I need some advice about RUST?

I need some advice about RUST?

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    Question I need some advice about RUST?

    I was looking at me G23 today and I noticed RUST just along the edges of my rear sight. I normally clean my gun about every two weeks or immediately after range visits. Anyway, I guess the rust might have been causes by the humidity from being between my body and my shirt when I sweat. So I just want advice on how to remove rust. I was thinking about using some HOPPE's 9 Solvent, but I just wanted some other ideas.

    Thanks in advance for all your help
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie A. View Post
    I was looking at me G23 today and I noticed RUST just along the edges of my rear sight. I normally clean my gun about every two weeks or immediately after range visits. Anyway, I guess the rust might have been causes by the humidity from being between my body and my shirt when I sweat. So I just want advice on how to remove rust. I was thinking about usign some HOPPE's 9 Solvent, but I just wanted some other ideas.

    Thanks in advance for all your help
    Try taking a old tooth brush and some Hoppes #9, and scrubbing it out. It has worked for me. Oil when done.
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    Blue Wonder will take the rust right off. Put it on, let it sit for about 5 minutes and wipe it off with a rag.

    I would also apply some Armadillo when you have it all cleaned up.

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    Be careful using chemicals directly on night sights (if you have them).

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    I get this tending to happen on my 226 rear sight - funnily enough it is the outer portion of the site that does it and not the inner closest to my body. I sweat very bad and so know there is a very humid air around the gun.

    If I fail to catch it in time I use a very gentle scraping with edge of a penny and finish with protection like CLP, Boeshield etc. I need to check this pretty much weekly when hot and humid weather.
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    Quote Originally Posted by P95Carry View Post
    funnily enough it is the outer portion of the site that does it and not the inner closest to my body. I sweat very bad and so know there is a very humid air around the gun.
    Yep, condensation. Another alternative is to degrease the sight, and get a little bottle of testors Black or Midnight Blue model paint, and a small brush, and put on a light coat. Works, and doesn't need daily maintenance.

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    Breakfree and brush the rust with a brass brush ; nylon toothbrush ; or nylon brush on a dremel on slow to moderate speed; wipe with rag and apply a light coat of breakfree.

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    Rust

    I have found that the use of a good quality gun oil (such as "break free, etc.) and a very fine steel wool works well at removing most rust, and does not usually damage the finish. I usually put clear finger-nail polish on the sights after removing the rust. (do not put the polish over your trijicon post or inserts)
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    Well I went with the Hoppes 9 Solvent and a nylon bristle brush and it got the rust right off. I then applied a light coat of Militec 1, in case nobody has used it, it's an oil that kinda soaks in so the metal is lubricated but not wet.

    Thanks again for all of the advice
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    I use Militec-1 regularly as, I believe, does Chris. One hint from their website, heat the parts with a hair dryer after you apply the Militec and it'll help it bond with the metal. I use it on every part of my 1911 and heat each part before reassembly.
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    I use Militec-1 regularly as, I believe, does Chris
    Correct Jack - but primarily for slide rail lube. I do still use grease in a few areas where there is contact/friction within - like barrel lugs, lock-up slots etc.

    For internals very sparing application of Mobil1 these days.

    I learned my lesson on the 226 with grease/crud causing drag - and have total faith in the Militech1 for that lubing - also minimalist.
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    Watch what you have used Militech on. I like it for certain things (stainless guns), but I saw an web article showing the rust protection was not as good as a couple of other things. I did two salt-water vs. nail rust tests, and it faired very poorly compared to FP-10 and two other products. It may work just fine, but I just wanted to let you in on my experience.
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    If I'm carrying my piece in a concealment holster, under a garmet, I wipe it off nightly. If I'm carrying in an open rig, I wipe it off nightly. I clean it every week, whether I've shot it or not. I clean my weapons immediately after shootin them, as soon as I get home.

    I'n 33 years of LE I've never had any issues with rust and I spent beau coup time on LE Boat Patrol in the Spring, Summer and Fall.

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    Sheepdog is right - don't regard Militech as a rust preventative - just lube.

    I still find an external wipe with CLP cloth or Boeshield my best bet.
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