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Nylon 66 cleaning

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by james21, Apr 28, 2014.

  1. james21

    james21 Vancouver Member

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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

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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

    james21 Vancouver Member

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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

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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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

    james21 Vancouver Member

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    I'll pick some up and give it a try!
     
  6. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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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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  7. F2CMaDMaXX

    F2CMaDMaXX West of Portland from England Bullet goes where now? Staff Member Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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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

    Cheesemaker Tillamook Active Member

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

    netcarrier Portland, Oregon Active Member

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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

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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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

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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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. :)