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Removing Rust from Threads?

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Removing Rust from Threads?

#1 Post by Hahad » Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:51 am

Any advice on products that work well for removing surface rust off of small areas (i.e. threads inside a barrel)? I just picked up a used Benelli M2 Tactical off of Gunbroker, when I asked about the condition the seller insisted nothing was wrong with it other than a small scuff on the outside of the barrel. Anyways, picked it up yesterday and while mechanically it looked okay, it was absolutely filthy. I also noticed the choke had a fair amount of rust on it and there was some on the threads inside the muzzle where the choke screws in. After a few hours of some TLC, I was able to get it cleaned up and scrubbed off the choke with a brass brush but the combination of location and rust on the inside of the muzzle is making it tough to clean out. Cleaner recommendations? Should I take it in somewhere and have them run it through an ultrasonic cleaner?

On a side note, seriously, take care of your guns. It just blows my mind that someone would spend $1200 (about what those M2 tacticals are new) on a nice shotgun and then just let it go to ****. It's like buying a nice car then blowing the engine because you didn't feel like getting the oil changed.

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Re: Removing Rust from Threads?

#2 Post by Rapidrob » Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:27 am

The fine threads of the choke tubes do have to be squeaky clean. The best product out there is Kroil,hands down. No other product works as well or has been around longer.
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Re: Removing Rust from Threads?

#3 Post by Tommy Atkins » Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:21 pm

For rust removal I go with Evap-o-rust every time.
https://evapo-rust.com/
It will remove bluing though.

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Re: Removing Rust from Threads?

#4 Post by dmg4 » Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:51 pm

I have a gallon of Tasgon left over from my father's stash, who used it in the Merchant Marine in WWII. Stinks to high heaven, and people in California get cancer when I use it in New York. Kroil is better, but I feel like I'm getting revenge when I use the stuff. My dad swore by it.
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#5 Post by HectorFuego » Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:58 am

+1 On the Kroil.

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Re: Removing Rust from Threads?

#6 Post by grayparatrooper » Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:37 am

evaporust wroks amazing fyi

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