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Vaseline (Petroleum jelly) is a great anti-corrosion fix for battery terminals. It conducts way better than most greases so it gives more oomph to the circuit.
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I heard one of my Buddies grandfather talking about using carbonated petroleum jelly to protect his guns when not using them...but have never been able ti find carbonated petroleum jelly yet !!
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Ordinary dish washing liquid liquid in concentrated form will remove rust but it does take some time.  Of course it needs to be removed after but Hoppe's seems to clean it off just fine.  I haven't seen any rusting since the treatment.  The dishwashing liquid also removes all protective oils so oiling needs to follow before it gets wet.  I was removing heavy rust from a bore.

Hot water with a lot of dishwashing liquid also frees rust frozen parts with a bit of soaking.
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"carbonated petroleum jelly"
Try looking for "medicated Vaseline", or "brown Vaseline" as those are alternate names for the same stuff..
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great infom guys , these threads always add to my knowledge base 
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Degrease the part with liquid dishwasher detergent scrubbing all the nooks and crannies well.
Simple green works well, but is more expensive.

Boil in distilled water for about 30 minutes. The Red rust if it is light will convert to black oxide. Use 0000 steel wool to knock off any loose black oxide particles.

Immerse parts in a large container of WD-40 and oil liberally with your favorite gun oil afterwards.

You are basically rust bluing your firearm using this process. Rust is converted in the same way using rust bluing solutions.

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^^^ This is the answer. I forgot about that one. I have used it before and it will turn whatever rust that is there to blueing. I used steam, but that is essentially the same process.
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I took over my father in law's BSA SxS. It was covered in a rust. The first thing I did was spray it down with a PTFE (Teflon) based spray (Wynnflon is the one over here) and a good rub down with newspaper. That got rid of all the "dry" rust. What was left was removed using 0000 steel wool and paraffin (yanks call it kerosene). Do not use oil with the steel wool. After an hour I got tired, so wipe off with paraffin and spray with PTFE oil. Wrapped in plastic till the next day. It took me 4 or 5 sessions to get it nice and clean without damaging the blueing. It is slightly pitted in places and has a nice "working" gun look and feel. Every time I handle her I give her a quick wipe with PTFE oil.
 
There are other tricks to cleaning metal parts. For my e.d.c. CZ75 I strip and scrub in paraffin. Rinse with boiling water. A good clean with PTFE and regular wipe downs. Paraffin will not damage rubber or plastic parts. Some guys use petrol, but never near non metal parts.
 
I only use PTFE oils for cleaning and wipe downs on all my firearms. No more Q20 or WD40 for my girls.
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So you are saying Kerosene is a good gun cleaner ?? I may have to get some and give it a try.... wish I still worked at the Heliport/// I used to throw out 10++ gallons of Jet Fuel a day when I was draining the fuel nozzle drip pans !!! the Kerosene was good still!!  it was just the drippings off the fuel nozzles !!

My Old Army Bud , Sgt Deshotels has a mixture he uses to clean all his firearms that he mixed up for his Black powder firearms .... Its 1/3 part Alcohol , 1/3 Murphy's oil and 1/3 Hydrogen peroxide ....  I have not tried this yet so I can only say that the Black powder rifle he gave me and the BP revolver I traded for both were in pristine condition when I got them !!!!
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Lt.Dan sure comes up with some strange concoctions!
I'm gonna try that on my smokepole, & see what happens
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Originally posted by hoadie hoadie wrote:

Lt.Dan sure comes up with some strange concoctions!
I'm gonna try that on my smokepole, & see what happens


He accidentally drank some of it a couple of months ago ...he keeps it in a Liquor bottle and  took a swig !!! LOL!!  he said it didnt kill him.. but tasted awful !!

He has a Black Powder lube recipe that wont go bad , I will have to get back with him on it.. its better than crisco which goes rancid after some time.... I didnt get to write that down when I was at his place a few weeks ago .... But did get the cleaning recipe !!
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balistol is a good product for the purpose 
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In the really old days Balistol was taken when you had malaria when out in the bush. It smells nice too. The PFTE oil I use smells like bubblegum. Strange smells waft from the safe, bubblegum mixed with BC stock finisher. better than porn!
 
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geez - i always think of ginn and tonic water for malaria , i learned something new again today , and so early too .........
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My father took quinine (the active ingredient in tonic water) every time he had an outbreak.
All you can do is give sufferers water in large quantities & quinine & keep them in bed to control the temperature till the outbreak passes.
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Tonic water is a great thirst quencher, it also helps open the bowels. It has a percentage Quinine in it and I think that gives it the bitter taste.

 
Now days we have prophylactics for preventing malaria, although there are side effects. You have to watch out for the malaria stain the attack the brain. That's the bad one.
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