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Best rust preventative for day to day use?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by skeet_man, Feb 25, 2012.

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  1. skeet_man

    skeet_man Well-Known Member

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    Looking for something thats good for day to day use.

    I'm using RIG grease now, and it works flawlessly, but its messy (I don't want to put my gun directly into my americase when its still covered in RIG, I've been putting it in gun socks, which further adds to the pain in the butt factor), and takes considerable time to apply and remove.

    I'm hoping to find something I can apply and not have to worry about removing before I use the gun again. Also hoping for something that I can apply to my gun, then put my gun into the case w/ out worrying about it making a mess.

    I have to apply fairly religiously, as my gun will rust pretty quickly if its humid outside or there is a temperature differential (taking a cold gun into a warm house). I find myself spending 5-10 minutes a day in the middle of a shoot b/w applying and removing the RIG grease.
     
  2. Rich219

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    Ballistol
     
  3. GW22

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    Barricade by Birchwood Casey. It's light, works great, and even smells good.

    -Gary
     
  4. TC

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    WD-40, is a very good rust preventative but not a good lubricant. Easy to use, works well. Keep a cotton rag slightly damped with WD-40 in a zip lock bag.
     
  5. Stl Flyn

    Stl Flyn Well-Known Member

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    Barricade.
     
  6. billyboy07208

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    Barricade,
    and dont be wiping down with cloths,use your fingers,else youll scrub your bluing.
    Cloths hold carbon grits and debris, which become abrasives.
    Never wipe off,just add more,and massage it in.

    Ballistol is all natural and good for your skin,same as above.

    Tetra gun oil is another mention.

    It should be said your gun should never be stored in its hard case as is,only for transport.
    I keep my gun oiled/wiped as above,fully assembled in a boyt softcase, which goes into a goldenrod safe.I pull it out,shoot,goes back in case,go home, pull out, clean bore reoil,back in case,back in safe.
    If its wet,wipe off as muck water with paper towels before into guncase,get home, pull out and clean,but Ill also dry the inside of the guncase with a hair dryer real good.
     
  7. GW22

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    Hit the link for some actual test results.

    -Gary
     
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    Clenzoil

    http://www.clenzoil.com/field__range.aspx

    Gene Batchelar
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  9. John Browning

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    I have used the silicone clothes and I have never had a problem. John
     
  10. DaveXT

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    Eezox.

    Dave
     
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    I've used this for years. Only stuff that kept my gun from rusting in Wisconsin's humid summers, and now Washington's winters. It's not a lube. Just a rust preventive.


    Ken
     
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    Eezox is an effective anti-rust agent but it's heavy with Trichloroethylene and is highly toxic when absorbed by inhalation, skin contact or ingestion. It shares these hazards with other popular products like "Barricade ®" and "CLP ®" There are safer alternatives for daily use and frequent exposure like Ballistol.

    <I>Safety Data Sheet for Eezox</I>

    Keller
     
  14. likes-to-shoot

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    I use Barricade when I clean my gun and a silicone cloth with rem oil sprayed on it between cleaning. I clean my gun at the minimum every other week.
     
  15. LABWILD

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    I have ben using Shooter's Choice Rust Prevent for 20 years. All my firearms get a treatment after cleaning. At the range I use silcon treated cloths. I lubricate with Break Free CLP. No rust problems.
     
  16. stokinpls

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    GI LSA weapons oil, about $3 a 4 oz. OD squirt bottle at gunshows. Keep a hand towel/rag fairly saturated with it in your gun case, never wash it. Wipe down the metal surfaces before you put it away or after being in the rain. Works good on the "fuzzy" chamber mates too and on your Tico Tool as well. Good luck.
     
  17. Allen-MX8

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    Breakfree!! I have used Breakfree CLP for years with no problems.

    Allen
     
  18. shot410ga

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    How about plain old light oil? And it's cheap. I've been wiping down my guns for 50 years with 3/1 oil. I've never seen a rust spot, and I live on the gulf coast with the worst humidity in the nation.
     
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    Really if the want tenacious- try "Lucky Duck" which you can get at wallmart usually

    It really is good enough to take out in pouring rain

    Because it is sold in larger volumne stores it is much cheaper than the other options mentioned

    I will disagree with WD40 - I dont think you can get a worse protectorant for a lot of reasons

    Gene
     
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    G-96 Silicon gun treatment

    Chuck
     
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