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Rust freckles

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fridlo
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Rust freckles

Post by fridlo » Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:46 pm

I have been given a 1948 Remington 241. The bore seems okay, but the finish has rust freckles all over it. I have read to scrub the finish with oil and 0000 steel wool. Is that standard, or is there a better way to get rid of the rust? Thanks, Fridlo
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indy1919a4
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Post by indy1919a4 » Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:27 pm

You can use the old copper Penny routine.. It seems brutal but it works... I have had just as good a luck with oil & steel wool and you can compromise and use copper wool..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FosQqV0O_9E

fridlo
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Post by fridlo » Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:43 pm

Thanks Indy, I'll give it a try with oil and the copper penny.

Fridlo

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Post by TC6969 » Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:53 pm

Oil and steel wool works great, but you can go down to bare metal easily.

You need to go lightly with the steel wool.

Let it float on the oil, dont bear down too hard.

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Post by rentprop1 » Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:58 am

Just keep in mind steel wool is bound wire ...anytime you rub metal on metal you're sure to damage a finish.

Many people have had good luck applying kroil and then taking an old pair of blue jeans and lightly scrubbing.

The Kroll will actually break up most of that surface rust and penetrate underneath of it lifting it slightly to where you can then rub it off with the blue jean denim material.

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Post by P5 Guy » Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:45 am

fridio, listen to rent.
Kano's Kroil will penetrate and lift the rust, rub it down with a old t shirt of a piece of denim.

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Post by fridlo » Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:11 pm

I have Kroil, so I'll give it a try with denim. Thanks, guys.
Fridlo

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