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Old April 11th, 2017, 04:09 PM   #1
 
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Tips for keeping LCP from rusting during the humid months.

I rotate carry guns, and found myself carrying my LC9S pro for a few weeks. I went into my safe to grab my LCP and even with a dehumidifier in my safe I noticed surface Rust starting to form on the pistol. I wiped it down with gun oil and luckily it didn't pit the slide. Had the same issue with the last LCP I owned too. Ive been keeping it rubbed down with oil, but during carry I like to not have a slick defensive weapon. Pocket carry is my main carry method for the LCP during the hot weather months.

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Oil often, parkerize it, Cerakote it, get a stainless slide, etc.

Mine rusted too. I have parkerized and Cerakoted slides (LCP and others) to resist the rust issue when carrying during humid months and times of extra sweat.
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Put a thin coat of Rig on whatever you are rotating into the safe. That works for me.
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Eezox is hands down the best rust preventative available.

Give it a look, you won't be disappointed.
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use wax on the outside surface instead of oil - Renaissance Wax is the best, but a museum curator told me they use bowling ball wax on there arm and armor collection (that much Ren Wax would break their budget).

Heat the metal with a hair drier before rubbing on the wax for the best protection. This worked against salt water exposure for the museums in Louisiana after Katrina.
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I use Johnson's Floor Wax on mine for carry.
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I've always gotten good rust prevention using Birchwood-Casey "Sheath". I actually like the smell too. I think it's similar to tung or linseed oil in that over a day or two it "dries" to a protective coat. I have a hunch that Eezox is similar, but I haven't tried it and will have to!
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I rotate carry guns, and found myself carrying my LC9S pro for a few weeks. I went into my safe to grab my LCP and even with a dehumidifier in my safe I noticed surface Rust starting to form on the pistol. I wiped it down with gun oil and luckily it didn't pit the slide. Had the same issue with the last LCP I owned too. Ive been keeping it rubbed down with oil, but during carry I like to not have a slick defensive weapon. Pocket carry is my main carry method for the LCP during the hot weather months.

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What oil were you using?
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Frog Lube is the BEST rust prevention and lube!
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Since you pocket carry, the last thing you want is a oily gun. I second using Renaissance wax. You can get from a knife supply outfit such as Texas Knives or Jantz knife supply.
Another cheaper wax is go down to your local auto parts store and buy a tin of Mothers Brazilian carnuba cleaning wax. I use both on carbon steel knives to prevent rust and it has worked great for the past 8 years. Rub on, let dry and light buff with soft cotton cloth.
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I rotate carry guns, and found myself carrying my LC9S pro for a few weeks. I went into my safe to grab my LCP and even with a dehumidifier in my safe I noticed surface Rust starting to form on the pistol. I wiped it down with gun oil and luckily it didn't pit the slide. Had the same issue with the last LCP I owned too. Ive been keeping it rubbed down with oil, but during carry I like to not have a slick defensive weapon. Pocket carry is my main carry method for the LCP during the hot weather months.

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You've received a lot of responses from people about what works for them and their favorite products.

Not all work really well.

You would do well to take the time to look at the information in this article.

It's very well written and the author has provided real testing information on a very wide variety of products. Some are not as good as people think.

Shotgunworld.com ? Results of gun care product evaluation

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You've received a lot of responses from people about what works for them and their favorite products.



Not all work really well.



You would do well to take the time to look at the information in this article.



It's very well written and the author has provided real testing information on a very wide variety of products. Some are not as good as people think.



Shotgunworld.com ? Results of gun care product evaluation



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Thanks for posting this. Changed a few thoughts for me.


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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.
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