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Old 12-08-2010, 06:08 PM   #1
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Hi, I have 2 rusty Ruger P-95 DC mags, and 1 rusty Mini-14 Mag. I want to restore them, how can I do this? They just have surface rust.

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Old 12-08-2010, 07:04 PM   #2
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Surface rust will come off with a little Kroil and 0000 steal wool or a cleaning pad from the kitchen.


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Old 12-08-2010, 07:04 PM   #3
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Ruger is famous for using rust enhancing steel. Try some steel wool and a decent penetrating oil. Kroil, etc.


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If the 0000 steel wool & kroil don't do the trick use a wire brush in a dremel & kroil. Degrease and cold blue afterwards and reoil good with rust preventive.
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Old 01-07-2011, 08:18 PM   #5
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Hi guys, new to this forum.
My new solution to rusty anything is an electrolic setup.
Google it if you need details, but here is my reason for using it.
(1) You can make it small or large.
(2) Cheap
(3) Not only removes rust but deposits a nice black oxide coating that holds oil.
Only problem I ever had was leaving an M1 Garand barrel in too long.
It was flaking in places, and the process took off the date stamp (12-41)
It is especially good for stuff like mags as they are often overlooked in the cleanup process, and the electrolisis does such a good job.

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