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Wash fanatics can you wash a chamois? by solotwo
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My chamois is a little dirty in several areas and for some reason over the years I think I recall someone saying you can wash a chamois.


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Yes, you can wash it. I would do it by hand in the sink with a little bit of mild detergent - like dishwashing liquid. But if you have had it for years, maybe just buy a new one or use microfiber towels like the 'wash fanatics' do these days.

Good luck!
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Originally posted by fierojp:

Yes, you can wash it. I would do it by hand in the sink with a little bit of mild detergent - like dishwashing liquid. But if you have had it for years, maybe just buy a new one or use microfiber towels like the 'wash fanatics' do these days.

Good luck!


I am old and I went to school a long time ago so I am old school and like using my leather chamois. Besides I dont want to BUY one.

Now that I have that checked of the list. Now I have to find a way to keep the neighbors damned cats out of my yard. Tired of them peeing and pooping in my yard. Short of killing them I need to find a way.
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Originally posted by solotwo:

Now that I have that checked of the list. Now I have to find a way to keep the neighbors damned cats out of my yard. Tired of them peeing and pooping in my yard. Short of killing them I need to find a way.
thanks



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http://landscaping.about.co...a/cat_repellents.htm


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An airsoft pistol (CO2 cartridge powered) is a lot of fun.........
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An airsoft pistol (CO2 cartridge powered) is a lot of fun.........


I have a bb/pellet gun. Just dont have it around when I see them. Also dont want to get the neighbors in a up roar if I kill the darned cats.
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I have a chamois (used it for years and years) and I finally gave that up for microfiber towels. They work so much better... just be sure to rip the tag off. BTW, Sams Club sells them pretty cheap.

As for cleaning it, yes, a mild detergent will work
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A guy at work told me to use a slingshot... yes a slingshot dennis the menace style lol. Just load it up with either dog food or small ice cubes. Both hurt really bad and either melt in the rain or on thier own plus being really cheap.
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Originally posted by jaskispyder:

I have a chamois (used it for years and years) and I finally gave that up for microfiber towels. They work so much better... just be sure to rip the tag off. BTW, Sams Club sells them pretty cheap.

As for cleaning it, yes, a mild detergent will work


I agree. The bundle you buy at Sams for $10 are the best ive found for drying. I did find that if you wash them, they dont work nearly as well again. I just use one till its dirty, then use if for cleanup rags. There cheap enough to be disposable. Ditto on the tags.

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I agree. The bundle you buy at Sams for $10 are the best ive found for drying. I did find that if you wash them, they dont work nearly as well again. I just use one till its dirty, then use if for cleanup rags. There cheap enough to be disposable. Ditto on the tags.


Yup, after washing, they don't work as well... they become shop rags.
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I actually have had the same chamois for about 10 years and it is still going strong with no breakdown of the material. I thought it was some sort of gimmic at first since the chamois is made out of what feels to be wetsuit material. It doesn't rot or stain and you have to actually wet it down before you put it away in its storage tube. One of the best products I have ever bought:
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Originally posted by solotwo:

My chamois is a little dirty in several areas and for some reason over the years I think I recall someone saying you can wash a chamois.


Thanks,

Steve W.
NE Grand Rapids, MI


I'm an older guy and have been using chamois for over 40 years and I like using them. When they get dirty I throw them in the washing machine. It doesn't seem to hurt them. I've been using the same two chamois for a few decades and have only needed to wash them a few times.

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Originally posted by solotwo:


I am old and I went to school a long time ago so I am old school and like using my leather chamois. Besides I dont want to BUY one.

Now that I have that checked of the list. Now I have to find a way to keep the neighbors damned cats out of my yard. Tired of them peeing and pooping in my yard. Short of killing them I need to find a way.
thanks




I HAD that very same problem too, doing their business in our flower bed. Of course the neighbors across the street and up the street feeding the @#$%& cats didn't help any. Went to Harbor Freight and bought an animal trap/cage for $20 (+/-). Every night for five nights I caught a cat. Drove about 10 miles out and dropped them. No more cats and no more cat piss. However, one did show back up about a week later. I took that one again 15 miles the other way on the other side of the dam.
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Originally posted by Jim_Martin29:


I'm an older guy and have been using chamois for over 40 years and I like using them. When they get dirty I throw them in the washing machine. It doesn't seem to hurt them. I've been using the same two chamois for a few decades and have only needed to wash them a few times.


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Originally posted by FieroTony:
I HAD that very same problem too, doing their business in our flower bed. Of course the neighbors across the street and up the street feeding the @#$%& cats didn't help any. Went to Harbor Freight and bought an animal trap/cage for $20 (+/-). Every night for five nights I caught a cat. Drove about 10 miles out and dropped them. No more cats and no more cat piss. However, one did show back up about a week later. I took that one again 15 miles the other way on the other side of the dam.


The b**** next door would know it was me and we would have...........
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