Can anyone recommend a good lint free rag?

Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by Integrity Arms, Mar 31, 2018.

  1. Integrity Arms

    Integrity Arms 1911 Pistol Smith

    Mar 20, 2017
    Can anyone recommend a good lint free rag for polishing and wiping down firearms? I have a company here local that sells bags of t-shirt rags claiming them to be lint free but that is not the case. What does everyone else use? Tack Cloth? Or?
  2. azguy1911

    azguy1911 I'm done buying guns, I'm just a bystander now

    Oct 22, 2015
    I like the WC silicone rags, while I'm not sure if they are lint free, I use them before taking pictures and then blast the gun with one of those compressed keyboard cleaners and that blows off all the lint.

    Plus, what can you get from Wilson for $3.95 :)

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  3. Razer

    Razer On The Razers Edge Staff Member Admin Moderator Supporting Addict

    Jul 1, 2012
  4. SCS1911

    SCS1911 Failed all therapy

    Oct 5, 2012
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  5. Raylan Givens

    Raylan Givens Never Forget

    Aug 18, 2015
    Nothing. Because they charge $10 shipping no matter what you buy from them.
  6. xTeleDude

    xTeleDude Active Member

    Apr 20, 2017
    Micro fiber from auto supply store..
  7. Billy Rao

    Billy Rao Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2018
    Micro fiber from Dollar Tree.
  8. john_anch_ak

    john_anch_ak Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 7, 2017
    You might want to contact another member of this site. Zoid sells some mighty fine clothes for polishing. I bought some and so far I haven't seen any lint, been using one for several months now.
    Make that ZoidMeister.
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  9. techiede

    techiede Active Member

    Oct 30, 2014
    I use old cotton t-shirts or cheap shop rags from Costco.
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  10. Karsten

    Karsten Well-Known Member

    Feb 19, 2013
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  11. TangoWhiskeyFoxtrot

    TangoWhiskeyFoxtrot I do not consent.

    Dec 28, 2017
    +1 on the microfiber from wherever. Buy 'em by the bag, toss 'em when they get nasty. Clean your windshield, your firearms, bikes, glasses, whatever.

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  12. WC145

    WC145 Every day is Saturday and every night's a party!

    Jan 1, 2013
    Operating room instrument tray towels are the best. I get the old ones from sterile supply that they would normally throw away. They make excellent gun/shop rags.
    The blue towel behind this Commander is what I'm talking about-

    ETA - I was taking my time with my post while Karsten posted his. Same towels.
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2018
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  13. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Consider my signature line before replying . . . .

    Dec 4, 2014
    The cloths I provide to y'all are lint free, but are silicone impregnated (I love using that word).

    If the rags the OP is looking for are for storage, I would go with the Dollar Tree rags.

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  14. Sawgrass

    Sawgrass Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2011
  15. TangoWhiskeyFoxtrot

    TangoWhiskeyFoxtrot I do not consent.

    Dec 28, 2017
    I use all three kinds. The cotton weave/surgical for general shop rags, the microfiber for finish cleaning and wipe down at the range, the Zoid cloth or similar silicone rag for protecting the metal.

    All three are pretty much lint free. Just depends on what you want to do.

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  16. blitz45

    blitz45 Cogito ergo armatus sum

    Nov 6, 2017
    I use silicone cloths to wipe down my EDC periodically in-between cleanings. Micro-fiber cloths from the automotive section of Walmart/dollar store work great to get rid of any lint. I have some Zoid cloths that I've been forgetting to try out.
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  17. Integrity Arms

    Integrity Arms 1911 Pistol Smith

    Mar 20, 2017
    I buy T-shirt 100% cotton for general cleaning and wiping down, but definitely not lint free.. For polish or prepping for pics.. ;)
  18. Integrity Arms

    Integrity Arms 1911 Pistol Smith

    Mar 20, 2017
    I will have to try some of those @ZoidMeister Cloths. PM me brother and let me know about how to get some of these and where? ;)
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  19. Dave Jessee

    Dave Jessee Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Dec 31, 2014
    I have been looking at Zoid's cloths. The advertising seems to proclaim them a polishing cloth. I just have the feeling Zoid's cloth may polish blue off. But, then again, I not know what the heck I am talking about.
  20. mikemac

    mikemac Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Apr 22, 2017
    They really work so I second that quote. The best I have found
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