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Question Slight rust spots.

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by DennyT, Feb 28, 2014.

  1. DennyT

    DennyT Well-Known Member

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    Hi all,

    Well it's been a while since I last posted so I hope you're all doing well. A bit of advice, I've just got my TX200 Mk3 out for a once over (it's been a while since it saw any action...!) and I noticed some small rust spots forming on the underlever...do I need to panic or is this easy to sort...?

    Cheers in advance...
     
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    if its not pitted it shouldnt be to hard to clean up. the sweat and oil on your skin is slightly acidic and will cause the bluing to rust unless you give it a wipe down with an oily rag after handling and before putting away/storing. I would try using those green scourer pads with a dab of oil to run the affected bluing gently till the rust is removed if thats not enough try very fine wire wool again with a dab of oil. from the on every time youve finished handling the rifle give all the bluing a wipe with a rag dabbed in oil.
     
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    Funny this has come up, planning to bring back an old webley and scott Falcon my dad was giving by a firend of his, its been stuck in the loft for as long as i can remember. i've already had it apart and started working on bring the stock back to life.

    However its got some pretty extensive rusting, would something like that need to be taken back down the the metal and re-blued ?
     
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    Do a restoration thread...The Webley Falcon was my first airgun
     
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    Yeah i do plan to, it's a brave move im no experienced gun tuner/smith. i just like the idea of tinkering and getting it back up and running. but it's not in a good way so there's plenty of work todo.
     
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    Cheers Mark...just used the green pad on it with some Napier Power airgun oil...looks and feels like it's done the trick...couldn't feel it when I went over it with my silicone cloth so I'll just monitor it and heed the lesson learnt...!
     
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    Tinfoil and oil works and is less abrasive than some of the stuff mentioned above
     
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    Will keep that one in mind Matty...just in case...!
     

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