Steel Wool

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by Copperhead, Sep 26, 2007.

  1. Copperhead

    Copperhead New Member

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    Would it be advisable to clean the exterior of a rusty gun with steel wool and a small amount of water?
     
  2. bkt

    bkt New Member

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    Very, very fine steel or copper wool and a small amount of oil, not water. You want to remove the rust without removing the finish, so go very easy.
     

  3. 1984cj

    1984cj New Member

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    0000 grade steel wool and a medium weight oil (Marvel Mystery Oil is what I have used before)
    Rub as gently and as little as possible.
    You can also try Never Dull metal polish if the rust is real light.
     
  4. Pounce

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    And don't forget to keep a light coat of oil (or butchers wax) on it.