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Old April 15th, 2017, 02:51 PM   #16
 
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Shot often, cleaned and lubed after every range outing and continually saw signs of rust.



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Old April 15th, 2017, 03:38 PM   #17
 
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Shot often, cleaned and lubed after every range outing and continually saw signs of rust.
Cleaning and lubing doesn't help to prevent rust. The continual cleaning could be wearing off any type of finish protection you may have already had on the gun. What kind of wax, polish, etc are you using for finish protection?
My preference is three coats of Johnson's Paste Wax, cheap and available at Home Depot.
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Old April 15th, 2017, 07:32 PM   #18
 
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GONRA bets the PHATSPEED7X's "dehumidifier in my safe I noticed surface Rust starting to form on the pistol" is a heated rod. Obviously doesn't verk. Big Suprise!

Heated Rods to NOT remove water from the air and drain it away
like a real "dehumidifier" does.
All they do is lower the relative humidity by raising the temperature. Absolute humidity didn't change.
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I would of bought the stainless version of the LCP if the dealer had any still in stock. Been carrying the LCP for a few days and haven't noticed any corrosion developing. I use Lucas gun oil for lubrication of my firearms.

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Is ther LCP that susceptible to rust? I live in FL and I do very little to protect against corrosion and I've never had a rust issue at all on any firearm, but then again I owned an LCP for like 5 minutes.
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I would of bought the stainless version of the LCP if the dealer had any still in stock. Been carrying the LCP for a few days and haven't noticed any corrosion developing. I use Lucas gun oil for lubrication of my firearms.

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Stainless steel will still rust, just not as easily.

Cleaning, Lubrication and rust prevention are three different issues.

What works well in one area may be marginal in another.

I rarely use the generic all in one CLP (clean lube and preserve) type chemicals.

I use Hoppes #9 for cleaning.

Rem oil for lube (I use very, very little lube on my firearms. There just aren't enough areas that wear significantly to require much.)

I am looking at what was best in the study I posted for rust prevention.

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Low maintenance rust prevention cerakote would probably be best.
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Some good ideas have been given. One extra step I do is to use the Remora holster line for pocket carry (or IWB). They are waterproof which should help reducing the perspiration that actually soaks into the metal.

My LCP and J-frames are stainless. I still wipe them down with a lightly oiled rag or silicone cloth every time I come in from carrying. Georgia is a sauna in summer. Still no rust.
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GONRA agrees with eastman.

ALSO - have no real experience with desiccants, but you should be able to use desiccants
in a safe IF yer Disciplined Enuf to replace it with a DRY one and
dry the “wet one” out to make the NEW "dry one desiccant ".
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Just a quick thought about your storage safe. My dessicate bags were filling really fast. The safe had an installed seal but didn't seem to stop much. Bought a regular door seal
and now my bags hardly have any moisture. Guess I'm lucky and only clean and oil on a pretty regular basis with no rust.
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