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Trapdoor restoration help

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by taylor, Feb 11, 2014.

  1. taylor

    taylor Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    I got lucky and got an 1884 Springfield Trapdoor on Gunbroker for $600 in mint condition except it has light surface rust everywhere. Its in the bore, the stock, and metals. its almost like a combination of rust, grease,dirt etc.
    What is the best way to remove it? I've heard using just olive oil and a soft towel and many hours will do it.
     
  2. Bigbaddude

    Bigbaddude West linn Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I heard the same thing about olive oil. Have never used it but would love to see before and after pictures to see how good it works if you go that route.
     
  3. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Soak it in Kroil for a day. The rust will just wipe off.
     
  4. taylor

    taylor Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    Where can I get Kroil in the WV?
     
  5. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Kano Labs makes it. The stuff really works.
    Best to order direct from them, hard to find locally.
    I have both (spray can and can with spout)

    Order direct online (Kano Labs) or for more information call
    800-311-3374
    Tel:615-833-4860
    Fax:615-833-5790
     
  6. revjen45

    revjen45 Snohomish County Well-Known Member

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    50/50 ATF & acetone beats Kroil in braking loose stuck bolts (requires less torque). If you try it on rust, let us know how it works.