parkerized finish little rust

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by cghamm117, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. cghamm117

    cghamm117 New Member

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    I just bought an 1100 Remington for 320$ synthetic only had about 20 shots ran through it. But when I look closely at the receiver and im assuming this is parkerized finish that matte I may be mistaken. I can see a few little dots, they are not fully rust, but I have a feeling that it is the beginning stages. Anyone have some suggestions on what might help me to prevent it from getting worse or even better eliminating the spots.
     
  2. Virginian

    Virginian Active Member

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    The only Remington 1100s I have seen that were genuine Parkerized were the SP models back in the 80s. They were 3" Magnums and had dull walnut stocks, sling swivels, and a camo sling. The black synthetic models with the matte finish are just flash blued over a bead blasted surface. Often rust gets an easy start because they did not wash all the bluing salts off, which is exacerbated by the matte finish. I would strip it down and wash the parts in a hot soapy dish soap solution. Oil is not a solvent for bluing salts. Use an old toothbrush and scrub. Dry well and anything that looks like rust, hit it with WD-40 and some 000 steel wool just enough to get the rust off. Then spray down the entire gun with WD-40, RemOil, Breakfree, or G-96, and wipe off the excess. I have addressed a couple of Remingtons that were being cussed at for rusting this way and the problems have not returned. If it gets wet, dry it good, and re oil and wipe. For salt water, wash it again. If that seems like too much trouble, Rustoleum comes in flat or satin black and works. Good luck.
    P.S - WD-40 will not gum up unless you slather it on and do not wipe it off.
     

  3. cghamm117

    cghamm117 New Member

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    Thank you for the helpful information. I will be looking into this because I want to bite it in the butt before it gets out of hand. Question and it may be a dumb one. You said strip strip it down, you recommend down to just the receiver with no internal parts including the trigger mechanism ect, and when you stip these you cannot take the gas tube off of the receiver right? Then a following question and I am sure this is why you said lightly sand with steel wool. But will using a steel wool lighten the protective finish if I am sanding on it?
     
  4. Virginian

    Virginian Active Member

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    Hope that helps.
     
  5. cghamm117

    cghamm117 New Member

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    Thank You for all the help I will be hopefully taking care of this issue ASAP.