Rust

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  1. Texan-in-Training

    Texan-in-Training Active Member

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    Found out about this the hard way, yesterday.
    Learned my lesson... Fortunately the threat was a paper target.
     


  2. oldag

    oldag Well-Known

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    If you are going to use wax, apply the wax to a clean surface. Wiping down the surfac with WD40, etc. and then applying the wax will not help the wax coverage/adherence.
     
  3. kirk10100

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    Got some nice steel wool so I'll be working on me guns this weekend. I also looked up the golden rod as a preventive measure. I ran across another device called Eva Dry. It is rechargeable and needs no power supply in the safe. Just place it in the safe and take out every few weeks to recharge on the base. Any one used one of theses devices before?


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  4. hoghunting

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    I've been using the Golden Rod for about 30 years and have never had any rust on my firearms. I also put a Golden Rod in the tool cabinet in my garage as I had some tools rust before using it.

    Make sure you get the real Golden Rod and not a copy.
     
  5. Mikewood

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    For long term storage I recommend a grease like Vaseline or if your going to use the gun infrequently a product like Rand CLP which is a heavy oil about like honey. You need to protected the guns themselves and not just dehumidify the air although that helps. Products like rem oil, and WD-40 don't work very well at all for protection. Wiping down the guns a few times a year goes along way to keeping them rust free.


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  6. AR1911

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    After some bad surprises with my machine tools a few years ago, I stumbled onto something that absolutely works to prevent rust: Raw lanolin. If you cast boolits you may already have some. I thin it down a bit with light oil and coat anything that I don't want rust on. It's been 100% effective for close to 10 years - unheated steel building.
     
  7. Army 1911

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    Steel wool will leave behind bits of wool which will then encourage rust. Use bronze wool. Doesn't rust and is a little softer than steel.
     
  8. TheDan

    TheDan DEPLORABLE TGT Supporter

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    Start with just a rag. If the rust just started and is very light you probably don't have to resort to steel wool.
     

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