I was cleaning a rifle today and was using a brand new Dewey cleaning rod. After a couple passes, I noticed red flecks on my patch. Took a new patch and rubbed it up and down the rod and sure enough, the patch turned bright red and bits of the plastic coating flaked off. Looked down my bore and there were little pieces of the plastic coating. I bet that would be fun to get off if I shot through the bore and it melted! Sheesh. I wasn't cleaning with sulfuric acid or anything - CLP, Hoppe's #9, Ballistol. Anyone have a better rod suggestion?