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rust on a shotgun

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by inheritor, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. inheritor

    inheritor burlington illinois Member

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    went hunting and didnt quite get all the moister off the barrel now i have very fine powdery rust on it.im scared that ill take off the blueing getting the rust off any ideas.P.S. i suck at spelling sorry:laugh:
     
  2. gst264

    gst264 Independence Member

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    I resemble this thread. You go elk hunting, you come home after a week dead
    tired, and a few days later you wonder where your rifle is....DOH! in the case getting rusty! Man! That was on my BAR and she was never the same. I just sprayed it down and cleaned as nice as possible.
     
  3. cameronhu

    cameronhu Ridgefield, Wa Member

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    I've heard #0000 steel wool w/ break free clp, or some other cleaner works well. Make sure the steel wool is #0000 (4 zeros, not 3), and that there is always plenty of cleaner to lubricate the surface. I haven't tried this yet myself, but I will in the next few days. If you're not feeling especially brave - wait a bit, and I'll report back on how it turned out.
     
  4. yotehunter

    yotehunter north west Active Member

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    Yep this is what I do.
     
  5. KENOC

    KENOC Portland area Member

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    Try Corrosion-X. Great for preventing and removing rust. I just removed some rust with some last week on an antique nickel pistol and a blued shotgun.
    http://www.corrosionx.com/gun_use.html
     
  6. inheritor

    inheritor burlington illinois Member

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    thanks for the reply lots of good stuff to try keep em commin
     
  7. gunsmithkinks

    gunsmithkinks WA State New Member

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    I have used 000 and 0000 steel wool with wd-40 for over 35 yrs and it works good to scrub off that rust. Just keep the steel wool lubed up good and it usually gets the rust off, jsut go slow, and all shoudl go well. It also depends on how polished the metal is as to what size steel wool I use. :thumbup:
     
  8. huntpotter

    huntpotter SW WA Negotiator Bronze Supporter

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    Yep 0000 steel wool, and a high quality WD-40 equivalent.

    Then keep the surface covered with S&W advanced gun oil, with Cerflon.
    It leaves a film, that blocks out moisture.

    My duck hunting gun gets a spray paint coat of OD green, to keep it covered. It's not pretty, but it keeps the water off the metal.
     
  9. NoAim

    NoAim Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    Try with just a cloth and some CLP/oil, etc. Most of it may come off on it's own if it's real fine.
     
  10. Inspector

    Inspector Washington State Member

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    Some say steel wool, others say the steel wool leaves deposits that cause more rust. I'd use red scotch brite pads and WD-40 if it were me. WD-40 is horrible as a lubricant but it's great at diplacing water and preventing rust. After the scouring is done I'd wipe her down with Hoppes #9 and then a coat of oil.....
     
  11. Hawaiian

    Hawaiian Tigard Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Nevr-dull waddig polish works great. It is non abrassive. It will remove the surface rust as long is it is fine and the metal is not pitted.