rust pitting

what should I do to prevent this from getting worse (pic not mine). just a little bit starting to happen

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    keep your shit clean and oiled

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Just use brass wool to clean the rust off and wipe it down with a lightly oiled rag.

      Yeah these but I have an off-handed question.

      Would this be fixable by TIG welding in filler, sanding and re-bluing? I've never heard of this being done.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Would this be fixable by TIG welding in filler, sanding and re-bluing?
        in theory yes, but there's a risk of ruining the heat treatment and creating a safety hazard for no good reason.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I supposed you'd have to have a really good welder and a bull barrel to make it conceivable.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I'm sure the risk simply isn't worth it. electroplating could work. you'd have to build a custom electrolytic cell around the barrel (plastic container+holes+silicone seal) and mask the intact areas, but it should work.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Clever

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                currently in the process of building an electrolytic cell to tin coat bullets. probably wouldn't have thought of it otherwise.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Just use brass wool to clean the rust off and wipe it down with a lightly oiled rag.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Have you tried rubbing it with an almond?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      An actived almond?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      yes but what about the rust on the gun

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        apply penetrating oil, let it sit over night.
        rub it off with fine steel wool or a brass brush. apply some proper corrosion inhibitor after cleanup. oil is better than nothing but worse than some other things.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    frick ya mudda

  5. 1 month ago
    Lube

    i got something for you! Use a nylon brush and rub liquid into the pitting, so its sealing the deep spots against further demage... easy

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    hoppes no 9 oil. Rub it on with a rag, let it dry. Repeat this a few times over the course of a few days. You will get a nice polymer varnish from the dried oil, and it will protect your gun for years.

    Reapply the Hoppes every six months or so, and make sure to deeply huff the banana scent of it.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This, except if you use Corrosion X, you'll only have to reapply every year and a half.
      Plus CX has higher capillary properties.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >hoppes no 9 oil
      that's just mineral oil.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >found the person who has never used Hoppe's.

        You are challenged to put hoppe's no9 on a rag and sit with it in an enclosed space for a period of 15 minutes.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I think he's confusing hoppes gun oil and hoppes no 9

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            they branded everything "no 9".
            pic related is white mineral oil.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              I think he's confusing hoppes gun oil and hoppes no 9

              what one

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                The one of the left is mineral oil plus some solvent that evaporates so it works in an aerosol spray can It's basically the same thing as WD-40. The one on the right is mineral oil with some additive in it which they are calling "weatherguard", I don't know what that is but it should say on the back of the label or the MSDS.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                composition of the oil with "weatherguard". looks rather meh to me.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/WD-40-SPECIALIST-6-5-oz-Corrosion-Inhibitor-Long-Lasting-Anti-Rust-Spray-300035/300719560

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Fill with jb weld, sandpaper off until it's flush

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Black person job.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Scrub with a bronze brush dipped in a mixture of ballistol and water (anywhere from 1:4-1:10 ratio works).
    Dry with cleaning patch or paper towel.
    Rub down barrel with cleaning patch dipped in neatsfoot oil or similar.
    Remove excess with dry patch.
    Remaining oil will be enough to protect from rust.
    Store in dry environment. Apply more oil in humid climate.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Long answer: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rShG_F85W1Y

    Short answer: boil the steel components to convert the rust back to bluing, then use some fine soft steel wool to gently take the remaining oxide off. Then keep it greased/oiled/waxed to prevent further rust. If using oil be careful not to let it run into the stock because it can soak it and cause staining and damage.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Activate the almonds for sure. Also put on a pair of wet socks before bed and sleep with garlic cloves in your ears. If you do this for several weeks rust will never come for you or ypur loved ones again.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    So I dont have anything besides CLP and havent used anything else for many years. It seems to work, but also appears to dry up/evaporate somewhat quickly, maybe after a month or two?
    Anyways for guns that arent being shot regularly and are stored I generally take them out do a fairly thorough cleaning and apply CLP. Im not pouring it on, just a nice thin layer on surfaces with a rag and if I want to get in crevices Ill put some on a pipe cleaner and rub it around. Ive lived in some humid/damp environments over the years and not had rust by just doing the surfaces at least with a nice coat of CLP.

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