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Old 07-20-2014, 03:23 PM   #1
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as most know i have a ruger service six blued, it had some small frecks of rust on cylinder that i have got smooth. i carry this gun nearly everyday around my home, on my property and open carry here in kentucky in public. a friend of mine told me that to keep any rust off a blue gun i need to take a cloth and put on pure silicone grease and add oil either barricade which i have or other gun oil. he said it would make a thick paste that would stay on longer to stop rust. seems to me it would attract dirt and dust. i have had guns for over 30yrs and have never had a rust problem but this is my first gun that i have bought with rust that i had to remove. do i just treat it like my other guns?, i use barricade on a cloth and just lightly go over them weekly. should i do it more often to my six since it's had rust removed? use the paste idea or am i oiling too much? thanks for any help.


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get some cold blue from wally world and touch up the rust spots, problem solved


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if its humid oil with a oily rag once a week. using a rag damp with clp once a week will preserve a stored firearm indefinately
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i went to my local store and i found turtle wax chrome polish and rust remover, and just the plain turtle wax polish. would one of these work? also the rust remover will it take off bluing? thanks
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If you do like I said, go to wal mart and get a bottle of birchwood casey cold blue and apply it to the rust spots this will stop the oxidization process.
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Bluing is a controlled form of rusting. Rust remover will remove bluing.

As the man said, a good cold blue- PROPERLY APPLIED- can help control rusting.

Leave the Turtle Wax on the turtle. Some CLP on a rag, wipe it down once a week. Do not cover gun in goop unless you plan to store it 20 years.

Keep rag in a screw cap jar, put it back when you finish with it.

I carried a blued S&W for work. Got rained on, snowed on, etc. Do not leave gun in a leather holster (especially if damp) wipe it down with good oil now and again. Turned that one in 6 yrs after I got it- daily wear, still looked good.


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