Rust Treatment and Prevention
upon field stripping my pistol earlier this past week, I noticed rust on the metal components of the frame :smt076. it wasn't serious, just a little bit of brown and green that was unsightly rather than causing malfunction.
However, I of course want to fix the problem and prevent it from happening in the future (or getting WORSE!!). After doing some reading, it occurs to me that simply oiling the metal components with hoppes lube oil after cleaning, and once in a while may not be sufficient in preventing rust. I treated the affected (read "partially rusted") parts with CLP and I'm waiting for that to soak, again, before rubbing at it with an old toothbrush and wiping the excess off with a clean rag.
It is my understanding that there are chemicals out there to prevent rusting. I read about Rem Dri 35, a desiccant apparently designed to be used in a safe? Would buying a safe and this desiccant, and treating the metal with CLP and then wiping it off be my best bet to prevent rust in the future?
What do you all recommend to keep guns from rusting in somewhat humid apartment environments?
Apparently the Sig Sauer case it came in isn't exactly the best place to store my pistol...the case can be locked, so that's what i've been using up until now. also, this is the only handgun i own so I don't need a huge safe...at the moment.
Any help is greatly appreciated. :smt023