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My blued XSE is a great shooter and I love it, but I can't stand how it is always rusting in certain spots several days after I totally clean and oil it. I always clean it after every trip to the range and oil it down really good with RemOil. I don't keep it in a case, I keep it in a holster beside my bed, it is my carry weapon. When I wipe the rust spots with oil, it returns to looking great again and stays that way for a few days or even a week, then that damn rust comes back. It makes me want to sell the blued gun and get a stainless. Suggestions?
 

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wolf, have you tried leaving out of the holster after cleaning to see if the rust comes back? Is it a leather holster?
 

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No I haven't tried that, and yes it is a leather holster. The rust always appears on the grip safety and on the front of the grip. It also appeared for the first time on the hammer recently.
 

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Try a soak in some Ed's Red or clean the gun and then put just a little anhydydrous lanolin, (an ingredient in Ed's Red) as a protective film. Or use some Wilson Grease as a protective film, I have a hard time washing off the Wilson grease with acetone.
 

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Rust on the grip safety and the front of the grip (and I'll wager on the mainspring housing and gripscrews too) sounds like you're the proud owner of extra-corrosive sweat.

I'm one too and can rust oiled stainless by barely touching it. Prior to putting a gun up, I have to be VERY careful to wipe everything down with solvent, then oil, without touching the steel at all. I use motor oil, as it leaves a fairly heavy film behind, while remoil seems to evaporate quickly.
 

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wolf, you should remove your stocks and check for rust there too, if you are rusting on the front and back you're probably rusting under the grips also... .02
 

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Is this common of new Colt blued guns or what? I can't imagine having alot of these guns and having them get all this surface rust all the time. I have removed the grips and there is no rust under there just on parts in open air.
 

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I haven't had any problems with any of my blued guns. I use Militec and/or breakfree to wipedown the slides and frames of my blued guns.
 

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I have not heard of this problem with other Colts so I would guess the most likely situation is environmental. As J.R. Bob Dobbs stated you may sweat sulfuric acid ;). Are you in a salt-water coastal area? I do not know enough about different metals but I suppose that some blued parts might rust easier than others depending on exact metal composition and finishing. A co-worker cant keep his stainless sig from rusting in certain places but mine is fine and I frequently don't even wipe the droplets of sweat of it when taking it out of my inside the waistband holster and putting it up for the night.

The best product I have found for rust prevention is Marine Tuff Cloth check it out here http://www.sentrysolutions.com/

I have used it on several old guns with most of the bluing worn off and now leave then in their cases with no worries and I live in a salt water coastal area.

Good luck and hope this helps.

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What you are seeing is about par for the course as far as blued guns are concerned. You should probably start by using a modern CLP like FP-10 instead of Rem Oil.
 

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Well the surface hasn't started rusting, it's all surface rust so far. I am going to get a quality lubricant and see what happens from there. I will never sell my first gun. :eek:
 

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I had the same problem you discribe with my Hi-Power. I used Rem Oil to wipe the pistol down. Well Rem Oil isn't very good at protecting against rust, and the recomendation of using FP-10 as mentioned above, or even BreakFree CLP will work much better.

J.
 
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