Nylon 66 cleaning

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  1. james21

    james21
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    I recently picked up a Nylon 66 apache (chrome receiver cover and barrel) that has some minor rust spots. Any suggestions on cleaning and possibly removing this? Thanks
     
  2. jbett98

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    Watch some You Tube videos on how to disassemble, clean and reassemble.
    Kroil works well for rust spots.
     
  3. james21

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    From the sounds of it you don't want to completely take them apart. I was just wanting to know of some products/techniques to remove the small rust spots.
     
  4. jbett98

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    The trigger assy is really complicated, and shouldn't be messed with.
    As far as rust spots, any good penetrating oil should work.
    Just soak the area overnight, and then use a soft cloth soaked in gun oil to rub on the rust spots.
    I prefer Kroil over any other product, but it's hard to find locally.
    It's available online from Kano Labs.
     
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  5. james21

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    I'll pick some up and give it a try!
     
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    Kroil comes in a spray can and a 1/2 pint can with a drip nozzle tip.
    I like the drip nozzle tip because you don't waste any more then needed.
    It's an amazing product that lives up to it's claims.
     
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    Kroil is pretty good, but, it's an oil, almost any oil, including gun oil will help you here with the rust. That's why gun oil is used as a cleaner, it's more a penetration thing, it gets between the surface stuff and the surface.
     
  8. Cheesemaker

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    I have a Nylon 66 that has never been cleaned, except a rod down the bore.
     
  9. netcarrier

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    Hi All,
    I take them apart and clean them. :)
    As for Rust Try Sample Green...........................
    Tony
    Portland, Oregon Area
     
  10. Certaindeaf

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    Simple Green is essentially a rust accelerant. lol.
    I've used various light oils and fine steel wool on rusty firearms to good effect.. takes the rust off but doesn't even really touch/harm the bluing. Also, for small areas, rubbing the end of a chopstick or somesuch (with oil) works pretty well.
    Good luck.
     
  11. Doc In UPlace

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    If you're looking for a metal polish, Mother's Mag and Aluminum Polish is very effective- and a jar lasts half of forever. :)
     

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