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one_crazy_dude 10-08-2012 07:38 PM

Barrel and rust?
O.k. Here it goes.

I has pf9 blued that has not been shot due to a surgery I have had but I have snap caped the crap out of it. Back when the post 9days and rust started i looked over my PF and behold I have rust on the barrel. Crap, so I have polished other barrels and had 300,600 and 1000 grit wet/dry sand paper.

I use a little gun oil on the paper and sand down the barrel, it cleans off nice not a mirror image but enough to clean off rust.
About 2 weeks later I check again and now the rust is returning. Sooooo this time I polish with sand paper to a mirror image and Finnish off with mothers car wax, wipe down and added a thin layer of car axel grease.

Now about 2weeks later I have a look and I can see little specks forming on my mirrored barrel. These specks were not there before.

I can not find a speck of rust on the rest of the pistol any where. They are kept in a small safe that holds a couple other pistols with loose mags. I have a bunch of the silicone packets and containers you get in pill/vitamin bottles all over the place including my ammo cans.

What else can I do?
how can I stop this from continuing?
How come my other pistols with polished barrels don't have this problem?

Thank's for any help y'all can provide.

orangello 10-08-2012 08:12 PM

My safe has one of those lil "golden rod"-type dehumidifier/heater things. They are not expensive.

Polygon 10-08-2012 09:36 PM

Move here to the southwest. Problem solved. ;)

But really, the dehumidifier is a great idea.

levelcross 10-08-2012 11:24 PM

FROG LUBE 1st heat the barrel up some and rub it in, then get a dehumidifier or boil in bag rice and put one bag in the safe and change them out every month.

one_crazy_dude 10-09-2012 01:45 AM

Thanks for the replies guys I am definitely going to try them out.

Any idea how come only this one barrel shows rust and not the other barrels that I have polished in the same safe don't rust at all.

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