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Old 06-13-2020, 01:05 PM   #1
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Garand Clips

The dump manager, sorry. the Waste Transfer Site Manager, gave me a bag of fairly rusty M-1 Garand clips. Any suggestions on a solution to remove rust? I've cleaned some by hand but it's pretty time consuming. Thanks for any suggestions.
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Old 06-13-2020, 09:40 PM   #2
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If you reload, you might try running them thru your brass tumbler..? The big thing nowadays seems to be stainless steel pins as tumbling media - I don’t use it but I might give it a try for this. If you have an ultrasonic cleaner, that might be a good option as well.

(If you don’t have an ultrasonic cleaner, the Harbor Freight $79 unit does a surprisingly good job if you can come up with an appropriate cleaning solution.)
Old 06-13-2020, 09:49 PM   #3
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Thanks John. I think I'll just clean the least rusted by hand and spray with a clear enamel. It's not like I'm going to run out.
Old 06-18-2020, 06:05 PM   #4
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Electrolysis works well, but it's a PITA with things like Garand clips. Evapo-rust works REALLY well too though Dump the clips in a bucket, cover with EvapoRust, leave for a day or so, then pull them out, rinse and brush them and they'll be fine, then you can paint or just clear coat them, whichever you prefer
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Old 06-19-2020, 11:56 AM   #5
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I don't know if they still sell Navel Jelly in the original formula. That and coarse steel wool works wonders.

Personally if I had them I'd sandblast and parkerize them. But I got the set up for that.
Old 06-26-2020, 02:00 PM   #6
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I did the Evaporust. Worked like a charm. Wait a minute, $22.00 to save 26 clips? I probably could have bought them cheaper. Then $6 for spray paint. I'm a real genius.
Old 06-27-2020, 06:52 AM   #7
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Lololol, been there, seen that, done that...………………….

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