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xtreme99
11-19-2010, 21:49
Last time I took my 1911 out shooting I just put it back in the safe after I was done. Never cleaned it or anything. This was probably a month ago. I took it out of the safe today, and noticed this on the slide...

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs583.ash2/150545_176236059054686_100000048795046_603599_7979957_n.jpg

I don't know for sure that it's rust, but I tried getting it off with a cloth and I just got a little bit of brown gunk on the cloth, that looks strikingly similar to rust.

What's the best way to get rid of this? It's a cheap no name slide my grandfather got at a gun show a while back and gave to me, but I would still like to clean it up rather than buy a whole new slide.

Thanks!

FLIPPER 348
11-19-2010, 21:51
yes, it corrosion

congrats!!!

xtreme99
11-19-2010, 21:58
Well, damn.

Is there anything I can do to get rid of it? It's only been like this for about a month.

Carrots
11-19-2010, 22:02
Hoppes should shift it.

FLIPPER 348
11-19-2010, 22:25
once stainless rusts you are a bit to late


keep it oiled and enjoy it for many many years

xtreme99
11-19-2010, 22:29
once stainless rusts you are a bit to late


keep it oiled and enjoy it for many many years

I just don't think I can do that. I'll keep this slide as a backup, but I'll probably replace it.

Carrots, I'm going to give the Hoppes a try. It's cheap enough to be worth that at least.

Carrots
11-19-2010, 22:36
Shiuld work fine. Use a toothbrush.

gconan
11-19-2010, 23:16
keep it oiled and enjoy it for many many years

:thumbsup:

DRAGON1970
11-20-2010, 04:02
Well, damn.

Is there anything I can do to get rid of it? It's only been like this for about a month.

Have someone glass bead or Aluminum oxide blast it. About 50 PSI should work. I do it for people all the time.

.45Super-Man
11-20-2010, 05:09
Either a blasting cabinet or very fine sandpaper on a flat sanding block will make it good as new, depending on whether you want a matte or brushed finish. Start keeping it wrapped in a rag saturated with CLP or Eezox.

Rinspeed
11-20-2010, 05:21
A light touch with a Scotch-Brite pad and some CLP shoot take it right off.

faawrenchbndr
11-20-2010, 05:24
Light oiling after use. I always keep my rifles/shotguns in a silicone gun sock.
Pistols in s silicone cloth.........works for me!

xtreme99
11-20-2010, 11:21
Good info everyone. Going to run down to the gun store today and see if I can find the Hoppes and will see if I can polish it up. Will keep the slide oiled from now on too.

Texas Bulldog
11-20-2010, 13:18
What about some heat after he oils it?

Would that help the oil penetrate into the metal?

say heat from a blowdryer or something?

Rinspeed
11-20-2010, 13:54
What about some heat after he oils it?

Would that help the oil penetrate into the metal?

say heat from a blowdryer or something?




What you need to do is coat it with vaseline and put it in the oven for 4 hours at 350F.




http://thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=429878

El_Ron1
11-20-2010, 14:01
http://www.corrosion-x.co.uk/prodimages/corrx_trigger.jpg

xtreme99
11-20-2010, 16:06
What you need to do is coat it with vaseline and put it in the oven for 4 hours at 350F.




http://thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=429878

:shocked:

FloridaCCW
11-20-2010, 17:11
Eezox would prevent that from happening.

Jason D
11-20-2010, 18:37
It's always sad to see a gun that's rusted because of neglect.