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Hello TGF friends,
Its with great remorse for me to share that due to my negligence and not properly "maintaining" my shotgun, small minute rust spots has appeared at the end of the barrel(inside) near the muzzle due to accumulation of dust and moisture. I am surprised to see it as the barrel is chrome plated yet again?? Need expert opinion on removal of these small stains


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I dunno the best way to go, but myself, I hit any rust I find with Hoppes #9, then dry it and give it a good coating of M-Pro 7 preservative/oil.

Good luck!

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Oh, and one thing I do notice with pretty much any gun that has visible signs of rust, no matter how small, is when i run the Hoppes on gun cloth over all parts of that gun I get brown rust stains on the cloth, so it looks to be cleaning off minute particulars of rust too small to see.

I don't get those same stains on the cloth for weapons I clean more regularly, just the stuff that's been sitting for months in the gun safe.

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@ Mohammad
You can " POLISH" our minor rust pitting in most shotgun barrels.
I take a 3/8 or 1/2 " wooden Dowel rod, and cut a slot in one end with a Hack saw or other fine blade saw. About 2" long
You then slip in a peice of 600 grit Black oxcide Sand Paper, so it sticks out 2" on either side of the dowel.
You put the dowel in a drill motor, wrap the sand paper against the direction of rotation, and insert it into your barrel.
Using WD-40 as a honing fluid you spin the sandpaper, " Flap Hone "inside the barrel keeping it close to centered as it spins.
Work it the length of the barrel in short rapid strokes. staying away from the end of the chamber.
It will polish your bore and leave it with a VERY Fine Honing pattern, that can be polished out the same way using cloth as a Flap and any Chrome or metal polish.
You might even want to try the Chrome polish first, to see if the rust warrants Honing with the sandpaper.

If the rust spots are near the muzzle end, use a Long dowel and work from the Chamber end.
Keep the Hone spinning and moving the length of the bore in short strokes.
If you stop in one spot too long, you are just polishing rings inside the barrel.
You want the honing marks to be like a spiril pattern down the bore.

You can also use a Shotgun Bore Mop on the end of a cleaning rod , spinning in a drill motor, using the chrome polish.

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thanks for the great tip fellow TGF members.@ LAGS should the WD40 be applied on the sand paper or the barrel


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Yes, As the sandpaper is spinning in the barrel, you spray a little WD-40 in the Barrel to keep the BLACK Oxcide sandpaper lubricated.
Keep the inside of the Barrel wet with the WD- 40 or some type of Light oil.

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markypoos wrote:
Oh, and one thing I do notice with pretty much any gun that has visible signs of rust, no matter how small, is when i run the Hoppes on gun cloth over all parts of that gun I get brown rust stains on the cloth, so it looks to be cleaning off minute particulars of rust too small to see.

I don't get those same stains on the cloth for weapons I clean more regularly, just the stuff that's been sitting for months in the gun safe.

Mark


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Small signs of rust do disappear if you leave the part soaked in Hoppes 9 and then wipe it off.

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but i have heard that hoppes 9 removes nickel/chrome plating if left for long. Incidentally my barrel is chrome plated


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Hoppes will not hurt Hard chrome Bores.
The Hard Chrome is much harder than the Chrome on the bumpers of your car.
Hoppes is a solvent , and should be used for cleaning, not for protecting against rust.
A Nickel plated gun is first Copper plated, then Nickel plated.
If any solvent is left on for long periods of time.
It Can cause a chemical reaction between the three metals ( Steel, Copper ,and nickel ) that might effect the bonding to the gun.
Clean your guns with Hoppes, dry them off, and oil them to protect them.

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thanks LAGS


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