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Who uses a shammy?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by LonghornTaco, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. Jan 31, 2009 at 7:06 PM
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    LonghornTaco

    LonghornTaco [OP] Can you pass the bailout please?

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    I bought another one yesterday and tried to use it... I know people swear by them, but everytime I've tried to used them, they're crap...

    Is there a secret to using them? I just get nothing but streaks...
     
  2. Jan 31, 2009 at 7:09 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    i use them all the time. to me....the key is to soak them in water, then wring them out and use them that way. and i usually do get any water streaks doing it this way.
     
  3. Jan 31, 2009 at 7:09 PM
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    RoyB

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    like a chamois?

    i personally use a towel on my cars. white, made in the USA 100% cotton.
     
  4. Jan 31, 2009 at 7:10 PM
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  5. Jan 31, 2009 at 7:11 PM
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    TacomaYAK

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    i use one...you need to get it wet first, and then ring all the water out. you have to periodically ring it out after it soaks up a certain amount of water.

    if it gets dirty, i just hit it with the power washer at the car wash.
     
  6. Jan 31, 2009 at 7:11 PM
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    LonghornTaco

    LonghornTaco [OP] Can you pass the bailout please?

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    Yeah, a chamois... Forgot how to spell it... :) AND NO I DON'T MEAN SHAM WOW!! :D

    So, you have to get it wet first?
     
  7. Jan 31, 2009 at 7:14 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    yep...thats key!
     
  8. Jan 31, 2009 at 7:15 PM
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    Rtrn2taco

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    It is meant to be used wet, soak it and ring it out. I always use an "absorber" same thing always wet it first.
     
  9. Jan 31, 2009 at 7:18 PM
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    +1 :)
     
  10. Jan 31, 2009 at 7:36 PM
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    microfiber towels ftw.
     
  12. Jan 31, 2009 at 7:52 PM
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    i use one I got at a local show. It does a pretty damn good job. It feels like a cheaply made thing, but it works. As mentioned you have to get them wet to work first. Next time I wash and dry my truck, maybe ill shoot a vid of it.
     
  13. Jan 31, 2009 at 7:57 PM
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    i use the "absorber" as well but since i my truck is black its almost impossible to get it spot free so i just wax it after
     
  14. Jan 31, 2009 at 8:58 PM
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    It must be completely soaked and then wrung out. As you wipe down the truck and it gets soaked, just keep wringing it out. Also rinse it often to keep it clean. Most car washes around here have the hand cranked spring-loaded roller thingy to wring out the water.
     
  15. Jan 31, 2009 at 8:59 PM
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    LonghornTaco

    LonghornTaco [OP] Can you pass the bailout please?

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    Got it. I just never knew you had to get it wet first.

    I'll try that next time.
     
  16. Jan 31, 2009 at 9:40 PM
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    Next time you use one, just make sure to get it wet first. That is the key... wet is good. Dry is not. :D
     
  17. Jan 31, 2009 at 9:48 PM
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    i also use an absorber. Absorber FTW
     
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    I dont actually use a wipe motion you are just supposed to dab / pat and it soaks water right up
     
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    I use a california water blade. I loved it on my black Tacoma. On the silver one I could use anything.
     
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    I saturate it with warm water befire wringing it out. It gets the material all soft and pliable.

    I send it over the roof and hood almost like i am fishing with a net, then drag it back at me to get the majority of the water off, and then light swipe any remaining water.
     
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