Rust Spots - Help & Why??

Discussion in 'General Airgun Chat' started by Foady, Jun 2, 2013.

  1. Foady

    Foady New Member

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    I have 2 rifles stored in foam encased hard plastic cases that remain in my bedroom when not in transit or in use. My bedroom contains a fussy lady that likes warmth and limited fluctuation in temperature.

    Took both rifles out for a play yesterday - an Air Arms 400 Superlite (2 yrs old) and a Daystate Hunter Classic (1 yr old).

    Glorious day for a few hours on the range and after 2 months without spitting a JSB it was good to be out.

    When putting away both rifles I generally give them a once over. This time I noticed a few dirty spots on the barrell of the Air Arms. I assume these are rust spots???

    How do I deal with them?
    How did they appear?
    How do I prevent this from happening again?

    Any advice appreciated.
     
  2. Conor

    Conor Never been banned from sales Staff Member

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    Don't store in the foam case!
    Use oily rag to wipe metal work down especially the barrel.

    Condensation or some slight moisture in the case and a nice warm room are great conditions to quickly rust steel.
     
  3. Ste Hughes

    Ste Hughes Daystate's whipping boy

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    Foam can react with some finishes as well.

    Swap the foam case for something else, give the metal work a rub with an oily rag before you store it and you should be fine :)
     
  4. little plinker

    little plinker Banned

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    foady mate, you only have to handle the gun with your hands, to leave salt on the gun ,and then , that will turn to rust. After use rub over with gun oil, or any oil to get rid of all marks.If a thin coat of oil is left on it ,this would never form ..:shot:
     
  5. JTK

    JTK New Member

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    best bet still is to get a cuboard you can place them in. Foam cases are no good for rust prevention...
     
  6. holly

    holly Well-Known Member

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    If it is rust on the barrel . get some 00 grade wire wool and a light oil and GENTLY rub it off . ??? HOLLY:)
     
  7. Foady

    Foady New Member

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    Right - well that's me told then.

    Thanks for all the pointers. Am lining the cases with dust cloths that will be lightly oiled.
    Will also up my attention to oiling lightly after use.

    Cheers all.
     

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