Our Tanner’s Select TS20 2.5 sq. ft. Genuine Leather Chamois is ideal for drying all types of delicate surfaces. The chamois natural ability to absorb water, dirt and dust, without scratching the clear coat and release dirt and grit completely when rinsed, makes it the best choice for drying, polishing and protecting your car, truck, motorcycle or boat’s finish. Dries and polishes scratch free, eliminates spotting, streaks and marring, and is reusable and environmentally friendly. Natural leather chamois can also be used when dry (and softened) to clean dust and fingerprints from glass, stainless steel, plastic and painted surfaces. Works well for cleaning appliances, flat-screen TVs, touch screens, eye glasses, computer screens, windows, sun glasses, electronics, and more. Our genuine leather chamois is made from the finest select New Zealand sheepskin and tanned in Turkey with 100% fish oil for unsurpassed performance.
Important Information for Your Genuine Leather
With proper care and maintenance of your genuine leather chamois will last through many uses. And preparing, using, cleaning and storing it properly are essential to caring for your leather chamois.
Preparing Your Genuine Leather Chamois for Use
Before using a chamois for the first time the residual tanning oils must be removed to ensure that it will perform as intended. The excess fats and oils that protect the chamois cloth during transport and storage will also streak the finish if not removed. To remove the excess oils, wash the chamois in lukewarm water with a mild soap, preferably one intended for use on cars. DO NOT USE A DEGREASING SOAP (like Dawn or Simple Green), HARSH CHEMICALS (such as bleach or ammonia) or LAUNDRY DETERGENT, as these will strip the tanning oils out of the chamois, leaving the leather unprotected and causing it to rot and fall apart. A chamois that has been washed or cleaned with any of the above will become brittle, dry and shed pieces of itself all over the finish. After thoroughly washing the new chamois with a car wash soap, rinse the chamois with clean water and wring out completely. Wash, rinse, wring, replace the rinse water and repeat until the rinse water no longer has a yellow tint. Use right away, or hang up to dry in the shade. Do not hang out to dry in direct sunlight or put away wet, or put in a plastic bag wet.
How to Use Your Natural Leather Chamois
Although a dry chamois can feel stiff and somewhat course, rewetting a chamois will restore the softness and absorbency. Before each use, a chamois should be rinsed with clean water and completely wrung out. After the vehicle has been thoroughly washed (using a natural sea sponge), the wrung out chamois should be held by two corners (on the same side) and pulled across the surface to be dried. The water on the surface will be absorbed and any dirt missed in the washing process pulled into the fibers of the cloth and safely away from the surface where it cannot mar the finish. The chamois should then be rinsed in clean water to release any dirt and thoroughly wrung out. This process should be repeated until the entire vehicle is dry.
Cleaning and Storing Your Genuine Leather Chamois
After each use a chamois should be thoroughly washed with clean soapy water, rinsed and wrung out repeatedly until clean. A chamois should never be washed with any type of soap not specifically intended for washing a vehicle (use only car wash soap). Leaving a bit of soap in a chamois will not damage the leather. To dry a chamois, hang it up away from direct sunlight. Never machine wash or tumble dry, store wet in an air-tight bag or put a chamois away wet.
If the dirt is not completely washed and rinsed from the vehicle, stains on the chamois are likely to occur. However, as long as the cloth has been thoroughly washed and rinsed, the stains are on the hide itself and are not abrasive; so the chamois can continue to be used.
*Note on Chamois Sizes
Chamois Leather is a natural product and will vary in shape and size. How the dimensions of natural leather chamois are determined are established in the United States by the federal government. The definition of a chamois and the units of its measurements are established by Federal Specification KK-C-300C and further outlined in the industry adopted US Federal Standard CS99-1970. That definition is further refined by Advisory opinion #1, Section 5, Federal Trade Commission Act.