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light surface rust on rib. how to remove?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by quartering, Aug 25, 2011.

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  1. quartering

    quartering Active Member

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    i've tried acetone, paint thinner, mineral spirits, silicone spray and pb blaster. nothing seems to be able to get under it and lift it off. in this day and age, isn't there something i can just spray on, rub off and eliminate the problem? thanks
     
  2. X Trap 2

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    Read the instructions on Naval Jelly rust remover. It wipes on. Ray

    Came back to edit...I figured the blue was already gone. Note. I said READ THE INSTRUCTIONS.

    Even if I use 00 steel wool and oil I still apply cold blue and then light oil.

    I took a Beretta 25 auto pistol (rust bucket that I had to hammer to get apart)and removed the rust and then filed the pits out, sanded it ending with with 400 grit. Then a GOOD cleaning and slightly heated with my hand held 110 bottle torch and without touching the metal applied cold bluing to it using a cotton cue tip. I was really surprised as it came out nearly as new. I was pleased. Ray
     
  3. foghorn220

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    Very fine steel wool and WD40.
     
  5. GunDr

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    DO NOT USE NAVEL JELLY OR ANY OTHER RUST REMOVER!!!!

    It will also remove the bluing faster than you can say "OH SHIT!!"

    And, if you have it on your hands and clothing a brush against or handle any other firearm, the bluing will be gone.

    The bluing on your gun is a controled rusting process. Within the manufacturing cirles, machine shops do not call it bluing but instead call it Black Oxiding.

    Ahab has it correct. The steel wool will remove the "crusty rust", but the damages has already occured. You will find a light pit in the steel and that spot will appear white.

    IF you insist on using rust remover to reek havoc on your bluing, take it to the middle of an open field and use it there. You'll minimize the damage to your other guns.

    Trust me, I've seen it happen on several occassions. I've had gun owners come in with three or four of their guns with "white" finger prints on the steel.

    Doug
     
  6. foghorn220

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    Ok maybe the belt sander is not the answer I would have to agree whatever Doug says because I know he knows his S**t.

    Foggy!!
     
  7. cnsane

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    I used Flitz on my neglected guns. Not good as new, but not rusty anymore either.
     
  8. Hoosier Daddy

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    I use 0000 steel wool and Break Free CLP.
     
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    ive heard that tin foil will work as a polishing material
    never tried it YET
    but worth a shot
     
  10. halfmile

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    Kroil or PB Blaster with fine steel wool. I sometimes use the lead Wipe-Away cloth but it will remove bluing if you overdo it.

    HM
     
  11. quartering

    quartering Active Member

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    so i didn't buy the el cheapo brass brush 3 pack for $3.99 at home depot, i splurged on the hencho en china 3 pack for $4.99. but i still have surface rust, brass bristles all over my work bench and brass bristles sticking out of my fingertips! who makes, or sells, a decent brass brush small enough for gun work? thanks
     
  12. FlaLagarto

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    If you have rust on your gun.. maybe the cleaning solvent your using is to harsh. I have found that Rem-oil cleans very well without stripping the oil from the metal. In my opinion Break Cleaner and similar products are some of the worst enemy's a gun can have
     
  13. MtnGun

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    0000 steel wool and diesel fuel.
     
  14. Stl Flyn

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    Wow! I am glad Doug caugh the Naval Jelly suggestion. Nothing takes off rust bluing like rust remover! I use regular gun oil and some OOOO steel wool. Rub over it with slight pressure just long enough to see it turning bare metal looking. That is the best it will come off without damaging the surrounding bluing. I usually clean the area with acetone. Then apply some cold bluing to darken the bare metal. Then oil.

    Another suggestion. If you are going to remove bluing from a gun, do not use the same bench or pad that you use for setting other guns on during cleaning and such. The reasons should be obvious.
     
  15. dead on 4

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    Use Kleen King kitchen cleaning powder for pots and pans as a light abrasive mixed with gun oil and an old tooth brush should get most or all rust off.

    I never use steel wool as it leaves microscopic particles and will promote rust. I use Bronze wool (available at marine stores) or 3-M abrasive pads wich are available from fine to corse textures and are less aggresive than spun metal pads. . A fine 3-M pad saturated with gun oil worked lightly over blued surfaces that have freckle rust will work wonders without damaging the bluing.

    Surfer
     
  16. GW22

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    "I can hear my Brownings rusting in the safe." LOL.

    -Gary
     
  17. lightning20ga

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    never dull is the best looks like cotton
     
  18. rick979

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    You can take it off with a number of chemicals or fine abrasives but give it a couple of weeks and it is sure to come right back. Once you have rust you have rust.
     
  19. lightning20ga

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    iv done plenty of rust removers 4 friends neverdull leave s blue on takes rust off and it stays off try it
     
  20. oskerspap12

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    Naval Jelly will peel the blue off of a gun as quick as any product out there.
    Don't use it unless you like the color of steel........learned the hard way on a gorgous little 20ga A5 Browning..............just a heads up

    D.P.Reynolds
     
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