Removing Rust Stains on Guns?

May 20, 2014

Old GunHow can I remove light rust from a gun barrel?

By Johnny from Tyler, TX



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December 7, 20170 found this helpful

Find a product called Naval Jelly. Automotive stores usually carry it. It is designed to work without needing steel wool or sandpaper.


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December 8, 20170 found this helpful

Rust-X is a product that dissolves rust, and has good reviews.

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December 8, 2008

How can rust stains be removed from gunmetal?

Khan from Plano, TX


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December 11, 20080 found this helpful

I admit I know very little about guns, but my first thought was a wire brush and gun oil? Scrub with the wire brush and coat with the gun oil.


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February 2, 20180 found this helpful

I would soak it in gun oil for a week or more if badly rusted. Then wipe off the oil with kerosine dampened cloth. If it looked good then use a gun blue kit. (following the directions)

D Cam

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