Rust !!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing Forum' started by dawing, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. dawing

    dawing New Member

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    I now know despite good moisture control that a light coat of protectant on by handguns is a necessity.If done a Hoppes nine soak and an oil soak with a nylon brush scrub on my finished (one grey and two black) all metal guns with very little sucess.I tried super fine 0000 steel wool with again little results.I know there has to be a product out there that will help without trashing my finish ????????:(
     
  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Product made by Kano Labs called KROIL. Penetrating oil on steroids. I use it for a lot of things (better than PB Blaster, IMHO). Apply a coat, let set overnight, rub gun with coarse cloth, changing to clean spot frequently. Takes a lot of elbow grease, minimal damage to finish.

    You can also try light oil and bronze wool.
     

  3. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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  4. bountyhunter

    bountyhunter New Member

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    Unless that steel wool is made from stainless steel, it will cause the rust. It leaves fine steel residue in the surface which acts as a "rust seed" to grow rust.

    Kroil is very good. I uses Shooter's Choice spray on preservative on guns I won't be using for a while. never seen a speck of rust.
     
  5. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    What are you using as a protectant? Hoppes gun oil? Try switching to Fluid Film. It's a lanonin based lubricant/penetrating oil that unlike most oils will actually kill the rust and stop it.

    If you are storing them in a case a silcone treated sock can help protect against rust for the future as well as corrosion restistant paper.
     
  6. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    When you return from the range, do you allow the firearms to "climatize" to the house before putting them away?

    Storage in a gun case is not recommended. And neither is the closet in the main bathroom. Don't ask how I know, but I have learned a couple of lessons in my time.
     
  7. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    I use and like Fluid Film, too.

    Can you store a gun with a scope on it in a silicone treated gun bag? And that won't hurt the grips, either, will it? I'd like to get a couple for my two guns but I'm not sure if it is appropriate for my two guns. One has a rubber Hogue grip, the other has a laminated wood grip and a scope on it.
     
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  8. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    In my experience the bags don't hurt a thing and yes, they will fit over a scope.
     
  9. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Hmmmm........food for thought, there.
     
  10. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Winds, get you a couple Bore-Stores for your babies.

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  11. dawing

    dawing New Member

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    Thanks

    I will give the Kroil a shot followed by the reasonably priced Gun stores.
     
  12. jetagent

    jetagent New Member

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    Brownell's Rust Release works well. Soak the metal 5-10 minutes and most of the rust is gone. 0000 steel wool helps get the rest. I've used it on tools successfully as well. Be careful not to soak overly long, I've had it etch the metal. Good luck.
     
  13. KS25-06

    KS25-06 New Member

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    I have used RIG gun grease for over 45 years with no rust problems. Brownells has it. You can use it for light rust removal also. Rub the spot with some RIG on a rough rag. I have had good luck with the 0000 steel wool and Hoppes #9 for removal of rust. I put some on the steel wool and rub lightly, then let set over night. It takes several times, but it has worked for me.