GUN Rusting

Discussion in 'On Topic' started by SleepAid, Feb 23, 2005.

  1. SleepAid

    SleepAid Guest

    Hey-ya. I was wondering what you would suggest to use to get rid of a little rust *it's just on the outside, don't worry* from a gun and prevent it from rusting again.
     
  2. ShackleMeNot

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    What kind of gun? Where do you store it? In a foam case? In a safe? In your closet?
     
  3. 7

    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    RIG (stands for Rust Inhibiting Grease)
     
  4. Y2kAccord

    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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  5. Brian Fantana

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    Hopefully it isnt a 7.68mm gun. That would be terrible.
     
  6. Y2kAccord

    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    Those have a special coating that prevents rust
     
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    If it's parkerization that's rusting, just make sure that all the parking salts are off there, clean the rust off with whatever these guys recommend, and keep it oiled. Parkerization is a rusting process, as is bluing, browning, and a few other finishes on firearms. That's why anodization is nice to me. It's normal to have rust in some places on a parkerized firearm, especially if you keep it dry of oil.
     
  8. oakie

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    if it's surface rust, oil and a plastic brush will work fine... then keep it oiled to prevent further oxidation.

    if the coating has been removed from the area, revealing the steel to the elements thus further increasing the chance of oxidation, consider having the gun refinished. for now, you can use very fine steel wool or 1000grit wet/dry sandpaper to remove the rust if the finish has already been compromised or if the rust reveals any pitting of the steel component.
     
  9. SleepAid

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    Ok, thanks. Sorry for the late reply, I've been doing leatherwork.

    It's just a little .22 rifle I bought to play around with.

    I'll try some of your stuff out.
     

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