GUN 870 ex mag rust problem

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  1. efbomb

    efbomb New Member

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    I dont have any pics, but I'll try to find the power adapter for my camera soon.
    Edit: first post in WMD - and i did browse the stickies. I'm new to firearms, so if I use the wromg terminology im sure you'll let me know.

    Anyways, went clay shooting sunday and while I was at the range it started to sprinkle.
    It wasnt bad at all so i ignored it. When i was done, i wiped her down and put it in the case. Packed up and went home.
    I didnt have a chance to clean it when I got home so it sat until monday night, when i opened the case, and i was shocked. Aparently I was semi-retarded and left the case lying open while it was sprinkling for about an hour (plastic with foam liner) , and it collected moisture.
    anything that is metal on the gun had very light rust on it. most places i could wipe with a rag and the rust would come off but was still dis-colored, and other places it was deeper and brown rust.
    im sure i could get a wire brush to get it clean, but im concerned with runing the finish of everything.

    Anyone have any thoughts on what I should do ?
     
  2. A96HondaAccordCoupeEX

    A96HondaAccordCoupeEX Silver Member

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    happened to my shotty too. I used BreakFree CLP and a bronze brush to scrub. Wiped with clean cloth. Looks fine now.

    PS, this was after i bought it used. Dont know what was used on it before I took it out.

    It hasnt had any rust formed, after my last outing in the rain.
     
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  3. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    :werd: They sell some other stuff specifically for rust removal too, I forget what its called but I'm sure an XD owner chime in soon with the name of it :mamoru:
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    870? Rust? Unheard of! :rofl:


    But try either a cloth and oil first, and if that doesn't work try oil and plastic scouring pad.
     
  5. efbomb

    efbomb New Member

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    I might try that

    I was even thinking of stripping it down and getting it sandblasted and powdercoated flat black or flat olive drab (theres a cheap place here in town)

    but i have no idea how to strip it down yet
     
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    A96HondaAccordCoupeEX Silver Member

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    It should show you how to do it in your manual.

    Anyways, get some CLP, and a bronze brush. A piece of cloth alone will not get off the rust.
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    A rag and oil will take off surface rust; a bronze brush is way too aggressive for most rust removal. :hsugh: Try some 000 steel wool.
     
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    get a Hoppe's gun protectant cloth. it'll take it right off.
     
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    A96HondaAccordCoupeEX Silver Member

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    if the finish comes off from a bronze brush, the finish is shit to begin with.
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    true but I still dont see the point, the bristles are stiffer than needed.
     
  11. efbomb

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    UPDATE: CLP + terrycloth rag = rust gone but darkspots where rust spots were.

    I will give the soft/fine steel wool + CLP + rag tomorow.

    Thanks for the input
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    I :love: clp :hs:
     
  13. efbomb

    efbomb New Member

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    I think i have a contact high from CLP + nitro solvent in my apartment

    :uh:
     
  14. efbomb

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    Back from the dead

    I bought some 0000 - super fine steel wool and CLP and it removed everything

    still going to get it refinished/powdercoated someday
     
  15. Goat

    Goat That crack is really moreish

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    have USMCSilver duracoat it
     

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