JR in KY
- Jan 25, 2006
Pretty sure WD40 is not recommended for guns.Thanks guys, I do have them in a room with a dehumidifier. This morning we are getting a tote and jugs of wd40. Going to take an air pressure hose to then to get dirt off and then soak them. Wipe em off and soak them again. It’s not gun oil but it should help. Maybe finish with a gun oil. This will atleast, I hope, stop the rusting process. He lost everything he had but hopefully we can save these
That’s what I’ve read today too unless emergent situations. I called a gunsmith in Lexington and that’s actually what he said I should do it right now to displace the water. He said to make sure that I lubricate them good after because wd40 is just a displacement and not a lubricant or protector. Honestly, it’s all new to mePretty sure WD40 is not recommended for guns.
This is pretty much exactly what a gunsmith told meIn an emergency like yours wd40 can be used to clean water and rust off a gun, but afterwards use oil of some sort to lubricate it, again in a pinch motor oil is better than nothing.
Once you can… reclean thoroughly with a proper solvent and lubricant with a proper gun oil.
Sure stinks though. I use the Amsoil synthetic gun lube. It’s all but scent free unless you get it in chamber. Makes some stinky ash.ATF is good to used in the winter time. Guns won't freeze up or not cycle. It is a plus if you hunt out west in the cold and snow.
You not that what I’ve heard most my adult life. My dad used it on his guns. Never had a problem. So that I used growing up to. And to this day never had a problem. Put it on a sock and wipe it down and put it up. I honestly never had a problem with my guns. It’s took surface rust off my guns before but maybe ain’t spose to use it. Idk. I have.Pretty sure WD40 is not recommended for guns.
I haven’t been on in a couple of days but we’ve been moving them around to people and then coming up with dead ends. Should have probably attempted it ourselves first to save time. We have them to someone now. I’m afraid most are ruined