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    I have small rust spots on my mariner from spending a month in the kayak. It was in a watershed case but still acquired some condensate from the seal being opened at every camp. What is the best way to remove the rust spots? plain old steel wool?

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    Steel wool and a bit of light oil will usually remove light rust spots. But if you are seeing rust on that gun you likely have oxidation under the nickel finish and fighting rust may be a never ending battle. Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Kid View Post
    Steel wool and a bit of light oil will usually remove light rust spots. But if you are seeing rust on that gun you likely have oxidation under the nickel finish and fighting rust may be a never ending battle. Good luck.
    True you'll start getting some rust once the nickel finish is breached, but using plain old carbon steel wool will only add to the problem. Use a fine grade bronze wool instead, and only scrub as much as absolutely necessary so as not to further degrade the nickle finish.

    Carbon steel wool on a blued carbon steel gun, may not be any big deal, but you sure don't want to use it on stainless, or in situations as above. Bronze wool is the better tool for the job.
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    I would suggest using some extra fine 000 steel wool or bronze wool, always seemed to work for me just fine coupled with some oil.

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