Wax For Firearm Protection

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  1. garya1961

    garya1961

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    I have waxed the entire gun inside and out including the bore and haven't had any problems.
     

  2. GlockFan7

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    Actually, I do, so to speak. It's called "synthetic motor oil". Why in the world, is a Grumpy OLD man going to worry about Cosmoline storage? Planning to live forever? Every gun I own, that was made over the last 208 years, are rust free, although a few of the Civil War models needed a little love to get them there. All of my firearms are handled from time to time, some more frequently than others. Some of the historic models may go a couple of years or so between range trips. My concern is more for protection from handling and wax should handle that just fine.
     
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  3. grumpy1

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    Eezox is great as a protectant as long as directions are followed and not wiping off excess but allowing it to dry.
     
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    I began using Eezox after I bought my first Kimber. It was a stainless gun, but the barrel was carbon steel in the white, which really didn't make sense to me at the time. That Kimber is my most fired 1911 and the barrel still shines. Good stuff.
     
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  5. Joshhtn

    Joshhtn The eBay Guy Gold Member

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    I've never used wax.

    I have a ton of Maguire's Gold Class Carnuba Plus wax.... Do you all think it would be ok to use?
     
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  7. Jim Watson

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    Pre-stainless era, lots of cop guns were coated in Turtle Wax.
    I don't think the brand matters much but get straight wax without abrasive polish.
     
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    Vaseline (petroleum jelly) also works, lasts a little longer than wax. Cheaper too.
     
  9. adamg01

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    I know Renaissance Wax is top notch for knife collectors so I’m sure it would be fine on firearms as well.
     
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  10. AK_Stick

    AK_Stick AAAMAD

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    Paste wax is what is recommended by most of the high end manufacturers for protecting expensive guns afield.


    Was Rangoon oil at one time, but that can take a long time to get rid of too.
     
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    sciolist On the Border

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    They make guns out of wood? Really?
     
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    Yes, there are guns with wood. And renaissance wax is an excellent choice.


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  13. Geeorge

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    I just wipe down my newly cleaned guns with mobil-1 that is left over in the jug from an oil change and put in a small bottle.

    After I apply the oil I wipe it off real well with a soft cloth and put away. Have pulled out guns after 10+years and not a thing has changed on the guns, and they are ready to load and shoot with out anything else being done to them
     
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    happyguy Man, I'm Pretty

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    Pure carmuba is good to go. Read the label and make sure there are no abrasives.

    Regards,
    Happyguy :)
     
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    Hey, I don’t know if you noticed but someone either screwed up your barrels or put your butt stock on sideways.
     
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    I doubt it will last longer than wax. I wax my P3AT a couple times a year and before I started it would rust really fast.
     
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    Mail lady just left my wax. I put it on a old Winchester, Ballard, and Anshutz. I'd say if nothing else it shined them up a bit. All are shooters so they will be handled until I take them home and rotate something else back in their place. I'll was them again before I take them home.
     
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    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    I like to wax on and wax off my 6” Python a lot.
     
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    Mr. Myagi would probably say you're doing it wrong. Hopefully the timing is right on the Python or it could spit sideways.
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    I've tried the BC wax once and it seemed to work well. Using on a nice field gun on extended outings or long term storage seems the most appropriate. Or for taking collector's gun porn pics.
     
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