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    Gun Rag - Lint Free?

    What do people use for gun rags for their oiling or cleaning purposes?

    I used to use just patches but wanted a decent size oily rag. Tried a microfiber cloth which is linting like fucking crazy. Call me anal, but it's annoying having red lint everywhere (bad colour choice).

    Does anyone use chamois? Have heard these don't lint but do they go all hard like they do for car cleaning unless wet?

    Anyone know of any good lint free cloths?

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    Relax. I just cut up the rolls of cloth from the local store. Doesn't seem to cause any issues.
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    Yeah I cut up a old shirt been my rag for ages
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toby View Post
    Yeah I cut up a old shirt been my rag for ages
    I can't do that. I wont give up wearing them till the collar seam disintegrates.
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    If you want lint free these are brilliant.
    Sontara® Aerospace Grade Wipes | Sontara

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    I've heard old shirts are good Toby - all the lints gone after years of wear and washing haha. What cloth do you use Gadget? Cotton?

    Thanks Moutere, they look interesting - kinda looking for more of a permanent cloth though rather than disposables.

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    I use old cotton tee shirt rags scored out of rag bin at work. But my best wipe down rag is a microfibre cloth that I got from a car polish kit.
    Decent microfibre shouldn't create lint/fluff at all. Hence why its recommended for using on things that you don't want lint on, like LCD and plasma TV screens.
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    I cut the sleeve off my flannel pjs works good
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    Quote Originally Posted by MattyP View Post
    I've heard old shirts are good Toby - all the lints gone after years of wear and washing haha. What cloth do you use Gadget? Cotton?

    Thanks Moutere, they look interesting - kinda looking for more of a permanent cloth though rather than disposables.
    4"x2" Flannel Gun Cleaning Cloth Roll

    Cut along the red lines. Then cut in two for the 308, three for the 243 or four for the 223 and into labelled plastic bags.
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    Hmmm I have a roll of that stuff. It's ok but I always chuck it after a few uses. More after a decent cloth/rag to keep in a ziplock bag nicely oiled with G96! Oh well maybe i'll try a chamois! Haha.

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    I go to the opp shop and buy a 100%cotton sheet best is white as you can see whats coming out of your barrels i just cut a big peice and put oil on it and keep it in a snaplock bag just for wipeing down the outsides lasts for months

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    Quote Originally Posted by gadgetman View Post
    4"x2" Flannel Gun Cleaning Cloth Roll

    Cut along the red lines. Then cut in two for the 308, three for the 243 or four for the 223 and into labelled plastic bags.
    also use this stuff its the shiznit cotton sheet is cheep but more work aswell

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattyP View Post
    Hmmm I have a roll of that stuff. It's ok but I always chuck it after a few uses. More after a decent cloth/rag to keep in a ziplock bag nicely oiled with G96! Oh well maybe i'll try a chamois! Haha.
    Well it is made to throw away. I have a pair of old moleskins that I hack up for wiping rags.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rambo-6mmrem View Post
    I go to the opp shop and buy a 100%cotton sheet best is white as you can see whats coming out of your barrels i just cut a big peice and put oil on it and keep it in a snaplock bag just for wipeing down the outsides lasts for months
    Cotton sheets are pretty lint-free are they? It seems a difficult search and i've now stumbled across a few threads on different forums with people having similar issues. We're probably all too anal, but fuck it's annoying seeing lint all over your nicely cleaned and polished gun .

    Microfiber is a bloody have from what i've seen so far. No lint my ass!

    Will give an old cotton t-shirt a go, otherwise i'll stick to that flannel gadget linked I guess.

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    The cloth I got with my el chepo cleaning kit is the goods.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzgD1BO6R_Y

 

 

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