Rust removal?

Discussion in 'Cleaning and Maintenance' started by gunnut78, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. gunnut78

    gunnut78 New Member

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    What is the best method of removing light rust from my firearms barrel exterior and receiver? Is there anything I can use so I don't damage the bluing?
     
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  2. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Hoppes works well for removal. Clp is great for prevention.
     

  3. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    Kano Kroil is an excellent product for rust removal and leaves a coating that protects the finish.
     
  4. gunnut78

    gunnut78 New Member

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    Thank you! I have used Hopps before. It does work well. Just wondering what else is out there.
     
  5. topshot91

    topshot91 New Member

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    You can also use a sander to remove heavy rust or corrosion
     
  6. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Yes but at that point a blue and rust remover is usually just as good. Welcome to FTF.
     
  7. gunnut78

    gunnut78 New Member

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    Thanks again for the info!
     
  8. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    For light rust- coat metal with a good penetrating oil (Kroil by Kano labs is the best there is, IMHO) let soak in for a few hours. Use clean coarse cloth, rub. Change to clean spot on cloth as needed- the rust on the cloth is abrasive. Repeat until arm falls off, then change hands.

    For BAD rust, oil, soak, then rub lightly with a COPPER Chore-Boy scrubbing pad. Copper is softer than the steel of the gun. When you finish, gun will have a reddish tint from the copper. Dampen with oil again, and rub with clean cloth- it will come off.

    Steel wool- even 0000 steel wool, will remove more bluing than the copper pot scrubber. You can also use bronze wool- hard to find, VERY pricey- Chore-Boys are in grocery stores, and Quicky Marts that sell them to dopers to stuff into crack pipes.

    For OLD nickleplated guns, where the nickel is missing, and you have a rusty spot- rub with small ball of aluminum foil. Will take off rust, leave thin layer of aluminum, makes missing nickle less noticed.
     
  9. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    That last trick is very cool. Ty c3
     
  10. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    No :p face :confused:
     
  11. ratpacker

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    Bronze wool .... similar to 000 & 0000 steel wool ; but gentler to bluing high polish. +1 for KROIL, look at CORROSION X (IF YOU CAN FIND THE DANGED STUFF)