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Post by crackshotAR15 on Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:20 am

I am about to leave on deployment and i am worried about the humidity getting to my weapons. I dont want some cheap oil to evaporate in two months.(Rem Oil) If someone has a good idea on how to keep guns oiled and sealed for 8+ months please share your best idea's. White Mechanic grease??????

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Post by Beladran on Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:34 am

best thing to do is give them to me.....

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Post by Scharfsch├╝tze on Thu Jan 13, 2011 11:56 am

Grease and put them in a humidity controlled environment, use those big boxes of dessicant, etc.

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Post by Myers on Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:06 pm

I work for an RV dealership and we sell this stuff. It seems to work pretty well. Walmart might have it, One of your local RV dealerships can most likely get it though if they use Stag Parkway as a distributor.

http://www.drizair.com/index.html

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Post by jakeg823 on Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:13 pm

I've always heard a good gun sock(after applying your lube of preference) helps a lot too....but I don't own one so I can't vouch for this method...all but 2 of my guns stay in the safe when not in use so rust isn't something that I'm overly worried about

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Post by cottonmouth on Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:48 pm

Wipe 'em down with a coat of Hopes #9 and they will be good to go. I was in Afghanistan for 18 months and had a few that never saw the light of day while I was gone and they didn't rust.

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Post by SJ on Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:58 pm

Put a coat of Rig on all the outside metal surfaces (they will not rust with Rig on them, *period*) Run a patch coated with "Fluid Film" through the barrels. "Fluid Film" is an awesome rust and corrosion protection.

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Post by JMS39339 on Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:20 pm

For long term storage of handguns, I like to wipe mine down and then put them in a good ziplock bag and get all the air out of it. The lack of oxygen is a great rust preventer.

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Post by Reloader on Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:55 pm

Hilco lube is great as it won't dry out. RemOil is supposedly a copy of what the military uses. Museums use Johnson Paste Wax, keeps fingerprint acid off.

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Post by captain-03 on Thu Jan 13, 2011 5:18 pm

Take a look at these ...

http://www.polygunbag.com/gunbags.html

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Post by TomBomb on Thu Jan 13, 2011 5:49 pm

Don't give them all to Beladran....share the love....I'm sure with all the members here, we could care for your babies while you're gone!!!

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Post by JMS39339 on Thu Jan 13, 2011 6:30 pm

captain-03 wrote:Take a look at these ...

http://www.polygunbag.com/gunbags.html

Thanks for that link Capt. I'm going to order some of those for a few long guns I have. thumbs up

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Post by VegasSMG on Thu Jan 13, 2011 7:15 pm

CLP for rust prevention. About ten years ago Gun Test magazine pitted, (pun intended), a number of oils, lubricants, and rust preventers in a head to head test.

A strip of unpainted metal cleaned and then hit with a wire brush. It was treated with a swipe of each product tested. After several months of exposure to the elements to include simulated salt water spray, CLP was the clear winner.

I don't especially care for CLP as a lubricant or cleaner, but after seeing the results, I feel it's excellent at protecting metal from rust. I've got long guns I haven't shot in many years that I applied a heavy dose of CLP and stuck in the back of a gun safe. Year's later there's no sign of rust but I am in a very low humidity climate.

I store almost all of my guns inside a silicone impregnated gun sock to prevent the small nicks and scratches from moving them around my gun safes. They run about five bucks from WalMart. It's possible they'll help prevent rust but that's not why I use them. At any rate, I'd never leave them inside a padded gun case. I had a M1100 freckle with rust spots when I left it stored in what thought was a dry, padded case. It's a pure upland game gun and I've hunted hard with this gun. Still, I hated to see the rust.

If you've got some neat stuff, you can ship them to me for preservation in our dry desert climate.

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Post by rdinak on Thu Jan 13, 2011 7:44 pm


Try putting a couple of these where you store your guns.

http://www.amazon.com/Eva-dry-EDV--Renewable-Wireless-Dehumidifer/dp/B000H0XFD2/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1294969432&sr=8-4

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Post by miker84 on Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:25 pm

+1 on the dessicant packs and CLP.
Amsoil synthetic motor oil works good too if you coat everything with it.

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Post by 360glitch on Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:51 pm

Here's a bit of inspiration...

SIG Sauer P229, NOT mine, but passed through my hands today. (belongs to a security company)



Don't let this happen to you. No

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Post by sidroski on Thu Jan 13, 2011 11:57 pm

Those little dessicant bags you find in everything you buy work well, throw a few in a airtight bag with them after putting them in a dehumidifier themselves. Doesn't get warm enough to burn them but does dry them out again. Never seen them done like that so don't take my word for it.
Vegas, I love gun test mag. Only one I "trust". I'll try some of that CLP for coating them too.
And for last measure, go electric with dehumidier sticks, cheap so get two in case one gives out.
Put a bare piece of steel, untreated in there to "prove" everything is working. It'll rust b/f your guns/mags.

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Post by FatJohn on Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:55 am

I left mine last summer on deployment in highly secure storage facility in a non climate contolled unit with no prep and they where fine. My two cents, as long as they are stored with a coat of oil and no finger prints you should be fine.

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Post by jakeg823 on Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:36 am

360glitch wrote:Here's a bit of inspiration...

SIG Sauer P229, NOT mine, but passed through my hands today. (belongs to a security company)



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Did he go scuba diving with it or something?

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Post by Guest on Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:54 pm

VegasSMG wrote:CLP for rust prevention. About ten years ago Gun Test magazine pitted, (pun intended), a number of oils, lubricants, and rust preventers in a head to head test.

I'd be glad to send you the article VegasSMG is talking about. Just PM me your email addy. It really changed my opinion of a few things on the market and some that I have been using.

http://www.gun-tests.com/issues/12_7/features/4434-1.html


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