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Old 02-09-2017, 04:05 AM   #1
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Just curious what others do to prevent moisture, etc from intruding on their firearms . Besides my snowman I use the "can't spell it" little bags from beef jerky and pill bottles. ImageUploadedByFirearms Talk1486616734.204296.jpg
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Old 02-09-2017, 04:13 AM   #2
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I wrap my guns in silicone gun socks and then vacuum seal them. Mags too.
Keep in the safe with multiple dessicants.
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I got all my guns together for a meeting just last week. I asked "How we all doing?

ANY questions, bitches, gripes, complaints?" I will take their silence to mean "No".

Then I walked outside, and hollered to the trees "HEY! ANY PROBLEMS OUT HERE?".

[Total silence...]

And that, ladies and germs, is why I live in Florida, on a Pine plantation...
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Boeing's Boeshield T9 to prevent rust and corrosion along with desiccant packs in the safe.
When they look sad, I sprinkle Pristiq and Xanax on them.
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Yea m i got a bucket of discidents , big ole lock-em up black box and a bunch o little uns to . Dissidents , diccdean ...Auh yeah the little pill bottle things , desperants , what ever ..... oh yeah , my silicon wipes !
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I believe the word missing is "Desiccant".

WD-40 (Water Displacement formula 40) helps in some cases.

I run dehumidifiers in safe and surrounding room.
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For the inside storages , I use a 4 lbs. bucket of "DampRid" it's great to keep moisture down . Our humidity stays pretty high , 65% thru 95% through-out the year and this bucket does the job . The 4 lbs.mbucket will handle about a 100 square foot room for about a year . In my lock up box only 18 square feet total volume , a 4lbs. Bucket lasts s couple of years .

I got polished brass in there that's been in lock up for years and it still looks the same as day one .

On firearms , I clean , oil and silicon rag everything before lock up and keeps everything brand new ...! Here's the DampRid........
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Have guns scattered all over the house (no kids) and...another place... Ballistrol works for me. One rifle that I would not use for SD is in a silicone "sock". Only had a slight surface rust problem on one (and only a small spot about 1/4" round), hence starting with the Ballistrol. Humidity level in the house is seldom more than 40%. Humidity level in the "other" place hasn't risen above 30% ever since I installed a thru-the-wall heat pump a year ago, and typically hovers around 25% - and this is without a dehumidifier.
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I live in AZ... I dont have to do anything to 'em...
Heck, Ive been treating my SKS like a .22, Its probably been a year since I cleaned it, and it still hasn't rusted, running nasty surplus though it..


Although my Japanese rifles have been showing some concern over all the American ones showing up...
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I believe the word missing is "Desiccant".

WD-40 (Water Displacement formula 40) helps in some cases.

I run dehumidifiers in safe and surrounding room.
O M F G ! You uttered WD40! Man, are YOU ever in for an ear job!

Actually, have you tried WD40 SPECIALIST yet ? All the good, none of

the old "fish oil" bad. Works really well as a rust preventive, and even

eliminates some very mild rust, IME.


Remember, "stainless steel" is not an expression to be taken

LITERALLY. If you don't occasionally show your SS guns some TLC,

they will start to rust up, too.
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