Where do you clean your weapons?

Where do you clean your weapons?

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    Where do you clean your weapons?

    Looks like Mr. DD has banished me from cleaning my weapons at the kitchen table. We've been doing that for a couple of years but new rules. I don't mind cleaning them in the utility room during the warmer seasons but in the winter that room is too cold for delicate me at 55-60 degrees. The kitchen table is cozy with the south facing sun streaming in. The only other room warm enough for me is in my basement "green room" where I grow my orchids. It's about 70-75 degrees in there but the humidity is around 60%. I could set something up in there but maybe it's too humid. Oh, we'll, I'll figure something out.

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    Where do you clean your weapons?
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    Mrs. tdave has problems with the fumes so I use the back deck does get chilly.
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    My garage. In the summer, I use a large fan. In the winter, I use a portable heater.
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    Basement workshop. All ammo is cleared and secured and no flame sources are present as that most cleaners are flammable. All cleaning materials with solvent or oil on them are immediately cleaned or properly disposed of. Again, most cleaning solvents are flammable or dangerous in the hands of children.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LimaCharlie View Post
    In the winter, I use a portable heater.
    Duh, why didn't I think of that in the utility room?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JTChance View Post
    Basement workshop. All ammo is cleared and secured and no flame sources are present as that most cleaners are flammable. All cleaning materials with solvent or oil on them are immediately cleaned or properly disposed of. Again, most cleaning solvents are flammable or dangerous in the hands of children.
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    My wife and I usually clean our firearms together in the living room while enjoying some entertainment on the big screen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DAO.Diva View Post
    Nice first post. Welcome to the forum!
    Thank you for the warm welcome!
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    Use frog lube nice minty smell he shouldnt mind it

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    On a gun work bench in the garage. If its cold and she's not home, maybe the kitchen table

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    Mrs. still works full time and the kids are grown/gone. I clean when I'm home alone, either on the computer desk or the dining room table. I'm always very careful, put towels down and don't use Hoppe's #9 any more, so I don't stink the room up. So far, so good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DAO.Diva View Post
    Where do you clean your weapons?
    Typically where ever I choose to set up and do it.. usually the dining room table, or one of the two desks in my bedroom. I do put down plenty of news paper of a "puddle pad" to catch any fluids, though, and I usually have a fan going to clear the air a bit of the odors. Thankfully the only other person in my home is quite tolerant of my hobbies and goings-on. I usually do work like that in the middle of the day, or late at night when nobody else is around, too.
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    I agree re the kitchen. You are cleaning stuff that is not good to get into the human body, and you dont want to contaminate your cooking/eating area.

    When using a bore bristle brush it gives off a "spray" when exiting the barrel. Me, I clean generally in the den. Using a cleaning rug or mat, etc.
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