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Choosing the Best Gun Oil to Prevent Rust

When it comes to preserving the longevity and performance of your firearms, choosing the best gun oil is paramount.

As firearm enthusiasts, we often invest significant time and money acquiring our collection. Historical data from the ATF reveals nearly 500 million firearms have been produced in the U.S. since the turn of the 20th Century. The pace of production has been increasing, and properly-maintained guns can last a century or more. Rust and other forms of corrosion are a top reason why guns prematurely fall out of circulation.

Firearm rust can have a significant impact on a gun’s safe function, aesthetic appeal, and monetary value. Zerust has the best gun oil and cleaner combination to provide the ultimate defense against rust and corrosion – ensuring your firearms remain in top-notch condition for years to come. happy child holding gun cleaned with best gun oil to prevent rust

Financial Implications of Not Prioritizing Rust Prevention

The economic impact of firearm rust may include costs associated with:

  • Reduced resale value. Guns with visible rust and corrosion tend to have substantially reduced resale value. Prospective buyers are often reluctant to invest in firearms with obvious signs of neglect – which is exactly what rust and other forms of unintentional corrosion signal to buyers. This is especially problematic with collectibles.
  • Diminished performance. Depending on where it’s located, rust can compromise the functionality of a firearm. This can lead to misfires, malfunctions, and decreased accuracy. Such performance issues may necessitate additional spending on ammo, range time, and potentially more frequent maintenance.
  • Repair and restoration expenses. By the time rust and corrosion is visible, the cost of repairing and restoring your firearm is substantial. Gunsmith services, replacement parts, and refinishing treatment – all of it adds up.
  • Opportunity costs. If you have to spend time and money addressing rust, you’re dedicating fewer resources that could be better spent.

To safeguard your investment, it’s important to prioritize regular and thorough firearm maintenance – which includes selecting premium gun oil and cleaner.

Features of the Best Gun Oil & Cleaner

Key considerations for choosing the best gun oil & cleaner include:

  • Corrosion resistance. If your gun oil isn’t specifically formulated for corrosion resistance, the firearm will be susceptible to degradation caused by moisture and other environmental impacts.
  • Residue-free formula. The best gun oil and cleaner will be a combo that does not leave behind a sticky residue on the metal surfaces. You want a formula that’s going to clean thoroughly, provide just enough oil to offer superior protection, and evaporate evenly, leaving a protective layer that isn’t going to attract dirt or debris or compromise the firearm’s performance.
  • Easy application. Ideally, your gun oil will be easy-to-use and facilitate smooth and precise application to cover all key areas.
  • Compatibility with materials. Make sure the gun oil you buy is compatible with not only the metals but other materials used in your firearms – including the polymers, wood, and other surfaces.
  • Field-tested performance. It’s a good idea to look at Google reviews and other public ratings. Zerust is a brand with field-tested performance. Our products have undergone rigorous testing, are used by the military, and give you the assurance of reliability diverse shooting and storage conditions and environments.

If you have questions about our gun oil and cleaner combination or other firearm rust prevention storage solutions, our dedicated corrosion prevention specialists can provide answers.

Contact Zerust at 1-866-2-ZERUST (937878) or via our online Contact Us form. 

Additional Resources:

8 Ways to Keep Your Gun From Getting Rusty, March 31, 2021, By Joseph Albanese, Field And Stream Magazine

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