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Rico911
04-30-2012, 9:05 PM
Don't mean to start a new lube thread but I need a good lube that will protect my Sig P226 (carbon steel slide) from the ocean air. I'm living half a block away from the ocean now and am getting rust on the hammer and trigger. I've tried Militech, Froglube and Break Free. None are working against the salt air.

Any commercial gun oil will cycle in my Sig as far as anti-friction goes. I just can't find a gun oil that will stop the rust in my new corrosive environment.

Anyone have experience with this issue?

Freq18Hz
04-30-2012, 9:12 PM
Rub it in synthetic motor oil. Store in gun rug inside safe.

-Freq

Bowhunter_619
04-30-2012, 9:21 PM
Is the gun stored in a safe? If not, check your storage situation.

Don't mean to start a new lube thread but I need a good lube that will protect my Sig P226 (carbon steel slide) from the ocean air. I'm living half a block away from the ocean now and am getting rust on the hammer and trigger. I've tried Militech, Froglube and Break Free. None are working against the salt air.

Any commercial gun oil will cycle in my Sig as far as anti-friction goes. I just can't find a gun oil that will stop the rust in my new corrosive environment.

Anyone have experience with this issue?

choprzrul
04-30-2012, 9:21 PM
Been there done this. (http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=513511&highlight=royal)

Of higher value is the links you will find in that thread.

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Rico911
04-30-2012, 9:35 PM
This is a duty gun, carried every day.

Old4eyes
04-30-2012, 10:56 PM
I use Eezox for rust prevention. I don't depend on it for being a great slide lubricant (I use Gun Butter for that).

Here's a link showing some testing:
http://www.6mmbr.com/corrosiontest.html

The problem with Eezox is that it changed ownership and now the stuff is hard to get. I used to get it from Midway, they no longer carry it. I got a couple of quarts off of Ebay and that should keep me going for a number of years. You can get it here:

http://www.warrencustomoutdoor.com/pl-eezox.html#eezox

AeroEngi
04-30-2012, 10:59 PM
Eezox

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FeuerFrei
05-01-2012, 8:38 AM
M4carbine member has a good on-going test HERE (http://www.m4carbine.net/showthread.php?t=103924&page=3)
...these seem to be doing the job. YMMV.
Tri-flow oil
PL-10 grease
Corrosion X
Eezox
Smith & Wesson oil
Weapon Shield oil
Weapon Shield grease

luckystrike
05-01-2012, 8:45 AM
if it was in storage id say milcomm tw25b grease or tetra grease but for everyday duty id just give it a light coat of any gun oil everynight or every other night, wipe down the next day before the holster. maybe think about upgrading to all stainless-steel? maybe even a duracoat wich will take care of internals.

Kanoodler
05-01-2012, 8:46 AM
I am a big fan of Rig gun grease for long term storage, as I have found it really inhibits rust on guns that sit still in the safe.

Your application, however is totally different of course! I'm not sure any applied lubricant with anti-corrosion properties will foot the bill. Of concern would be the corrosion that the humid salt air does to the internal parts that are not open for routine inspection.

I would highly recommend Robar Np3 or any of the many many other super coatings inside and out. (I am a big fan of Np3) but I have also had good luck with Metalloy, and Ford's hardchrome.

teflondog
05-01-2012, 8:50 AM
If none of the lubes work, I would personally invest in a durable metal treatment such as Hard Hat or Diamond Black.

napahunter
05-01-2012, 9:16 AM
I have been using Weapon Shield for a number of years now. I have never had any rust problems ever, this includes my duck gun that sees brackish water all the time.

drunktank
05-01-2012, 9:47 AM
Lubriplate spray (I use their grease too). You can do a search on the net as well for reviews on it.

I spray my equiPment with it and I am next to the ocean.

Pay the 5 bucks shipping and I'll give you a spray can of it that should last the lifetime of your gun and then some.

Fishslayer
05-01-2012, 4:45 PM
I've been using CorrosionX on my saltwater reels for years. It performs as advertised.

Peter W Bush
05-01-2012, 4:48 PM
I use Eezox for rust prevention. I don't depend on it for being a great slide lubricant (I use Gun Butter for that).

Here's a link showing some testing:
http://www.6mmbr.com/corrosiontest.html

The problem with Eezox is that it changed ownership and now the stuff is hard to get. I used to get it from Midway, they no longer carry it. I got a couple of quarts off of Ebay and that should keep me going for a number of years. You can get it here:

http://www.warrencustomoutdoor.com/pl-eezox.html#eezox

THIS THIS THIS!!!!

I have tried all of the big name stuff. Eezox is THE best. Ballistol is a distant second.

GMG
05-01-2012, 4:59 PM
I've been using CorrosionX on my saltwater reels for years. It performs as advertised.

Not only salt water reels, if you have a salt water boat. Electrical connections, battery terminals rod eyes and rollers, zippers and snaps. Just about any metal items you can name.

The regular Corrosion X comes in a red can, the thicker viscosity is in a green can

rubber duckie
05-01-2012, 5:09 PM
holy crap.. no fan boys came in here and said "get a glock, they don't rust".

i would do a complete break down, clean off all the rust that sits on the gun, oil all the parts, wipe everything down, and grease the rails. make sure its clean oiled/greased regularly.

or take the easy way out, have the fun refinished with a nice rust resistant coating.