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Old April 23, 2006, 11:46 AM   #1
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Lint-free cloth or rag?

My usual cleaning routine consists of two homemade CLP impregnated rags (actually old whitey-tighties) that I use to clean my guns. The dirtier one gets used first to wipe off the caked-on stuff, then I follow it up with the cleaner rag to basically leave a clean coating of CLP on it. The problem is that these rags end up leaving lint on the gun.

Does anyone know of a good alternative to a cotton tee shirt or whitey-tighties that's larger than lets say 6" x 6" and leaves it lint-free?
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Old April 23, 2006, 12:24 PM   #2
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I use these:

The following are not cloths, exactly, but are amazingly useful and virtually lint-free. I use them more than just about any other gun cleaning supply, such that I wonder how I ever did without them:

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Old April 23, 2006, 12:28 PM   #3
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Cotton flannelette. You can buy a yard or two of it in any fabric shop for next to nothing. Look in the remnant bin.
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Old April 23, 2006, 11:13 PM   #4
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All the computer stores have lint-free material for computer screens now. They aren't a lot bigger than a cleaning patch, but would do for a final wipe if really needed? No, I just found a bag of Ansco Home and Office wipes. Size of a Kleenex. $1.30 for 10. One would be reusable a few times. The Brownells product may be cheaper? I didn't look. An old silicone gun cloth is perfectly fine to get CLP on if it is retired, anyway.

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Old April 26, 2006, 09:30 PM   #5
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Jimmy: Are those shop cloths lint-free also or are only the cleaning pads?

Unclenick: I have some of those monitor wipes at work. I'll "borrow" a few and try them out. As for an old silicone gun cloth, mine seems to hold lint on it.
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Old April 26, 2006, 11:01 PM   #6
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Wal mart sells some lint free cloths for under $4.00 best gun rags I ever found
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Old April 27, 2006, 12:01 PM   #7
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Sam's Club sells an 18 pack of Microfiber dish cloths (no lint) that I find extremely useful on everything including guns. I've seen single microfiber towels at other stores, Sam's are the cheapest deal but a bulk quantity.
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Old April 27, 2006, 04:16 PM   #8
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I'll go along with the Brownell's pads, I usually use about 150-200 per month.
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