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with condensation , rain , temperature swings , i was wondering what is the best spray treatment to prevent any corrosion issue for short to mid term , something that will not need be removed before shooting .
I use WD40 only on metal surfices and in my bore , but don’t get it on any painted or dipped finish. lt will lift any plastic finish off your stock or barrel.
thats what i thought of too, but someone mentioned it can affect the primers …. idk??
Wd stands for water displacement. If your gun gets wet, its good to spraying some into the action, bore and barrel to get ride of any water.
But it has two problems. As l said, it will lift any camo finish and it breaks down oils. So any lubrication the gun needs has to be reapplied. It does work great for freeing up a sticky action when its really cold out because oils get thick in the cold. A light coating of oil is much better for storage.
The trick is to avoid condensation if you can. Storage in cars can be tricky with extreme tempature changes. Use a hard case, something water tight if possible. Leather and soft cases attract and hold moisture, so avoid using them.
Rapid tempature changes from a cold day in the field or the range, to a warm room will cause condensation to quickly form on your guns. It is best to leave your guns encases and allow them to slowly warm up to room tempature over night.
do you know if it will affect creakote. I have WD 40 on hand , but had someone warn me that it can affect primer function. but I can do my own R&D , more excuses to go shooting.
WD40 penatrates, so it may very well effect primers. I have used it often on my blued pistols, but l remove it with brake cleaner before l relube my guns.
Not sure about creakote. It is a painted/baked on finish. On that one l would contact a manufacture and see what products they recommend to clean and lube their finishes.
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