A new (maybe not) way to keep your gun from rusting

Bob Ouellette

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I carry my little KelTec P11 in the waist band of my shorts or in a pocket and for a while, I had a problem with the slide rusting and leaving big brown spots on my side. One day after cleaning it, I remembered a treatment I'd used on knives I made and I decided to give it a shot. Now, after cleaning my weapons, I coat all the parts that are prone to rust with a light wax. It's great for durability and keeping out moisture. I think almost any wax will do, but I like Renaissance Wax since it dries hard relatively quickly and doesn't change the look of the gun at all.
 

Enjay

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I've been thinking about using wax on my guns but I'm concerned how it reacts when the weapon is fired as I'd rather not have a smoking, drippy mess to deal with. Have you shot your weapon since you started using wax on it?
 

Bob Ouellette

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Yep, I can't speak for other waxes, but Renaissance wax doesn't smoke. I've also put it on hot metal with no smoke. It shouldn't drip if you don't use too much.
 

Enjay

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In my case the weapon I was thinking of using it on was my shotgun. I guess I wouldn't think it would harm a holster, especially a leather one as they need soaping and oiling occasionally anyway.
 

fordnut

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I use Car wax on my guns that are Nickel plated....my.44 Magnum is waxed after I take it to the range. I have never had any problems with melting...but, it doesn't go in a holster.

I have always used RemOli on my guns...My Browning Hi-power has never had anything on it but RemOil...I love the stuff.

Steve
 

Schultz

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Enjay said:
In my case the weapon I was thinking of using it on was my shotgun. I guess I wouldn't think it would harm a holster, especially a leather one as they need soaping and oiling occasionally anyway.

The way I see it is the reason it's rusting is because he's not using a holster.
 

Bob Ouellette

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Enjay said:
The way I see it is the reason it's rusting is because he's not using a holster.

:shock: I'm just trying to think of how I could conceal that.

I've got a little clip attached to the side of mine that hooks right onto my waistband, or I just stick it in my pocket. For me, it's a small enough gun that I don't worry about it. Half the time the butt of the handle and the side clip hang out of my back pocket, but I don't think anyone pays too much attention to my butt to notice :lol: It was definitely rusting because of being in direct contact with my skin.
 
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