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Question Preventing rust spots

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by aldablue, Dec 30, 2013.

  1. aldablue

    aldablue Engaging Member

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    Hi all, Just read about rust spots on your barrel. Iv'e put camo tape on my barrel to prevent damage from metal bipod, would I be better leaving the camo tape off all together? as I don't know what's happening underneath. :)
     
  2. gasman

    gasman Up a bit,,,,,,,

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    try gun oil lol
     
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    sharpsman Big Poster

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    I have never had tape on my guns but i can only imagine it harbouring water and dampness,mine get dreid and a wipe over with an oily cloth and none of them have rust spots despite some being nearly 30 years old.
     
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    I rubbed the barrel down with oil before putting the tape on. will this prevent rust?
     
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    what type of tape is it mate ?
    the only tape i would use would be the fabric type that is re-usable and sticks to itself. in theory, moisture can get under the tape and get trapped, thus causing problems.
    if it were me, i would only use the fabric type, and only have it on when out in the field.
    when the rifle is not used, i would remove the tape, hang it up to fully dry out, wipe the rifle down and re-oil it for protection whilst in storage.
    then when taking the rifle out, give it a wipe over and re-wrap in the tape.
    may seem like a bit of messing about, but will only take a minute before and after shooting, and will save you more time and money later
     
  6. Stevie Darling

    Stevie Darling Sexual tyrannosaurus

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    Is your bipod attached to your barrel????
     
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    depending on the tape, it could soak up the film of oil, thus leaving the metal with no protection
     
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    Thanks steve :up:, thats the answer for me mate. Yes it is the fabric type tape. Cheers
     
  9. aldablue

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    Yes a clip on type Stevie, read somewhere that a permanent attached bipod is no good for a springer.
     
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    If you want to mask the shine of your rifle, use a wrap of scim scarf, loosle and hold it in place with ties, string ties, not cable ties. Then just take it off and use it again next tie - a ghillie suit for the rifle if you like. You don't need much to break it up - the shine is what gives it away, that and the straight line of the barrel.

    ACF50 - it bonds to the metal pores and will protect your metal from corrosion (even saltwater - it is what the Navy use to protect the aircraft at sea) ACF50 will not damage wood or rubber parts either - but the merest wipe with a cloth with some on it is all you need. I use it on the motorbike when riding through the winter too - it protects it against the road salt.
     
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    acf50, reasurringly expensive, but probably the best metal protectant/anti corrosive formula known to man
     
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