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NOTABIKER 12-04-2012 5:31 AM

RUST
 
i am VERY fussy about taking good care of my C&R rifles. i keep them in a gun cabinet in my house. i take them out and lightly rub a oily rag over all metal parts. i think i still see light surface rust on some metal parts no matter what i do. it might already be their but i doubt it. hard to believe i need a dehumidifier in SO CAL in my carpeted closet that is between 68-75 Deg year round in the inland empire far from the ocean.
will silica Christal cat liter in a nylon stocking work as good or better than other mechanical devises ?

gotshotgun? 12-04-2012 6:14 AM

Buy this desiccant and leave at the bottom of your gun cabinet.

Throw it in the oven every month or two for 3 hours and it will always be good to go.

http://www.amazon.com/900-Gram-Silic...safe+desiccant

BruinGuy 12-04-2012 6:27 AM

Doesn't the cat litter clump? I think that would limit its effectiveness long term as it became a brick. Depending on the size of your closet you should invest in one or more of these:
http://www.amazon.com/Eva-dry-E-500-...dp/B000H0XFD2/

They work well in my experience, change color from blue to pink as they absorb moisture, and you just plug it in for a few hours to refresh it.

You should also buy, or start saving for, a safe... that will not only protect your firearms from thieves but give a dehumidifier a better chance to work in a smaller more enclosed space.

Bangzoom 12-04-2012 7:57 AM

If your cabinet it sealed then the trapped moisture will be a problem

gwgn02 12-04-2012 8:08 AM

Walmart carries the pure silica crystal cat litter. Put it in a pantyhose and drape it in your safe with a heating rod.

Regula 12-04-2012 8:18 AM

I never have rust problems and live near the beach. What are you using to oil your rifles?

NOTABIKER 12-04-2012 8:34 AM

rem oil, motor oil ,wheel bearing grease. it is not a big problem. just a few spots.

Raptor3000 12-04-2012 8:36 AM

which ones are better silica packets or golden rod?

thanks

gotshotgun? 12-04-2012 8:48 AM

Use both!

NapalmCheese 12-04-2012 9:17 AM

Brichwood Casey Barricade (http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=pd_sl_6e...wood+barricade)

One of the above mentioned desiccants.

If barricade will keep and 870 express from rusting, it'll work for the C&R guns. Everything I own gets a light coat every once in a while.

MrTokarev 12-04-2012 12:17 PM

I agree with the safe/silica gel comments.

I use one of those plug in/rechargeable dehumidifiers from midway in my safe and have never had issues. Also, I keep any rifles I rarely or never shoot in those silicone socks that both pad and wick moisture away from them.

Lightly oiling before putting anything away is always a good idea, no matter what system you use.

IronColt 12-04-2012 12:58 PM

try some BLO, it works.

SVT-40 12-04-2012 4:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NOTABIKER (Post 9848391)
in SO CAL in my carpeted closet that is between 68-75 Deg year round in the inland empire far from the ocean.

Moisture will always seep up through the slab and carpet.......Be sure to at least have them on a water proof barrier from the actual floor. I can't tell you the number of rusted butt plates I've seen from closet storage.

NOTABIKER 12-05-2012 10:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BruinGuy (Post 9848597)
Doesn't the cat litter clump? I think that would limit its effectiveness long term as it became a brick. Depending on the size of your closet you should invest in one or more of these:
http://www.amazon.com/Eva-dry-E-500-...dp/B000H0XFD2/

They work well in my experience, change color from blue to pink as they absorb moisture, and you just plug it in for a few hours to refresh it.

You should also buy, or start saving for, a safe... that will not only protect your firearms from thieves but give a dehumidifier a better chance to work in a smaller more enclosed space.

ordered a box THANKS

Dr Pete 12-05-2012 12:20 PM

Posted by myself long time ago. I use this stuff in the shop works better than anything I have tried. We grind & use coolant, with this stuff nothing gets rusty any longer. P.S. DO NOT use WD-40 worse product for rust protection.

http://boeshield.com/features-benefits/guns/

jyo 12-07-2012 9:03 PM

I've been using BreakFree CLP for decades---slather it on thickly---no rust, good lube as well. There was an extended rust test published a few years back and CLP was among the very best at no rust!

glennsche 12-08-2012 12:38 AM

http://www.midwest-tactical.com/medi...X_7OZ%20XL.jpg

and it smells dreamy, too.

Bobby Ricigliano 12-08-2012 6:44 AM

The Eva-Dry humidifier works great and is cheap and easy. $20-$25.

Also, as Glennsche says above, EEZOX is the best kept secret out there. Smells good, inhibits rust, and is a great lubricant too. Somtimes it is hard to find.

Garandimal 12-08-2012 7:03 AM

Don't rule out Marine grease.

I use the Super Tech (Walmart) brand on my U.S. RIFLE CAL. .30 M1's.

I also run a jagged patch of grease down all my bores and wipe down the metal when I put my long guns up for the Season.

Sometimes they end up sitting for years.


It's only a few dollars ($5.00, I think) for three little tubes or one big one, and because it is Marine grease, it is very sticky so it films really well and is also loaded w/ industrial rust and corrosion inhibitors.

And because it's grease, it doesn't evaporate away.

Cleans off easily w/ CLP or Hoppe's and a rag or patch, although a little residue is OK too as it provides added protection from the elements in the field.

Highly recommend it.




GR


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