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I was wondering what the rest of you use to remove fingerprints from your guns after shooting. I use a paper towel with some gun oil on it then follow up with a clean dry paper towel. Lately it hasn't been working as well as it used to and I want to keep my guns in pristine condition. HELP!
 

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I really wouldn't worry about finger prints unless you plan on killing someone. They aren't that harmful to a gun as long as you keep a thin coat of oil on all the metals. As far as keeping your guns in "Pristine Condition", you can through that idea right out the window if your using Paper Towels because they leave scratch marks on the finish!
 

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You never warned me about scratch marks! :twisted: Seriously though, I can't get my finger prints off of the cylinder and the rest of the gun cleans up real nice after every session. It looks terrible to have a clean gun with a dirty cylinder.
 

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I hear you man :wink: I can't get the dark marks off the front of my cylinder either and it doesn't look that good. Nickel and Dirt don't mix. Sorry about the paper towel marks though :( They're really lite marks and won't show too much on a blued finish. You might be able to find super soft cloths for polishing at Gander M. or Dunhams. You might want to try going to a place that sells car products like Murrays :)
 

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Do you think one of those microfiber cloths would work? I have one to clean my computer but I can't get gunpowder on it because it's for work. I don't really care much about the really fine marks. I'm pretty sure they were there before I ever bought it.
 

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The prepackaged WD40 or Hoppes cloths work well for me. I have a couple that I handle with cotton gloves and use those cloths without a scratch.
 

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Is is possible that my fingerprints have become baked on from the heat? I've never heard of Hoppes prepackaged cloths, I'm assuming that they are presaturated with oil, correct?
 

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I just use a patch with a bit of solvent on it followed by as much elbow grease as needed. When done, another patch with oil or CLP is rubbed over the gun to negate the solvent.
 

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Those microfiber clothes would work great if you could find some that you didn't need for work. Hey Paul are those cloths the same ones that come in the Hoppes cleaning kits, or are they different. I'm asking because the cloths in the cleaning kits are made of cotton and cotton does leave very fine scratch marks.
 
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