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Friday, July 29, 2005

The Rust Monster Attacks

I almost ripped my all hair out last night when I pulled Box o' Gun out of the holster and saw all the rust growing on the slide and safety! Methinks I'm going to need to get it plated or otherwised coated. I've been rubbing it energetically with an oiled cloth, but progress is slow. Let this be a lesson to procrastinators! Clean your guns immediately, especially when handled by sweaty shooters!

Anybody have a good rust removal recipes?


  • At 5:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Soak it in a penetrant for a few weeks and pray.

  • At 5:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    PB Blaster on a soft cloth

  • At 5:36 PM, Blogger catfish said…

    Never Dull works pretty well - but it tends to pull everything off. Not a big deal if you're goin to be getting a new finish. :)

    Try Tripps Nickle plating in Texas. He's supposed to be the man.

  • At 3:56 AM, Blogger Len said…

    I run into the same problem with the 1100's I use in my classes. After a sweaty day of shooting in the AZ heat the 1100's will actually develop surface rust on the exterior of the receiver while I drive home from the range. Cleaning at the range is the best way I've found to prevent it.

    For cleaning the surface rust off, I have found that good old Hoppe's #9 on a pad of 0000 steel wool works very well. Don't scrub...just wipe. Make a few strokes with the steel wool, then follow with a shop towel moistened with Hoppe's. Repeat until the rust is gone.

  • At 11:38 AM, Blogger shooter said…

    I found something called a "Rig Rag." Looks like someone scalped their kid's troll doll to use as a rag. It comes prelubed, but I add Tetra gun lube and it works great to keep moisture off and the gun glistening and greasy.

  • At 2:22 PM, Blogger Firehand said…

    Just about the best stuff I've found for taking off rust is Blue Wonder gun cleaner and 0000 steel wool. It'll take off the rust without damaging the bluing around it.

    It WILL clean the rust to bare metal, so you'll have to use some touch-up to color that area. Or just oil it good(Corrosion-X) until you can get it permanently taken care of.


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