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Old 07-27-2012, 11:10 PM   #1
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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?

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Old 07-27-2012, 11:14 PM   #2
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Hoppes works well for removal. Clp is great for prevention.

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

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

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

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Yes but at that point a blue and rust remover is usually just as good. Welcome to FTF.
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Thanks again for the info!

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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.

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That last trick is very cool. Ty c3

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