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Old 09-14-2012, 10:56 PM   #1
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Do any of you guys have any suggestions on rust removal and general cleaning up old guns without damaging them?
Any ideas appreciated. I'm 70 and started a little buying and selling in my old age. Since I can't hit the side of a barn anymore.
Thanks----Howie

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Old 09-14-2012, 11:32 PM   #2
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Welcome to FTF. You should look into the laws on selling guns. Clp and fine steel wool should take care of your rust issues.

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Thanks for quick reply on the rust issue. I only sell guns on consignment through an FFL licensed shop. I don't want the hassle and he only charges me 10%

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As the man said- if you intend to "engage in the business" of buying and selling guns, you need an 01 FFL. Otherwise you get to meet the folks in cheap suits with bulges.

As far as light rust- CLP or any good light oil- I like KROIL. Wet it, let soak for an hour. Rather than steel wool, stop in housewares section at the grocery, and get a Chore Boy COPPER pot scrubber pad. Copper is softer than steel, and less insulting to bluing. Wet the pad with more oil, rub gently. Metal will start to look coppery- that's OK. Take a clean soft cloth, bit more oil, rub. Thin trace of copper and rust comes off. Switch to clean spots on the cloth as needed.

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I thought that was a box of chicken. Looked like you were advocating using chicken stock to clean his guns with.

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Tcan- my youngest can help you. She works for an optometrist.

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Regardless of removal once the rust is on the damage has been done. I'll have to try out the chore boy. My duck guns rust up real quick hunting here on the great salt lake.

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I might have to take you up on that offer...

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