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Old September 11, 2012, 09:41 PM   #1
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Quality cleaning mat?

Who makes/where can I get a top quality gun cleaning mat. It's for home use and I'd like something heavy duty.
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Old September 11, 2012, 10:54 PM   #2
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Flattened cardboard boxes work pretty well.
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Old September 11, 2012, 11:24 PM   #3
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Best mat I have found are cheap rubber Welcome mats sold at home supply and farm supply stores. They are impervious to solvents and spills wipe up with a rag. Just flip it over so the Welcome side is down. Some of the cheap generic vinyl auto floor mats work well also.
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Old September 12, 2012, 06:15 AM   #4
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I use a large bath towel. When it gets dirty the wife "renews it" in the washer. Very reasonable.
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Old September 12, 2012, 07:06 AM   #5
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I use a large bath towel. When it gets dirty the wife "renews it" in the washer. Very reasonable.
This is what I do. Normally it's the wife that asks me, "are you ever going to wash that thing" . I say yep here ya go. Easiest and cheapest gun cleaning mat. Have used it for years.
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Old September 15, 2012, 02:24 AM   #6
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Bought it at bed bath and beyond.. Also use one at the range to put over the wood counters to protect my gun finishes.. Works great.

http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/prod...p?SKU=17316192
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Old September 15, 2012, 07:00 AM   #7
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Indoor type entry mat. Places like Big Lots have these for $5 when the seasons change.
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Old September 17, 2012, 05:19 PM   #8
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For standard cleaning mats & gunsmith pads see; www.brownells.com www.midwayusa.com www.graf.com www.natchezss.com .

I owned a great small S&W rubber mat to use for cleaning/service.

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Old September 18, 2012, 07:14 PM   #9
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I use a retractable cargo cover from a 1986 Subaru 4wd wagon. It's lined vinyl and makes a great table protector after you cut away the roller, handle, etc. Someone you know has a cargo shade taking up space in the garage.

This is my SX-1 getting a new buffer and springs.

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Old September 18, 2012, 07:32 PM   #10
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A couple years ago around this time(end of season) I got a good deal on a couple of BBQ grill mats.Works great, soft won't scratch anything and plastic on the bottom spill something doesn't leak thru.
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Old September 18, 2012, 09:10 PM   #11
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Small excercise mat like you would find at Academy Sports. They are durable, thick, parts don't roll around very easy, won't hurt the finish on your gun and you can roll them up for storage. Also, they are fairly cheap at around $25.
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