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Surface rust on my stainless guns

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by mr00jimbo, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. mr00jimbo

    mr00jimbo

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    My stainless Remington barrel on my 700 and my 10/22 barrel (also stainless) are both rusting. They're in a safe with my blued guns, which oddly enough, don't show any rust spots (i'll check again tomorrow when i can see better, though).
    A break-action airgun though stored in the corner of the room is peppered in rust spots. Like if you move your finger along, it feels bumpy with rust. I don't know if it has a finish, it just says "Made in USSR" lol.

    What's the best way to fix this? I don't want to tarnish these guns, of course.
    Thank you for your replies!
     
  2. harleyfx69

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    best solution is to "refinish" either media blast the barrels, or polish them out ,

    then leave them with a nice coat of oil / grease or certain types of wax ,

    beyond that,

    you can try using bronze wool and liberal amounts of oil to scrub out the rust,

    and it is odd that your stainless firearm parts are rusting before blue, unless your neglecting the care of your stainless thinking that they wont rust, and giving good care to your blued pieces ..

    both of them need to be oiled and cleaned every once and a while, as stainless will rust, its just a little hardier than blued metals
     

  3. AZ Husker

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    Check out the "Goldenrod" dehumidifier for your safe.
     
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    Be sure you do not use "steel wool" to buff the corrosion.
     
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    Sounds like you have a humidity problem. Check for moisture from another source...e.g., laundry room, dryer vent, furnace humidifier, etc.
     
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    Hard to believe there's a humidity problem in the Canadian winter.
     
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    winter is one of the popular times that you have humidity problems. Roof melt ice dams at the gutter and backs up under your shingle and possibly under your tar paper too. this then freezes and locks any moisture in your attic or roof from escaping unless you have roof vents up higher. Also, the snow and ice can block your vents as well. Just make sure your bathroom and laundry vent outside or out of the attic.
     
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    Great Post. This answer is almost exactly what I was going to post.
     
  9. Cole125

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    While we are on the topic of rust on guns, I need some advice. I left my Savage MkII .22(blued barrel) under the seat of my truck for a couple weeks. There is a good amount of rust on the barrel. What is the best way to remove it? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    liberal amounts of oil soaking the barrel,

    then take bronze or steeel wool to the rust ..