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Protecting Blued Metal

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by AndyGFitness, Jul 13, 2019.

  1. AndyGFitness

    AndyGFitness Measure twice ... still fXck it up

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    I have been told to use wd40 to wipe down my air rifle to protect the blued metal but I have also heard it removes rust and bluing is a form of rust so I don’t know what to think ...

    What does everyone use ?

    Ideally something which leaves a film on the gun

    Thanks :thumb:
     
  2. Cinimod

    Cinimod Engaging Member

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    I just use a cloth impregnated with gun oil..............dom
     
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    rich79 Lovin the smell of cordite in the morning

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    Youngs 303, I've been using it since the early 90's, a little goes a long way.
     
  4. Jagdwaffen

    Jagdwaffen Suns up guns up

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    Simple 3:1 oil on a rag...light application and as cheap as chips. Otherwise Ballistol.
     
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  5. AndyGFitness

    AndyGFitness Measure twice ... still fXck it up

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    Any brand in particular mate
     
  6. AndyGFitness

    AndyGFitness Measure twice ... still fXck it up

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    Ballistol looks like it will do the trick :thumb:
     
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    Jagdwaffen Suns up guns up

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    Ballistol is just excellent stuff......use it on everything (except your lens's of course). Stocks, actions, leather :thumb:
     
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    Don't use WD40 ... 3-in-1 is fine, but Ballistol better :up:
     
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    Don't wipe it down with WD40.

    Balistol is good stuff, I use it on my rifles :thumb:
     
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    AndyGFitness Measure twice ... still fXck it up

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    Stock ? I thought oil ruined stocks ?
     
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    Cinimod Engaging Member

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    I think mines got Napier gun oil on
     
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    Oil won't harm if just a light wipe over with a rag, but Ballistol does just about everything :)
     
  13. AndyGFitness

    AndyGFitness Measure twice ... still fXck it up

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    I’ve just looked on amazon but they do so many variations, which one should I get , thank you
     
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    Universal or Gunex
     
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    telephonepete Donator

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    Gunex
     
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    mikeyhall1 2018 Forum Nice Guy - Pepe Le Pew

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  17. AndyGFitness

    AndyGFitness Measure twice ... still fXck it up

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    Ordered a can of Gunex , thanks guys :thumb:
     
  18. Peter Norris

    Peter Norris Posting Addict

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    I can go back further, 50 years of use :)
    Use with an oil wetted micro fibre cloth in an airtight small Tupperware.
    The WD40 story is an urban myth, very useful for de-watering black powder weapons after boiling out however.
    Moist hands rust guns !!
    Peter.
     
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    As above with "the oily rag", then store them with a Napier VP90 sachet in the cabinet.
     
  20. Patton

    Patton Jack Reacher's big brother

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    Been using WD40 for decades on me guns, mainly because I got 48 X 400ml cans for free back in the day, and I've still got half of them left.

    I keep it well clear of seals, but that aside zero problems whatsoever. It was originally brewed to keep Atlas missiles free of corrosion, so I have no fears using it on guns. It may not be the best for such use by a long shot, but it works well enough and I've not experienced any evidence of adverse effects.
     

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