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    thats cool. I had a guy who used to use one but I could never get the hang of it. Maybe it's time to try again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KennyD View Post
    If your current ways work, why change a good thing?

    I was taught first using a TERRY cloth towel. Then, my second boss used only Hucks. Now, the guy I've been working with full-time for the past 2+ years broke me into the chamois.

    I can honestly tell you, I use them all. I may just buy a scrim just so I can have it in case I need it. IT NEVER HURTS TO HAVE ALL THE TOOLS. THEY WILL COME IN HANDY, one way or another...
    That is the way I see it. Although how do you know if it is good thing if you are not trying out other things? I like to try different stuff now and then just to keep things fresh.
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    I just got a 5 sq ft chamois and am planning on using it in conjunction w/ my new favorite detailing cloth the SCRIM! If I can get this twosome wired I'll be set. I figure a few scrims and the chamois and I'm good to go.
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    Yeah, I'm trying the chamois and scrim as well. The scrim doesn't dry out as fast as I hoped, but it is also 45 degrees outside. I like is so far, but it sure smells like a sheep's ass!

    I am using a natural chamois. Do you guys prefer natural or synthetic chamois?

    Have you tried Shamwow clothes? I was thinking of ordering them.
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    TY Kenny. Awesome write up bro. Good detailed description.

    I know I covered this but for clarity:

    I started using a chamois a couple of months ago and although I liked the tool, I found it takes a little longer to dry edges with a chamois than it does with a huck. However, I went through a lot of hucks...

    So for a while there i mixed the chamois with a huck. But that took two swipes.

    so I got the scrim Chris sent that K sent Chris...and the scrim works the same way a chamois does only as fast as a huck.

    So now, I use both. However the chamois never touches the glass anymore. I use to to wipe the blade or frame or excess waster here and there. Example:

    One of my accounts (a hotel) has the room number on plastic 'cards' glued onto the window. That makes it impossible to squeegee around. I wipe the water just above the placard then squeegee.

    I'd love to see your method Kenny. Can you video it and send it in?

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    I used to use a chamois back in the late 70's before we had all the decal lettering on the glass. I used the chamois and a sponge.html?SID=t0i2ia2634hs353rcmkkmuniq0">sea sponge.
    When I got back into window washing resently the chamois presented a problem for me around decal lettering. It seems to hang up and drag, no glide like a dry huck towel. Am I doing something wrong?
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    I used the scrim again today with a little better weather and it worked great. My new arsenal will include one huck, one chamois, and one scrim. it lasted me all day!
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    I just use the scrim - anything above squeegee height I keep the Unger clamp & a nicely wrapped microfiber inside nearby. I like to keep it simple - scrim can do anything that other alternatives offer.

 

 
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