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Rugar SR9c Rusting already?

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by macville, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. macville

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    So I got a Ruger SR9c right after Christmas and have been carrying it ever since. Yesterday while I was packing it up to fly back from Florida to Tennessee I noticed what looks like little rust dots on the slide towards the front sight. The gun has only been carried for a little less than two months, mainly in TN and a week and a half in FL. It seems like it shouldn't be rusting yet. I oil the sucker inside and out every time I clean it. Before the Rugar I carried a Taurus 24/7 Pro for three years and it's never showed any signs of rusting. Is the metal on the Ruger just going to need to be oiled more often?
     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2012

  2. macville

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    Could I use the eezox or the wax after I've just used CLP on it? The video I saw for eezox talks about the gun being dry and from my understanding, CLP is supposed to leave a protective coating. Or should I strip everything off the gun, use eezox and then use CLP to oil the gun?
     
  3. GoBigOrange

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    It shouldn't be rusting already IMO. I recently moved from Knoxville to Florida and my guns have not rusted yet. Hopefully they won't.
     
  4. macville

    macville

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    The eezox looks interesting, so I've bought a bottle of it. Now how can I safely remove the little rust dots without ruining the gun?
     
  5. ArmoryDoc

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    Use the Eezox on a clean surface. Strip the old lube off. Retreat as often with Eezox like you did with BreakFree. No other protectant is needed on the finish.
     
  6. ive had mine since they came out..its the black not the stainless, not a spot of rust on it yet.
     
  7. DaverZ

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    mine continues to be rust free,its my main carry gun and all i do is wipe it down once and while with a silicone cloth
     
  8. except cleaning ive never wiped mine down and its my regular CC gun also...thats why I was surprised with the rust issue the OP has.....ive not "abused" it but ive also not babied it...the last time i wiped it down was in October which was also the last time I got to the range :crying:(need to go more often) .
     
  9. Jameson4all

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    Well sorry to hear that man, my heart has fallen through the floor before when I have seen rust it sucks. You said you oil the gun every time you clean it, how often is that? I would say to use an oiled cloth every time you come home from carrying it.
     
  10. Tim151515

    Tim151515 iHeartGuns

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    any gun that has steel can rust. it can happen a 2 weeks after you get it or never. its just the nature of iron, it corrodes. Just make sure you keep it wiped down and stored somewhere dry.

    another huge thing is keeping your finger prints wiped off between use.
     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2012
  11. macville

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    Would hopps be good enough to clean my sr9c well enough before I put on the eezox? The gun has only had CLP Breakfree put on it for cleaning/oiling.
     
  12. ArmoryDoc

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    I would clean it with Hoppes, wipe all the Hoppes off then go over it with alcohol and thoroughly dry that. Then Eezox it and allow it to sit overnight with a heavy coat and lightly wipe it down before wearing it again. Treat regularly with just Eezox on the finish.
     
  13. mickdundie

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    Why don't you call these guys and ask them???


    http://www.eezox.com/

    Top right hand corner = phone number

    I'd call RUGER too. Sounds like a finish "PROBLEM" Did you buy it NEW?

    Mick:thumbsup:
     
  14. ArmoryDoc

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    Florida climate will do that to any bare metal. It isn't a "finish problem". It's Florida air.
     
  15. DaverZ

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    On the slide and such there is no rust buttttttt,i was cleaning it and as I had the slide back I noticed what looked like rust on thr guide rod,since it is a captured unit I never noticed before,I cleaned it the best I could by compressing it and wiping it down with a cleaner/lubricant.Contacted Ruger about this issue but still waiting on a reply.
     
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2012
  16. macville

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    Except I've had my taurus 24/7 pro there for the same amount of time, plus it's been worn in East TN summers for three years and is not showing any rust. I go to FL for one trip, a month after it was bought brand new and it's already got rust? Plus, this trip we saw no rain and it's been kept dry since I bought it. It's just strange that I've taken care of it the same way as my taurus, but vastly different results--unless the taurus is made out of stainless steel for the silver slide.
     
  17. ArmoryDoc

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    Rust is nothing more than a maintenance issue. It's not a mfg. problem.