Do’s and Don’ts for Removing Rust From Your Handgun

Most modern handguns are coated that is meant to protect the surface from becoming rusty. However, in the case that you do ever need to remove rust from your handgun, here are some tips.

THE DON’TS:

#1) Don’t use lubricant or oil

iron oxide will turn into particles, cause more harm to help because the particles are they more abrasive than the coating on the gun.

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#2) Don’t soak the handgun in sugary cola (i.e. Coca Cola or Pepsi)

Small components of the gun can be degraded by the phosphoric acid. Also, it gunks up the gun.

#3) Don’t use abrasive brushes

If you use a brush with bristles that are more abrasive than the gun, then you could destroy the finish,

THE DOS

The best tools for cleaning the rust off a gun are: copper wool, copper bore brush, copper brush, clean (dry) cotton cloths

#1) Use a dry cotton cloth to wipe off gun

This removes an…

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