How to prevent surface rust?

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    X27
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    I live in a humid climate and the air resivor on my pistol marauder is getting surface rust.. I took it off with some rem oil but its starting to come back, do I just keep it oiled up? 
    The gun just lives in a room not a gun safe or a cabinet where I can put a dehumidifier.
    What should I do?

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    Dirte
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    All my guns get wiped down with oil every time I handle them.

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    rich177
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    Having a safe has nothing to do with it.  I have a safe but run a dehumidifier in the room 24/7 in the warmer months.  You just have to remember to empty it.  It is just amazing how much water is in the air.  Wipe your guns down as well every time you handle them.

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    Sam63
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    “Dirte”All my guns get wiped down with oil every time I handle them.

    
Same here. All my gun gets wiped down with Kroil after being used. No exceptions. I had a CZ barrel pit a few summers ago due to my negligence. Hoppes #9 is my all time favorite because I like the smell but I found Kriol does a better job of removing moisture/rust and protecting the metal. Kroil also does a great job of removing lead and protecting the inside of the barrel.

    Here is an independent test of 46 rust inhibitors.

    Comprehensive Corrosion Test: 46 Products Compared

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    Bobbed06
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    Some of the foam and pluck foam in quality hard cases have a corrosion inhibitor in the foam. I think they make some kind of tablet or something along those lines to put in the case as well to absorb humidity. A quality dehumidifier has a drain like an air conditioner, it just has to be run outside or to a drain. Never requires emptying. I have to buy one soon for the basement as it gets damp really bad and starts to stink.

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    Verve
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    [quote=Bobbed06]Some of the foam and pluck foam in quality hard cases have a corrosion inhibitor in the foam. /quote]


    This may just be reason my WC barrel is showing surface rust within 2 months. Foam in the Daystate Pulsar case smells a fair bit too and its quite different in density than the one in FX cases.

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    ncstan
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    Do not store gun in the in travel cases .You will note when You receive a gun shipped in a case it will have several packets of defiant in them .It is more likely moisture build up in the case that causes the rust .The same will happen in a safe with no moisture removal .I also wipe guns with a silicon cloth after handling .

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    comovez
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    How old is your P-Rod?  I noticed that my friend’s new P-Rod, just weeks old, exhibits surface rust too.  But my Marauder Pistol, purchased in Oct. 2011 does not have that problem.  So draw your own conclusion.. 

    ​BTW – We both live in the same hot, humid city here in DFW, TX.

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    ahobie17
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    there are gun socks that are impregnated with rust inhibitors….probably your best bet.

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    X27
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    Comovze……My p-rod is only months old.

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    X27
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    What is the best oil to use?
    I am and have always used Rem Oil for all my gun needs.
    Are there better oils out there?
    Any links to the stuff you guys are talking about would be appreciated too.

    Thanks for all your help and imput!

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    RickM
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    Ballistol, great stuff,will not varnish like most oils.

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    Mrshosted
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    You’se desiccant packets in your case and wipe down the metal with Crc 2-26. Wd-40 (water displacement #40) will work just not as well.  Desiccant is the same stuff used in your air dryer/filter for the the high pressure pump or often found in stuff ship over sea’s.  It too has a shelf life, based on how much moisture it has been exposed to.  But can be dried out with some thing like 250 degrees of heat.  But don’t quote me on that.  M Man Good luck

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    Jasonintn
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    “RickM”Ballistol, great stuff,will not varnish like most oils.

    
Plus one best stuff I have used on guns powder and air. 

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    Pope_on_Dope
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    Certainly Ballistol – its probably the best all purpose oil one can get. 

    If you often take the gun out in rain, you might consider wiping it with Nano Protech gun oil. This really makes the water pearl off but Ballistol also does a great job keeping water out. Rust mostly comes in storage, for example when you had the gun out in cold weather and then put it somewhere in a corner the air will condense on it. The best way to prevent rust is to put on a thin coat of Ballistol about once a month and have the gun stored in a sheath.

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    Txboy
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    Corrosion X works really good. You can pick it up at Wal-Mart I use it on all my saltwater gear and wipe my guns down with it. 

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    X27
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    thanks
     

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    deucelee
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    “rich177”Having a safe has nothing to do with it.  I have a safe but run a dehumidifier in the room 24/7 in the warmer months.  You just have to remember to empty it.  It is just amazing how much water is in the air.  Wipe your guns down as well every time you handle them.

    
When you say empty it, do you mean empty the air tank? or the safe?

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    sharroff
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    +1 for Ballistol.  And you can get the straight liquid lube (16 oz) without spending the extra $$ for the aerosol spray.

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    X27
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    “deucelee”

    “rich177”Having a safe has nothing to do with it.  I have a safe but run a dehumidifier in the room 24/7 in the warmer months.  You just have to remember to empty it.  It is just amazing how much water is in the air.  Wipe your guns down as well every time you handle them.

    
When you say empty it, do you mean empty the air tank? or the safe?

    
Empty the water out of the dehumidifier.

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