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Posted: 9/3/2015 7:52:30 PM EDT
Finally found an affordable bayonet in pretty good condition for my Springfield Krag. But there's a few tiny pockets of rust. What's the best method to stop / eliminate the rust without damage to the old finish?
Thank you for any input!!!!!




Link Posted: 9/3/2015 7:52:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/3/2015 7:53:09 PM EDT by therealdonjohnson]
Copious amounts of CLP
 
Link Posted: 9/3/2015 7:55:07 PM EDT
That looks great. Leave it alone and just keep it oiled
Link Posted: 9/3/2015 7:57:13 PM EDT
Smear grease or cosmoline over it.
Link Posted: 9/3/2015 7:59:27 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/3/2015 8:00:51 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By 07Commander:
That looks great. Leave it alone and just keep it oiled
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Yeah leave it be.

Patina n stuff.
Link Posted: 9/3/2015 8:02:48 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By 07Commander:
That looks great. Leave it alone and just keep it oiled
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This! You'll ruin it's value.
Link Posted: 9/3/2015 8:04:18 PM EDT
It's better to burn out than it is to rust..
Link Posted: 9/3/2015 8:10:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/3/2015 8:13:15 PM EDT by Darrellbear]
If you really want to get every speck of rust off, Kano Labs (makers of Kroil) sell a product called ExRust.  It WILL remove all rust almost instantly.  As others have said though, really, you should just oil it and leave it be.

As for Rust Never Sleeps, well:



Neil Young, live in Berlin, back in the early '80s.  

ETA: Dammit, vid won't post for me!  Here it is:

https://youtu.be/2SdikywAcaM?list=RD2SdikywAcaM
Link Posted: 9/3/2015 8:10:33 PM EDT
Electrolysis
Link Posted: 9/3/2015 8:14:03 PM EDT
Super fine grit sand paper.

And naval jelly.
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Link Posted: 9/3/2015 8:27:36 PM EDT
He who rests rusts.
Link Posted: 9/3/2015 8:33:21 PM EDT
Well, I hosed it down with this stuff, took brass brush to the pitted spots and wiped it down again before I took the pictures. If ya'll think that's good enough, then I good with it also.
Link Posted: 9/3/2015 8:34:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/3/2015 8:36:23 PM EDT by CarbineDad]
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Looks like you have already built up a passivation layer, nothing is loose.  slap some oil on it, and don't leave it in a leather shealth all the time.


ETA:  Errrr, wax it with paste wax.  Keep the air off it
Link Posted: 9/3/2015 8:39:40 PM EDT
Anything with phosphoric acid, i.e. Naval Jelly, will kill the rust without compromising the parent metal.  Then oil/wax whatever to preserve it.
Link Posted: 9/3/2015 8:41:08 PM EDT
Oil it up, and don't touch it with your acidic hands.

Link Posted: 9/3/2015 8:48:48 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By diesel1:
Anything with phosphoric acid, i.e. Naval Jelly, will kill the rust without compromising the parent metal.  Then oil/wax whatever to preserve it.
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Yes, this is the answer. Ospho is also a phosphoric acid base that chemically changes the iron oxide to iron phosphate.  Then just keep it oiled.
Link Posted: 9/3/2015 9:51:27 PM EDT
FPNI        


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Copious amounts of CLP  
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