View Full Version : What to do for surface rust

crow slayer
June 20, 2000, 08:03 PM
I got a new Browning BPS Stalker in March. I think the finish must very bad because even though I oil it after EVER use I still find
light surface rust on the reciever. I not not
have this problem with any of my other guns, not even my 30+ year old Ithaca M37 that has no blueing left on it at all. What Can I do?

June 20, 2000, 08:54 PM
what kind of oil are you using? I use Rem Oil with great success. water still beads up after 3 days in the rain. Give it a try.


June 20, 2000, 09:12 PM
Brownells and Flitz claim that at least one of the Flitz polishes can be used on blued metal without removing the bluing. All I can say is, try this somewhere where it won't be visible if it doesn't work as advertised!

On another front, I've had great luck with B-C Sheath for keeping surfaces free of rust.

June 20, 2000, 09:19 PM
Try using Tuf Cloth on it. This stuff is supposed to be great blocking corrosion. Haven't tried it first hand. The packaged says something about being tested by the Navy or Navy SEALS.

June 20, 2000, 09:24 PM



The stuff is FANTASTIC. I have never used it on guns (why? A large bottle of Rem-oil in my closet and a desire to not waste stuff. Uhm...every day is Earth Day. Yeah. ;)), but I use it on knives and the stuff is incredibly long-lasting. Hit a blade (one that will rust if you think moist thoughts) with it prior to a camping trip where it rained all weekend, got the knife good and wet, used it a lot, and foolishly put it away upon return without proper care. Realized my error after a few days (closer to 2 weeks). Pulled out the knife- dirty, but no rust.

Tuf-cloth! :)


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Dave McC
June 21, 2000, 04:48 AM
Another option, Turtle wax. Like the Karate Kid, wipe on,wipe off.

June 21, 2000, 07:46 AM
Flitz does work well at removing light surface rust without harming the bluing. And it's great at polishing stainless and brass. Just remember that Flitz works through a chemical reaction, not through abrasion. After a few moments of rubbing, your cloth will show black streaks. This is not the bluing coming off. It is the chemical reaction working. A little will go a long way and don't rub too hard.

June 21, 2000, 11:55 AM
Will Flitz work on parkerized surfaces as well?