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Old 09-01-2013, 03:41 PM   #1
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Default Keeping guns from rusting

I have one of those stack-On gun cabinets. It came with a crappy foam barrel rest, which I replaced with a wooden one with felt on it. It caused the barrels to rust, especially the stainless ones, (and the Savage SS in particular). This happened twice. So I sealed the edges of the cabinet, and put foam weatherstripping in the door, and threw in a large desiccant pack. (Which after 3 or so weeks is showing pink again on the monitor on it.) I also made a new barrel rest, also out of wood with felt on it, but put A LOT of Rem Oil on the felt. This wasn't 3 weeks ago. And It happened again! The Savages barrel is oily where it was touching the felt, but also rusty. Not sure how to take care of this problem at this point. What can the barrels rest against that won't scratch them, but will also not rust them? The rest of the gun is rust-free, all of them. There is also less of an issue with blued guns, and no issue with parkerized-type guns.

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Get one of these, then wax your guns with Johnsons paste wax.

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/1138614184/goldenrod-gunsaver-dehumidifier-rod-110v?cm_vc=U112


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Maybe the wood and felt are absorbing moisture. Spray the wood with latex paint or truck bed liner and leave off the felt. You could put a 60 watt incandescent light in it to evaporate any moisture. You need airflow for that to work. The moisture needs to escape.
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Canebrake stores all his guns in a Bore Store.
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Hmmm. I thought the current thinking was putting silicone any where near a gun was bad. I read a thread here just last week that said it wreaks havoc with the finishes on wood....
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Hmmm. I thought the current thinking was putting silicone any where near a gun was bad. I read a thread here just last week that said it wreaks havoc with the finishes on wood....
Doesn't seem to for Canebrake........
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I have a couple of stack-on gun lockers. I used the cheap foam barrel rest and run a dehumidifier in the basement during the hot and humid summer days so there is very low humidity on the room with the gun lockers in it. I haven't had any rusting issues.
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Yeah, my issues are pretty specific to one area. Seems like it's concentrated where the barrel touches the felt. Not sure why this is happening with so much oil on it....I guess it's possible that the wood is soaking up the oil......
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I wonder if the wood is still wet... and the moister is seeping out onto your barrels?
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I do not believe so. It started as a fir 4x4 that had been in my garage for a few years. Plenty of time to dry out. And no, it's not a pressure treated one......
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