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#3140706 - 01/26/13 08:29 PM How to clean stainless
KubotaM4900
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I put my ruger in the back of the closet until I picked up my safe. When I pulled it out here is what it looked like. The corrosion doesn't really want to come off never had a stainless do such. The closet must have quite a bit of moisture. Any ideas would be appreciated.

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#3140735 - 01/26/13 08:58 PM Re: How to clean stainless [Re: KubotaM4900]
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If that's a 10/22 I don't think the receiver is stainless,i could be wrong but never seen 1 yet that I know of
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#3140738 - 01/26/13 09:00 PM Re: How to clean stainless [Re: mike243]
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Very, very fine steel wool with oil. You might be able to polish it up with that.
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#3140765 - 01/26/13 09:17 PM Re: How to clean stainless [Re: BigD_625]
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 Originally Posted By: BigD_625
Very, very fine steel wool with oil. You might be able to polish it up with that.


or automatic transmission fluid, the red type
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#3140767 - 01/26/13 09:19 PM Re: How to clean stainless [Re: BigD_625]
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The barrel is stainless,the receiver is aluminum more than likely
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#3140804 - 01/26/13 09:41 PM Re: How to clean stainless [Re: mike243]
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 Originally Posted By: mike243
The barrel is stainless,the receiver is aluminum more than likely


He got it, that's aluminum.
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#3140870 - 01/26/13 10:40 PM Re: How to clean stainless [Re: Wildcat]
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Yes y'all are correct it is Al on the 10/22. Didnt really think about it. I was guessing wool also just wanted another opinion mine isnt always the best option lol.
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#3140880 - 01/26/13 10:49 PM Re: How to clean stainless [Re: KubotaM4900]
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Never tried the transmission fluid, but I would start with that since it's least abrasive. Good luck.
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#3140973 - 01/27/13 06:22 AM Re: How to clean stainless [Re: BigD_625]
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For alum. use WD-40, it will kill the oxidation in the alum. Use a brass brush or alum. brush,(auto stores carry them) Do not use anything that will rust, (steel wool, steel bristle brush)small particals will get into the alum and eventually rust or cause more oxidation later down the road.

I would attempt the polish the receiver, but I doubt you will get all the marks out. You can clean it up really well, tape it off and paint it with alum. Rustoleum and then clear it after.

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#3141012 - 01/27/13 07:35 AM Re: How to clean stainless [Re: FULLDRAWXX75]
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Its called STAINLESS steel for a reason.
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