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Old June 16, 2010, 05:53 PM   #1
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rust on barrel

What is the best way to remove rust on the outside of the barrel of my 870 without messing up the finish too bad?
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Old June 16, 2010, 06:36 PM   #2
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Old June 16, 2010, 06:43 PM   #3
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On an 870 ....any old belt sander and a piece of 80 grit sandpaper ought to work just fine ..../and high speed is probably preferred / and then a rattle can of "krylon" ought to fix it ....

Seriously ( don't do that )... I'm just picking on my 870 buddies that seem to like em rusty and nasty and ugly looking ...

For a serious answer - I've used BoShield Rust Free ... on some of my woodworking tools ..when I screwed up and left some wet wood on a table top or something ... Its a quick acting product so I think it has the potential to help you out.

Whatever you do - go slow ... maybe test the product on a portion of the barrel under forearm / or where the barrel goes into the receiver - where its not noticeable first. I don't know if BoShield will attack a blued barrel or not ?? - but its a very good product. Many woodworking stores carry it ( for protecting cast iron table saw / joiner tops ...etc ....

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Old June 16, 2010, 06:50 PM   #4
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On this one, there is more way to skin this cat. Kroil is good but there are certainly, no shortage of product that folks use on a regular basis. Lately, I have been using StrongArmBrand and you can google it as I have to order it on line. Great advice on going slowly.

Might I ask if this is a newer 870 Express.
Just asking. ....

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Old June 16, 2010, 07:14 PM   #5
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Is your 870 an Express model with a matte black finish or a Wingmaster with a polished blue finish, or… ?
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Old June 16, 2010, 07:51 PM   #6
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Express model. I'm not trying to make it look like new, I'm just trying to get off the rust to keep it from getting worse.
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Old June 16, 2010, 08:03 PM   #7
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Buy a can of Barricade rust protection.
It does a great job on light surface rust and will not remove any blueing.

Here is a link to check out the product but I buy it from Gander Mountain.

The directions are on the can itself on how to use it to remove rust.
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