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    Quote Originally Posted by ElvisNixon View Post
    Yeah, I live right near the Ocean in humid South Carolina and that's never happened to me. Where do you keep your mags?
    On the night stand and living room table. Im in hawaii.

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    Rust is contagious, i.e. if your mags rust.. so will your magwell. Wipe it down with some gun oil, that should be enough to prevent rust.

    This is also a common issue for duty mags (condensation due large temp swings). As the finish wears off it is quite easy to get rust. Just make sure that it doesn't spread.
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    Wow, the rust came quick! Makes me want to check my stuff that haven't been touched in a while. Hope you can polish it out.

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    Btw if that's your EDC.. make sure to regularly shoot your ammo. It also looks affected by moisture. Most ammo can handle that just fine, but better safe than sorry.

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    I carried a USP 45 in ocean environment for 5 years. Never had a rust issue with magazines. I weekly wiped my 3 magazines with Prolix. I had more difficulty with handcuffs rusting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by changemyoil66 View Post
    On the night stand and living room table. Im in hawaii.

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    My mags have rust like yours. I think it's the commie state we live in....

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    Some factors in corrosion are:

    - Damaged surface (worn of blueing)
    - Humidity
    - Temperature
    - Oxygen (at sea level things actually, generally rust faster)
    - Salts (either from sea, rain, agricultural dust or transpiration).

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    I like the feel of metal for sure but polymer mags have much less surface area to rust at least

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    You have to get rid of the rust. Unless removed it will continue to eat the metal. Applying oil will only slow down the process, not eliminate it.

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    You don't need to remove rust, all you need to do is suffocate it. Rust is oxidation and it relies on oxygen. Cut off the o2, the rust stops.

    I've used this stuff called Rust Bullet on my USP45 mags (and other stuff around the house). You just wipe it on right over top of the rusted spot and it suffocates the rust. You can see some on #5

    http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d1...psod9ofrqa.jpg
    Last edited by Spart; 02-10-2018 at 07:11 PM.

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