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    Default Outer Barrel rust

    Went Hunting this year on a ATV and I had the gun rack on the front (Just the two pegs that hold it in place). Went through alot more mud and rain than I expected. Well needless to say, I forgot to clean the barrel right away, and noticed when we returned home the rust on the outer part of the barrel. Sprayed WD40 all over the barrel a couple of times and let it soak in good, then I cleaned the rifle a few times. You can see a little rust still on the outside of the barrel, and was wondering what it would take to remove it? Or should I just forget about it and continue hunting?

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    Default Try a Wally Rag

    Iím not sure if it will get the existing rust off your barrel? But going forward it will certainly prove excellent protection.

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    Try some very fine steel wool with your WD40. Used it a few times and it works great, with no visable or apparent damage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maydog View Post
    Try some very fine steel wool with your WD40. Used it a few times and it works great, with no visable or apparent damage.
    I have used the same, but bronze wool instead of steel wool. Takes the rust, but leaves the bluing. Don;t forget to cold blue the bare spot to prevent rust. I little paste wax over that is added protection...or Rustoleum works real good...Hope that helps...

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    My favorite exterior metal treatment is Shooters Choise Rust Prevent.

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    Yep, steel wool will remove blueing. WD-40 works OK, but is nowhere near great for either removing surface rust or preventing it. Try something like an LPS or what I have found works best for protection birchwood casey's SHEATH. KROIL works great with a worn (low nap) rag for removing it, and it too will leave the blueing on the gun.
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