Grip Screw/Nut Rust

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shinerjohn
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Grip Screw/Nut Rust

Post by shinerjohn » April 10th, 2010, 11:57 am

I live deep in the heart of Texas and it does get hot here! When I carry my P-64 (or S&W 642, for that matter) during the summer months, body sweat causes the grip screw and nut to rust. It's sure not easy to clean up!

Have any of you had this problem? If so, what have you done to remedy it?

Thanks loads!

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Re: Grip Screw/Nut Rust

Post by Sgt P » April 11th, 2010, 12:21 pm

ShinerJohn,
Got the same problem here. One thing that we used in the desert overseas, was to clean the screws/nuts, misc parts the best we could, then use a Sentry Solutions Marine tuff-cloth. See:
http://www.theruststore.com/Tuf-Cloth-P ... nAodcWHvtw But you can usually find them at hardware stores to save on shipping.

Another product that we used was a micro-crystalline wax polish called Renaissance that you basically rub on and let it dry. Worked for many museums who store old firearms. Have to be careful with it as it is flammable in large amounts. It comes from the UK and is not cheap. I have had the same 200ml can for the past 10 years. I use only a little bit. Hope this helps you out. :wink:

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Re: Grip Screw/Nut Rust

Post by shinerjohn » April 11th, 2010, 8:34 pm

Sgt P, that helps a lot! I will check the local stores for Tuf-Cloth. I searched for and found a source for the Renaissance Wax Polish http://www.restorationproduct.com/. $185.00 for a 3-liter can! Wow!! I'm ordering the 200ml can for $25.

Thanks again for the info.

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