GUN Rust on my AK... Because of humidity? *PICS*

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  1. xpinchx

    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    What the fuck? I cleaned it pretty well after the last time I shot it, but I guess I've never really oiled the outside of it. How should I get it off?

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    0000 steel wool and Hoppes #9.

    A one beer job at worst.

    Edit** RIG (Rust Inhibiting Grease) works well to prevent such malady. Just buff it on every once in awhile. Same/Same for Carnuba (car) wax.
     
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    mattsb2000 OT Supporter

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    In the picture it looks really light. Maybe try rubbing an oily rag on it first. See what comes off.
     
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    It's probably humidity. You may want to invest in a dehumidifier if you have a safe.
     
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    Yeah, something to control humidity (golden rod/silica gel pack) in the area of storage is never a bad idea.

    I assume you aren't storing guns in foamed lined cases... If you are; stop it. The foam sucks in moisture, even in the nice Pelican/Storm airtight cases.
     
  6. xpinchx

    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    Honestly I just leave them out since I don't have a safe or anything.
     
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    A light coat of oil or those silicon wipes will be fine. What you have is just surface rust, no permanent damage or anything.
     
  8. springy101

    springy101 When god comes and calls me to his kingdom, I'll t

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    I store my 2 rifles in the foam lined cases, I just throw all the silica packs out of my empty beef jerky bags in there and I haven't had a problem :dunno:
     
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    bury it in the mud(it's a good rust inhibitor), dig it up, load a mag, kick the bolt open with your boot and bumpfire a mag through it... that should do the trick
     
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    pretty much
     
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    wat
     
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    i`ve always heard that shit.but i store 95% of my firearms in foam cases and i havent had any signs of rusting
     
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    My 870 has been rusting like crazy lately :wtc:

    Guns are stored in my basement, literally 10 ft from a huge dehumidifier. And I cover that fucker in oil. Still get surface rust.
     

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