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Posted: 2/21/2006 4:33:00 PM EDT
I was wondering what procedure you used to remove slight surface rust? I have a 20 year old blued rifle that has a few places and i dont want it to spread. I was thinking light steel wool?

Link Posted: 2/21/2006 4:35:03 PM EDT
Very fine steel wool and some oil.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 4:42:35 PM EDT
thats what i thought, considering i can get alot off just with my finger nail.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 4:48:56 PM EDT
Elbow grease every time! I restored a bunch of old Mauser's one time that I bought three for $100 from Aimsurplus. My arms looked like Popeye's when they were complete.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 4:50:49 PM EDT
Flitz metal polish.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 5:04:45 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 5:09:31 PM EDT
I have another question, when you guys oil up your rifles to store for awhile, how much oil do you leave on the gun, do you wipe the oil off or leave a thin film? I dont want anymore rust on my Polytech aks.

Link Posted: 2/21/2006 6:59:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/21/2006 6:59:46 PM EDT by SelectFire]
My advice after you get the rust off: CLP it inside and out and get some desiccant bags for your safe.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 7:17:22 PM EDT
I don't leave much oil on my rifles but I live in the desert. Wipe them down with CLP or 30wt non-detergent motor oil if you are cheap, put them in the safe with desiccant bags or one of those safe rods if you have a safe.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 4:00:13 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/22/2006 4:01:50 AM EDT by shawn21]
Are you guys using these http://www.drierite.com/catalog3/page16.cfm when storing a rifle? Do you put them into a bag or just in the safe with the rest of the guns.

Link Posted: 2/22/2006 6:52:40 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 6:58:18 AM EDT
Had a gun in the family with a little rust on it. A little light steel wool and a coating with Breakfree Collector has done the job very well.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 1:32:42 PM EDT
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