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Old 07-18-2012, 10:07 PM   #1
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Default How do you clean rust off a gun?

I just bought my first shotgun from a friend, Remington 1100 for $150, couldn't pass up the price. Only thing is there is a little bit of rust on the outside.

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Old 07-18-2012, 10:10 PM   #2
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There are a few threads on this already. I think kroil works but I havent tried it yet

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Copper brush and Rem oil. Copper is softer than steel but still removes rust, just be careful not to get excited, it can remove the finish too.

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I have had success with many guns using 0000 steel wool soaked in oil,just don't rub very hard until you are sure it isn't scratching the finish.Same method works great on old dull stocks too.

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All of the above work, as does WD-40 and steel wool. If you have to go hard enough to remove bluing to get the rust it's rebluing time. Good luck.

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This steel wool, do you have to get this at a gun shop? I'm guessing you can't just use the steel wool thats in the kitchen.

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Don't take steel wool to any gun!

Get some Kroil and a good cotton rag, like a wash cloth, and use some elbow grease!

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Kroil is the best penetrating oil I have ever used. Wet it with Kroil, let set for a few hours. Use clean cotton, rub, switching to clean spots on the cloth. Repeat until arm falls off, then change hands.

For SEVERE rust, rather than steel wool, go find a COPPER Chore-Boy pot scrubber. Wet gun with penetrating oil, let soak, scrub lightly with Chore Boy. Copper is softer than steel. You will wind up with a coppery looking gun. Remoisten with oil, switch to clean cotton cloth.

Do not use a Brillo pad. Commercial steel wool comes in different grades. You can get it in the paint dept at Lowes or Home Depot. 0000 (4 ought) is the finest you will likely find, but is is STILL much more abrasive than the copper pot scrubber, which is more abrasive than the oil and cloth.

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i used real fine steel wool or the rag and elbow grease. i cant think of my oil off the top of my head but both methods work.

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