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Old 01-02-2014, 06:17 AM
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Living and hunting in southeast La. more often then not, when I go hunting it's usually raining, foggy or high humidity. Previous to last year all of my rifles were safe queens, purchased or given to me for keepsakes.
2012, I started deer hunting with my nephew. It's not unusual to bring a rifle home that has been exposed to rain and some times a little mud. My usual maintenance measure does not seem to be cutting it. Last year I used LPS 2 or 3 ( 1 is a lubricant the other is anti corrosion, I use the anti corrosion formula). After generous application I still found the beginning of rust spots. This year I changed up. Treatment starts with wiping the gun to get rid of visible moisture and mud/debri, then applying a generous coating of 3 in 1 oil, still this treatment seems inadequate. After a few days reapplication is an absolute must.
I have also tried to wipe moisture/debri away, spray with a very heavy coat of wd40 to displace the moisture. Leave the gun hanging barrel down until all the wd40 drips off, then apply 3 in 1 oil. This has cut down on the problems.

Has to be a better way. I have gone by cabelas and a few other gunshops. What I have found is a hundred different products all promising a cure. Rather than spend all my money on 1 product after another, figured I'd ask the experts. I would like a one step product, after wiping the gun clean, apply the product and into the safe she goes.
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Rem-Oil on the actions and Ezz-zox on everything else.
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Do you keep a dehumidifier in your gun cabinet?
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Do you keep a dehumidifier in your gun cabinet?
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Look up this " Fluid Film " good stuff, I use it on my saltwater equip. and guns. Get it on Amazon
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Dehumidify the room the firearms are stored

Dehumidifier rod in the safe

Then this

http://www.brownells.com/gun-cleanin...cturer_1=BREAK FREE

and this

http://www.brownells.com/shooting-ac...prod54555.aspx
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Do you keep a dehumidifier in your gun cabinet?
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I have golden rods in my gun safe, spray with Rem oil ,wipe and put away

Never a problem
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No I don't have a dehumidifier, I did at one time have a large container of silica gel, it worked fine on stored guns. But the guns going in and out getting wet doesn't seem to help.
Golden rod going to look it up see if I can get one.
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frog lube
Rub exposed metal with a thin film of the paste and store in a silicone sock
Never a problem even at out camp on the tx coast
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Look into M Pro 7. This is what I use. Watch this video and subsequent test videos comparing M Pro against the other popular products.


Here is the 2 mo test results.


I also keep an Evadry in my gun cabinet.

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twentynine, we use CLP and Rust Proof and have not had any problems. Although a fool proof solution to the salt marshes of Pecan Island is still a mystery.

If you have a bead blasted finish then it takes a little more wiping than a polished finish to make sure each little depression is cleaned and protected.

After you wipe away the mud, dirt, moisture, finger prints, etc you need to let them warm up and dry off before putting them away, probably giving them a final wipe before doing so. If you do not let them normalize the cold metal will condense the moisture in the air similar to how a ice cold glass sweats.
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I spray mine with T-9... never had an issue...
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PS: storing a well oiled gun in a sheepskin lined gun case is also VERY effective. The sheepskin wicks the moisture away.
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x2 on Eezox

Here is a link to the article
http://www.6mmbr.com/corrosiontest.html
and a link to the product.
http://www.eezox.com/gun-care.html
Goes on wet then dries. I would suggest that you have the firearms coated with KG gun cote (you can diy this stuff) or cerracoat (best but needs a pro to have done) All parts coated will not need any protection and you can coat the other parts with the eezox. Cheap guns not used I would suggest you eezox then store in a zip loc bag like these
http://www.ebay.com/itm/5-Lot-7-mil-...-/190808018171

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Sell enough of the guns you have so you can buy a stainless rifle and polymer stock. Not only will rust become a non-issue, but accuracy will improve. High humidity affects the POI on most wooden-stocked rifles.
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I may get some grief over this.............but I have used ballsitol for years now.
I have 686 Onyx that has been hunting the mouth of the river for 18 years now........besides where I carry the thing............it's in great great shape for that abuse
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IMO, there is only one gun oil, G 96 triple action gun treatment. A gunsmith friend turned us on to it 20 years ago. I've tried almost every other brand at one time or another, I now buy G 96 by the case. Ask around at your local gunstores, and I'd bet you'd be surprised how many are using it. No, I have no affiliation with them, just a satisfied customer.

http://www.g96.com/
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I'll throw TW25 into the mix.
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Originally Posted by wdkerek View Post
I may get some grief over this.............but I have used ballsitol for years now.
I have 686 Onyx that has been hunting the mouth of the river for 18 years now........besides where I carry the thing............it's in great great shape for that abuse

I second this, a great product!
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Eezox is what I use on my guns and I go sea duck hunting all season. If I get no rust on my guns after saltwater spray or dunking then it should do the trick for you.
Also used it on all my "Gun Shop" guns, wipe them down once delivered and put on the rack, no worries even after being handled by the customers.
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