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Old 12-28-2018, 07:19 AM   #1
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What Chamois do you use?

Theres very little activity here for something important as cleaning the outside.

What Chamois do you use for drying to prevent water spots?

URLS please !

( yes, in Texas we can wash with water in the winter )
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Old 12-28-2018, 08:03 AM   #2
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I use microfiber cloths that we buy in a pack from Costco. Try to wash and dry with the grain.
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Old 12-28-2018, 10:16 AM   #3
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Microfiber towels here also and with the grain of the aluminum. I use a wash and wax spray in a can that I use on my motorcycles. Microfiber towels and lemon Pledge on the inside of the trailer.
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Old 12-28-2018, 10:52 AM   #4
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I used to use a chamois from Hutchings & Harding Ltd (www.chamois.com) but I lost it in a move and the shipping costs from the UK I thought were a bit much. Now I use a chamois from www.gulfcoastshammy.com . Very high quality and, with a manual wringer, it does a wonderful job. I prefer it over microfiber towels.
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Old 12-28-2018, 10:58 AM   #5
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I use a California Water Blade and then a micro fiber towel.
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Old 12-28-2018, 12:16 PM   #6
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Water blade,(but not on the AS), Microfiber, for all, washing, drying & polishing.

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Old 12-28-2018, 01:20 PM   #7
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I use The Absorber - look on Amazon. It is a synthetic material that works very well. You store it damp in it's own tube so stays soft and ready for your next use. I have used it for several years and love it.
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Old 12-29-2018, 09:26 AM   #8
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36 volt Makita leaf blower works great!

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Old 12-29-2018, 09:43 AM   #9
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I use microfiber cloths that we buy in a pack from Costco. Try to wash and dry with the grain.
Same here. On occasion I've used similar microfibre cloths from Walmart.
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Use Wash Wax All. Apply with damp microfiber and remove with dry microfiber. Never liked chamois. Wash Wax All is great. Use on glass, as well.
I never worry about grain. The clear coat does not have a grain.
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Old 12-29-2018, 09:53 AM   #11
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Car wash mitt and car cloth from Norwex.
https://shopus.norwex.biz/en_US/cust...-detail/324190

Saw a recommendation on Airstream Addicts (Facebook). Can wash and dry the entire exterior of our FC23FB with nothing but these clothes, and a 5-gal bucket with about 3-4 inches of water. No soap, chemicals or need for a hose.
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The clear coat does not have a grain.
Oh really...what is this then? Probably just an illusion. 😂
It's not the clear it's the Au.
Go against it and if you scratch the 'smooth' finish, the vert scratch will be considerably more noticeable than one that goes with the 'grain'. (that that doesn't exist) 🥴

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Old 12-29-2018, 10:24 AM   #13
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Check out auto geek.net for all car care products. I use the Cobra Guzzler
https://www.autogeek.net/cobra-guzzler-hd-towel.html

They have everything you could possibly need
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Old 12-29-2018, 12:23 PM   #14
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Like most of us, I use a water filter for city water hookups. One day I had an idea to try it when washing the trailer and letting things air dry. It worked, no spots!

The clear coat on my Ď90 Excella was in extraordinary condition when I got it 5 years ago and Iíve been working at preserving it since. I figure the less I rub on it the better. I also apply a coat of Liquid Glass (which Iíve posted about here a couple times) twice a year. Trailer is stored outside in summer, inside in the winter. So far so good.

Now to figure out what to with the blue stripe

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Microfiber and plenty of them to tackle the whole job from wash, to dry, to wax.
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Old 12-29-2018, 01:56 PM   #16
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Use microfiber towels designed for detailing from Detailed Image.
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Old 12-29-2018, 02:13 PM   #17
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JJTX.... I use a super absorbent synthetic chamois made in Germany that I usually pick up at a boat show or flea market. They are also available on Amazon. They soak up a load of water and they are soft and do not scratch the surface your drying. They come in orange, blue or green and are relatively inexpensive compared to a natural chamois.
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Use micro fiber towels to dry. Use a spray bottle to apply Walbernize wax and polish with micro fiber towels. My finish looks original after 14 seasons. No filiform corrosion either.
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Old 12-29-2018, 07:51 PM   #19
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I use the Firemand Freind chamois, one I use the most is 22 years old and I used it today. Still working great. Does an excellent job.
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Old 12-30-2018, 04:07 PM   #20
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Very good detail in here. I appreciate it.

I had been thinking about the leaf blower idea myself actually. I have one that I use for leaves, but I'm not sure I trust it since its so old against my trailer. I'm afraid if something broke off inside, that it would impale itself in the side of the trailer.

If I went that route I would likely buy a new one as they are cheap enough.

I tried compressed air from my compressor in the garage, but it does not have enough volume and to narrow of a stream to do any good But the leaf blower idea is probably the fastest method.
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