View Full Version : Silicone gun cloths, good for protecting guns finish?
Colt Ace 31
2nd October 2004, 04:42
Im curious to know the opinions of others as to different produts on the market compared to the silicone cloths. Has anybody used them and if so are they a good choice for the protecting of a finish for short and long term.
Thank you. Colt Ace
10th October 2004, 23:17
I have been using the silicone cloths for several months and they seem work as good as anything and they are a lot quicker and cleaner. I keep one in my truck, house, gun bag and anywhere else I might have my gun with me.
30th October 2004, 14:52
I find the finish a silicone cloth leaves to be a bit greasy for my liking. I normally coat the parts in CLP then wipe vigorously, but I don't have a lot of holster mileage on mine either.
I do like the silicone cloths for wiping down mag bodies after cleaning though. No worry of oil getting into the primers, and enhances the appearance of blued mags.
12th November 2004, 18:49
I find them generally better for blued finish. I used them for wiping my o/u shotgun. But I also find it a bit too 'greesy' for handguns i.e. trouble racking the slide etc. I find light cleaner lubricant like Tetra Light lube/cleaner spray works great.
21st February 2005, 21:15
I've used a silicone rag since the first time I cleaned my handgun and have never thought the gun felt "greasy" afterwards. The silicone rag removes all oils that your hands leave behind on the gun, which can cause premature rusting. This is especially apparent on blued guns. The important thing to remember is to not use the silicone rag to clean your gun, it should be used after cleaning. If the silicone rag is used on a dirty pistol it will simply absorb the dirt, grease, GSR, and then smear it all over the gun.
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