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Old 10-27-2010, 03:24 PM   #11
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I concur. water is not the enemy, in and of it's self. I water rinse all of my parts AFTER an ultrasonic cleaning and before i ultrasonic in an oil bath. Oil is only a surface treatment, same as water. it is when the water sit in the tiny crevices and cracks for a period of time that causes rust. To have a gun steam cleaned ONLY then put it back in the safe or holster for any length of time is a recipe for rust in my book.

The ultrasonic oil bath for a minimum of 10 minutes actually displaces the water in those tiny cracks with oil which evaporates much less quickly and there by protects the finish and surface longer. Water an oxygen are the culprits. a gun left in water away from O2 will corrode, but not as fast as a gun pulled out of water and exposed to the oxidation allowed by the air.

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I concur. The ultrasonic oil bath for a minimum of 10 minutes actually displaces the water in those tiny cracks with oil which evaporates much less quickly and there by protects the finish and surface longer. Water an oxygen are the culprits. a gun left in water away from O2 will corrode, but not as fast as a gun pulled out of water and exposed to the oxidation allowed by the air.
I concur as well. Hell, I have at times, used high pressure steam and the dishwasher to clean my rifles and guns, heat dried and oil bathed and treated, blown off excess oil with compressed air...no rust yet.

You can't beat the complete micro/macro cleaning efficiency of a ultrasonic cleaner.
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