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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote englishman_ca Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 29 2018 at 7:29am
Well done.

I have a sporter MLE rifle with which I had some rusting problems on camping trips, even if I tried to keep it oiled, it would develop a red blush overnight. Lots of humidity out in the temperate forest. 
So I painted it with black spray bomb Rustoleum. That was about ten years ago.
 
The gun gets bounced around and carried in a floor rack in a bush buggy Jeep or clipped onto the bars of a quad, it spends a lot of time outdoors in the elements. I would pretend to myself that it gets looked after and wiped off after every trip. However, even though it has lots of bumps and scratches, the gun is not rusty. I think that I touched up the barrel once after a scrape wiping out on the trail.

Painting was a common and effective rust preventative measure with the Brits circa WWII.

The nice thing with paint is that if I ever want to get into restoring the original patina or redo a factory finish, I can remove the paint in a jiffy with paint stripper.

You have a nice purposeful looking sporter ready for whatever you want to take on. It will get the job done and should last you your lifetime and then onwards with others'.
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Nope, sorry, semi-gloss black. Very close finish to the original "Suncorite". There is probably a green version though but I don't know the number.
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