Some questions about using old shirts instead of patches
I inadvertently buried my questions in another thread, my apologies to anyone who already read it there.
I see many people mention using old t-shirts as cleaning rags and have a few questions about them as I will be joining the fold in the near future:
Some people mention cutting them up into strips of varying size.
a. what all do you use the strips for?
b. are we talking small like cleaning patches or long, wide strips? what are the various uses for each size?
c. does everyone cut them up and just not mention it, or do some folks leave their shirts whole (I cannot come up with any practical reason for this one)?
I saw someone mention using a black shirt so you cannot tell it's dirty. Joking (if there was any) aside,
a. do you/how often do you clean said shirt patches?
b. what do you wash them in? any concerns with cleaning detergent residue on the cloth causing damage/leading to corrosion of gun parts (metal or plastic)?