Anti-Rust Tactics

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing Forum' started by Cowboy, Mar 5, 2010.

  1. Cowboy

    Cowboy New Member

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    Hello, all. I'm new to the forum. I love shooting, but because of a busy work schedule my guns often sit for long periods of time between use. I always clean and oil them after trips to the range, but is there anything special I can do to them (or something I can put in the gun safe with them) that will help prevent rust?

    I haven't had any problems yet, but you never know...
     
  2. ThorsHammer

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    Put a dehumidifier INSIDE the safe. Some safes come configured with this, or at least have the mountings for a dehumidifier.
     

  3. Davyboy

    Davyboy New Member

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    Rust is the enemy

    Take mine out about once a month spray with gun oil atomizer quick wipe have never had a spec of rust in 40 years.
     
  4. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Well-Known Member

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    Put a dehumidifier inside the safe as Thorshammer recommended. The best 1 (the 1 I use) is the Goldenrod.
     
  5. JonM

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    make sure the safe you have isnt lined with foam. that stuff will attract moisture. keeping guns in a foam lined container for extended time you might as well store em in sea salt.
     
  6. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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  7. Davyboy

    Davyboy New Member

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    Bloody hell Kane

    You must be loaded man.
     
  8. zhuk

    zhuk New Member

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    How would a container of Damp-rid inside the safe go, does anyone know?


    Someone at my club is having trouble with rust on a bolt in his newish Savage .22; since the range safe is in a ramshackle-falling down wooden building on site (right near the ocean). He keeps everything well-oiled every week, but it doesn't seem to be helping :confused:
     
  9. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    What's already been suggested works. May I also suggest silicone gun socks. They're pretty inexpensive and they work well. :cool:
     
  10. zhuk

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    Thanks CA, will definately mention that idea to him :) Dehumidifiers aren't an option for range-storage.
     
  11. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    How many message boards are you going to post the same exact question and get the same exact answers?
     
  12. sheriffoconee

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    I know this is an old thread, but I use car wax on my blue steel firearms to protect them from rust. Not the liquid, but the paste car wax....just like waxing a car, put a dab on the applicator and put it on in small circles, covering all of the exposed metal. Let it dry to a haze, and buff it off with a clean cloth, or a clean applicator.
    no rust, no fingerprints, and it makes the blue shine like it is new....
     
  13. Ruzai

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    Riddle me this...why is it bad to store a firearm in foam and yet when you buy just about any firearm its encased in foam or is that something else that looks like foam and is something akin to silicone?
     
  14. TheOldMan

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    Good question.. Most of my long guns are stored in gun cabinets that are lined with foam. they've been stored that way for years and no rust. I keep a few desicant bags inside the cabinets which may be helping. If not in a cabinet, they are all stored in cases or gun socks. Pistols and revolvers the same way. No rust..