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Small rust problem on blued finish revolver.

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by .45's and .38's, Feb 13, 2010.

  1. .45's and .38's

    .45's and .38's Happy Valley OR Well-Known Member

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    I just got a little .22 & I would like to clean it up. What is the best way to clean small rust off the hammer & the frame/cylinder. The hammer is stainless.

    I've heard of using a onion & foil..:laugh:.it was a video I watched....But it worked

    0000 Steel Wool.....Some people use the steel wool dry, others place oil on the spot with the rust, then rub the gun with steel wool.

    Hoppes # 9

    Whats the easiest way to clean this gun without harming the finish?:thumbup::thumbup:
     
  2. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I would only work on the spots with rust. Tape off the areas around it and remove the rust then use some touch up reblue. If you have multiple areas that are rusted then you might want to refinish the entire pistol instead of leaving pockmarked areas.
     
  3. bmw2

    bmw2 Mount Vernon, Wa Active Member

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    You would be amazed at what will clean up with some hoppes and a rag. Try that before you do anything more drastic. For parts like the hammer and trigger that are hard to get at with a rag, just use a cotton swab, the cheaper off brand ones are more abrasive and a better choice than the good ones.
     
  4. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    0000 steel wool and a drop of Kroil penetrating oil has always worked for me...
     
  5. .45's and .38's

    .45's and .38's Happy Valley OR Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the info, I will try the hoppes # 9 & if that doesnt work.......Im switching to 0000 steel wool :paranoid:
     
  6. tionico

    tionico Thurston County Well-Known Member

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    an old stiff toothbrush works well for getting into complicated shapes. That and Hoppes.....
     
  7. Huntbear

    Huntbear Ellensburg, Wa. Member

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    If it is just surface rust, take an empty rifle brass, and crush the end of it in a vise. Then scrape it over the rust. It will take the rust off, without harming your bluing or scratching the metal. Then just use some Hoppes on a rag, to remove any brass coloring on the firearm.
     
  8. madcratebuilder

    madcratebuilder Ardenwald, OR Well-Known Member

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    Brass wool well not remove any of the bluing, steel wool well. Just about any gun related oil product well work with the brass wool. My personal favorite is Eezox, it removes rust better than any thing I have used in over forty years.
     
  9. KENOC

    KENOC Portland area Member

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