Recent Topics
2015 VW GTI autobahn oil questions
by Skyalbo
06/24/18 11:28 PM
Corrosion in the garage - salt or humidity?
by Kurtatron
06/24/18 11:13 PM
Darn dogs
by AZjeff
06/24/18 10:21 PM
New GC?
by Bullwinkle007
06/24/18 10:04 PM
The guy with the plexiglass head on you tube
by andyd
06/24/18 09:21 PM
'07 Pacifica Timing Belt Replacement success
by 92saturnsl2
06/24/18 09:10 PM
SAE 90 v 85/140
by Knuckle078
06/24/18 09:10 PM
Mobil 1 5W30-HM 5,011 mi, 1999 Ford Escort
by WA1DH
06/24/18 08:45 PM
what happened to merk
by ernied
06/24/18 08:34 PM
Schaeffer's oil reviews on Amazon
by zfasts03
06/24/18 07:41 PM
Decent MP3 player
by Ed_T
06/24/18 07:08 PM
Letgo
by Donald
06/24/18 06:52 PM
Tire buying advice
by supton
06/24/18 06:23 PM
Two versions of M1 5w30 ESP now?
by Patman
06/24/18 06:21 PM
No older cars in New York State?
by Oldtom
06/24/18 06:19 PM
2009 Taurus strut mount noise
by terry274
06/24/18 04:38 PM
A3/B3 vs A3/B4, big difference or irrelevant?
by FordCapriDriver
06/24/18 03:36 PM
2003 Honda power steering problem
by hogpops
06/24/18 03:29 PM
Public Service Announcement: Flush Your HW Heater
by gathermewool
06/24/18 03:25 PM
Fellow 2AZ-FE toyota owners: what oil are you usin
by car51
06/24/18 03:21 PM
Newest Members
lozpxs, danthemanx07, FunktasticLucky, Knuckle078, penncove
65317 Registered Users
Who's Online
23 registered (C4Dave, alchargo, citationxeleven, 4WD, Bailes1992, chainblu, 1 invisible), 731 Guests and 33 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
65317 Members
67 Forums
285952 Topics
4771880 Posts

Max Online: 3590 @ 01/24/17 08:07 PM
Donate to BITOG
Topic Options
#4507794 - 09/05/17 06:39 AM How to get rust off and keep it off?
callbay Offline


Registered: 05/29/05
Posts: 814
Loc: 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!

Top
#4507802 - 09/05/17 06:51 AM Re: How to get rust off and keep it off? [Re: callbay]
Boomer Offline


Registered: 09/19/08
Posts: 1934
Loc: 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, 56,350 miles Castrol Professional VW507 5W-30
2017 VW Golf All Track 14,5000 miles Castrol Professional VW505 10W-40

Top
#4507851 - 09/05/17 08:07 AM Re: How to get rust off and keep it off? [Re: callbay]
bsmithwins Offline


Registered: 06/24/09
Posts: 362
Loc: 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

Top
#4507878 - 09/05/17 08:51 AM Re: How to get rust off and keep it off? [Re: callbay]
Camprunner Offline


Registered: 02/19/08
Posts: 1034
Loc: MA.
CLP makes a gun oil/coat called (Collector) it is supposed to be the best or one of the best.

Top
#4507886 - 09/05/17 09:00 AM Re: How to get rust off and keep it off? [Re: callbay]
billt460 Offline


Registered: 03/30/15
Posts: 4416
Loc: 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.

Top
#4507892 - 09/05/17 09:06 AM Re: How to get rust off and keep it off? [Re: callbay]
ChrisD46 Offline


Registered: 09/10/10
Posts: 1904
Loc: 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

Top
#4507959 - 09/05/17 10:20 AM Re: How to get rust off and keep it off? [Re: callbay]
WyrTwister Offline


Registered: 01/13/13
Posts: 1532
Loc: 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

Top
#4508548 - 09/05/17 10:14 PM Re: How to get rust off and keep it off? [Re: callbay]
AMC Offline


Registered: 10/17/10
Posts: 893
Loc: 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.
_________________________
11 Chevy Silverado - PP 5w-30
10 Ford Focus - QSAD 5w-20
14 Yamaha Super Tenere - Delo 15w-40

Top
#4508580 - 09/05/17 10:49 PM Re: How to get rust off and keep it off? [Re: callbay]
JohnnyJohnson Offline


Registered: 10/22/09
Posts: 2774
Loc: 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 Toyota Corolla 121808
Out: QSUD 5W-30 Purolator One 5030
In: Valvoline ML 5w-30 TG4967 117530 2-8-18
2006 Duramax 74047
Out: T6 5W-40 M1-303
In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 73752 4-22-18

Top