Warning

 

Close

Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel

Log In

A valid email is required.
Password is required.
Site Notices
Basic
  • Member
  • Oct 2008
  • USA OR, USA
Basic
  • Member
  • Oct 2008
  • USA OR, USA
  • Posts: 751
  • Feedback: 100% (6)
  • Status: Offline
Posted: 2/27/2009 4:27:13 PM EST
Will 40% humidity cause rust if the temp stays constant?
¿ʇnʍ ʇıɐʍ
Avatar
Bronze
  • Team Member
  • Dec 2005
  • USA USA
Bronze
  • Team Member
  • Dec 2005
  • USA USA
  • Posts: 11452
  • Feedback: 100% (4)
  • Status: Offline
  • Link To Post: Click
Posted: 2/27/2009 4:28:46 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/27/2009 4:30:08 PM EST by gonzo_beyondo]
Probably not.

ETA: Thats not very humid...
however, some things rust very easy. Some things won't rust in 90% humidity.
Depends what it is, and if it is maintained, as in oiled/preserved.
NOT WANT DECAF!!
Basic
  • Member
  • Jul 2006
  • USA MP, USA
Basic
  • Member
  • Jul 2006
  • USA MP, USA
  • Posts: 4878
  • Feedback: 0% (0)
  • Status: Offline
  • Link To Post: Click
Posted: 2/27/2009 4:28:58 PM EST
Probably but our 5 percent causes a lot of static electricity.
Basic
  • Member
  • Jul 2003
  • USA CO, USA
Basic
  • Member
  • Jul 2003
  • USA CO, USA
  • Posts: 4950
  • Feedback: 100% (9)
  • Status: Offline
  • Link To Post: Click
Posted: 2/27/2009 4:30:40 PM EST
Depends more on what, exactly.


Metal rusts here in Co, where its very dry. Depends on how well its treated.
¿ʇnʍ ʇıɐʍ
Avatar
Bronze
  • Team Member
  • Dec 2005
  • USA USA
Bronze
  • Team Member
  • Dec 2005
  • USA USA
  • Posts: 11453
  • Feedback: 100% (4)
  • Status: Offline
  • Link To Post: Click
Posted: 2/27/2009 4:31:42 PM EST
Originally Posted By dragongoddess:
Probably but our 5 percent causes a lot of static electricity.


Your skin must suit your screenname too.
NOT WANT DECAF!!
Basic
  • Member
  • Oct 2008
  • USA IL, USA
Basic
  • Member
  • Oct 2008
  • USA IL, USA
  • Posts: 918
  • Feedback: 0% (0)
  • Status: Offline
  • Link To Post: Click
Posted: 2/27/2009 4:37:06 PM EST
Most likely....over time

And as the humidity rate goes up, the oxidation goes up.
Member
Avatar
Bronze
  • Team Member
  • Apr 2005
  • USA TX, USA
Bronze
  • Team Member
  • Apr 2005
  • USA TX, USA
  • Posts: 10861
  • Feedback: 100% (53)
  • Status: Offline
  • Link To Post: Click
Posted: 2/27/2009 4:50:38 PM EST
With 40% humidity, I doubt you'd ever see rust form on guns that are wiped with a oily rag every few months. In my house, the humidity ranges from 50-60% in the summer to 40-45% in the winter. I always wipe a gun off after I touch it. Some guns don't get wiped off for a year or so if I don't handle them. I have never had rust form on any firearm.
Member
Avatar
Bronze
  • Team Member
  • Sep 2004
  • USA TX, USA
Bronze
  • Team Member
  • Sep 2004
  • USA TX, USA
  • Posts: 3570
  • Feedback: 0% (0)
  • Status: Offline
  • Link To Post: Click
Posted: 2/27/2009 4:54:54 PM EST
dew is your biggest enemy. Humidity is relative to temperature. Temp goes down, relative humidity goes up. If air circulation is poor, some thing will change temperature quicker - it will get wet first.

I have heard of rain inside of our shooting trailer - Warm/humid air went in during the day, but the walls/roof hit dew point overnight.
Top