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A little rust is forming in the slide serrations as well as the engraving of the SN. Pictures attached. Please how do I get this off without ruining the finish. Also I want to remove the rust without damaging or altering the SN and accidentally becoming a felon.
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Old 09-29-2019, 10:22 PM
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Bronze wool, brass bristle brush and some good gun oil.
Go lightly, keep it well lubricated.
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Order some fine bronze wool.
Then while you’re waiting for it to come in oil the offending area liberally.
If you have Kroil use it, if not any gun oil will work, leave it soak until the wool comes in.
Once it shows up add a few more drops of oil and get to rubbing.

You would have to be a cave man to use bronze wool and mess up a gun finish, it is the most forgiving way I know how to remove rust.

You can try 0000 steel wool found at most hardware stores but steel wool can and usually does remove some or more finish.

I’ve never, ever damaged a guns finish or a bayonet using bronze wool.

The serial number is deep enough that if you remove it you’re going to have to use a file or a dremmel tool... Neither of which you need to use to remove rust.
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Bronze wool, brass bristle brush and some good gun oil.
Go lightly, keep it well lubricated.
Beat me to it while I was typing!
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A pencil. No joke. Use the pencil lead and “color” over the rust and wipe off.
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Copper Chore-Boy pads available in the cleaning section of your local grocery store. Use these with some oil and lightly scrub the rust. Copper will remove the rust and leave the finish alone.



I used these on my 1920's Winchester 1897 12 gauge pump shotgun to remove a few rust spots.
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Copper Chore-Boy pads available in the cleaning section of your local grocery store. Use these with some oil and lightly scrub the rust. Copper will remove the rust and leave the finish alone.



I used these on my 1920's Winchester 1897 12 gauge pump shotgun to remove a few rust spots.
You are 100% correct.
However I never recommend this because there are coated steel ones out there that people have used and they will damage a firearm.
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Gun oil and a green Brillo pad will get it off. I wouldn't use steel/copper wool. Also, if you have a firearm in long term storage, oil it up really well to prevent surface rust. Also, you need a way to dehumidify wherever it's being stored. If you would do a quick wipe-down from time to time with a silicon gun rag, it wouldn't happen either.
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Oh.. I had a Springfield that had a tendency to get surface rust, even if I oiled it often. My solution to that was getting it cerakoted. It's never had an issue since...
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The above will remove the rust with proper care!

When I lived on a lake I had issues keeping pop up rust off my backdoor shotgun that was around the lake day in and day out.

There are very good products on the market, but years ago where I was at I settled on paste wax that was made for wood floors.

A couple of coats of paste wax protected in a water centric environment that was a real world test of protection.

If I had something set back for occasional use paste wax would still be a tool I’d consider!

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You are 100% correct.
However I never recommend this because there are coated steel ones out there that people have used and they will damage a firearm.
Make sure it's pure copper and made by Chore Boy. A pre-1982 penny will also work.
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Gun oil and a green Brillo pad will get it off. I wouldn't use steel/copper wool. Also, if you have a firearm in long term storage, oil it up really well to prevent surface rust. Also, you need a way to dehumidify wherever it's being stored. If you would do a quick wipe-down from time to time with a silicon gun rag, it wouldn't happen either.
My wife stored it in a holster that traps moisture. It’s not a gun i like to shoot.
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Vinegar will neutralize rust but it will sometimes discolor metal too.
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Vinegar will neutralize rust but it will sometimes discolor metal too.
Vinegar will take the finish right off the firearm!!!

Do not use vinegar!!!
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Bluing is rust.

Donít use vinegar!
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How do you store your firearms? If you live in a damp climate like I do in Western NC, it can wreak havoc on your collection. I'd figure out a way to get some sort of de-humidifying device in or around your safe. The best way to fix rust is to try to prevent it from ever happening to begin with. Keyword there is "try" because sometimes it's very difficult.
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My wife stored it in a holster that traps moisture. It’s not a gun i like to shoot.

Umm... #12
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A little late to the party, but you can use some Barricade and super fine steel wool (0000). Spray the Barricade on liberally and let it soak for a while. Spray a bit more on and gently/lightly buff with the steel wool. I used this method on an SKS I was restoring and it worked beautifully. It didn't touch the bluing, but remove all of the oxidation. On the serial number area, just use a cleaning bush instead if the wool.

I now use Barricade as the finishing touch guns when cleaning them..
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Once you clean it, a bit of calcium grease holds on to the surface much better than oil. Thats what I use on guns on my guns and never had a problem. I put a bit of an extra layer on guns Im not using for a while.
Still, you need to check on them with certain frequency.
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That bit of rust is bummer. It looks like it is just the aesthetics that are injured.
On the left side of my SR9C Ruger, the side that touches my skin (EDC) the safety switch, slide lock, and hold in pin are very rusted. I've tried a lot but even with lots of oil application, my salty skin wins.

But, a worn, discolored and aged EDC has earned it's rust with honor.
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