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Rust on my slide?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by xtreme99, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. xtreme99

    xtreme99 What's a Glock?

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    Last time I took my 1911 out shooting I just put it back in the safe after I was done. Never cleaned it or anything. This was probably a month ago. I took it out of the safe today, and noticed this on the slide...

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    I don't know for sure that it's rust, but I tried getting it off with a cloth and I just got a little bit of brown gunk on the cloth, that looks strikingly similar to rust.

    What's the best way to get rid of this? It's a cheap no name slide my grandfather got at a gun show a while back and gave to me, but I would still like to clean it up rather than buy a whole new slide.

    Thanks!
     
  2. FLIPPER 348

    FLIPPER 348 Bigfoot enthusiast enthusiast

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    yes, it corrosion

    congrats!!!
     

  3. xtreme99

    xtreme99 What's a Glock?

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    Well, damn.

    Is there anything I can do to get rid of it? It's only been like this for about a month.
     
  4. Carrots

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    Hoppes should shift it.
     
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    FLIPPER 348 Bigfoot enthusiast enthusiast

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    once stainless rusts you are a bit to late


    keep it oiled and enjoy it for many many years
     
  6. xtreme99

    xtreme99 What's a Glock?

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    I just don't think I can do that. I'll keep this slide as a backup, but I'll probably replace it.

    Carrots, I'm going to give the Hoppes a try. It's cheap enough to be worth that at least.
     
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    Shiuld work fine. Use a toothbrush.
     
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    :thumbsup:
     
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    Have someone glass bead or Aluminum oxide blast it. About 50 PSI should work. I do it for people all the time.
     
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    Either a blasting cabinet or very fine sandpaper on a flat sanding block will make it good as new, depending on whether you want a matte or brushed finish. Start keeping it wrapped in a rag saturated with CLP or Eezox.
     
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    A light touch with a Scotch-Brite pad and some CLP shoot take it right off.
     
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    Light oiling after use. I always keep my rifles/shotguns in a silicone gun sock.
    Pistols in s silicone cloth.........works for me!
     
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    xtreme99 What's a Glock?

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    Good info everyone. Going to run down to the gun store today and see if I can find the Hoppes and will see if I can polish it up. Will keep the slide oiled from now on too.
     
  14. Texas Bulldog

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    What about some heat after he oils it?

    Would that help the oil penetrate into the metal?

    say heat from a blowdryer or something?
     
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    What you need to do is coat it with vaseline and put it in the oven for 4 hours at 350F.




    http://thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=429878
     
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    Eezox would prevent that from happening.
     
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  19. Jason D

    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

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    It's always sad to see a gun that's rusted because of neglect.