Kel Tec Sub 2000 rust question

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by PowerViolence, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. PowerViolence

    PowerViolence New Member

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    Hey guys. My roommates Kel Tec sub 2000 is rusting. We live in the same climate controlled house and we live in Florida, fairly close to the beach. None of my guns are rusting like this. What should we do to prevent this? He was keeping this gun between his mattress, is it simply because lack of air flow?
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  2. PowerViolence

    PowerViolence New Member

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    bump~edit:: by the way this gun is only a month old.
     

  3. Txhillbilly

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    1.Lack of being lubricated. Guns need to be oiled,especially in Florida!

    2.Storage location. Between the mattress is just adding to the problem.

    Try taking some 000 steel wool and some transmission fluid to the rusted surfaces.Try not to take off the bluing to the metal.
    Then lubricate all surfaces,and store it in a place that is safe.If you don't/can't have a safe,atleast put it in a gunsock and in a container big enough for it to fit in.
    You can also get some Silica gel and put it in with the gun,to soak up the moisture in the air.

    Cabela's: Hydrosorbent Silica Gel
     
  4. PowerViolence

    PowerViolence New Member

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    Yeah pretty much what we figured. A few drops of oil spread evenly should do it ? and how often should we oil them, just for storage purposes.
     
  5. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    That and tell him to stop peeing the bed
     
  6. PowerViolence

    PowerViolence New Member

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    lol noted.
     
  7. FCross7

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    If you use something that isn't petroleum based, you shouldn't have to oil it too often. I would recommend using either WeaponShield or Fluid Film. Both work very well.

    -Fred
     
  8. PowerViolence

    PowerViolence New Member

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    much appreciated.
     
  9. CHLChris

    CHLChris New Member

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    BTW, the reason a gun sock works is that it does NOT absorb the gun's surface oil off the surface. A mattress's material will absorb the gun's surface oil, which is then replaced by moisture...and rust.

    Is it under the mattress because he is trying to hide it? There has to be a better way. A thief would certainly look under the mattress.
     
  10. PowerViolence

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    I'm not sure why it was under the mattress actually. A thief wouldn't have to look hard since my guns are just everywhere in the open in my room. I think it was more of a temporary place to put it out of sight, because his girl is not to fond of guns, and they share that room. That's my take on it. Between my mattress is the last place i would stick a firearm.
     
  11. BadBob

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    rust

    All are good answers. No-lube = rust.

    After removing the rust I'd re-blue it, or have someone do it for you, soon.