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Best Results In Cleaning Rust

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Post by carlson1 » Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:55 pm

I have a S&W Model 36 no dash. It has been setting in the box with Smith's "oil paper." I just noticed there is a small spot of rust on the cylinder :mad5 .

Question comes as to what you use to clean the rust and try to prevent it from becoming worse? Have read some good things on EEZOX, but wanted to get some opinions.
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Post by Pawpaw » Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:14 pm

I had great luck doing the same thing on my father's Sweet Sixteen with Eezox on a cleaning patch. I couldn't even tell where the spots were.

To be honest, I suspect any good gun oil would have done the same.
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Post by Nuts » Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:58 pm

Hoppe’s #9

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Post by JustSomeOldGuy » Tue May 01, 2018 11:59 am

Fine steel wool soaked in Dexron transmission fluid to remove rust. Touch up blue if needed.
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Post by Grundy1133 » Tue May 01, 2018 12:54 pm

So if you have a rust spot and you use gun oil or hoppes to remove it, do you need to re-blue that area?
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Post by Pawpaw » Tue May 01, 2018 1:06 pm

Grundy1133 wrote:So if you have a rust spot and you use gun oil or hoppes to remove it, do you need to re-blue that area?
For small rust spots, no... unless you use steel wool.
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Post by Grundy1133 » Tue May 01, 2018 1:10 pm

Pawpaw wrote:
Grundy1133 wrote:So if you have a rust spot and you use gun oil or hoppes to remove it, do you need to re-blue that area?
For small rust spots, no... unless you use steel wool.
Alright thanks. I do a quick wipe down with an oily rag at the end of every day. (and I field strip and clean it about once a month) I hope that'll keep my gun from rusting.
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Post by carlson1 » Tue May 01, 2018 1:14 pm

Grundy1133 wrote:
Pawpaw wrote:
Grundy1133 wrote:So if you have a rust spot and you use gun oil or hoppes to remove it, do you need to re-blue that area?
For small rust spots, no... unless you use steel wool.
Alright thanks. I do a quick wipe down with an oily rag at the end of every day. (and I field strip and clean it about once a month) I hope that'll keep my gun from rusting.
That is what I failed to do. Something I don’t shoot on a regular basis just sets in the safe.
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Grundy1133 wrote:
Pawpaw wrote:
Grundy1133 wrote:So if you have a rust spot and you use gun oil or hoppes to remove it, do you need to re-blue that area?
For small rust spots, no... unless you use steel wool.
Alright thanks. I do a quick wipe down with an oily rag at the end of every day. (and I field strip and clean it about once a month) I hope that'll keep my gun from rusting.
Do you do this just for your EDC or for every gun in your safe? Admirable either way, but much more impressive if you are pulling guns out of your safes and wiping them down daily.
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Post by Grundy1133 » Tue May 01, 2018 1:20 pm

Soccerdad1995 wrote:
Grundy1133 wrote:
Pawpaw wrote:
Grundy1133 wrote:So if you have a rust spot and you use gun oil or hoppes to remove it, do you need to re-blue that area?
For small rust spots, no... unless you use steel wool.
Alright thanks. I do a quick wipe down with an oily rag at the end of every day. (and I field strip and clean it about once a month) I hope that'll keep my gun from rusting.
Do you do this just for your EDC or for every gun in your safe? Admirable either way, but much more impressive if you are pulling guns out of your safes and wiping them down daily.
Well as it is right now I only have my EDC gun and my shotgun. I wipe down my shotty once a week cause it just sits in it's sock until i hear something go bump in the night... speaking of gun safes tho.... since my dad passed i dont think my mom has maintained any of his guns... i should probably stop by and give em all a quick cleaning. I'll probably be inheriting them some day. better keep em in pristine condition lol
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Re: Best Results In Cleaning Rust

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Post by mupepe » Tue May 01, 2018 4:28 pm

http://www.big45metalcleaner.com/

This is what I use. Looks like steel wool but won’t mess up any of your finishes. Works great.

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Post by Liberty » Wed May 02, 2018 6:37 am

Whatever you do, don't use Navel Jelly. After hurricane Ike, I had some badly rusted magazines. The navel jelly did a great job of cleaning the rust off but it also stripped off the blueing.
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Post by lonestar144 » Wed May 02, 2018 8:05 pm

I use Big 45 Frontier Rust Cleaner, http://www.big45metalcleaner.com/, it looks like the metal Brillo pot scrubber, but safe on blued firearms and bores. This stuff works great.
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Post by puma guy » Wed May 02, 2018 9:03 pm

I use Kroil and Extra Fine Bronze wool on blued firearms.
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Re: Best Results In Cleaning Rust

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Post by carlson1 » Thu May 03, 2018 7:37 pm

I went with the EEZOX and it worked great. The spot was very very little so I am glad I caught it when I did. You can't even tell it was ever there.

Thanks for all of the suggestions.

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