Recent Topics
Aftermarket Back Up Camera
by lancerplayer. 09/25/18 06:20 PM
Service champ filter CUT OPEN
by 53' Stude. 09/25/18 05:05 PM
Pressure washer pump life just 23 hours?
by HawkeyeScott. 09/25/18 05:01 PM
STP S 10590 CUT OPEN
by 53' Stude. 09/25/18 05:00 PM
2003 BMW M5-Unknown oil 2500 mi
by Audios. 09/25/18 04:54 PM
FRAM ULTRA XG 3593A CUT OPEN
by 53' Stude. 09/25/18 04:51 PM
MG 201-7, 7,500 MILES CUT OPEN
by 53' Stude. 09/25/18 04:44 PM
MG 301-1, 10,800 miles CUT OPEN
by 53' Stude. 09/25/18 04:34 PM
Anyone regret their cordless electric OPE?
by dlundblad. 09/25/18 04:21 PM
Which Performance Filter?
by rooflessVW. 09/25/18 03:33 PM
Optimal Compression Ratio for 91 Octane Fuel
by NICAT. 09/25/18 02:01 PM
Anyone used Amsoil DZF 0w40 ?
by ofelas. 09/25/18 01:33 PM
No more Turo - What now?
by dogememe. 09/25/18 01:08 PM
Military small arms ammo
by Camprunner. 09/25/18 12:03 PM
Pennzoil must not be selling , OR ?
by Kjmack. 09/25/18 11:51 AM
New black car, light swirls and water spots
by Redright9. 09/25/18 11:37 AM
Rust Belt vs Sun Belt cars
by ZZman. 09/25/18 11:33 AM
Enginer rebuilder's view of GDI intake issues
by Brigadier. 09/25/18 11:09 AM
Newest Members
Pat_Roberts, Peppz, Jfa02, ibsfusion, Fearcat707
66070 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
117 registered members (Aero540T, 01rangerxl, 53' Stude, another Todd, ABomb369, Ablebody, 12 invisible), 1,442 guests, and 33 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums67
Topics291,008
Posts4,854,286
Members66,070
Most Online3,590
Jan 24th, 2017
Donate to BITOG
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Hop To
How to get rust off and keep it off? #4507794
09/05/17 06:39 AM
09/05/17 06:39 AM
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 816
Ozark Mountains
callbay Offline OP
callbay  Offline OP
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 816
Ozark Mountains
I looked at one of my shotguns yesterday and it has a couple of tiny rust spots. Can I use very fine steel wool or what would you suggest?

Also, what is the best coating for stored guns to keep them from rusting.

Thanks a ton!

Re: How to get rust off and keep it off? [Re: callbay] #4507802
09/05/17 06:51 AM
09/05/17 06:51 AM
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 1,967
Pennsylvania
Boomer Offline
Boomer  Offline
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 1,967
Pennsylvania
I store my guns in a gun safe and have both a heating rod and two containers that I keep filled with dessicant. I replace the dessicant every few months as it becomes exhausted. I also rub G-96 into my gun's metal surfaces and in over 50 years, I have yet to have rust.


2013 VW Passat TDI SE, 59,300 miles Castrol Professional VW507 5W-30
2017 VW Golf All Track 17,470 miles Castrol Professional VW505 5W-40
Re: How to get rust off and keep it off? [Re: callbay] #4507851
09/05/17 08:07 AM
09/05/17 08:07 AM
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 363
OR, USA
bsmithwins Offline
bsmithwins  Offline
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 363
OR, USA
CLP (G36 or Breakfree) protect against rust very well.

I assume your shotgun is blued. Bluing is probably the least protective finish. Parkerizing is much more rust resistant and paint applied over parkerized steel is about the best.

BSW

Re: How to get rust off and keep it off? [Re: callbay] #4507878
09/05/17 08:51 AM
09/05/17 08:51 AM
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 1,060
MA.
Camprunner Offline
Camprunner  Offline
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 1,060
MA.
CLP makes a gun oil/coat called (Collector) it is supposed to be the best or one of the best.

Re: How to get rust off and keep it off? [Re: callbay] #4507886
09/05/17 09:00 AM
09/05/17 09:00 AM
Joined: Mar 2015
Posts: 5,142
Glendale, Arizona
billt460 Offline
billt460  Offline
Joined: Mar 2015
Posts: 5,142
Glendale, Arizona
Here in Arizona rust is not an issue we have to deal with. Except for those who run evaporative coolers. Back when I lived in Illinois, the relative humidity was much higher. I used to keep 2 or 3 cakes of Camphor in my gun safes and cabinets. It's an old trick machinists used to keep their tools from rusting. It gives off an odor similar to Vick's Vapor Rub. I never experienced any rust using it. I used to buy it at the local pharmacy for around .25 cents a cake. (They were about 2 inches square, and about a half an inch thick, and came wrapped in cellophane). I don't know if they even carry it any more. It had to be replaced as it evaporated. Usually about every 3 or 4 months.

Re: How to get rust off and keep it off? [Re: callbay] #4507892
09/05/17 09:06 AM
09/05/17 09:06 AM
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 2,027
GA.
ChrisD46 Online content
ChrisD46  Online Content
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 2,027
GA.
Corrosion X spray (google it and see what you think ...)


2017 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L GDI 4 cylinder
2010 Hyundai Elantra 2.0L 4 cylinder
2007 Kia Sedona 3.8L 6 cylinder
Re: How to get rust off and keep it off? [Re: callbay] #4507959
09/05/17 10:20 AM
09/05/17 10:20 AM
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 1,852
Texas
WyrTwister Offline
WyrTwister  Offline
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 1,852
Texas
I use an old brass / bronze cleaning brus & Hoppies to remove surface rust . Brass / bronze will not harm steel or blueing . Hoppies & a rag , to scrubb off the ' copper " marks .

Gun oil for short term . You can use grease or wax for longer term storage .

Best of luck , :-)


Wyr
God bless
Re: How to get rust off and keep it off? [Re: callbay] #4508548
09/05/17 10:14 PM
09/05/17 10:14 PM
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 931
South Eastern, CT
AMC Offline
AMC  Offline
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 931
South Eastern, CT
Getting rust off and keeping it off are two very different things.

To get rust off, apply almost any type of oil (but a CLP type oil works well) to the rusted area. Then rub lightly with 000 or 0000 steel or bronze wool until all the rust is gone. To finish wipe all of the residue off and re-treat the metal.

To keep the rust off, you need a good rust preventative. Most general purpose lubricants, gun oils and CLP type products do a poor job of rust prevention. My favorite products are Corrosion-X, Eezox and fluid film in that order. Corrosion-X is awesome because it is an amazing lubricant as well as an excellent rust preventative. Eezox is a dry lubricant type product and fluid film is an easy to find (Lowes, Autozone, & Napa), lanolin based rust preventative, non stick and light lubricant.


18 Honda CR-V - Factory Fill
17 Ram 1500 SLT - Napa Synthetic 5w-20
14 Yamaha Super Tenere - Delvac 15w-40
Re: How to get rust off and keep it off? [Re: callbay] #4508580
09/05/17 10:49 PM
09/05/17 10:49 PM
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 3,237
Wet side WA
JohnnyJohnson Offline
JohnnyJohnson  Offline
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 3,237
Wet side WA
This and bronze wool are by far the best thing I have found.

https://www.theruststore.com/RustHunter-Firearm-Cleaner-P31C22.aspx


2004 Corolla 124900
Out: VML 5w-30 TG4967 OCI 5007 Miles
In: EDGE EP 5W-30 Bosch 3311 122537 7-18-18
2006 Duramax 74277
Out: T6 5W-40 M1-303
In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 74705 4-22-18

BOB IS THE OIL GUY® Powered by UBB.threads™