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Do It Yourself Gun Wipes

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All right, I'll admit I'm cheap. But I get sick and tired for paying $5 and $6 for a Silicone cotton / flannel gun wipe cloth. I go through these things pretty quick. It doesn't take long before they wear, then they transfer a lot of lint on to your gun. Especially on any matte finished surfaces.

So I went to a fabric store and bought 2 yards of cotton flannel quilting fabric for just $2.49 @ yard. (I bought natural color. But you can get it in any color you like). I took a pair of pinking shears and cut it into 18" square sheets. I then spray them with silicone, (or you can use your favorite gun oil or rust preventive), fold them up and put them into 6" heavy duty zip lock storage bags. You'll end up with over 20 of them for what you will pay for one from Hoppe's or Outers. And they are of better quality.

You can keep several of them at home, in your range bag, on your reloading bench, or even in the pockets of your gun cases. Then you will never be without a way to wipe down your gun. And you won't be ripped off overpaying for those crappy one's they sell at the gun shop.

https://www.joann.com/cozy-flannel-fabric/prd39349.html#prefn1=ecommercetype2&prefn2=refinementColor&prefv1=Snuggle Flannel|Cozy Flannel&prefv2=Whites&icn=hpz1ba&ici=cozy-flannel&start=1

https://www.walmart.com/ip/6-x-6-4-Mil-Heavy-Duty-Plastic-Reclosable-Zipper-Bags/107397076
 
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I just cut up 4 yards of cotton flannel material I bought yesterday for $13.00. It yielded a total of 45 one foot square wiping cloths. I have 36 heavy duty 8 mil zip lock bags coming next week, so I can individually treat and package them. 45 treated gun wiping cloths at $5.50 each would run $247.50. These will most likely last longer than I will.

I'll treat them with different oils and rust preventatives. Then mark them on the bags. You can put motor oil in a trigger spray bottle to apply it. It works pretty well. Then allow them to soak it up for a few minutes. Then fold and package them, and you're good to go.
 
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Just something else I thought I would pass along. I came across these VCI, (Vapor Corrosion Inhibiting), rust inhibiting papers I found on Amazon. They are a very good buy for just $10.15 for 1,000, 4" X 4" square sheets. If you keep them in a ziplock plastic bag they will last for years.

If you keep 1 or 2 inside pistol and long gun cases they will do a fantastic job preventing rust. They are also good to put inside reloading die boxes, and tool chests. They are the same type of corrosion inhibiting paper as what many gun companies like Smith & Wesson ship with their firearms.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KF57W56/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
 

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