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Little Rust Goblins From Hell.

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Yesterday I was in my garage and decided to check up on my guns (1990s 870 20 gauge and 1983 m69). After making sure that they were doing fine no rust, scratches,ect. I put them back in the aluminum case that I store them in. Today something told me to go back and look at them again. Instantaneously profanities erupted from my mouth due to the shock of seeing the whole side (side facing up when the case is open) of each gun was covered in rust. It literary spawned a large colony of rust over night, It looked they were left out side the whole summer! So my first response was to grab a bottle of 3 in 1 and some rags and just scrub, scrub, scrub. The light coat of rust came off the rifle with ease and no evidence of it ever existing, but the shotgun was left with white "scars" where the worst of the rust was. I have no clue what could have triggered that to happen. I've been storing all my guns that way for 5+ years and rust never formed. Any ideas?

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Did you touch the barrels with your hands when you first looked at them? If so, then I'd say you left some moisture on them causing the rust.

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No, I make sure not to touch any steel parts on my guns and it was quite dry that day.

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Garage?

My garage is 100 plus in the summer and below freezing in the winter. Today's Teflon coated guns can handle that kind of temp changes and extremes. Older blued guns cannot.

Can you move them to a closet in the house?

For what it's worth, I use a product called Rig Oil. Works wonders on finishes. Safe for all finishes and is more a light grease than an oil.

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Not sure what would have made them rust, too many variables and all that

But furniture makers steel wool really takes off surface rust beautifully

NGaHB

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growing up in a very humid climate rust was always a issue,While some may scoff at it my dad always used good ole wd 40 or crc.Clean and coat em lightly before locking them in a safe in a less then perfect enviroment.The only issue i ever found in doing so has been with the wood and that is nothing a good piano wax(true carnubua) has never taken care of.

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Get yourself a can of EEZOX synthetic gun care spray. This is a CLP type product (Clean Lubricate & Protect). One of the finest on the market. Our troups use it extensively overseas in the roughest of environments. I've been using it on all my guns for years now. Couldn't be happier.

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