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Old 09-28-2008, 12:43 PM
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Gun/Magazine Rusting

I just pulled out my KWA M4A1 because Im getting ready to go to a game at my friends house in a few hours and noticed when I saw my magazine, there is rust on it. A pretty decent amount of it too. It wiped off with a cloth and water after a minute or two but is that normal and has anyone else had this happen? I didn't know airsoft guns rust tbh...Also, inside the gun where you insert the magazine at, that whole area had rust in it aswell. There was none in either of those 2 places before, and I clean my gun before and after every single fight so I know it wasnt wet so what happened? Thank you in advance.

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Old 09-28-2008, 04:42 PM
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Was the rust on the mag where it would be in the magwell or over it all?
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Was the gun at all wet when you put it away, or if not is it stored in an area that is prone to getting water?
Also, if it is metal and you leave it out in the rain, it will rust
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Old 09-28-2008, 06:24 PM
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the best way i found to remove rust was by using hoppes number 9 powder solivent. it worked well
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Old 09-28-2008, 09:04 PM
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Minerals cause rust, and all of the minerals needed to cause rust are in water. If you wipe it down with water you should, at the very least, make sure you wipe it completely dry. You can always put a bit of silicon grease on the part you are worried will rust as this will eliminate any rusting by creating a barrier.
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It was completely dry when I put it away last time, cleaned then dried. It was up in the area where the magazine is inserted into, aswell as on the entire magazine. Also, on a part of the gun, just some useless piece toward the front end, there was rust on that aswell. It wiped off after a few minutes of very thorough cleaning but Im worried eventually ittl hurt something, especially if it gets to the internals; can it?
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It was completely dry when I put it away last time, cleaned then dried. It was up in the area where the magazine is inserted into, aswell as on the entire magazine. Also, on a part of the gun, just some useless piece toward the front end, there was rust on that aswell. It wiped off after a few minutes of very thorough cleaning but Im worried eventually ittl hurt something, especially if it gets to the internals; can it?
Tear down gun.
mild dish soap + abrasive pad clean, strip affected area, clean again by wiping the area with alcohol on the rag, repaint.
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Tear down gun.
mild dish soap + abrasive pad clean, strip affected area, clean again by wiping the area with alcohol on the rag, repaint.
Agreed. That would be your best bet.
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Old 09-29-2008, 07:02 PM
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Even if the gun and mag were dry if u had sweaty hands that will cause metal to rust. Sweat is a big problem with real steel so that could be your culpret.
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My KWA m4 mag rusted too. Throw it out. Get midcaps. It's a trashy hicap anyway.
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If I were you, Id throw some oxyclean on it ASAP.
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