Gun Rust (vent)

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by FOUR4D4, Aug 6, 2012.

  1. FOUR4D4

    FOUR4D4 Moderator Moderator

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    i have done everything to prevent gun rust i found surface rust on my marlin 444 My wife made me move my guns with the humidity in florida Sorry just had to vent:mad:
     
  2. greyhawk50

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    Sorry to hear about your problem. Not sure if this will help. I've had some success with it for many years. Using an old white sock and rubbing the grease in until the sock remains white, except for the color change caused by the grease. It's not real pricy and may cure the problem. Even if it needs repeated from time to time. The RIG works well to get the rust out of the pores of the metal.
    http://www.trackofthewolf.com/Categories/PartDetail.aspx/385/2/RIG-12

    I've even used Mobil 1 motor oil and/or Dextron AFT Fluid to prevent rust. (separate or mixed) (don't use it inside the barrel, it's too thick and will cause extreme pressures on the first shot) I've used both inside the barrels of my muzzle loaders but I always swob them with a dry rag before the first shot. Muzzle loaders are notorious for rust inside the barrels.
    Hope this helps.
     
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  3. FOUR4D4

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    I use Rig grease and the storage socks with a silca gel pack at the bottom of the case.
     
  4. duster066

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    Hmm. I learned a trick for preventing rust while hunting in the rain. I wax my guns. I clean as normal including light oil, then goop them up heavy with car wax. Then buff using a tooth brush to get all the tight areas. I don't know how it might hold up for long storage in your climate, but it put a stop to my guns rusting in the rain. It makes them look pretty too.
     
  5. Bucky

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    Try lanolin
    I know they wipe their rifle's down in Nowray with it.
    Here in Oz, use a local product called Lanox,
    Which is made by a mob called Inox, with lanolin in it. That is the best stud I have ever seen.
    Leaves silicone products, and RP7 or any other dewatering compounds for deal

    Cheers Bucky
     
  6. 28Shooter

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    Everybody seems to be having rust issues this year. I lightly wipe mine down every few months with Rem Oil and (knock wood!) they seem to be doing okay.
     
  7. moparman1911

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    This may help

    When i clean my guns i wipe a moist cloth with clp on it then do not touch any metal parts and put my guns in gun socks and buy dessicant just for guns in a big bag with a ph tester and when it turns pink i put the dessicant bag in the toaster over on super low for 15 minutes and re dry the dessicant.i have 5 safes with 60 guns in each and there is not a speck of rust on any of my firearms and if it is stainless or chrome i use armodillo wax made just for guns.it comes in a little round cannister and you rub it on and get all the spaces covered and get a microfiber cloth and rub it off.it is wax for guns and works way better than any oir i even use it on blued or parkerized guns.way better barrior against the elements and no dust or dirt attracted to it plus if you do touch your gun and put a thumb on the metal by accident the oils and salts won`t start it to stain.more rust starts by touching your gun than any humidity. A sweaty hand on a non oiled gun will have a rusted thumb print on it the next day.there is another product called turbo off.it is a rag with a somewhat dry chemical on it,you run it up and down the rusted part of your gun and it removes even the uglist pits without an ounce of scratching and leaves a residue to inhibit rust.i live in florida too and i have no rust,key is to not touch the metal after you wipe down the gun and wipe down your guns often.i leave a rag in each safe that is barely moist just enough to put a thin coat of oil on my gun then hold it by the wood or plastic stock.
     
  8. SHOOTER13

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  9. axxe55

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    rust and politicians, our firearms greatest enemies!:eek:
     
  10. FOUR4D4

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    I use the silicone gun socks maybe they attract moisture:eek:
     
  11. greyhawk50

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    Maybe?? I was wondering about that. I know that the old zipper soft side cases with the wool linings will attract moisture and cause rust.
    I don't need it but was thinking that a safe with a heat rod and the guns open to the air might be the best situation in a high humidity environment????
    Just making suggestions.
     
  12. Big Shrek

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    I live in NW Fla...use ONE silicon gun sock...on an oiled and regularly cared-for rifle...it gets checked at least monthly...
    really only use it to keep other guns from marking it if something bounces wrong in the safe...

    The rest in that safe are open-air with a GoldenRod "Gun Saver" dehumidifier...
    http://www.goldenroddehumidifiers.com/new_products.htm

    I still toss a new packet of silicon beads in on a regular basis...as I get 'em from work every week in our shipments...
    we unbox new TV's and toss the packs, so I keep a couple for home use...
    they die after a month or two, you reset 'em by nuking inna microwave to steam the water out..
    or just toss 'em...and stick in new ones...
     
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  13. FOUR4D4

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  14. moparman1911

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    Where in fl.

    hi,you said north west florida.i live right on the nature coast at the very bottom of the big bend.hernando county.spring hill to be exact.great fishing and hunting,awesome gun ranges and is a quiet town then aripika,hudson,port richy and new port richy but where i live i use my fireplace all winter and it is a nice change,looks nothing like what you see on tv that`s for sure.