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Light Rust on Shotgun

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by deadpair51, Oct 29, 2009.

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  1. deadpair51

    deadpair51 Member

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    Need some help with a rust problem. I have a 1100 12ga that is used as a duck hunting gun. Apparently at some point it was left in a gun case and has some rust spots on it that at first looked like lint,but is in fact light rust.Someone I know suggested using brass wool on it with a little oil . Are there any other remidies that might work ? The brass wool sounds a little extreme for the blueing .Thanks, Jim
     
  2. Shooting Jack

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    Clenzoil, in my opinion is the best product on the market for such a time as this. It will stop the rust and adds a coating that will keep it from rusting anymore. It may not make it look new but will restore it to like it was before the rust. Jackie B.
     
  3. highflyer

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    Usually a thin layer of rust on a gun will come off through normal cleaning.
     
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    Go to the store and get a box of Copper ChoreBoy cleaning pads(must get copper it is softer then the brass or steel wool) use that with some gun oil or break free and lightly rub it the copper will not hurt the blueing unless you really use some force.After you have cleaned it up well use rubbing alcohol to get all the oil cleaned off. Then you can get a blueing or blacking touch up and touch up the spots.

    If your rust has pitted there only so much you can do for quick easy touching up.

    Jerry
     
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    This might sound a little strange. Try a large rubber eraser I alway have a red one and a gray one in my pistol box.

    If it is light surface rust that looks like the a red dust on the surface an erase will wipe it right off. Then use the Clensoil and you will eliminate it.

    Bob Lawless
     
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    If the rust is really fine, and the blueing is thin, then use cheap restroom paper towels. These are made from coarse paper fibers, and are actually mildly abrasive, though less than metal wool. Oil the paper and rub. It will take a while, but it will work. If the rust is more than really fine, you'll need metal wool.
     
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    Noduck told you the right way to do it. the beav
     
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    What Brian iO and oneATAime said.

    (I just realized the double meaning of oneATAtime's on screen name, sly, I like it)
     
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    Another vote for Noduck, also a real copper penny will work for small areas.

    Robert
     
  10. deadpair51

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    Thank You All , the members on this site are always so helpful and knowledgable.I do appreciate it. Jim
     
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    Just a follow up. I used the flitz ,the stuff worked great . The cloth I used kept showing signs of rust comming off the gun. Finished with a coat of oil . Gun looks great . Thanks again for the help. Jim
     
  12. the old guy

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    Stainless steel steel wool will cut the rust and will not remove bluing.
    Paul Bobby
     
  13. FLIP

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    no one told you to use flitz?? why ask
     
  14. deadpair51

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    There was an earlier deleted post that mentioned flitz, Why are you so hostile FLIP ?
     
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    http://www.corrosionx.com/

    amazing product !!!!
     
  16. FLIP

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    because i can not see deleted posts and I'm a trap shooter,and old and fat and found it funny after i read that he used Flitz without seeing anybody suggesting to,why would someone delete that post. and the other guy said if a choke fits is it ok,(fishing)its good advise not to assume, sounds dangerous ,don't want him shooting next to me that's why I'm hostile sorry bob if i offended you. also thanks to the other poster(robertt) for the Penny idea used it today works fine thanks again
     
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