Surface rust

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    Surface rust

    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?

    Thanks, tm
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    Oil it
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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.
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    oil is your guns best friend.

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    You can buy prepackaged oil cloths...perfect solution.
    Keeping a 'wife-beater' between you and the gun would help a lot, also.
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    RIG works well.

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    Light oil and 0000 steel wool to clean it. Paste wax or Rig to protect it.

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    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.

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    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

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    Folks may be interested to know that FLITZ polish will remove surface rust from a factory Blued firearm without harming the hot blue.
    I have used FLITZ and it is truly a good product. The problem is I have not seen it anywhere in quite a while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Habib View Post
    Light oil and 0000 steel wool to clean it. Paste wax or Rig to protect it.
    Don't use steel wool....it actually impregnates itself in the steel and will rust again...only faster. Scotch brite pad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1911PKR View Post
    Don't use steel wool....it actually impregnates itself in the steel and will rust again...only faster. Scotch brite pad.
    Not true.

    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.


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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

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