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    How to stop rust?

    This is my Ruger American Rimfires bolt, I have been storing it with those little dehumidifying bags and been putting Hoppes No9 oil on it, any ideas what I need to do to prevent and get rid if this rust (I am presuming its only surface rust)? Also how common is rust on bolts?

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    I am no expert mate but none of my gear in my safe rusts.

    I just use damp rid and change every 3-4 weeks and dont use much oil if any when stored away.
    However some things just seem pre disposed to rust no matter what you do. Quality of the metal maybe.

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    I don't use anything in my safes and don't get any rust of the firearms bolts or magazines. There is rust on the outside of one safe door but that is where the fucking cat insists on regularly taking a piss.
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    That looks like contact rusting as its got lines in it. Usually caused by being wrapped in cloth that has been handled with damp or sweaty hands. It will come off easily with oil and a cloth but will not go back to the bright polished look, and there may be a little etching. Brasso might polish the bolt back up. Best solution is oil and dont have the silica gel bags touch the metal.
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    I get a bit of surface rust on my 2. It's the humidity more than anything. I'm planning on getting a small heater element to help with that. I use a small rechargeable dehumidifier too.

    It'd be better and would probably have no rust issues if mine were in my room.

    To get rid of it I just rub what I can off. You need a magnifying glass and a needle to get it out of the pits that have formed though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    I don't use anything in my safes and don't get any rust of the firearms bolts or magazines. There is rust on the outside of one safe door but that is where the fucking cat insists on regularly taking a piss.
    Whats inside the safe could sort the cat out surely? Or just put a call into Mr Morgan hes the man

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marty Henry View Post
    Whats inside the safe could sort the cat out surely? Or just put a call into Mr Morgan hes the man
    I'm hearing ya Marty but I am below the cats in the pecking order so if I did that I would probably be neutered and not fed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    I'm hearing ya Marty but I am below the cats in the pecking order so if I did that I would probably be neutered and not fed.
    You may not realise it mate but you're already chemically neutered drinking that slop you call beer....

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    I had the same problem and out one of those safe heater/element things in and have never had a problem since

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    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    You may not realise it mate but you're already chemically neutered drinking that slop you call beer....

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    Quote Originally Posted by stuart View Post
    I had the same problem and out one of those safe heater/element things in and have never had a problem since
    Know any permanent solutions, don't wanna have to change batteries every now and then

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    I now use lanox on everything. Stops rust and it makes slide thing slide. Plus in the safe one of those rechargeable silica things.
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    Please excuse spelling, as finger speed is sometimes behind brain spped........ Or maybe the other wayy.....

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    Some corrosion inhibiting paper might help Metal Corrosion Protection | Rust Prevention | Rust Inhibitor | Industrial Packaging

    I use odd socks that have had a good drench in my brew of lanolin, coconut oil and ballistol.
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    Flitz metal polish, leaves a very thin layer of wax behind and is far better than brasso etc.
    Its also food grade so great on things like pewter beer mugs etc.

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    Some people have very acidic hands, a low pH and any bare metal they touch becomes rusty and some of that bolt looks to have finger marks. WD40 is still a pretty good old faithful, it has a quantity of fish oil in it.
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