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Rust removal ????

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by xtand 99, Jul 29, 2012.

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  1. xtand 99

    xtand 99 TS Member

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    I have an Sc3 with very nice scroll engraving that must have gotten wet and then stored for two weeks---and it has very light rust in the engraving---
    how is the best way to get it out and protect it in the future---Thanks Norbert
     
  2. Oscar Ray

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    0000 steel wool & WD-40 then keep it oiled

    Oscar
     
  3. spritc

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    (Stainless) steel wool won't hurt blue, but I would recommend Flitz gun polish before you do anything else. It can be bought at most gun stores or online and won't damage bluing.
     
  4. Steve W

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    Brass brush with BreakFree CLP will clean up surface rust in the engravings well.

    Then clean the coper color away with toothbrush.

    Keep a thin coat of BreakFree CLP on it.
     
  5. xtand 99

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    Thanks for the kind words of help---Norbert
     
  6. stilltrying

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    I do not have an answer for the rust removal. But to prevent rust and have the gun looking great use BLACK MAGIC the waterless version. It is a heavy silicone sold for use on car tires and black plastic. I have been using it for years and it works great! Keep a rag wedded with it in a plastic ziplock bag in your gun case to wipe the gun down with before you put it in the case. This stuff really stays on the metal. Try it you will love it!
     
  7. whiz-bang

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    Get a product called Big 45 Frontier. Better yet go to there web site "Big 45 Frontier or Frontier 45". This product will not harm blued surfaces. You will not be disappointed. How ever you may be disappointed if you use steal wool. If your interested I have a extra Frontier 45 still in the bag I could send you for $6.00.
     
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    THERES only 1 way stuff is called never dull an wd 40 will not hurt blue never just did a buddy beretta had crust rust on barrel came rite off try it
     
  9. Pull & Mark

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    #OOOO Steel wool will dull the finish of most guns. A thin layer of Motor Oil over the whole surface will protect any gun from rust. I'd try the Flitz polish and go from there. Let the Motor oil lay on the rust for 2 weeks (days) and just try removing the oil with a rag and see how much much rust comes off. If it removes 1/3 to l/2 try the oil again a few more times if need be. You can always oil down the OOOO steel wool pads after the oil has soaked into the rust well as a last resort. For Metal to rust it needs "Air", the oil will keep the air off the metal and soften the rust to some degree. Good Luck and break em all Jeff
     
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    I have had good luck with a couple of the above suggestions using 0000 brass - not steel - wool and WD40 or Break-Free CLP. Also, Flitz aapplied carefully using a rough cloth, like the inside of a sock helps polish. Bottom Line: use LIGHT elbow grease whenever any medium touches the surface of your nice SC3! Best Regards, Ed
     
  11. xtand 99

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    Thank all of you for your thoughts---I should have stated early on that this gun is not blued---it is just the bare metal finish---and I will give some or all of these a try----Thanks Norbert
     
  12. Unknown1

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    <blockquote><I>"A thin layer of Motor Oil over the whole surface will protect any gun from rust."</I></blockquote>I can show you a dozen engines from high quality machinery that will prove beyond a doubt that THAT JUST AIN'T ALWAYS TRUE.

    Keller
     
  13. Pull & Mark

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    Keller, Show me how rust can form without air??? break em all Jeff
     
  14. Johnny

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    Keller, you are changing the subject, it's guns not engines. You are likely introducing a different scenario.
     
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