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    Got mags brand new about 18 months ago. I live in a humid climate. So is this rust ok for now? Seems like all my mags with wear on them have rust starting on the wear areas.

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    Yes, it is rust. After your shooting session or after daily carry, wipe down your mag exterior with gun oil lube wipes (I use Hoppes 9). That should prevent the rust from spreading, but it will always be there. You might also want to check your mag's interior just to be safe.

    But to get rid of the rust, you'll need to have your mags refinished. The rust has begun to eat the bare metal due to wear on your mags.

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    Wow! I live in Florida and none of my mags have rusted yet. That's crazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonFrost View Post
    Wow! I live in Florida and none of my mags have rusted yet. That's crazy.
    Yeah, I live right near the Ocean in humid South Carolina and that's never happened to me. Where do you keep your mags?
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    I've haven't had any issue with pistol mags but MP5 mags were an issue. Try to wax your mags. Cheap alternative to refinishing them and the stock wax stays on for a long time.

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    Already has been mentioned but I always wipe my mag bodies down with my preferred CLP (Ballistol) as well as scrubbing the followers and feed lips with a toothbrush to clean them up after each range session - I have never "detail stripped" a magazine yet as this process seems to keep them reliable and clean -

    On my Glock mags since they are polymer I usually do the same just with Hoppe's #9 bore cleaner solvent

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricky_bobby View Post
    Already has been mentioned but I always wipe my mag bodies down with my preferred CLP (Ballistol) as well as scrubbing the followers and feed lips with a toothbrush to clean them up after each range session - I have never "detail stripped" a magazine yet as this process seems to keep them reliable and clean -

    On my Glock mags since they are polymer I usually do the same just with Hoppe's #9 bore cleaner solvent
    Metal mags need a little bit of attention, I also always wipe mages down and put a thin coat (very thin) of LPX or EWL.....might help, especially based on your environment.

    Those mags are likely salvageable, little sanding and thin coat of rust killing paint...or lesson learned and get some new ones.
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    In addition to the above advice, you might also want buy some silica desiccant packs that absorb moisture on Amazon for where you store your mags.

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    Flitz polish the rust off, then keep a protective coating on them. A silicone cloth work fine on your carry mags.

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    I'll echo the above tips on polishing the rust off then applying a little bluing on the metal. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0000C515I...1D23353I&psc=0

    Is it safe to guess that the mags are not HE treated then?

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