Surface Rust

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    Surface Rust

    I picked up a Bersa .380 this afternoon...it was for a friend and her budget wouldn't allow for a lot of money and this one fit the bill. It is solid but was very dirty with some pitting on the slide. Nothing too deep just noticeable. I broke it down for her and cleaned it up.

    Inside it looks fine, feels solid, cleaned up nicely. It was a good deal but whoever had it obviously didn't beleive in the cleaning thier guns.

    I oiled everything down but that surface rust annoys me. Is there anything I can do to remove it without replacing the slide?

    Thanks

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    Give "Baracade" a try along with rem oil. I have gotten just about all kinds of rust off with this combo.

    Hope this helps!
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    Unfortunately, the pits are there to stay. Keep in mind that IF you can remove the rust, you (her) will need to be diligent in keeping it well oiled so the corrosion process wont continue. Corrosion is one of those things that when it starts, it's very difficult to control. Keep the weapon dry and well coated over the rusted area.
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    Use RB-21; it will safely remove all of the rust without harming the bluing.....

    I've used the stuff for years, and it works great.
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    Thanks guys...

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    Quote Originally Posted by edr9x23super View Post
    Use RB-21; it will safely remove all of the rust without harming the bluing.....

    I've used the stuff for years, and it works great.
    edr,

    What is this RB-21 you speak of? I tried doing a search, but couldn't find it.

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    Simichrome. Will remove cold bluing, and not recommended for hot bluing/parkerizing, but won't take it off in my experience.
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    Duracoat the poor thing.
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    Maybe try some "wet" sanding with K-Phos?

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    I'd strip it with blue/rust remover and duracoat it
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