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TEKMAT Gun Mats

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by 2A2Dend, Mar 7, 2016.

  1. 2A2Dend

    2A2Dend .. Well-Known Member

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    I ordered one of them due to the color depth and contrast. They're a 3D perspective break-down of the firearm. What a joke. I was really let down when I got it out of the package.

    Note: After speaking with the seller, all the TEKMAT type that depict a color (digital) image, will not look that way when received. It will look like the bottom image. Which is lacking in visual depth.

    Note 2: The crease is no longer noticeable (least on mine) the next day.

    The image below shows how they look online.

    17-glock-ca_1.jpg

    This is what I got. They're not even close.
    20160307_183610.jpg
     
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2016
  2. Larrytpdx

    Larrytpdx Portland, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    WT*! Did you call the FDGDM (Federal Department of Gun Diagram Mats? How much? Where did you order?
     
  3. 2A2Dend

    2A2Dend .. Well-Known Member

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    Ordered from a guy on eBay. It was $12.50
     
  4. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Thanks, OP! The interweb version would have appealed to me, so thanks for the heads up!:)
     
  5. Larrytpdx

    Larrytpdx Portland, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Thanks for saving me $12.50 Bro!
     
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  6. 2A2Dend

    2A2Dend .. Well-Known Member

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    LOL.....dang, should have kept quiet. Yup, I got burned. Not worth returning IMO.
    I planned on using it for a mouse pad when not in use anyway.

    Hey,........check out my new mouse pad up above!! :D
     
  7. Martini_Up

    Martini_Up NW USA Well-Known Member

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    LOL!
     
  8. Larrytpdx

    Larrytpdx Portland, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    You must have one big freakin' desk!
     
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  9. 2A2Dend

    2A2Dend .. Well-Known Member

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    I do. It's over 100 years old. Come out of an old ranger station. Solid oak.
    The TEKMAT, is almost as big as full size keyboard
     
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  10. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Looks like you received the Hi-Point quality mat.
     
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  11. 2A2Dend

    2A2Dend .. Well-Known Member

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    I just talked to the seller who I bought it from. He told me all TEKMATS look that way.
    Heads up.......Don't waste your money buying their product. I ate one for NWFA
     
  12. UserNameInUse

    UserNameInUse SW WA Active Member

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    Is there also a big crease down the middle from being folded? I would be more upset about that. Poor packaging by the seller.
     
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  13. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I just use dog training pee pads.

    $12 for a box of 100 large ones and I fold them and clean 3-4 pistols or 2-3 rifles on each one before I toss it.

    Thanks for the warning about those pads - I'll take your word for it over a video or description online...
     
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  14. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    After awhile my mats look like this anyhow...

    :eek:

    They seem to have a glaze on them...

    image.jpeg
     
  15. PiratePast40

    PiratePast40 Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    Wondering if you got a knockoff or a very old and faded one. Might be worth getting hold of the company and see what they say. http://www.tekmat.com/contacts
     
  16. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    That was kind of my thought - maybe an illegal copy of the real deal.
     
  17. 2A2Dend

    2A2Dend .. Well-Known Member

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    That was my thought.

    I sent an email to TEKMAT in reference to the situation. ALL relevant info of the seller, and images of the product I received. Lets find out. :D
     
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  18. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I need to get a good cleaning mat. Anyone have one they recommend?
     
  19. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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  20. PiratePast40

    PiratePast40 Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    I use a Ruger gun mat, but also cover it with a folded up portion of a terrycloth towel. I can then wash or throw away the towel when it gets to the point that I don't want to use it any more. Luckily, I have a pretty good supply of old towels and such for rags.
     
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