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gunnut78 07-27-2012 11:10 PM

Rust removal?
What is the best method of removing light rust from my firearms barrel exterior and receiver? Is there anything I can use so I don't damage the bluing?

mountainman13 07-27-2012 11:14 PM

Hoppes works well for removal. Clp is great for prevention.

Axxe55 07-27-2012 11:24 PM

Kano Kroil is an excellent product for rust removal and leaves a coating that protects the finish.

gunnut78 07-28-2012 12:42 AM

Thank you! I have used Hopps before. It does work well. Just wondering what else is out there.

topshot91 07-28-2012 12:49 AM

You can also use a sander to remove heavy rust or corrosion

mountainman13 07-28-2012 12:52 AM


Originally Posted by topshot91
You can also use a sander to remove heavy rust or corrosion

Yes but at that point a blue and rust remover is usually just as good. Welcome to FTF.

gunnut78 07-28-2012 02:06 AM

Thanks again for the info!

c3shooter 07-28-2012 02:37 AM

For light rust- coat metal with a good penetrating oil (Kroil by Kano labs is the best there is, IMHO) let soak in for a few hours. Use clean coarse cloth, rub. Change to clean spot on cloth as needed- the rust on the cloth is abrasive. Repeat until arm falls off, then change hands.

For BAD rust, oil, soak, then rub lightly with a COPPER Chore-Boy scrubbing pad. Copper is softer than the steel of the gun. When you finish, gun will have a reddish tint from the copper. Dampen with oil again, and rub with clean cloth- it will come off.

Steel wool- even 0000 steel wool, will remove more bluing than the copper pot scrubber. You can also use bronze wool- hard to find, VERY pricey- Chore-Boys are in grocery stores, and Quicky Marts that sell them to dopers to stuff into crack pipes.

For OLD nickleplated guns, where the nickel is missing, and you have a rusty spot- rub with small ball of aluminum foil. Will take off rust, leave thin layer of aluminum, makes missing nickle less noticed.

mountainman13 07-28-2012 12:40 PM

That last trick is very cool. Ty c3

HOSSFLY 07-28-2012 12:43 PM


Originally Posted by topshot91 (Post 884452)
You can also use a sander to remove heavy rust or corrosion

No :p face :confused:

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