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surface rust

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Elbert P . Suggins, Aug 31, 2007.

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  1. Elbert P . Suggins

    Elbert P . Suggins Member

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    I have a Ruger Vaquero 45 L.C. birds head that I let my grandson shoot 2 weeks ago and I put it back in the safe. Today I was going to clean it and noticed it had a light coating of surface rust. Last year a .17 cal rifle that he had used was also covered with surface rust. Are some people more acidic in their sweating than others. This really surprised me1
     
  2. YosemiteSam357

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    Yep! I'm also a guitarist, and you should see the way some of those folks can go through a set of strings! One playing and they're rusty junk. Others (like me, fortunately) have more "normal" pH and it doesn't happen as badly.

    I've heard of this many times with guns and knives, too.

    -- Sam
     
  3. 351 WINCHESTER

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    Some people have more salt when they sweat than others. Also it's not that uncommon for a kid to be eating salty/fast food prior to handling a firearm and giving no thought of washing their hands or wiping down the weapon when they are finished. I'm not in the habit of loaning any gun with the exception of a good friend of mine that respects a guns finish. I'm also paticulat about who I loan a pocket knife to. You have to teach kids how to respect and care for firearms. They are used to a "throwaway society" and that's how their mindset is unless they are taught different. Good luck getting the rust off.
     
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    If I so much as look at a blued gun, no touching involved, it rust before my very eyes. :(

    I'm sending my S&W 22-4 off to Walter Birdsong for his excellent Black T coating/treatment. :D

    Biker
     
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    Have you considered using gun wax? I use Flitz gun wax on all of my guns along with their microfibre cleaning cloth. Best products I've ever used in maintaining gun surfaces. Easy on... easy off... never any rust :D
     
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