     
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    what happened to his Karcher window cleaning vacuum thingy ... :whistle:
     
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    That's for the inside, he uses chamois outside as he cleans the window surrounds/sills at the same time ... can't do that with the Karcher!
     
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    Asda often have offers on microfibre drying towels I also use these on my windows fascias barge boards etc only thing a chamois is good for is a Tarzen costume :D
     
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    Show some of the ladies on here your Tarzan photos then
     
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    only if you promise not to look
     
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    ... so long as looking isn't compulsory! :D
     
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