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Kimber and Rust

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by TonyB, Jul 28, 2008.

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  1. TonyB

    TonyB Member

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    A buddy has a Kimber(rapter or something like that)he carries IWB..he keeps it well oiled w/ Break free and still has some surface rust on the gun and sights.Is this normal?Or should he contact Kimber?I have carried a 642 in my sweaty pocket for years w/ no rust,so it has me concerned for him w/ his $900 gun.
     
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    For a given definition of normal probably. The 642 has an aluminum frame and a stainless steel cylinder and barrel so it is an apples to oranges comparison to a carbon steel Kimber. Rust is a real tough nut depending on the environment. Break free is one of the best inhibitors out there. If it is a problem for him in his usage pattern then he may want to consider hard chrome.
     
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    Blued steel guns can rust. Once rust starts it is tenacious. I doubt Kimber would be much help. IWB can be tough on guns if the steel comes in contact with your sweat because sweat is very corrosive.
     
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    Some people can rust dirt. I guess its all in their PH level of their sweat or something. Just because his gun is rusting doesn't mean that its the guns fault.
     
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    FYI, If you look in the Kimber owners manual it says rust is abuse. If you call Kimber with rust issues they will claim you abused your gun and void the warrenty.
     
  6. Ske1etor

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    He needs to keep it wiped down with a silicone impregnated cloth and purchase a IWB holster with a slide guard. If the firearm is coming in direct contact with the skin, he needs to start wearing an undershirt tucked behind the holster.

    It isn't the firearms fault that it is rusting. Firearms are not designed to be carried up against a 98.6 degree salt factory for 8 hours a day.
     
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