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    Posted: October 06 2013 at 12:31am
While working on the Bubba'd SMLE barreled action to get it cleaned up, I've noticed some very light rust spotting at various places on the action. I'd post a photo, but it is very subtle and wouldn't photograph well, it is however, noticeable to the eye.
 
Typically, I've used WD40 and steel wool to clean things up, but it seems that after doing so the small rust spots come back or are at least visible again. Any recommendations?

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I have used blue wonder on a very rusty winchester model 95. it helped a lot. they have a little video that shows application. bluewonder.us to see products and video....Dane...
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Forget the WD40, it is not a rust preventative. Try soaking it in good old ATF for a week or so. 
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Oil?
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Oils won't do anything as long as there is live rust present.  Either buy some Birchwood Casey Blue and Rust Remover at Wal-Mart or your LGS, or try Home Depot for some phosphoric acid.  Both will remove rus AND bluing, so be careful.  Plain old Naval Jelly will also work just fine.
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"Plain old Naval Jelly" is no longer available in many states. I can no longer obtain it here in Canada, either.(Fortunatley, my 'Merican neighbours in NY State still allow it.(Thay aint very "Eco-conscious"
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he is right about the WD40 tho , will not stop it , it displaces water , need to neutralize the rust 
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Sorry for the confusion. I meant that you could oil well to prevent more rust forming after the existing stuff was removed.
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WD40 actually stands for...WATER DISPLACEMENT (formula)40.
Actually was made with fish oil.
(I know ALL KINDS of useless stuff!)
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Sorry Hoadie, the fish oil thing is an urban legend.
http://wd40.com/about-us/myths-legends-fun-facts/

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Has anyone heard of using Coke as a rust remover? I've heard it works well, but haven't tried it myself.
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Heard of using a hot Coke to clean batteries and stuff with.
My Step Dad used to send me to the store when he worked at the Dock as a Mechanic helper for a boat company to clean batteries with.... 
The first time he sent me for one he had to explain why he wanted a HOT Coke !!  I kept asking why ?? They sell them cold and you dont have to put it on ice !!!  As a kid I could not fathom wasting a Coke for cleaning !LOL!!!
I have never tried it since ....
Oh and that was when you could buy a Coke for 25 cents ... and yes I remember paying a Dime for one and having to drink it in the store because I didnt have a nickle for deposit !!
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We used regular temp coke. Then my dad would kick me in the ass for letting the terminals corrode in the first place.
Then we covered 'em in grease..never had that prob since.
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Hoadie , when I say Hot Coke Im talking about off the shelf temp. probably the same as your talking about ....
But I have used Copper never seize before !!!  Pissed the batter guy off at the parts store when they come out and put the alternator tester on the truck !!!! LOL!!
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I use copper never seize on my 4x4, works great. I have some other never seize compound that I use which is toxic and I have to use latex gloves to apply it to chassis bolts. I dunno what's in that sh!t but it works great. Getting back to the original post, I use transmission fluid to remove rust, that and some 0000 steel wool will take that rust off el pronto and leaves a coating that protects against future rusting. I believe that tranny fluid is 30 weight oil with anti foaming agents and a cleanser to keep the tranny parts clean and lubed. Naval jelly works great as well, but is really hard to find in my area.
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tranny fluid - thats a nice bit of info i did not know 
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