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mys4rs
08-07-2012, 2:43 PM
Hello folks.

At first I was looking forward to doing this until I thought of...Rust. I have a pretty good sized Garage with a steel Door. All walls are insulated too.

I also have an 8x8 room in the far corner of my garage, where I used to keep two motorcycles away from the kids. The 8x8 room has normal walls just like the kind you would find in your home. I had a little window installed to vent the exhaust fumes and French doors mounted.

I want to use this room to mount my weapons on the wall, but concerned about rust if they are on the wall like that. The floor in this room is all Tile too.

I live in SoCal, not by the beach. .

Your thoughts.

BucDan
08-07-2012, 2:46 PM
Do able I'd say, just gotta keep the rifles oiled very good since there may be quite a bit of moisture in the garage. Might need a nice dehumidifier too.

bigbearbear
08-07-2012, 2:47 PM
Hopefully you have a good way to secure your garage door? The normal home ones are relatively easy to break into and if your guns are mounted on the wall in plain sight...might be dangerous.

BucDan
08-07-2012, 2:50 PM
Hopefully you have a good way to secure your garage door? The normal home ones are relatively easy to break into and if your guns are mounted on the wall in plain sight...might be dangerous.

I think he means it's a room inside his garage. So there is a door to it from the garage.

mys4rs
08-07-2012, 3:20 PM
I think he means it's a room inside his garage. So there is a door to it from the garage.

Yes you are correct. I also have an Iron gate/Door going into my garage. I had a Custom Chopper I was building and did not want someone breaking in.

Thanks for your reply's.

Carbuncle
08-07-2012, 3:29 PM
I can't remember where, but I swear I've seen locking wall mounts for firearms(well, rifles anyways) before. Might be worth a few google searches to see if you can find them as far as further security goes.
And as been said, as long as you oil them properly, there should be minimal to no rust issues. Worst case, grab a cheap $50~ bookcase-style dehumidifier for that room, or hell those little bucket moisture traps they sell at like CVS or wherever.

bigbearbear
08-07-2012, 3:32 PM
Yes you are correct. I also have an Iron gate/Door going into my garage. I had a Custom Chopper I was building and did not want someone breaking in.

Thanks for your reply's.


Nice, I raised the issue about doors because I myself have been looking at beefing up my home security. I'm looking at reinforcing or replacing my door(s) to prevent criminals from storming it easily (eg. break it with a single or 2 kicks).

five.five-six
08-07-2012, 3:33 PM
If rust is your enemy, oil is your friend :thumbsup:

wjc
08-07-2012, 3:55 PM
Just my opinion...

I'd want something a little more secure for my guns and ammo. I can go through a 2x4 framed drywall wall in 10 seconds flat with a claw hammer. I'd bet that would be the method also used if someone found out where you store your guns.

I've had tools stolen from a garage while I was in the kitchen. They are looking and they're fast.

I'd rather not have to report my guns stolen.

SkyStorm82
08-07-2012, 3:57 PM
Can you post some pictures of your garage? I'm curious to see how this room looks in there.

five.five-six
08-07-2012, 3:59 PM
Can you post some pictures of your garage? I'm curious to see how this room looks in there.

And directions too, what hours do you work anyways?

bsg
08-07-2012, 4:29 PM
i wouldn't display guns on any wall in my home or garage. anything you can provide to slow a thief/thieves down lessens the potential for their success; store the guns in a safe.

dls
08-07-2012, 4:59 PM
If you put a light coat of oil it, it should be good to go.
My grandpa had a Swiss Vetterli M-1881 hanging in the pool room over the bar for 50 yrs,it looked cool,
although it did have a little surface rust when I got it. CLP cleaned it up.

SkyStorm82
08-07-2012, 5:16 PM
And directions too, what hours do you work anyways?

Not the guns or anything. It just sounds like his garage is done up nice. I'd like to have a nice garage someday too and looking at different photos of people's garage gives me ideas.

Relax, my black helicopter is in the shop. :p

saki302
08-07-2012, 6:21 PM
If I were to have a room with guns on the rack, it would have double concrete filled block walls, possibly with something added in between just for fun.

-Dave

Chunky_lover
08-07-2012, 6:26 PM
remember mr and ms smith
set it up like that hidden behind tools

mexicancolt1
08-07-2012, 7:09 PM
A Gun room would be fun. I have one in my home. Also have deadbolt locks, Live Video Camaras and Security Alarm System. Rust will be an issue. Oil and moisture absorbent pads are what I use. You can purchase them on-line. The pads are called "Sorb-it". I use them everywhere. In my safes, gun cabinets and sock drawer (where I keep my loaded gun). Lots of companies use them in clothing and electronic when shipping across seas. Good Luck

russ69
08-07-2012, 7:38 PM
A non-climate controlled room is not the best choice. An inside closet would be much better. The change of temperature really is destructive to firearms.

Oceanbob
08-07-2012, 7:51 PM
....No......

A gun safe with each weapon wrapped in a Silicon Sock. (after coating them with a little oil) Glocks can be stored in the box as received.

Guns can come out and play in the Gun Room but go back to the Safe later.

Another issue, while remote, is if the Police EVER come over and see the weapons you can expect them to Confiscate them and we will be reading about your ARSENAL and AMMO STOCKPILE in the Newspaper. All it takes is a nervous neighbor to make a call. I feel it is best to remain on the Down Low in Californistan when guns are involved.

Here is my gun room. Notice the Uzi (RAW), the Model 66, the 11 other handguns..These are out for the day while I reload, install sights, clean and oil the weapons I took to the range that day..etc..I don't want the neighbors around and I don't want them on the wall either.

Gun Safe....get one and use it..!

http://i51.tinypic.com/2zhr33r.jpg

Fishslayer
08-08-2012, 8:30 AM
Can you post some pictures of your garage? I'm curious to see how this room looks in there.

And the address... ;)

I would be more concerned about security than rust. If the wrong people found out what you have & where you keep it locks are a minor annoyance.

mys4rs
08-08-2012, 9:39 AM
Here are some pics. You can see the room in the back. I plan or wanted to have them mounted on the right side of the wall. I also have a camera at the top right, you can see in one of the pics. And I have a Brinks alarm too.

Here are some pics.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8425/7741166900_7e9509a41c_b.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8308/7741167338_4231f2c6d2_c.jpg
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8281/7741169412_0c6f21796b_b.jpg

mys4rs
08-08-2012, 10:00 AM
Anyone here use one of these:
http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=7390/sku=437-200-060/Product/70-Watt-Thermo-Electric-Air-Dryer

Ezekiel2000
08-08-2012, 10:01 AM
That's a great looking garage! Needs more motorcycles in it though :)

wjc
08-08-2012, 2:42 PM
nice looking bike!

..and a clean garage. What the heck is wrong with you?!

:D

iBkickinit
08-08-2012, 4:57 PM
Beautiful setup you have there, I have wanted to do the checker floor for some time now.

However, I wouldn't put them in that room as is. I have a gun room. I gutted the room, reinforced the floor, ceiling, and walls, and replaced the door with a custom steel one I made. Cameras and security system do the rest of the work. And insurance is still a must, although some pieces I consider irreplaceable...

Here is a sample of how mine are mounted. I used 1/4" composite pegboard (smooth off-white plastic), and screw in black coated hooks of different styles. Track lighting along each wall. Climate controlled. Along the bottom of each wall are drawer units with magazines, accessories, and on top are shadowboxes displaying my knives.

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l31/iBkickinit/Me%20and%20my%20Guns/DSC_0251.jpg

mys4rs
08-09-2012, 8:26 AM
That is nice. I plan on using a 4x8 Slatwall. I can get them for about $48 bucks. They sell them in Downtown LA. Otherwise shipping would be triple the price.

http://www.acmedisplay.com/shop/category.aspx?cat=1&id=128

iBkickinit
08-09-2012, 11:57 AM
Slatwall looks nicer in my opinion. I opted for the pegboard because it was too hard to keep each gun level with the big distance between slots. with a 1 inch pattern, the pegboard coupled with different hooks made it possible to keep every gun almost perfectly level. Im a virgo, its a perfectionist complex..

mys4rs
09-10-2012, 8:48 AM
Heres what I came up with so far. It is still a work in progress. Those are 3 Rambo knives. I am not a big fan of the 4th Rambo knife. I also took these pics with my Camera Phone..that blows. I bought some tile for this room too, but I think I like the checker floor more. I might return the tile after all. I still need to add some shelves on the left side above my gun bags. I would also like to add more knives and swords. In time I guess. Oh yes, and buy a chair. :D

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8182/7972019416_c95f226262_c.jpg
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8041/7972016564_667743a3d7_b.jpg
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8316/7972017032_fe805149f9_b.jpg
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8297/7972018830_0de95dd8b1_b.jpg
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8038/7972017898_9d197a1c87_b.jpg

nick562
09-10-2012, 4:03 PM
looks awesome

Steve1968LS2
09-10-2012, 4:41 PM
I like everything except the glass doors... would make me a bit nervous.

mys4rs
09-11-2012, 7:23 AM
I like everything except the glass doors... would make me a bit nervous.

No worries there. Getting into the garage would be a PITA and then the alarm goes off. I have been thinking of adding some kind of bars going horizontal behind those glass doors.

But, yes you can never be too careful. :)

cannon
09-11-2012, 7:46 AM
Looks very nice!

My only concern would be the wide changes in temp and humidity you get in a garage in Whittier.