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    Default Do you use a shammy

    If no, why not whats the reason,

    One for the detailing guru's on here

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    Nope - they seem to leave horrid smears on the paintwork. They are good for cleaning the interior surfaces tho!

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    i'm not a detailing guru but i do use a shammy and can tell the difference easily. removes all water related marks if done thoroughly.

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    no no to shammies , micro fibres or waffles for me ...shammies are known to catch tiny grit particles and damage the paintwork (so i,m lead to believe ) )

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    i use a FLUNKIE made by vilida i get them from AUTOSMART they dont take loads of looking after and give a brilliant finish

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    Only use a chamois on the door shuts,never on the bodywork........

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    Quote Originally Posted by soulman View Post
    no no to shammies , micro fibres or waffles for me ...shammies are known to catch tiny grit particles and damage the paintwork (so i,m lead to believe ) )
    I am a convert to these new fangled things & gave my shammie back to Tarzan .........

    the last time I saw Tarzan in black & white his shammie was a little dried out
    Last edited by Tadpole; 3rd May 2009 at 20:22.

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    Like tadpole i used to use a shammy but prefer microfibre thingys now.

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    I use a blade style wiper as opposed to the traditional chamois leather that can pic up grit and mark the paint. It works quite well, though the leather is still good for any parts you cannot get in to with the blade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by signum_1.9 View Post
    Nope - they seem to leave horrid smears on the paintwork. They are good for cleaning the interior surfaces tho!

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