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Posted: 5/3/2004 7:22:08 PM EST
I have seen several threads stating not to use them to wipe down guns, I wish to know why?
Link Posted: 5/3/2004 7:23:43 PM EST
Because red rags belong to your dad, and he'll be pissed if you get gun oil on them.
Link Posted: 5/3/2004 7:25:06 PM EST
That damn red lint is real annoying!
Link Posted: 5/3/2004 7:25:46 PM EST
Link Posted: 5/3/2004 7:28:17 PM EST
i dont know any reason for other guns, but i know bushmaster says to use a plain black rag on their guns because if you use any other color then you will see colored spots after cleaning because of the sandpaper like properties of the receiver finish. I dont know if all ar15's are like this or not. and as for other guns, like i said i dont a reason why not.
Link Posted: 5/3/2004 7:34:58 PM EST
Not sure why red rags are particularly bad but the lint might be one reason. I do know that the cloth "recycled" shop rags can have all sorts of residue/foreign materials on them, up to and including metal shavings. some of these could mess up the finish on a gun.
Link Posted: 5/3/2004 7:37:01 PM EST
Red shop rags work great on my FN. The CZ-75 will pick up a little lint from them, on the top of the slide.
Link Posted: 5/3/2004 7:37:56 PM EST
They are used by machine shops and may have metal chips in them. Not good to wipe down anything you do not want scratched up.
Link Posted: 5/3/2004 7:38:08 PM EST
WOW! My last post was #500 !!!
Link Posted: 5/3/2004 7:40:52 PM EST
They're always good for wiping excess cosmoline off your new toys.....
Link Posted: 5/3/2004 7:52:39 PM EST
I use what ever kind of rag is close to the lube...
Link Posted: 5/3/2004 8:23:36 PM EST
Would somebody pa-leez shoot that damn monkey?
Link Posted: 5/3/2004 8:27:08 PM EST
After forgetting eight BLACK rags inside the mustang's engine a few months ago (because they were harder to see than the red ones) I'm only using red rags for everything these days.
Link Posted: 5/3/2004 9:13:00 PM EST

Originally Posted By FLAL1A:
Because red rags belong to your dad, and he'll be pissed if you get gun oil on them.



Exactly!
Link Posted: 5/3/2004 9:13:56 PM EST

Originally Posted By FLAL1A:
Because red rags belong to your dad, and he'll be pissed if you get gun oil on them.



Exactly what I was thinking! Same goes for the WD-40, brake cleaner, etc....
Link Posted: 5/3/2004 9:45:23 PM EST
I use Cheese cloth, old cotton socks and Blue shop rags
Link Posted: 5/3/2004 10:37:40 PM EST
Blue shop rags.

The red ones leave lint.
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