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Frequently Asked Questions


Why should I use a Chamois instead of some other drying material to dry my car?
Because tests have shown that genuine Chamois leather is the least abrasive drying material for any auto surface. With today's new softer car finishes, this is more critical than ever. Chamois leather will not remove your wax finish when drying and will absorb moisture and remaining dirt without scratching your soft paint finish.

Why are some other materials that I see marketed as Chamois not real Chamois?
In Europe there are strict standards that govern what constitutes genuine Chamois leather, these are often flouted and it is the consumer who is short changed! DERI2000 believes the British Standard BS6715:1991 to be the most exacting and appropriate industry standard, so we guarantee all of our Chamois meets or exceeds this level quality.

How do I care for my Chamois, to ensure long product life?
Before use it is very important to wash the Chamois in warm soapy water then rinse it thoroughly leaving Chamois slightly damp. Wipe all washed areas to enjoy a perfect professional finish.

After each use, rinse the Chamois well and dry it away from direct sunlight. Do not store damp and avoid contact with petroleum products or harsh detergents.

To soften to original state, rub dry Chamois together or back and forth over table edge. Use a dry Chamois for Super Soft dusting and polishing, or for wiping computer screens.

After several uses, my Chamois starts to get hard when it is dry?
As your Chamois is used repeatedly, some of the natural oils go out of the skin. As soon as you re-wet your Chamois it will bounce back to its usual soft self and after wringing out will be ready to dry your car.

How long will my Chamois last?
With proper care a long time! A Chamois that is not exposed to harsh chemicals and is treated correctly should give years productive use. If it is soaked in gasoline or other harsh chemicals and is not properly cleaned or dried, the Chamois will age prematurely.

Of course, the number of cars and frequency of use will also have an effect on the life of your Chamois.

Who does DERI2000 sell to?
Our customers for Chamois include: International retailers, leading international car care brands and trade and Chamois finishers.

What is the EU Anti dumping duty on Chamois leather?
In 2005 the European Union found that Chamois Leather from the Republic of China was being dumped onto the European market at anti-competitive prices. As a result the EU imposed a c. 60% anti-dumping duty on all Chamois Leather imports from the Peoples Republic of China. DERI2000 Chamois leather is manufactured in Turkey (EEC), Turkey is a full trading partner of the EU.

Will I have to pay duty to import Chamois Leather from Turkey into the EU?
No, Turkey is an EEC country and full trading partner with the EU. Goods are issued with an ATR1 Certificate which exempts them from duty. Normal import taxation procedures apply in your country.