How to Prepare a Genuine Leather Chamois for Use?

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.

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.

    • Please Note:

      • A 4.0 sq.ft chamois; if cut square, would measure 2.0 ft x 2.0 ft.