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Old 07-09-2021, 07:24 AM   #1
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Default How to keep truck gun from rusting?

Humidity out here is crazy with the 27” of rain in 30 days… seems like every time I get in my truck in the AM there’s more rust spots on the barrel and action, getting kind of tired of it. Usually rattle can my guns to prevent this but trying to get away from that mentality. What oils do y’all use or coatings to prevent the light surface rusts from happening?


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Old 07-09-2021, 07:31 AM   #2
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Oil doesn't last I use bore tech extreme grease
I work a few hundred yards from the bay in Port Lavaca and live in Victoria so salt air is pretty extreme. No rust at all
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Old 07-09-2021, 07:31 AM   #3
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Old 07-09-2021, 07:33 AM   #4
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Oil doesn't last I use bore tech extreme grease
I work a few hundred yards from the bay in Port Lavaca and live in Victoria so salt air is pretty extreme. No rust at all

Noted, I live in Wharton and travel to Matagorda quite a bit so there’s no shortage of salty air


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Old 07-09-2021, 07:42 AM   #5
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Have all the metal cerakoted


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Old 07-09-2021, 08:15 AM   #6
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I just spray painted my truck gun
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Old 07-09-2021, 09:04 AM   #7
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I have used this for 40 years.
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Old 07-09-2021, 09:15 AM   #8
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Eezox. Dries to a film that protects longer term.
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Old 07-09-2021, 09:19 AM   #9
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Paint and cerakote are great but they don't protect the internal part not coated. I used to carry a cerakoted 35 Rem Marlin it rusted inside the bbl and the action. For the last couple years my truck gun has been a Marlin 1895 SBL 45-70 (antifa/hog cannon). Marlin's blueing is pretty bad the grease has worked the best for me I just reapply it about 3 times a year.
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Old 07-09-2021, 09:20 AM   #10
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Any external oil is going to leave the gun oily all the time and attract dirt.
1. Truck gun is usually a beater, so I don't disagree with spray painting it.
2. Cerakote it if you want to spend money on it.
3. Buy a Stainless gun for the Truck
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Old 07-09-2021, 09:27 AM   #11
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I have used this for 40 years.
Going to have to buy some this weekend!!
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Old 07-09-2021, 12:07 PM   #12
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Any external oil is going to leave the gun oily all the time and attract dirt.
1. Truck gun is usually a beater, so I don't disagree with spray painting it.
2. Cerakote it if you want to spend money on it.
3. Buy a Stainless gun for the Truck

Yeah usually do rattle can them but I kinda dig the way it looks right now, so used to the barrels on AR’s all being stainless I forget about stuff like this. Probably the first bolt gun I’ve had in 10 years that wasn’t rattle canned, didn’t know they got surfaced this easy


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Old 07-09-2021, 12:21 PM   #13
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Paint and cerakote are great but they don't protect the internal part not coated. I used to carry a cerakoted 35 Rem Marlin it rusted inside the bbl and the action. For the last couple years my truck gun has been a Marlin 1895 SBL 45-70 (antifa/hog cannon). Marlin's blueing is pretty bad the grease has worked the best for me I just reapply it about 3 times a year.

Inside of the action should have also been coated so only other thing would be the inside of your barrel and spots where the paint wears off.


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Old 07-09-2021, 12:25 PM   #14
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Old 07-09-2021, 12:31 PM   #15
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I have a friend with an extensive collection of old Winchesters. He does not put oil on his guns because he says it will cause them to collect dust. He puts wax on the exterior metal parts of his guns.
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Old 07-09-2021, 10:27 PM   #16
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renaissance wax Works well.
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Old 07-09-2021, 10:45 PM   #17
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I use Balistol on all my guns and fishing gear. My waterfowl guns get buried in mud and water 60 plus days a year and the non cerakoted ones hold up great with Balistol. It works great for my carry pistols that never get cleaned and protects them from sweat in the summertime. The key is using it for a while. It penetrates the metal and gives it a Teflon type coating. And it’s safe for all wood, polymers, sights etc, and doesn’t stain. It doesn’t leave an oil residue behind and won’t attract dirt and grime in your action like a oil based product either.

And after you use it for a while it makes cleaning the guns easier since it creates a slick coating on your metal parts.
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Old 07-09-2021, 10:47 PM   #18
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Rustprufe x 2
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Old 07-09-2021, 11:10 PM   #19
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Any good car wax will work well for the out side parts.
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Old 07-19-2021, 06:22 PM   #20
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I have used this for 40 years.
I read this and thought "cosmoline"
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Old 07-19-2021, 06:45 PM   #21
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Buy stainless
The stainless used for guns, is 416, it's really not a good quality stainless, it seems to have carbon steel in the allow. Because it is lightly magnetic and the fact will will rust some. Why gun companies don't use 303 stainless, I don't know, that is a pure stainless, that is machinable, completely non magnetic. It's a much better quality stainless, than 416, but all gun manufactures that I know of, that make stainless guns, use 416.

I am sure 303, is more expensive, but it can not be so much more expensive, that it's not feasible to make guns out of it. I made some muzzle breaks for one of my guns a while back, was told about 303 before I made it. So I bought bought 303 and 416 round stock, then made breaks out of both. They were both about the same to machine. I definitely liked the end result of the 303 better than the 416.
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Old 07-19-2021, 07:07 PM   #22
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Old 07-19-2021, 07:13 PM   #23
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Truck guns are supposed to be a little rusted.
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Old 07-19-2021, 08:53 PM   #24
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I read this and thought "cosmoline"
That is some bad stuff.
I bought a never fired sks that had that **** all over it.
After about 2 hours of cleaning I wished I had bought a used one.
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Old 07-20-2021, 08:33 AM   #25
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That is some bad stuff.
I bought a never fired sks that had that **** all over it.
After about 2 hours of cleaning I wished I had bought a used one.
That communist country cosmoline is some pretty serious stuff. They put it on all types of products.



Something I have found that works pretty good at preventing rust, but don't think I would put on a gun, is Fluid Film. It's kind of like a aerosol can cosmoline. I think it's supposed to be a wax based product. Stuff I have laying around, that I don't want to rust, till I finish assembling them, I will spray down with that stuff. It's not the best, but does a pretty good job. It's a lot easier to clean off than cosmoline, much easier than the communist cosmoline.
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Old 07-20-2021, 10:26 PM   #26
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That is some bad stuff.
I bought a never fired sks that had that **** all over it.
After about 2 hours of cleaning I wished I had bought a used one.
Remove the stock and put it in the dishwasher. I'm single though.
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Old 07-21-2021, 01:51 PM   #27
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Further to the rattle can question, is there anything better than duracoat for DIY at the house without having a curing oven available?
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Old 07-21-2021, 01:58 PM   #28
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renaissance wax Works well.
This…works great
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Old 07-21-2021, 02:00 PM   #29
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Further to the rattle can question, is there anything better than duracoat for DIY at the house without having a curing oven available?

Not that I’m aware of. I’m not opposed to painting most things and enjoying the wear look but I’m trying to have atleast one gun in the arsenal tht looks factory


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Old 07-21-2021, 02:14 PM   #30
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Remove the stock and put it in the dishwasher. I'm single though.
lmao!
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Old 07-21-2021, 02:38 PM   #31
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Old 07-21-2021, 03:21 PM   #32
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x3 on rustproofe
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Old 07-21-2021, 03:45 PM   #33
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Make sure you spell it right Rusteprufe
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Old 07-21-2021, 03:46 PM   #34
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I cant find this online? Help
I usually get it at Carter's Country.


https://rivervalleyarms.com/product/...plicator-wipe/

https://www.theoriginalrusteprufe.co...torwiper-4-oz/
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Old 07-21-2021, 05:14 PM   #35
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First starting using Rusteprufe in the 80's. Great stuff!
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Old 07-22-2021, 08:32 AM   #36
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Old 07-23-2021, 09:20 PM   #37
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i use corrosion x ...
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Old 07-23-2021, 11:04 PM   #38
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Corosion-x or Hornady one shot gun scrubber and lube. Both work.
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Old 07-24-2021, 05:02 PM   #39
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Get a stainless gun... I have a stainless Marlin 45-70 and a S & W 44 mag revolver that have sat in my truck their whole life... I take them out once a year and oil them up... No problems whatsoever going this route...
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