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Rust preventer for long storage

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by chaddy, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. chaddy

    chaddy Well-Known Member

    Need to know what to use to keep my guns from rusting in storage in my safe? Cause my s&w bodyguard revolver in junk and I never shot it. I put clp and rem oil wipes to clean it but it didn't work. 500$ gun now ain't worth 20$...
  2. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf member

    I'll give you $20 for it.
    I'd try one of those electric heated rods that go in/are for your safe.
  3. JTQ

    JTQ Well-Known Member

  4. Drail

    Drail Well-Known Member

    If the gun rusted while it was in your safe then your safe is in a really bad place. You need to monitor the humidity of the air in the room the safe is in and get contol of it with a de humidifier. If the safe is filling up with moist air every time the door is opened and then being closed you have a much bigger problem than can be solved with oil on the guns as you now know. Was the gun in a cardboard box or a fabric gun rug in the safe? What else is in the safe besides guns? I have been using Breakfree CLP for 25 years and I have never had a gun rust in or out of the safe. Remoil is not a rust preventative.
  5. Greg528iT

    Greg528iT Well-Known Member

    I'd like to use the heated rod, but I don't want to drill a hole big enough for a plug to fit through.
    I've been using the rechargeable moisture absorbing cartridges. Which reminds me, I need to check them and plug them in to dry them out.,
  6. ColtPythonElite

    ColtPythonElite Well-Known Member

    I would rather drill a 1/4" hole than deal with rusty guns.

    I use a Dri-Rod, monitor humidity with a digital gauge, and wipe down with Rem oil. I have guns that might not get touched for a year at times. Never had a speck of rust.
  7. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf member

    Drill a small hole just big enough for the/a wire, cut the wire and splice/put on a new plug. Lots of safes already have holes, especially at the bottom.
    If you have a firesafe, a hole might screw up that action though.
  8. ColtPythonElite

    ColtPythonElite Well-Known Member

    Gun safe dehumidifier rods generally come with a EZ fit plug that you put on once the cord is thru....my safes are fire rated and came predrilled.
  9. BSA1

    BSA1 Well-Known Member

  10. Greg528iT

    Greg528iT Well-Known Member

    I thought about cutting the wire. I was concerned about messing up the fire resistance, not that a 1/4" hole should matter much.. but...

    I'll have to look closer at the heater rods.. I didn't realize they had them ready to assemble.
  11. RaceM

    RaceM Well-Known Member

    Oil with lube of choice then vacuum seal.
  12. chaddy

    chaddy Well-Known Member

    How bout zip lock bag will that work
  13. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf member

    I was just thinking about my prior post. If you have a firesafe you could probably spooge some high temp RTV (Room Temperature Vulcanizing) goo into the hole around the wire. That'd probably work good.
  14. oldbear

    oldbear Well-Known Member

    My storage routine is as follows: Clean well, lube as normal, two thin coats of wax, place in "Bore Store" bag, and don't worry about it.
  15. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf member

    how do you get wax on all the pins etc?
  16. 19-3Ben

    19-3Ben Well-Known Member

    You just got a ton of great advice that will work better than your suggested answer to your own question.
  17. sgt127

    sgt127 Well-Known Member

  18. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf member

  19. sgt127

    sgt127 Well-Known Member

    Wow. Thats sad. I actually forgot about the old model Bodyguard until you posted that.

    Next, when I hear the words "Military and Police" I won't think about this:


  20. oneounceload

    oneounceload member

    After cleaning, I wipe them down and place them in silicone socks in the safe with the Goldenrod and three of the boxes of silica dessicant. Here in humid FL, all is well

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