· Redeemed December 28, 2017
What You'll Get
Choose Between Two Options
- $29 for a silver detail for a car or SUV ($60 value)
- $79 for a gold detail for a car or SUV ($175 value)
Chamois: Leaving Cars Shiny and Dry
Chamois cloth isn’t your typical towel. Read on to learn why auto detailers love its drying power.
On first glance, chamois might not seem like a great material for drying. It doesn’t have the plush fibers of a cotton towel, the dense sponginess of a microfiber cloth, or the fast action of a strong gust of wind. It just looks like an irregular piece of leather—which is exactly what it is. Chamois cloths are made of lambskin or sheepskin that’s been tanned (a way of chemically preserving leather) with cod-liver oil to make it ultra soft and durable, as well as resistant to mold and mildew. While it may look smooth, the leather is very porous and consequently very absorbent.
Chamois’s drying capabilities are twofold. When damp, its flat surface molds to the hood or sides of a vehicle or a bald person’s head. This creates a tight seal that squeegees off excess water as the auto detailer slowly pulls the cloth along the car’s body. The water that doesn’t get pushed off the surface is readily absorbed: according to New Zealand’s largest chamois producer, a chamois cloth can take in up to five times its weight in water. Meanwhile, the pores also trap particles of dirt, dust, and grime to prevent them from scratching the car’s surface.
- Since it’s soft and lint-free, chamois leather also can be used to remove smudges from smartphone screens, tablets, and TVs.
- Synthetic versions, such as ShamWow, have similarly absorbent properties. These are typically made from polyvinyl alcohol or a nonwoven rayon blend, and some claim to absorb more than twice as much as a natural chamois.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Valid only within 5 miles of zip code 11101. Limit 1 per person. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Additional fees may apply for travel outside of service area. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About A Chat with Enroute : A Waterless Mobile Carwash Service
1.What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Enroute is a waterless mobile carwash service that comes to you! Wether you're home, at work or shopping. We use about 1 cup of water to wash 1 car. A traditional car wash wastes 38 gallons of water to do the same job.
2. What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
The Enroute team is inspired to provide water saving eco-friendly car cleaning services at your location without the mess! If you are located in or around New York City, you can contact Enroute for help. We understand that you’re busy. That’s why we will come and clean your vehicle for you.
3. What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer? 5.0 star rating
My gorgeous NY Giants blue Ford Fusion needed a cleaning. I wasn't happy with the usual car wash places, automated or not. I mean sometimes I wound paid over $20 for good exterior wash, and it beads up anyway, collects dust and other marks. Then, i came across En Route, gave it a try and I WAS VERY IMPRESSED. The car looked great, like new, and i didn't expect to last, but almost 1 month later, it was STILL amazing, during the summer heat and rain. I am a believer and a repeat customer.