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    MiliTech1, A dry film lubricant or DFL, we used it in the desert in Iraq where dust and grime were the issue, but their old show demo at AUSA was a treated pistol sitting on the bottom of a salt water aquarium.

    For application the gun needs to be heated until it is hot to the touch. An application should be good for several weeks. I use it in the striker channels of all my striker fired weapons and in all my magazines.
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    Been using Break Free CLP for over 30 years now with great results. I light wipe down down ever week or so keeps the finish looking good.
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    Keep it oiled -- often. Metal and moisture aren't friends but metal will be your friend if you keep it right.

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    "Wow I did forget did not even notice. I live in south florida where it is normally 60% + humidity and 80 degrees + unforgiving place for corrosion . I always carry in a kydex style holster. I sweat a ton all day due to my job so my pockets are ideal areas of salty sweaty humidity. Once I get home I either switch my carry gun into a owb kydex holster with a sweat guard or change into some clean shorts and pocket carry the smaller lcp.

    I think that will problably be the best option to wipe down the gun every 2-3 days if the continues. It seems to only be surface rust so far. Tore the guns apart and they were clean. The lastbtime before this time I was only using rem oil and hoppes9. Breakfree clp seems to be better suited for this environment or have seen good results with wiping down with wd 40 lti corrosion inhibitor. I would assume any good oil reapplied regularly should do the trick hopefully".

    xiholdtruex. Thank you for the information. I remember reading an article several years ago about an Alaskan guide trying to keep his rifle protected from the elements and still in working condition. I believe he used light machine oil on the blued surfaces, followed by multiple coats of wax, followed by wrapping the barrel in tape and keeping an oiled cloth over the action as possible. Fortunately, we have more options available to us these days. This forum is a good place for real experience and knowledge.
    When I worked in the rain, sleet, and snow, I cleaned and oiled my weapons every day before I retired for the evening. Some guys still disassemble, clean, lube, and assemble every evening. It becomes a habit. Modern polymer frames have reduced the amount of work needed, but as the saying goes "take good care of your equipment and it will take good care of you".
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    I carry pocket pistols in a holster that covers most of the gun, and I am very anal about keeping a light coat of oil on them as well.
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    Has anyone used Lps-2 to clean and keep the gun lubed up?

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    I suggest you get some Ballistol and a shop rag. Spray the rag down pretty well with Ballistol from time to time and keep the rag in your closet or safe close to the guns so it is easily accessible. When you get home and put your pistol/s up for the night ---------------> unholster the gun/s and wipe everything on the exterior down with the rag. This will clean all acids off the gun and apply a light coat of rust preventing oil to the gun. This can be done with your carry knives once a week or so too.
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    You may prefer to use BRONZE wool vs steel wool. The bronze wool will remove the rust but little if any bluing or scratches. It may be a little harder to find but probably available at most Ace hardware or equivalent.

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    [QUOTE=xiholdtruex;5425371] I think that will problably be the best option to wipe down the gun every 2-3 days if the continues.

    i wipe my carry gun every night before bed, i carry everyday here in Kentucky and the spring and fall can have bad humidity, the summers are crazy hot, if i was you i would use a lightly oiled rag and wipe down each day when you put the gun away. jmho on this.

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    Wax is a good option. Kydex is hard on finishes also. Birchwood Casey makes a blue touch up pen that looks like a sharpie.
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