This is a discussion on Surface rust within the Firearm Cleaning & Maintenance forums, part of the General Firearm Discussion category; I did some manual labor last week wearing my 1911 in a supertuck. It was next to my skin and got a little sweaty. I ...
I did some manual labor last week wearing my 1911 in a supertuck. It was next to my skin and got a little sweaty. I noticed a little bit of surface rust on the trigger guard and slide.
What is my best option for cleaning it and preventing it in the future?
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I give mine the MiliTec 1 heat treatment. It leaves a thin coating on the gun that resists moisture, lubricates and protects your gun. Gunzilla is another good treatment.
For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so also will the coming of the son of man be. Mathew 24:27
You can buy prepackaged oil cloths...perfect solution.
Keeping a 'wife-beater' between you and the gun would help a lot, also.
Proverbs 27:12 says: “The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.”
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Light oil and 0000 steel wool to clean it. Paste wax or Rig to protect it.
Hehehe, you should have seen my sig before I bought it in the pawn shop. A little is not how one would describe the rust. Typical cleaning and oiling should fix your problem.
I know not what this "overkill" means.
Honing the knives, Cleaning the longguns, Stocking up ammo.
at school they want us to use a #2 pencil to "write" over the rustiness, takes care of it on an old rifle, M14 i think
Folks may be interested to know that FLITZ polish will remove surface rust from a factory Blued firearm without harming the hot blue.
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Gunsmith grade super fine #0000 steel wool available from Brownells saturated with a few drops of quality gun oil will remove surface rust easily.
Finish it off with a coat of Renaissance wax, also available from Brownells.
When you’re wounded and left on Afghanistan’s plains,
And the women come out to cut up what remains,
Just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains,
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If it has just a small rust spot use a pencil eraser
it will remove light rust without damaging the finish
like steel wool. then oil it good and wipe off excess oil.
once a holster gets a little rust in it from the gun it will keep
putting rust on the gun so clean that good as well