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Old 09-26-2007, 05:25 PM   #1
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Would it be advisable to clean the exterior of a rusty gun with steel wool and a small amount of water?



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Old 09-26-2007, 08:31 PM   #2
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Would it be advisable to clean the exterior of a rusty gun with steel wool and a small amount of water?
Very, very fine steel or copper wool and a small amount of oil, not water. You want to remove the rust without removing the finish, so go very easy.


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0000 grade steel wool and a medium weight oil (Marvel Mystery Oil is what I have used before)
Rub as gently and as little as possible.
You can also try Never Dull metal polish if the rust is real light.

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And don't forget to keep a light coat of oil (or butchers wax) on it.

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