How to Prepare a Genuine Leather Chamois for Use?
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What is Chamois?
Chamois is leather that is extremely soft, flexible, and absorbent.
Why use Chamois Leather?
Typically chamois leather is used to dry off surfaces after washing, due to the absorbency and softness of the leather.
Grime particles get drawn away from the cleaning surface.
The particles are held within the hollow fiber of the leather, eliminating abrasion.
Chamois is excellent for cleaning and protecting smartphone and computer displays.
Use Chamois to clean and protect your iPhone.
Use Chamois to clean and protect your Android.
Use Chamois to clean and protect your Windows Phone.
Use Chamois to clean and protect your Blackberry.
Use Chamois to clean and protect your LCD or LED displays.
Online Payment methods.
Bank deposits - only suitable for local New Zealand purchases.
Credit Card via 2Checkout.com.
PayPalTM - Depending on your chosen currency (USD for the most extensive options list), you may have the option to complete the online purchase routine using a debit or credit card or also PayPalTM account - Step 5, of the checkout procedure.
How do I clean and dry my car with a Chamois?
First wash your car as recommended by the manufacturer. Then use a Chamois to dry your car.
Rinse Chamois in water, wring out excess, repeat until water runs clean and clear.
The chamois needs to be damp, but not wet to work.
Remove the majority of water by sweeping the Chamois over the car, wring out excess water as you proceed.
Buff any remaining damp areas until dry, again wringing as necessary.
Clean and dry your Chamois.
How to care for my Chamois?
Give it a good rinse in lukewarm water with a mild non-alkali soap, or mild detergent.
Repeat rinse until water runs clear.
Squeeze/wring Chamois to remove excess water.
Gently stretch, and hang in an area protected from direct sunlight and intense heat.
Take care not to dry your chamois too much.
Why is my Chamois stiff?
Chamois leather gets stiff when it is too dry, and it will regain its softness with moisture or on wetting.
How does The Original Chamois Company make Chamois Leather?
High-quality New Zealand sheep and lamb skin are used to make our Chamois leather.
We split the hide into two pieces, the flesh and grain halves.
The flesh side we further process for Chamois and the outer part for other leather types.
The flesh side is Hot Drum Tanned in Genuine Cod Liver Oil and gives the skin the unique characteristics of Chamois Leather.
Chamois leather is then dry-cleaned to remove excess oil.
Final stages include buffing the leather with an abrasive wheel, removing any excess grain and fleshings.
Where can I find more information about Leather production processes?
How is Chamois Leather measured?
The area in square feet.
Chamois Leather is a natural product; sizes may vary slightly, depending on humidity and temperature.
We do not typically cut the chamois in a "square" shaped unless requested.
A 4.0 sq.ft chamois; if cut square, would measure 2.0 ft x 2.0 ft.
What if my order does not arrive?
Contact us at email@example.com
We will resend any order that fails to be delivered, within a reasonable amount of time.
What grade of Chamois is available online?
100% Genuine cod liver oil-tanned chamois leather.
Finished both sides
Absent of holes
Medium-light thickness (1mm - 1.5mm)
No windows or thin patches
No grain patches
What is the shipping and handling charge on international orders?
Shipping for E-mail orders will be quoted, per order basis.
How long will it take to receive my order?
Delivery is by New Zealand Par Avion International Airmail.
Delivery time is between 4 - 10 days.
Delivery Days exclude weekends and public holidays.
Delivery time for central cities.
Delivery to areas outside the main cities may take longer.
Note: Some orders are sent under multiple covers, depending on size and quantity of the sale.
What is Shammy Leather?
The correct spelling of Shammy Leather is Chamois Leather, which is a natural Cod-liver oil tanned Lamb and Sheepskin.
Is there any way to get my order quicker?
Yes, we can send you a custom payment request including an express delivery charge.
Please email us your order: firstname.lastname@example.org
Express Air Mail can take up to 4 working days to arrive.
Rates are calculated based on the weight of the order.
A minimum shipping charge applies.
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