Anyone tried wax to prevent rust?
Posted 07 December 2005 - 08:05 AM
Posted 07 December 2005 - 09:55 AM
I would think that most any paste wax should do the trick.
Posted 07 December 2005 - 11:21 AM
I used Johnson's Paste Wax to coat the metal while bedding two rifles recently and I was kinda wondering the same thing as you. It would appear that this stuff dries to a reasonably durable finish if you leave it alone for a few days. I say this because the guy who I hired for parkerizing said he had to use a heat gun to melt it all off. I tried to remove it myself, but found I couldn't dissolve it with mineral spirits without an overnight soak.
As such, I would think that after the firearm's finish had soaked up all the oil it was going to, a coating of paste wax could go on and then I guess the metal would be impervious to the elements. I have read comments other places mentioning that so-and-so has had good results using Johnson's to keep the rain off - even in Alaska - and I plan to try it myself.
For $4.95 a can, its hard to beat Johnson's Paste Wax. Apparently, the stuff is good for everything!
Posted 07 December 2005 - 11:32 AM
Posted 07 December 2005 - 01:48 PM
Posted 09 December 2005 - 04:54 PM
Posted 09 December 2005 - 07:27 PM
I find that Johnsons' Paste Wax will do what you want (in all of my personal uses so far). Johnsons' Floor Wax is the wax which will turn white and powdery. The big feature with the wax is that there will be no oil to wood contact, which in turn means less chance of dry rot.
If you have ever torn down a Swede 96 for the first time since it was built, you found that the rifle is/was completely filled with something similar to Rig. It is almost like Cosmo, but it is light yellow, and semi solid. I'm thinking beeswax, vaseline, and maybe spirits. The thing is, it doesn't seem to run when the rifle heats up.
Posted 09 December 2005 - 07:58 PM
Posted 09 December 2005 - 11:37 PM
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