Rust is the greatest enemy of all metallic and steel equipment. It damages them completely if not cleaned on time. Rust mostly comes due to exposure of objects to moist conditions. Rust also attacks the firearms and destroys them, and the worst part happens when it goes deep into the smaller parts of the firearms, which are very hard to clean.
There are special techniques to clean it and specific ways because if it is not cleaned perfectly, the rust will come back again, and we don’t want that. That is why we have come up with this content in which you will learn how to remove rust from your firearm and take care of it so that the rust does not come back. Read further to know how?
How to Remove Heavy Rust From a Gun?
There are various techniques to remove rust from your weapon, but the most reliable, safest and secure techniques are the ones we are going to discuss in this content. These techniques are easy and don’t damage your guns, even if they are blued. It will damage if your gun is blued, but not much if done carefully.
These processes are as follows:
- Remove rust with the help of lubricant
- Remove rust with the help of acid
- Remove rust with the help of vinegar
We will discuss them in detail and tell you how to do it safely:
Remove Rust with Lubricant
The materials you need in this method are:
- Gun oil
- 2 liter Cola
- Steel wool #0000
- Clean, dry container
- The first step is to unload your gun and double-check it because we want to do this procedure safely.
- Now, carefully examine all the parts of your firearm separately so that all parts are cleaned, containing rust, and clean carefully.
- Even if little rust is left on any part, it’s no use to clean it. It will just come back.
- Now, take the dry container and fill it with cola and separately add all the rusted parts of your gun to it. In such a way that all the parts submerge in it and leave it for at least 10 minutes.
- In another container, take clean water. Now take the parts of the guns out from the cola and submerge them in the water, so the excess of cola stickiness does not make your firearm nasty. To see if all the stickiness is finished, you will see a layer of sticky cola at the upper surface of the water.
- After noticing this factor, you take the gun pieces out from the water and dry them. Do not use or apply anything on it until it dries thoroughly from everywhere.
- Look carefully and see the points where the rust is visible or present. Add gun oil on all those parts.
- Now, take the steel wool and rub it gently on the rusted parts to remove the rust. Don’t rub too hard just gently rub it, or else there will be scratches all over it.
- After rubbing it for some time, remove the oil with a cloth. Do not use water or wet cloth to clean the gun oil.
- Examine your firearm now; there will be no sign of rust on your weapon if you have followed the steps correctly.
- If you don’t want this in future, then frequent oiling of the gun will be better.
- To understand more clearly and to see the result check this video:
Remove Rust with the Help of Acid
The material you need is:
- Metal rescue rust remover
- A PVC pipeline (if you have a rifle or long firearm)
- A tub
- The first step is to unload the gun and separate all the rusted parts carefully. Every single one, if a small or big part, doesn’t matter.
- Now clean all the rusted parts with a cloth.
- Take a tub, pour the metal rescue rust remover in it and put all the small rusted parts of the firearm in the tub. Now take the PVC pipeline first, glue its one end, pour the metal rescue rust remover in it and put the rusted body of the firearm in it.
- Leave them for at least 18 hours or less, depending upon the rust condition of your weapon.
- Now, after leaving it for some time, pull it out and dry it with a cloth and dry it completely for best results.
- You will see the difference between them. Now take it out, and after drying it, spray the dry coat rust remover on it so that it doesn’t get rusty again In the future.
- Note: this method will remove bluing or oxide layers of your weapon.
Remove Rust with the Help of Vinegar
The items you need in this method are:
- Tupperware container
- Gun oil
- Stainless steel brush for carding guns
- Unload the gun and separate all the rusted parts. Take the container, put all the parts in it and pour the vinegar in it.
- Leave it for 15 minutes, then take it out and brush it for better results.
- Brush all the parts, then see if the rust is finished. If it is, then throw the vinegar solution, pour water in the container, and put all the parts of the gun soaked in the vinegar to remove all the vinegar.
- If any vinegar is left, it will create rust again. Now wipe it with cloth and dry it fully, and a rust-free gun is ready. Apply oil for fewer rusting issues.
- Note: not for blued guns or firearms. Or else it will damage your blued or oxidize layers.
We hope that this content was a help for you. For less rusting problems, you should oil your firearm regularly and keep it away from places that are moist or have exposure to moist conditions.
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