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Gun rust

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by boatingboy, Jul 6, 2008.

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  1. boatingboy

    boatingboy Member

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    Hi guys I have a blued 1991 full size. This weekend I took by gun with me on my boat (salt water) and put it in one of the drawers. I thought that water would not get into the drawer. That was on friday. Today (sunday) when I got home I took it out of the holster and it was covered in rust and now the frame and slide is full of small pits. Can this be repaired?
     
  2. Disaster

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    Once you've got rust there isn't a lot you can do short of a refinish. To prevent it, and greatly reduce it from getting worse, protect with Eezox. It is the best corrosion protection you can put on your handgun. If it had been protected with Eezox it wouldn't have rusted in the first place.

    http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=413498&t=11082005

    http://www.thegunzone.com/rust.html

    http://www.6mmbr.com/corrosiontest.html
     
  3. moooose102

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    wow, i never knew this stuff existed. is it slippery to the touch?
     
  4. Disaster

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    Goes on like most oils...but eventually dries to a waxy finish.
     
  5. seed

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    Disaster is right. Eezox is amazing for corrosion resistance.
     
  6. skinewmexico

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    Or send it to Walter Birdsong, and let him put Black T on it.
     
  7. W.E.G.

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    Blued 1911 on a boat?

    Yikes!!!

    Sounds like you just put a large chunk of change in "the hole."

    May I suggest a Glock for your maritime adventures?
     
  8. Matt-J2

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    When I get rust build up I don't worry about it until the gun seizes up. Then I take a good steel brush and clear off as much as I can, spray on some WD-40, and keep on truckin. Guns is tools, not for lookin pretty, and maybe that rust will give the bad guy Tetanus as well as a gunshot wound.
















    Wait for it...
     
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  10. boatingboy

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    W.E.G, I have a glock 26. The thing is that drawer was pretty water tight until now :(
     
  11. gringolet

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    water

    if pistol is going to be exposed to water often...
    I'd suggest..
    A) get a stainless pistol...

    B) if no stainless, then..send your pistol in
    to Alex Hamilton (10 ring precision)
    and ask him to give it a phosphate coating
    and then do the cooked on spray finish..(color of your choice)
    this gives the pistol a very nice look and
    a dynamite coating...
    ...I've done it to a
    Springfield 1911 of my own and am very pleased with it...
    BUT, still wise to keep pistol dry and well lubed and
    check it and clean it often if exposing it to moisture...
    and remember, condensation will get it even if pistol
    otherwise dry as a bone!...
     
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