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55 of 62 people found the following review helpful
on December 22, 2012
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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.
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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful
on February 15, 2012
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I thought this might be a bit pricey, in spite of its large size, for a simple chamois. Boy, was I wrong. It's thick and substantial and at 2+ feet on a side, very large, almost too large. But it can hold a ton of water. Don't mistake it for those small, cheap chamois you get in the tiny auto department of the larger department stores.

This is a chamois for people who will use it day in and day out. I fully expect this one to outlast those others by 4 or 5 times. If you're the kind of car owner who drapes the chamois behind their head, flips it out flat over a section of sheet metal and then pulls it toward you to get the water off, this one was made for you.

If you buy it, you won't regret it.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on August 16, 2012
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Order 2 of these in April. I wash 2 Ford Explorers weekly. In the past Chamois I brought at Costco would last me at least 2 years. Costco no longer sell them and I ordered these off of Amazon and they have been falling apart from the 1st time I used them. They come with a huge staples in them that puts 2 holes in from the beginning. Would not buy again
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on December 27, 2011
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The Chamois I received measured just over 7 sq. ft. suggesting that the advertized 5 sq. ft. is a minimal size. This is a high quality product which is excellent for drying your automobile after a wash and rinse, cleaning interior glass and drying exterior windows. It is a value for about half the price of many other brands for similar sizes.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on July 7, 2012
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Don't buy this chamois. The quality is very poor. It is made in China. Something that Amazon does not indicate in product details. After rinsing the chamois as instructions state, there were holes in the chamois. Not worth the $16.28. This is an overpriced poor quality disposable Chinese chamois. I have owned many chamois which have lasted years. This one will be good for one wash.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on April 14, 2013
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I purchased this item in June 2012 and used it a maximum of 10 times. The chamois leaves small flakes of chamois over the entire surface. It has also started to tear and stains very easily. The last chamois I purchased lasted well over 5 years. The chamois was always well rinsed and hung to dry after each use. Very disappointed in the quality and longevity of this chamois.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on March 28, 2012
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I've used these to dry my car since I was a teenager, for close to 40 years. Nothing works better for spotless drying especially for the windshield. The car just looks shinier and cleaner when you're done. This is an excellent chamois. It is a good uniform thickness over the whole piece, sometimes there are thinner spots and ends which tend to get stiff and not hold up well. I ordered this size and was able to cut it in half making two. The smaller size is easier to work with and wringe out as you dry.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on September 27, 2014
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I don't believe these function as promised. I have washed mine several times and it leaves lint. It does not pick up all the water as promised.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on March 18, 2013
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This chamois fit my needs. It arrived in good time with no problems. The qualilty is as good as those sold in the big box stores.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on January 9, 2013
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You really should try one of these. They will absorb water more easily and to a greater extent than the synthetic varieties.
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