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I did a search using various keywords (slip2000, rust, etc), so if there is a thread that already addresses this I apologize. I recently went to shop that specializes in cerakoting, laser engraving and other services since I was thinking about potentially get long guns cerakoted. I had also noticed there was a little spot of rust on one of them on the receiver, which was odd to me because generally I never have an issue with that.

Since I've never really ran into having rust on my of guns I wasn't sure to use fine steel wool or whatever. While I was there he took some WeaponShield on a rag that just wiped it off. So it apparently was a light case of rust or from surface transfer. My question is would Slip2000 have  easily done the trick and would applying it serve as a decent rust protection agent? For over a decade I've only been using Slip2000 as a lubricant and never for cleaning. Generally I use Slip  Carbon Killer and Slip Degreaser when I clean. 

WeaponShield sells for $26 (4oz bottle) on Amazon. I have loads of Slip2000 already, so if that would work as a rust preventative I'd like to stick with that.

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I use Slip products exclusively for cleaning and lubrication, but I have been using CorrosionX for the past few years for applications where I only care about preventing rust (e.g. wiping down slides of guns that don't get carried often).  It is rather smelly but seems to work a little better than Slip in this role.  It was one of the better performing products in this evaluation, which seemed to be run with a fair degree of objectivity.

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On a tangent, I have recently placed silica gel packets in my gun safe to prevent rusting.  Anyone  else use these?  If so how often do you change them?

I use these for a couple purposes.  I keep them in a lockbox in the car where I keep a pistol, and I also like to store my electronic ear pro with one sitting inside the earcup.  The ones I bought on Amazon are supposed to change color when they absorb enough moisture to no longer be effective.

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