Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Spots on my Armalite

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by H1500308, Mar 13, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. H1500308

    H1500308 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2007
    Messages:
    203
    Brand new brought home from the store today. Noticed these spots just below the front sight. I couldn't clean them off with CLP and a rag. I don't think it's rust (or is it?). Is it lube/grease dried from the assembly process.

    Should I take it back?

    Scroll down for the pics...I got it to work.
     
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2008
  2. bvchurch

    bvchurch Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2007
    Messages:
    75
    Can you post pictures of it?

    EDIT:
    Sorry to make the post so short, but the dang enter button got in my way and well it posted before I could addon.

    It may help having pictures of what you are talking about. It may be a defect in the metal right at the point, it may be rust, etc. Pictures will help someone who is experienced in this area (I am not) help you out.
     
  3. H1500308

    H1500308 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2007
    Messages:
    203
    Trying---can't seem to get it to work
     
  4. H1500308

    H1500308 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2007
    Messages:
    203
    Here is the picture

    Finally got the pics to work!!
     

    Attached Files:

  5. H1500308

    H1500308 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2007
    Messages:
    203
    anyone?
     
  6. PTK

    PTK Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2007
    Messages:
    3,712
    Location:
    Montana
    Try a bit of Hoppes #9 on a patch, if that doesn't take it off try a VERY small amount of a solvent such as acetone. It looks like grease from that one picture.
     
  7. stevemis

    stevemis Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2007
    Messages:
    771
    If PTK's suggestion doesn't remove the spot, politely ask the dealer you purchased it from if they have any suggestions. They might offer to clean it up for you or even go above and beyond and swap it out. I've seen stranger things.

    Enjoy the new rifle!
     
  8. Tom Servo

    Tom Servo Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2004
    Messages:
    1,314
    Location:
    The hilly SE
    The good news: it doesn't look like rust. It appears to be baked-on oil. Most likely, they'd slopped it down before test-firing. My Armalite had that on the bolt carrier.

    The bad news: it's a bit of a hassle to get off. Start with a silicone cloth and lots of Hoppe's.
     
  9. MKEITH

    MKEITH Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2007
    Messages:
    143
    Location:
    SPARTANBURG,SC
    Looks like grease to me. Try using some Hoppes #9 and some 0000 steel wool. That fine of steel wool won't harm the finish,but is still abrasive enough to clean.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page