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Posted: 7/24/2013 7:06:14 AM EST
What rag do you use to give your firearms a final wipe down after a trip to the range?

I have firearms in the following finishes: stainless, blued, and parkerized.

I find the old t-shirts I use leaves lint behind, especially on the parkerized finish.

What works for you?
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 7:27:41 AM EST
I use old cotton T shirts that have years of CLP soaked into them.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 7:40:04 AM EST
Teflon rod/reel/gun cloth. Though I didn't recognize it for years, my father's gun rag was a cotton diaper that was habitually soaked in Hoppe's #9
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 7:46:02 AM EST
Glock and AR get wiped down with an old T shirt with Birchwood Casey Barricade (formerly called Sheath)...., the Benelli and Browning is put away wet with the Barricade, and wiped before the next use
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 8:24:01 AM EST
Originally Posted By lancerplayer:

I find the old t-shirts I use leaves lint behind, especially on the parkerized finish.

What works for you?
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use black t shirt
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 9:15:13 AM EST
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 9:47:01 AM EST
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 10:23:03 AM EST
Another option is to go the the local Walmart optical store and look for micro fiber glass cleaning cloths.
Mine are Zeiss brand and are about 1 foot by 18" or so.
These leave no lint.

If you want it, buy a can of automotive silicone spray and liberally wet the cloth, then let the carrier evaporate.
Keep it in a plastic bag.
When it gets dirty, wash it and apply more silicone.
Wash all gun cloths often. They collect dirt and grit that can scratch the gun.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 10:36:53 AM EST
I use microfiber clothes that I pick up at walmart, target, or the dollar store. Cheap enough and do a good job.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 11:08:48 AM EST
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Originally Posted By AnvilUSMC:
I use microfiber clothes that I pick up at walmart, target, or the dollar store. Cheap enough and do a good job.
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Yup, microfiber rocks!
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 6:49:15 PM EST
another vote for microfiber.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 9:38:30 PM EST
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Originally Posted By cheez:
I use old cotton T shirts that have years of CLP soaked into them.
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Yep, black ones.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 9:49:30 PM EST
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Originally Posted By cheez:
I use old cotton T shirts that have years of CLP soaked into them.
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This is exactly what I do.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 1:03:43 AM EST
My oldest one is a piece of diaper. Newer ones are pieces of old t-shirts and pieces of old sweat pants.

They are oily and dirty and what is important to me is that they visibly leave an oily sheen on the surface when I wipe off my guns. They have a combination of 3n1 oil, mobil 1, Rem-Oil, Hoppes#9, and powder residue in them. They look nasty (except for the one made from a piece of an old black pair of sweat pants) and they work.
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