I've got a Benelli Super Eagle which I was cleaning yesterday. I noticed a reddish color rub off on my patches when I wiped it down to clean it with Hoppe's solvent. Allowing it to dry, I proceeded to wipe it with patches soaked with BreakFree CLP. More reddish stuff. Continued wiping it until it was plain old gray.
I keep plenty of dessicant in the safe and dry it out annually. Almost all my firearms are treated with BreakFree.
The Super Eagle does not have any pitting and it's the only gun I have which will do this. Was there a problem with the neutralizer solution after the gun was pulled from the salt baths? Any ideas out there?