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Gun Wax?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by schmeky, Jan 21, 2008.

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  1. schmeky

    schmeky Member

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    It seems like I remember reading about some folks applying wax to their blued guns. I like to handle my blued pistols often, but don't like wiping them down with a light coat of oil frequently. When I do wipe them down, the light oil coat usually gets on my hands since I don't usually wipe the gun down before I handle it.

    Can a coat of (automotive?) wax create a reasonably durable rust barrier on a blued gun? Anything else?
     
  2. DMZ

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    Use Johnson's paste wax. It is also good for unvarnished wood stocks and grips. Apply with bare hands, let dry for a bit, wipe with soft cloth.
     
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    Automotive car wax. Your car left outside, takes more abuse than your gun ever will.

    Or you can go with Renaissance Wax, which was developed to protect museum pieces.
     
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    Used car paste wax for years.
     
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    I'm a detailer, wax would work quite well but it's not heat stable.

    Carnuaba wax is organic afterall and will degrade overtime, if I had to use a car product I'd find a good sealant for car paint like Klasse Sealant Glaze. I use it on all my professional details and around the house (it seals everything). Last a long long time and doesn't leave residue.
     
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    I have used Johnsons Paste Floor Wax on blued guns, ground machine worktables, and other stuff like that for about 40 years.
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    It is widely used in the paper, printing, and wood industrys for rust protecting without oil staining the products.

    It works like a charm.

    But, it doesn't last forever.

    Best to apply every two weeks or so at least for belt-carry guns.
    More often for CCW guns that are subject to salt & sweat everyday.

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  8. DMZ

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    A can of that stuff will last for 20 years and it is available most anywhere for about $5.

    I have a couple of older rifles (+40 years). I use paste wax instead of linseed oil. Gives them a nice smooth, natural feel.
     
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    In another related thread someone mentioned Renaissance wax, used by museums all over the world. I bought some but haven't tried it yet. Pretty expensive stuff. Cheap compared to rust spots on my Luger.
     
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    Don't use Renaissance wax or car wax, both are abrasive and will take the bluing off of your guns in short time.
     
  12. HisSoldier

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    I'm glad you chimed in! I'd be upset indeed if it took the blue off my Luger.
     
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