Rust "dots" On Colt 21/28
Posted 25 June 2004 - 10:17 PM
I need a proven way to minimize the rust dots without removing or obscuring the original finish.
Any ideas will be appreciated,
Posted 25 June 2004 - 10:19 PM
(really... dont try that)
Posted 25 June 2004 - 10:23 PM
Posted 25 June 2004 - 10:46 PM
Posted 26 June 2004 - 12:29 AM
I personally would not try to remove it myself due to the value of the gun.
$20,000 is a lot of money!
Posted 26 June 2004 - 12:32 AM
Posted 26 June 2004 - 08:59 AM
Posted 26 June 2004 - 09:12 AM
This removes the guess work: The rust is known to be softer than the steel yet it is exactly the same hardness as the rest of the rust dot. Sort of a "fight fire with fire" philosophy. Also using your finger tip gives you the best control to keep fron over working the job. One pass with steel wool and you may be suprised how much it 'removes'.
Posted 26 June 2004 - 09:15 AM
Posted 26 June 2004 - 09:29 AM
Posted 26 June 2004 - 09:30 AM
From shooting industry.com for neglected guns--->
"They make Powder Blast, which is an excellent cleaner to get dirt and debris out of the gun,” he said. “Then we recommend Break-Free CLP, which means cleaner, lubricant and preservative. If someone wants to do the cleanup themselves, we recommend grade 000 or 0000 steel wool to get the rust off without damaging the firearm.”
Posted 26 June 2004 - 10:34 AM
Posted 26 June 2004 - 08:22 PM
My guns are in that pile of Thompson shown on page 64,
While one gun is in original condition, the other three had some rust spots.
I have used a very fine slainless steel pot cleaner with 3 in 1 oil.
I find the stainless does not scratch the blued steel but tends to burnish it.
Like the guys posts above, the hardest part is making the decision to start. If possible, try on a patch that is not seen. Take the fore grip off and have a look at the underside of the fore grip support. You will often find rust on that ,apon which you can try cleaning with out damaging the appearance of the gun.
Best of luck
Posted 27 June 2004 - 01:17 AM
Posted 27 June 2004 - 06:56 AM
Posted 27 June 2004 - 08:03 AM
With all due respect, one fries baby manatee in snail darter oil. Spotted owl has a taste sort of between bald eagle and whooping crane, not at all like chicken.
To pay dues where due, the gag of "Saskatchewan seal skin" is from the 80's Showtime Canadian comedy series "Super Dave Osborn."
Posted 27 June 2004 - 10:10 AM
Posted 27 June 2004 - 11:58 AM
While the ingredients in WD-40 are secret, we can tell you what WD-40 does NOT contain. WD-40 does not contain silicone, kerosene, water, wax, graphite, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), or any known cancer-causing agents.
I don't mind you pitching you product, but don't do it by discrediting others with dubius facts....
BTW I have used WD40 on everything from Glenfield 22's to museum quality single action Colts with no fear, or negative results.
Posted 27 June 2004 - 12:07 PM
We can use it to help break bound-up parts free, but must wash it away with acetone and then lubricate with oil or grease (whichever suits the need best.)
I have heard many guns owners say that they have had no problems with using WD40, and some that have told horror tales about it.
Maybe it just depends on the finsh and overall condition of the gun before using it?