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Detailer's Choice 10X02500 Genuine Leather Chamois, 5 Sq Ft-1 each
on December 22, 2012
Would I buy this again NO. Here's why . I missed it but no where do they say these are Sheep skin. I may be wrong but suspect this one I got is domestic goat skin. A smaller one I bought I have no doubt is Pig Skin. Since they are made in China this has made me really compare and check them closely, since most Chinese products are inferior quality. First the package has 4 LARGE STAPLES that go through the skin Every layer) and if you don't open these CAREFULLY you will tear it, since they double back on themselves. Some reviewers report holes developing when used and I can believe that. Second no where does this company say it is lamb or sheep skin, which leads me to believe it probably is pig or domestic goat skin, or horse hide. Is it going to scratch my new cars paint or hold up long? Good question. I also bought the 2 foot one and have no doubt it's not sheep or lambs skin. I'll review it later and probably will never use it on my car paint since I fear it will scratch the new Clear Coat paint. The 5 foot one is thin enough and buffed fairly well, so its soft. But I have the ACME Brand made in Turkey also (same sizes) and those have instructions to wash with a mild soap to remove excess cod oil before using, (that's normal) and when you do you will see the excess oil. (I use mild bar hand soap) These Detailer's Choice ones don't tell you that and if you compare them you can see a difference in the amount of oil used when looking at them unwashed. (AS an aside the Chinese made chamois have had import restrictions place on them in Europe due to the inferior quality, deceptive advertising, etc. But not those from Turkey) Both of the Detailer's Choice leather skins are cut nice and rectangular, which shows they come from a large skin. Now I don't often write negative reviews but check what I'm saying by researching on the net . If I had done that first I would never have bought these. Yes I could return them but after deducting the return fee and shipping it isn't worth it. I think of this mistake as a lesson learned and would not recommend these nor buy them again. Other negative reviews are probably right on the mark.
ADDENDUM: After writing this review while showing these to my wife I laid them on a dark bedspread. MISTAKE; since they left a ton of hide lint behind on it, (had to vacuum). So I washed them with hand soap and water in a sink and couldn't believe the amount of hide lint in the water. Washed them twice then rinsed them three times and was still getting a large amount of hide lint coming off. My wife saw that and said,"No way are you using those on my car." Haaa So my next step is to hang them out side after drying and use a water hose to try and stop the lint problem. I'm 69 years old and have used both synthetic and natural Chamois for years and have never seen anything to match this. With that much lint coming off no way to wax after use. Another negative reviewer rated them as a POS and believe he has that right. Never would buy again nor recommend to anyone. Hope this helps someone not to make a mistake.