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Old 05-14-2008, 12:04 AM
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Default Rust on a Remington 700 PSS Barrel

Took my Remington 700 PSS out of the safe today and I noticed some light surface rust on the barrel. I wanted some advice and feedback before I attempted to do anything. I was think of getting some 0000 steel wool and a liberal amount of CLP or Rem Oil and attempt to remove the rust. Obviously I will use a light amount of pressure and inspecting thoroguhly as I go. Is this a good idea to remove the light rust? The Remington has the parkerized finish on the barrel.

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Old 05-14-2008, 6:16 AM
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Hmm, mine looked rusty new right out of the box under a strong Maglight. Under sun light it seems fine - are you viewing under normal light or a flash-light? I ask because recall that the parked finish is a controlled rust.

If you are seeing true rust from moisture, true using a bronze brush and Hoppies #9. This will not harm the finish but should remove any rust. Wipe off the Hoppies/bronze marks after and oil well. Also suggest getting a dehumidifier for the safe and airing out weekly.
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I'd go with the 0000 and oil. Don't rub lengthwise either or the "grain" of the
finish will change. ;-)
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Thanks for the feedback . I appreciate your input.
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Took my Remington 700 PSS out of the safe today and I noticed some light surface rust on the barrel. I wanted some advice and feedback before I attempted to do anything. I was think of getting some 0000 steel wool and a liberal amount of CLP or Rem Oil and attempt to remove the rust. Obviously I will use a light amount of pressure and inspecting thoroguhly as I go. Is this a good idea to remove the light rust? The Remington has the parkerized finish on the barrel.

Any feedback or experience would be greatly appreciated.
What your doing is fine, it's always a good idea to remove rust, as rust begets rust.

And just so ya know, that's not actually parkerizing, it's a special finish that remington puts on, and really can't be matched by anyone other than remington.
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Old 05-14-2008, 5:38 PM
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Thanks. Yes, I didn't think it was parkerizing. Just didnt know how to describe it.

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What your doing is fine, it's always a good idea to remove rust, as rust begets rust.

And just so ya know, that's not actually parkerizing, it's a special finish that remington puts on, and really can't be matched by anyone other than remington.
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Old 05-14-2008, 9:21 PM
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A penny works pretty well too.
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