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Rust removal on magazines?

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by balline36m3, Mar 25, 2015.

  1. balline36m3

    balline36m3 Yakima WA Active Member

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    I was given two magazines for my beretta 96 that have surface rust on the outside of them. What's the best way to remove and prevent it from coming back? I was thinking just sanding them and painting them since it's just the outside. Anybody have a better solution or any different ideas?
     
  2. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Soak them overnight inside a ziplock baggie with Kroil and then rub with a clean soft cloth.
    Keep then lightly oiled after that.
    You might want to take them apart and clean the inside too.
     
  3. balline36m3

    balline36m3 Yakima WA Active Member

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    I tried the oil and steel wool method but there is still a few small patches of rust that's why I was thinking of sanding and painting. Inside of them, spring, and baseplate are rust free. Thanks for the recommendation
     
  4. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Media blasting might be the ticket.
     
  5. Garg

    Garg east of portland metro Hold my beer..... watch this Bronze Supporter

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    You might want to try a little froglube.
     
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  6. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    If you arent opposed to rebluing it you could always do that?

    I did it on a few older 1911, AK and M1A mags that I used rust remover on.
    After I reblued them, I soaked them in oil, wiped them down and they are GTG.
     
  7. balline36m3

    balline36m3 Yakima WA Active Member

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    They are parkerized or were lol
     
  8. F2CMaDMaXX

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

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    Just cleaned up some of my rusted 92fs mags.
    Only thing that worked was a copper penny (pre 71 I think) amazed that it didn't even leave a mark on the bluing, let alone not scratch it.

    Keep scraping until it feels smooth and then use a gun cleaner that will remove copper (I used mpro 7)
     
  9. mikemike

    mikemike Seattle Member

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    Buy some rustmore works awsome. Put on a rag and wipe off
     
  10. F2CMaDMaXX

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

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    I'll say be wary of rust removers, i have a great one, it strips off the bluing even more effectively (i have the 20rnd mag completely down to the metal, it just wiped off with a cloth)
     
  11. mikemike

    mikemike Seattle Member

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    It stripes it down to bare metal and cures it from rust.
     
  12. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Ospho! It's about as close to re-parkerizing the rust as you're gonna get, in the garage. Then paint, if you want.