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Hi Guys

 

Fairly new an have a synthetic MDT HS3 stock and SS barrel....Have the barrel cleaning sorted however what do you advise for wiping down the outside finger prints off the Stainless steel barrels? On my shotguns I use Browning Legia spray...will this be fine on the rifle?

 

Thank you!

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NO idea about Legia spray but I use Corrosion-X on the outside of all my rifles, stainless or not. Consistent with the excellent rating it got in an independent review of all the options, not a sign of corrosion on any of them.

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Thanks Chris!

 

Anyone else got any suggestions ........ or comments on Legia?

 

Thank you!

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I always use one of the silicon-infused cloths to give my rifles a wipe over, and so far so good. I sent an email to the manufacturer once to ask how long they were usable for, and the answer "Years" came back. I think they could be right. :)

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I've used a soft cloth soaked in new fully synthetic spare car engine oil i have and just wrung the excess out. I've been doing for years with no problems as yet. Do i need to put my tin hat on now?? :ph34r:

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Why do I feel like I need to go and spend money on some new cleaning equipment, or

Am I the only other person to use an Oily rag ???

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Modern engine oils are superb lubricants and many contain detergents to help their lifespan. But strip an engine that's not run for a few years and take a look inside. You will likely find any steel components with surface rust unless they are fully submerged in the sump oil. Exposed areas will have seen corrosion from the left over products of combustion - much like a gun.

There are maintenance and storage oils available for car engines but not for regular use in your average shopping trolley.

 

A decent quality gun oil won't break the bank, why not use the correct type?

 

And yes, I've used legia spray, works fine.

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ACF50 works a treat. Removes corrosion, finger prints and leaves a protective coating. A little goes a long way.

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ACF50 works a treat. Removes corrosion, finger prints and leaves a protective coating. A little goes a long way. It's way better than WD40 imho but pricey. As I use it on my motorbike, I have it in the garage anyway.

 

On my shotguns I use Birchwood Casey Sheath rust preventative and finger print remover.

 

Interesting comparison of cleaning compounds here: http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/lid=10700/learn/Gun-Cleaning-Clinic-Knowing-the-Limits-of-Rust-Preventatives

 

The other superb finger print preventative once you've cleaned and degreased the barrel is Renaissance Wax. Pricey, but I use it for some of my work, so have it in stock anyway.

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I have used Legia spray and it works very well. Good for moderators too.

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Why do I feel like I need to go and spend money on some new cleaning equipment, or

Am I the only other person to use an Oily rag ???

I'm with you on that one treetop! Clean decent rag covered in new synthetic engine oil! :)

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good old 3 in 1. been running one of my lathes for the last 40 years with no rust and another for 50 years, you can even buy it in a spray can.

 

never did understand why people would pay twice the price for the same stuff just because there is a posh label on it.

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good old 3 in 1. been running one of my lathes for the last 40 years with no rust and another for 50 years, you can even buy it in a spray can.

 

never did understand why people would pay twice the price for the same stuff just because there is a posh label on it.

How often do you carry your lathe round the fields on a rainy day?

 

Modern engine oils are superb lubricants and many contain detergents to help their lifespan. But strip an engine that's not run for a few years and take a look inside. You will likely find any steel components with surface rust unless they are fully submerged in the sump oil. Exposed areas will have seen corrosion from the left over products of combustion - much like a gun.

There are maintenance and storage oils available for car engines but not for regular use in your average shopping trolley.

 

A decent quality gun oil won't break the bank, why not use the correct type?

 

And yes, I've used legia spray, works fine.

+ 1

 

A 750ml can of Legia costs around £9.00 ! , I have around a dozen firearms and it will last me at least 2-3 years, why would you use an unknown chemical on your pride and joy , bone stupid in my opinion.

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How often do you carry your lathe round the fields on a rainy day? :)

Lathe in in an unheated shedhole. Harsher life for the lathe than a rifle.

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I think it's possible to be far too precious about the lubricant/preservative that we use: "Nothing touches Frou-Frou McBoomprincess but Snibbo, distilled from babies' laughter and unicorn tears!"

 

I've used and had no problems with a huge range of products including, but not limited to, WD-40, 3-in-One, Triflon, silicone-impregnated cloths and Tuf Cloth.

 

45 years of firearm ownership and no rust problems yet.

 

maximus otter

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