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BlackonBlack
01-11-2010, 2:08 PM
Quick question for you gurus after some thought. Currently I don't have a gun safe, I keep most of my long guns in silicon gun socks and in just a zippered bass pro rifle case. I put several silica packets in each bag (i collect silica packets inside all sorts of store bought items to prevent rust) I generously wipe either aerosol rem-oil applied using a rag to most of my guns or just cheap hoppes gun oil. Is this a good anti rust/corrosion policy in itself? I also have a bottle of break free CLP is this stuff better than normal oil to prevent surface rust. Should I switch to this to wipe my guns with as it has a rust preventative in it? I have been anal to use this stuff on my polymer framed guns or guns with wood stocks.

I I was told NOT to keep handguns in the foam cases that they come in because the foam can trap moisture and it can rust the handgun. I heard this from a guy at turners so now I just keep my handguns in zippered cases that come with those cheap range bags they sell at gun shows. With a few packets of silica in each bag, and i wipe the exterior of the gun with rem oil or hoppes gun oil.

Is my rust prevention protocol acceptable?

bwiese
01-11-2010, 2:28 PM
CLP never hurt anyone. Even my cat likes it. It can only help, though you might want to not get it on fancy wood (unsure of results).

Storing guns in cases and socks over the long term, depending on trapped humidity in a near-sealed container, can result in rust.

The dessicants you use age and need to be replaced or have the moisture 'cooked' out. Foam is probably the worst offender, but I can't see how other cloth materials, even if impregnated, would avoid moisture accumulation.

If you have the typical cheap Doskocil $39 plastic gun cases, those aren't too air-tight. Removing the socks and just storing the gun in the case in a closet in a warm (or temperate) room away from showers etc. can be a big help.

Longer term, get a gun safe. Keep your guns in it without sleeves. Get dessicant cartreidge and cook your dessicant cartridge in an oven (every 30 days or so) til it returns to its original color. Don't store other moisture-trapping items in there (nylon/leather holsters etc.)

Milsurp Collector
01-11-2010, 3:09 PM
I generously wipe either aerosol rem-oil applied using a rag to most of my guns or just cheap hoppes gun oil. Is this a good anti rust/corrosion policy in itself? I also have a bottle of break free CLP is this stuff better than normal oil to prevent surface rust. Should I switch to this to wipe my guns with as it has a rust preventative in it?
Is my rust prevention protocol acceptable?

I use Eezox (http://www.eezox.com/) for rust prevention, it was top-rated in two corrosion-prevention tests.


Clearly, Eezox was the winner of my tests, followed closely by CLP.
http://www.thegunzone.com/rust.html



Bottom Line--Eezox and Corrosion-X Are Superior
http://www.6mmbr.com/corrosiontest.html


It is available at gun stores. Unlike CLP, it dries instead of staying oily.

joelberg
01-11-2010, 3:30 PM
You might laugh, but I use Crisco on my black powder guns...

M1A Rifleman
01-11-2010, 4:27 PM
When I lived in a humid area coating in CLP did prevent problems. Prior to using CLP and only wiping with the silicon cloth = rust. Another idea that I have seen to to place hand guns in a sealed plastic bag with mucho CLP.

CalNRA
01-11-2010, 5:19 PM
In recent years, I have started using liberal amounts of Eezox when I clean a gun that I know I'm not going to use it for a while, and let it sit and dry before I put it away.

No problems yet with rust or anything.

Peter W Bush
01-11-2010, 5:33 PM
+1 for Eezox. Best CLP product I've ever used and protects while its dry.

Diabolus
01-11-2010, 5:44 PM
Whatever you do, stay far away from Militec-1.

GlennG31
01-11-2010, 5:51 PM
Whatever you do, stay far away from Militec-1.

Can you please elaborate on this? I've read some posts on some members using Militec-1. What exactly about it should we be staying away from?

Acaron76
01-11-2010, 8:03 PM
I go to UCI. Go Anteaters!!! And thank you for posting this, I was wondering the same thing.

k1dude
01-11-2010, 8:09 PM
Can you please elaborate on this? I've read some posts on some members using Militec-1. What exactly about it should we be staying away from?

Use the link Milsurp Collector gave: http://www.6mmbr.com/corrosiontest.html

Scroll down to the very end of the article and take a look at the Miltec samples. Plenty rusty.

GlennG31
01-11-2010, 9:34 PM
Use the link Milsurp Collector gave: http://www.6mmbr.com/corrosiontest.html

Scroll down to the very end of the article and take a look at the Miltec samples. Plenty rusty.

Wow! Thanks for the link. That's good info to know.

BlackonBlack
01-11-2010, 10:04 PM
Use the link Milsurp Collector gave: http://www.6mmbr.com/corrosiontest.html

Scroll down to the very end of the article and take a look at the Miltec samples. Plenty rusty.

Great link! To be honest I've only had one firearm that started spotting with rusk. Remington 870 express with the cheap finish them put on them. I can't beleive how this thing rusts! It gets way more rust preventative attention than any of my other guns but yet insists on rusting even after generous oiling rituals.

The rusting was so annoying I bought a pack of these things

http://www.impactguns.com/store/767742923836.html

"Bullfrog Rusthunter Gun Wipes"

This stuff is absolute crap in my opinion, it did virtually nothing to stop the rusting my 870 experienced.

avidone
01-11-2010, 10:33 PM
Another recommendation for Eezox.

Dwight K. Schrute
01-12-2010, 2:32 AM
I go to UCI. Go Anteaters!!! And thank you for posting this, I was wondering the same thing.

Ditto. Got BA and finished MA last year at UCI. Zot Zot.

Diabolus
01-12-2010, 5:48 AM
Wow! Thanks for the link. That's good info to know.

In all my years of shooting, I've never had a firearm rust until I used Militec-1.