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Wondering how many of us gun lovers wipe our weapons, magazines, etc off with a silicone imprenated cloth during and/or after cleaning????
 

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I use them on my guns, but not on my mags. Is that something I should be doing ???
 

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Don't know if you should or should not, but I always have just wiped of the outside of my mags just to keep them nice and shiny and slick lookin'!
 

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guilty as charged.

Usually wipe it down when I think of it whether it has been cleaned or not just to clear the lint etc off. but to answer the specific question, yes I do, sometimes :p

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Yes, I wipe down my guns and all the magazines when I am done cleaning them every single time.
 

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OK Hoppe's cloth - what about a spray can?

I have some silicone spray for like auto/rv - I spray down metal parts to "winterize" the boat, but I think I might use something different (like this cloth and not a spray) for my LCP, no?
 

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I use one after I clean my guns...
 

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Indy Man said:
I use one too but was wondering at what point do you know when to replace?
IMO and If you will notice, the silicone impregnated cloth has a unique "gooey/sticky" feel to it and when you use it on your weapons et als, it gives an almost shiney effect to them. When the "gooey/sticky" feel is gone and you no longer can see the shiney effect would be the time to replace the cloth.

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For those who are not familiar with these silicone impregnated flannel cloths, they will greatly assist in the removal of fingerprints and potentially corrosive epidermal oils, while polishing and coating your gun or your rod and reel surfaces with a protective finish.
 

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picketeer said:
Indy Man said:
I use one too but was wondering at what point do you know when to replace?
IMO and If you will notice, the silicone impregnated cloth has a unique "gooey/sticky" feel to it and when you use it on your weapons et als, it gives an almost shiney effect to them. When the "gooey/sticky" feel is gone and you no longer can see the shiney effect would be the time to replace the cloth.

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+1 I bought one that I left out of the ziplock bag and it doesn't have that leftover shine on my guns now. I purchased a new silicone rag that I always leave in the ziplock bag and I used my old dried out silicone rag for wiping up dirt, oil, and grease.
 

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picketeer said:
Indy Man said:
I use one too but was wondering at what point do you know when to replace?
IMO and If you will notice, the silicone impregnated cloth has a unique "gooey/sticky" feel to it and when you use it on your weapons et als, it gives an almost shiney effect to them. When the "gooey/sticky" feel is gone and you no longer can see the shiney effect would be the time to replace the cloth.

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Makes sense to me, thanks picketeer.
 

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Slappy said:
picketeer said:
Indy Man said:
I use one too but was wondering at what point do you know when to replace?
IMO and If you will notice, the silicone impregnated cloth has a unique "gooey/sticky" feel to it and when you use it on your weapons et als, it gives an almost shiney effect to them. When the "gooey/sticky" feel is gone and you no longer can see the shiney effect would be the time to replace the cloth.

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+1 I bought one that I left out of the ziplock bag and it doesn't have that leftover shine on my guns now. I purchased a new silicone rag that I always leave in the ziplock bag and I used my old dried out silicone rag for wiping up dirt, oil, and grease.
Slappy, thanks for bringing up the very, very important thing of always putting the silicone cloth in a ziplock bag when you are through with it..........Very Important!!!!

 

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I always use my Hoppes gun oil on exteriors after cleaning. Also, after the barrel is clean I apply a cloth of oil and then put a dry cloth through it leaving minimal oil so it doesn't contribute to buildup during firing (more important on rifles than pistols).

Is silicon better than oil for the exterior?
 
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