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how to get rid of rust??

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by highfive, Aug 10, 2007.

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  1. highfive

    highfive Member

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    Hey everybody. I like to keep my guns nice and clean but it looks like it doesn't matter what I do or I put in them if I leave my guns in the safe for a few days without cleaning them or some (besides the one I'm carrying) When I go to get them out, they have rust over them. It cleans easy is only like lose rust but still piss me off. Is there any product or any suggestion so I won't have to deal with this *&^%$&* rust so often.

    Any suggestions on products to use or how to clean them? Please some help.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. fletcher

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    After I clean my guns, I soak a section of paper towel with Remoil and rub it into the entire surface of the gun, then give it a single wipe to clean the excess off. I haven't had problems with rust on the parts I've done this with.

    Especially in the summer (sweating), I've found that they need at least a surface cleaning before going into storage. You also might want to look into a dehumidifier of some sort for your safe.
     
  3. strat81

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    Keep some desiccant in your safe. Before the guns go back in the safe, wipe them down with BreakFree CLP or a similar product.
     
  4. highfive

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    where can I get some desiccant? it sounds like a good option and I will need to get some more CLP
     
  5. silverlance

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    use silicone impregnated gun socks and several boxes of dessicant.
    kev

    ps: keep your safe CLOSED. the best dessicant cannot dry out the entire outdoors.
     
  6. glassman

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    No Rust

    As mentioned, I wipe the surfaces of my guns (inside and out) with clp and store them upright on a wire rack in my safe. I also have a rechargable dehumidifier in the safe as well. Haven't had a speck of rust to worry about. Both the rack and the dehumidifier were bought on line at cabella's.
     
  7. Anna's Dad

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    I live in humid Florida and I've never experienced rusting like you describe, even without a dessicant.

    For guns that I store for long periods of time, however, I have used Bull Frog gun sleeves. Don't know if I would have had a problem without them, but I've had no problem with them.
     
  8. strat81

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    cabelas and other retailers sell a remington gun safe dehumidifier. It's about a 8"X 5" plastic box loaded with dessicant. when it soaks up too much moisture it changes color and you plug it into a wall outlet for a few hours to dry, then back in the safe. works well and costs about $30. check it out
     
  10. RNB65

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    Rust is an odd thing. Some people get it and some don't. I keep my guns in a cabinet in the hottest and most humid spot in my house -- a small closet in a front bedroom that gets very little air from the A/C due to some really poorly done ductwork. That room is always hot and humid in the summer and cold as ice in the winter. But I've never had the first bit of trouble with rust on guns. All I use on them is BF CLP for cleaning and G96 Gun Treatment to occasionally wipe them down in the cabinet. No rust at all.
     
  11. Bentonville

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    Did anyone mention Eezox for rust prevention? Or one of the Kleenbore Vapor Inhibitor ziplock bags made either for pistols or rifles? They work for me. I inherited my grandfathers Smith six shot snubble when I was only 16. I shot it and messed around with it for 25 years before I learned about caring for guns. It had some mild rust in areas, such as backstrap, by then. I took 0000 bronze wool ( I have used steel wool but was made aware that tiny particles could stay on the surface and cause further rust) and clp or some kind of gun oil and rubbed very gently for several settings and it is mostly gone but impossible to return it to original condition, of course. I hate it now but theres no substitute for stupid. It's just stupid.
     
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  12. RobZ71LM7

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    I have this in my safe:

    http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=850609&t=11082005

    I also have a Golden Rod in the bottom and I've gasketed the door. When I once kept the safe in a non-climate controlled garage it always stayed around 40-42% relative humidity and I had no problems. I also live in the Ohio river valley which quite humid. I place the desiccant in a $14 walmart toaster oven to recharge when it changes color.
     
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    by far the best....

    for someone with rust issues like yours:confused:....is to clean it with clp as some have suggested, dry it than wipe it down with a thin coat of R.I.G. This is the stuff...I use it while hunting in wet weather....it REALLY works:cool:
    P.s this size should last you the rest of your natural life...you only need a small amount....and read the comments

    http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=191832&t=11082005
     
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    I use Ballistol.Here's a link.YMMV.tom.:cool:

    http://www.firehawktech.com/b^index01.asp
     
  16. No Exit

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    To remove rust apply kerosine & scrub w/a wire brush or steel wool and then clean w/ solvent & apply gun oil. Old time recipe but it works beutifully...rust cn be a problem here in the deep south.
     
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    Throw a Bullfrog VpCI emmitter in the safe along with any other method or remedy you try.

    http://www.rustbloc.com
     
  18. Joe Demko

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    I use Ballistol to wipe the guns down before putting them away. My gun cabinet is in the basement rec room, but I run a dehumidifier down there anyway so there are no problems with rust.
     
  19. Lonestar49

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    Not really sure but..

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    Not having the humidity problems of most, here in Calif., in my small pistol gun safe, I have just thrown 8 of those small salt-tabs, enclosed in a plastic like BIG PILL that come with many over the counter medicines that suck up any moisture to keep the pills dry for long periods of time. 4 per Top and Bottom trays, one per corner..

    No rust, don't know if they do much, but can't hurt or, should I say, hasn't hurt any of my guns.


    LS
     
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    Read this, it's good.
     
  21. Lonestar49

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    Maybe they're Sodium, not salt, but will remove until I'm sure of what is good and what is not, and what they really are.

    Thanks


    LS
     
  22. DBR

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    Eezox is the best nongrease rust protection I have found, I have been using it since 1994. Unlike Rig, you don't have to remove it before you can use the gun.

    http://www.eezox.com/

    Just follow the directions.
     
  23. Lonestar49

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    Great stuff

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    Yep, I use it on all my guns as well.. no rust

    EEZOX all the way.


    LS
     
  24. highfive

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    This have been really helpful, thanks guys Now I'm just buying some of this products so my guns will be all nice. I guess down here in Texas is just my closet that gets too humid or something. But it won't bother my guns anymore
     
  25. P97

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    My Safe guns gets sprayed twice a year with Eezox. My CCW gets sprayed once a month in Summer and every 3 months in Winter. I have no rust. :D
     
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