Not all rust preventatives are created equal. In fact, Cosmoline’s line of rust preventatives were engineered for specific applications, materials, and conditions. Finding the right rust preventative is about knowing what you’re working with and what you need and expect out of treating it. Will you be storing the piece or shipping it? Is it for an outside or inside application? Knowing what you need a rust preventative to do will determine which one you ultimately go with. To help, here are all the questions you should ask yourself to decide on the right treatment for your project. Continue reading All the Questions You Need to Ask to Pick the Right Rust Preventative
Cosmoline is helpful because it offers long-term rust prevention, but if you’re a Curios & Relics (C&R) Firearms collector or have ever purchased a gun, you may have what looks to be a mess on your hands. Cosmoline is used to protect the gun against rusting; however, many military surplus rifles were previously submerged in the greasy substance, making its eventual removal seemingly problematic.
Even if your item only has a light coating of older Cosmoline, you might have questions as to how best to remove old coatings. Over time, Cosmoline may have seeped into nooks, crevices, and gaps in the metal but it is actually fairly simple to remove. Continue reading How to Properly Remove Cosmoline from Military Surplus Firearms
You’ve taken your time studying up on patio sets, reading reviews, deciding on how you want it to look—and you’ve finally made the investment. As with anything, cheap patio furniture isn’t much good, and good patio furniture isn’t cheap, so chances are your new outdoor furniture purchase set you back a pretty penny. The practical question is how you keep it looking and feeling as close to brand-new as possible.
Rust can destroy the beauty of your prized car, or ruin a perfectly fine set of wrought-iron patio furniture. While metal is a tough material that generally lasts decades, rust is one of the few things that can make that strength wane over the course of weeks or months. Continue reading Guide to Rust Prevention and Treatment