Rust Issues?

Rust Issues?

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    Rust Issues?

    Does anyone have any issues with rust appearing on their carry piece after carrying, or storing in a safe?

    My 1911 keeps getting rust on it and I want to figure out where its getting "infected"
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    Sounds like you need something like a "goldenrod" or the like to keep the humidity down. Even one of those disposable containers is able to work its magic inside the safe.

    If you are getting rust, the metal is not of the purest quality. You might consider having it coated to seal it.
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    Moisture collecting from humidity aided by dust, finger prints, or a slight layer of rust you cannot see. Clean it well with a cleaner preservative rust remover. keep a light coat of something like breakfree clp on it. wipe it down frequently.

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    It would help to know how, where and how you dress when you carry your 1911. I.E. Do you carry inside it IWB/OWB/SOB with or without an undershirt. The perspiration you produce could be getting inside the 1911. And, does your holster keep your 1911 away from you skin or is there direct contact with your skin. That may have something to do with rust on your 1911.

    Now the issue of rust on your 1911 in a safe. If rust appears after placing the gun in a safe may indicate that there is some moisture getting into your gun safe. Also, is the rust only appearing on the one gun or is this happening to other guns as well?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nn View Post
    Moisture collecting from humidity aided by dust, finger prints, or a slight layer of rust you cannot see. Clean it well with a cleaner preservative rust remover. keep a light coat of something like breakfree clp on it. wipe it down frequently.
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    Buy some Renaissance Wax.
    Shop on Ebay for the best price. There is always some listed on Ebay.
    Apply it occasionally and the exterior of your gun will not rust anymore.

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    I carry IWB usually under a t-shirt or polo, no undershirt, in a galco royal guard. There is contact with my skin.

    I guess I need to wipe it down with some oil when I'm through carrying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    Buy some Renaissance Wax.
    Shop on Ebay for the best price. There is always some listed on Ebay.
    Apply it occasionally and the exterior of your gun will not rust anymore.
    Wax works for me on my stored guns. Also have a Golden Rod in my safe. Best money you'll spend to keep that safe moisture free. As far as my CCW's I've been using Militec-1 for about 3 years. Follow the directions and treatment and your rust problem will go away. I lube the exterior of my 1911 and S&W 19 weekly here in summertime muggy NC and have 0 corrosion issues.

    Here's their website and a few reviews. Best lube/conditioner out there IMO and we performed numerous tests using it and CLP on our Benchmade SB's.

    After immersion in brackish water the knife with the Breakfree was rusted bad after 3 days. The knife treated with the Militec-1 was clean.

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    Yep, contact with your skin on a daily basis will make it rust if you don't keep it cleaned well and oiled properly, or put some other treatment on it to keep the moisture, salts, and oils from your skin from getting on and in your pistol.

    This is one of the reason I switched to polymer and stainless carry pieces. Much less daily or weekly maintenance required to keep the gun in good shape.
    Just remember that shot placement is much more important with what you carry than how big a bang you get with each trigger pull.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rangemaster View Post
    Does anyone have any issues with rust appearing on their carry piece after carrying, or storing in a safe?

    My 1911 keeps getting rust on it and I want to figure out where its getting "infected"

    Kimber? Let me guess. The end of the barrel near the muzzle is rusting up like crazy.

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    I usually wipe down my carry guns with a silicone cloth after a day of carrying, and I inspect each of my handguns everyday for signs of rust, but Alaska is a relatively dry place. I have yet to experience rust on any of my guns (knock on wood). I cannot stand finger prints on the slides of my semi-autos, so after I rack the slide to chamber a round I give it a quick wipe down with the silicone cloth being EXTREMELY careful not to touch the trigger or cover the business end, and never had any issues.
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    Storing a pistol in a leather holster won't help keep rust away...matter of fact, it might make it worse.

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    No gun safe should be without a Goldenrod. I have never had any issues with rust on any guns stored in my safe. Its a must have item.
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    Well to be fair, I don't store the weapon in the holster, only carry
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    The best stuff that I have found which fights & prevents rust is EEZOX

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