View Full Version : M1 Garand Rust Prolbem

December 25, 2010, 04:44 PM
I keep getting rust on various parts of my M1 such as the part of the opp rod where my finger touches it. I want to remove the rust so I ordered this...


I also then want to put Duracoat Clear SL on the rifle so that it doesn't rust again. I'm just not sure if I should do this to my M1 and what do you guys think of the rust remover?

December 26, 2010, 12:13 AM
sounds like you have no finish left of these parts that are rusting. If that's the case you need to get it reparkerized(that was the original finish).
I just got through de-rusting 5 Korean Imports that were rusted beyond belief.
I blasted them, degrased and into the park tanks. Parkerizing is a phosphate finish, I use manganese phosphate as it comes out a black color that was like the original GI finish

December 27, 2010, 11:39 AM
If it is the kind of stuff I'm thinking of, that Permatex is going to be sort of yucky looking on a rifle, better for tractors.
How about the usual advice of 0000 steel wool and oil, with a light touch? Or bronze wool, or some rough cloth, and oil. Then some Oxpho Blue. Later you can do a complete and proper job.