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Remington rust

Discussion in 'Tactical Shotguns' started by michael88, Nov 13, 2010.

  1. michael88

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    Is it normal that my less than a month old Remington 870 express has rust on it? None of my other firearms show any signs of it. If it's normal what's the best way to get rid of it and prevent it?
     
  2. dc2integra

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    if you touch it wipe it down with some REM oil because the oils in our hands arent good for it.I just keep my shotgun well oiled and try not to keep it in moist areas or in plastic gun cases.
     

  3. dorkweed

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    The finish on most modern shotguns "SUCKS". Keep well oiled/greased or get some aftermarket finish on it.
     
  4. aippi

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    Yes, sadly enough the matte finish is prone to a light surface rust. Keeping it as dc2 said is your best option.

    I had one in Miami and after cleaning it and putting it away, if I had touched it, I could check it in a week and see my finger prints in rust. However, it is a light surface rust and does not get through the finish unless you leave it for many months. It wipes right off. I have Parkerized weapons now and would not want the Matte finish because of this issue. I even deal with it here it Michigan when I have matte finish stuff stored in the shop.
     
  5. michael88

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    Can anyone recommend a good after market finish?
     
  6. aippi

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    Yes, get the weapon parkerized. End of rust issues forever simply by keeping a coat of oil on the weapon.

    Parkerizing is very pourous. Think of it like a sponge. These pours hold the oil and protect the steel. Unlike bluing on a weapon which when oiled, the oil wipes off, Parkering hold the oil. It has been used on Military weapon and Law Enfocement weapons for over 100 years and still going strong.
     
  7. xfaktur

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    What is the going rate for this?


     
  8. aippi

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    Shop around in your area. Shipping a weapon both ways is a big part of the cost so getting it done locally makes sence. Stop into to some gun shops as they will know if anyone is doing this in your area.
     
  9. michael88

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    is avg cost what is listed on your website, or are you super high end?
     
  10. aippi

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    That includes shipping the weapon back to you. High is a relative term. Quality is the better word. Look at the before and after pictures on the refinishing page. That says alot right there. I am one of the best around at this and charge accordingly.
     
  11. michael88

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    i know your work is quality, that is why i asked if you were priced super high end, bc you get what you pay for. i did not mean it as an insult, more of a compliment than anything. you are good at your craft and deserve to charge as such. i am just trying to get a handle on the norm. bc if as good as your work is its a steal to, sign me up. being that i am in california, do you have to ship it back to an ffl, and do i have to pay for something again?
     
  12. xm21

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    Michael88 before you try refinishing try using a spray bottle of either CLP or Ballistol(these are the two I have used I am sure many others will work also)and spraying the barrel and reciever with a heavy coat really concentrating on getting in all the nooks and crannies like the sight rib.

    Use a hair dryer or put in a very warm place like over a heat vent or in front of a wood stove or fireplace and as the metal heats it will absorb the oil and you keep applying more oil untill the finish no longer soaks it in.Then just wipe all the excess oil off and you will find the gun no longer gets rusty.Granted it will require more care than a good parkerized or painted finish but it no longer rusts from being looked at like it did before.