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How to remove rust and refinish

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by PLauGE, Feb 7, 2014.

  1. PLauGE

    PLauGE Engaging Member

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    Been away from my air rifles for best part of a year, had my ultra, in a gun bag, in a gun cabinet, inside my garage so assumed all would be fine and didnt give it a 2nd thought

    Just dug it out and the barrel and airtube have quite a few rust spots, bit gutted as it was in as new condition, will some really fine wire wool do the job, i have some of the rebluing stuff but not sure if it would be noticeable once done

    And now a really noob question, how can i prevent this happening in the future, it has to be stored in my garage as i have little kids, (i should know this but ive never really took care of my rifles to much as theyve usually been the rough and ready type)
     
  2. mikemjm

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    Prevention - good wipe down with cloth that has a liberal dose of gun oil. Put a few silica gel bags in gun cabinet. Best not to leave in a zipped up gun bag either.
     
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    some fine grade steel wool dabbed in oil should rub the lighter surface rust away but if its pitted not much you can do accept completely strip and re blue it.
    always wipe your rifles metal work down with an oily rag (use good quality gun oil) after handling it and before putting away. would never leave my rifle in its bag. i always make sure its dry and give the bluing a wipe with a rag dabbed in the best gun oil around! ballistol oil before putting away in the cabinet. i have loads of rechargeable decadent packs in my gun cabinet as well to keep it dry.
     
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    Fit a trigger lock and keep it in the house. My children grew up with FAC/SGC firearms in the house and even helped me clean them and make ammunition for them, and they all have a sensible attitude towards gun ownership as a result.
     
  6. cloverleaf

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    Put some oil on it after use and store it somewhere warm and dry - it's not rocket science ;)

    Tbh you're not alone; I'm always amazed by the amount of relatively new guns I see that are covered in rust, have incredibly dry surfaces that have not seen oil since the factory, or when I hear people attempt to use a gun's old age as justification for it's somewhat spotty orange complexion.

    If a gun is properly looked after it should never rust - I have 13, 14yr old guns I've owned from new that have absolutely zero rust and some that are even older than show no signs of corrosion. All it takes is a little care after use and in storage and rust should not be an issue at all :)
     
  7. PLauGE

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    thanks for all the replies. will have a hunt around in the garage when im hope see what oils I have kicking around
     

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