"Thirsty" parkerizing

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  1. StarShip2100

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    Hello, GT brain trust!

    Have a parked item that no matter how much oil I put on it, it simply seems to be dry. IS there some point where it will stop soaking in?
     
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    It will eventually. I had a 1911 that was parkerized once that when I first got it was like that. I guess the last owner didn't oil the finish. It took me about a week of oiling it 2-3 times a night for it to soak up all the oil it wanted.
     

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    I don't really know anything about parkerizing. Can someone give me a brief education? How does it work? It's designed to soak up oil?
     
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    I don't know the technical aspects of it. But yea its designed to soak up oil. I think its one of the older types of finishes. You don't see many new guns with the Parker finish these days.

    If it is dry, the finish will scratch really easily. If it has soaked enough oil its very hard to scratch and feels silky smooth. It feels different when its dry, not necessarily rough, but the finish feels very smooth when its properly oiled.
     
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    Yes, keep oiling it. There is a whole lot of surface area you're working with. That's the idea.
     
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    Used a lot on WW 2 items. Holds a lot of oil to inhibit rust, apparently kind of porus and just soaks it in. If it is dry and gets wet it rusts pretty quickly though. I have been putting oil on it for three days and it looks just as dry the next day.
     
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    If you can (depending on the size of the part) totally immerse it. I mean, like putting it inside a bottle of Mobil One. Let it sit a couple days, then remove the excess.

    No, Mobil One isn't bad for your guns.
     
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    If your only oiling it once a night it and its soaking it that quickly I would go ahead and do it a couple of more times. Give it an hour and a half or so to soak up what you put on there and do it again.
     
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    What kind of oil do you use?
     
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    been using remington gun oil
     
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    yea, just whatever oil you use on your gun is what everyone uses. It doesn't need anything special.
     
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    Remington Gun Oil is designed so that the carrier evaporates and just leaves a dry film lube. It will always look dry.

    Use Ballistol...3 in 1. ...Sewing machine oil...light motor oil or one of my personal favorites, Marvel Mystery Oil...
     
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    like said above, buy a quart of motor oil,

    dunk the frame and slide and any small parts in it for a couple days, then wipe off the excess, and clean out the firing pin channel, then reassamble .. shoot, details trip again and clean ..
     
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    huh, didn't know that. I've never used the stuff. That would be a problem for Park finishes.
     
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    I learn something new every day.
     
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    Rem-oil is your problem, it evaporates. Soak your parts in motor oil. A zip-loc bag with the air sucked out will totally saturate the parts without taking up much oil.
     
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    +1 on Mobil 1. Militec 1 is also a very good gun oil.
     
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    Its a little big to soak in a bag. Would probably take six gallons just to submurse it.
     
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    Just get an old rag or something and get a section of it nice and oily then rub down the finish. repeat that a few times and it should be good to go.
     
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    Are you just wiping it down with a cloth that has been sprayed with Rem Oil or are you hosing it down?

    Whenever I buy a new rifle, I always hose it down and then let it sit for a while. If it looks dry again then I’ll hose it down again until the oil soaks in.

    After the Parkerizing has taken in all the oil it can hold, I just wipe the excess off.

    BTW, I use Break Free CLP. It has always worked for me.:dunno: