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Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: North Eastern,Pa
Re: Soakin wet guns.
Towel dry, stand in the corner muzzle down in a warm room. Next day use your favorite gun oil, lots of them out there.
Wd-40 will not hurt bluing, no way. I use it on exterior gun surfaces, decades of the practice, no blue loss. Wd-40 does not gum up actions, that's a wives tale. It only has 3 ingredients, and they don't seem to go together, but it works. Mineral oil, LPgas ( yes LPgas ) and dry cleaning solvent ( The same used at the dry cleaners ) that's it.
I had the neat experience of meeting the man who invented Rain-X. He was a really nice guy, not your typical scientist. He had been friends with the guy that invented Wd-40 when they wee young men in California. I asked him about the WD-40 on guns, he said no problem. He told me the secret to the stuff is that the mineral oil " Rides" on the cleaning solvent, propelled by the LP. The other two ingredients then evaporate. leaving the oil.
"Be nice, until its time to not be nice" (Patrick Swayze...Roadhouse)