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KWA externals---Able to rust?


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#1 Sgt12Cougar

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Posted 10 January 2009 - 04:46 PM

Another noobish question lol.

So I live in the state with the BEST weather ever! Rain.  :angry:

I went to an event today with my new KWA KM4 and I was really impressed by the gun's performance.

Anyway, it got really wet, but I just wiped the water off and it functions perfectly.

My only worry is whether the externals can rust. Can the reciever and body screws/pins rust? I'm kinda worried about that...

Thanks in advance.

#2 Stealthmaster14

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Posted 10 January 2009 - 05:02 PM

You might want to check to see if you gearbox got any water in it.  I'm pretty sure anything that is metal can rust if it has moisture left on it.

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Posted 10 January 2009 - 05:43 PM

View PostStealthmaster14, on Jan 10 2009, 06:02 PM, said:

You might want to check to see if you gearbox got any water in it.  I'm pretty sure anything that is metal can rust if it has moisture left on it.
Depends if its coated or not. Corrosion of metal is caused by water being left on bare metal and then evapourating cause the metal to oxidize (rust). If its coated, the no problem. No the real question, is KWA's gearbox painted black or is that its actual color, that I dont know and Im not going to get my gun to find out. Allizard can answer that one. And for you body pins, they will rust, remove them and wipe the threads with a q-tip and the body pins themself.

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 07:45 AM

Some people rub their entire gun with silicone oil, it protects the gun from rust to a degree. But you shouldn't do that in a dusty area ;)

#5 Sgt12Cougar

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 09:47 PM

Alright thanks guys. But should I worry about the body? I took it apart and no water got inside, and I dried the body pins. Also, the reciever was wiped dry soon after getting home. Should it still rust? No water is left on it...

I hear that the reciever is anodized so I'm guessing I should be fine.

Edited by Sgt12Cougar, 11 January 2009 - 09:51 PM.


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Posted 12 January 2009 - 07:19 PM

If you strip it down and dry it off then it shouldn't rust. Just don't let water stand on it overnight or multiple days and your good to go.

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 11:01 AM

The receiver cannot "rust" because it is aluminum. Aluminum does not rust and as far as the receiver pins go, yes they can rust because they are steel.

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 10:50 PM

the gb is coated, to my knowledge (i should know, i looked where the body broke, and its shiny!) as for rust on the body, dont worry. wont happen. aluminum will rust, but not like steel. it is more like a mold kind of deal. not quite sure, but it does oxidize. your pins will rust, but just wipe em down (like you did already) and you will be fine. add a drabble of wd-40 to the pins when you re-insert them and they should be fine.

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Posted 18 January 2009 - 11:29 PM

Alright thanks guys. Wiped down the pins (forgot to mention) and everything is fine. I appreciate it.

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 09:59 AM

little CLP on the metal never hurt anyone.

I have guns that have gone through far worse for the durability trials.  Short of a catastrophic failure, well placed hammer strike, or extreme negligence, there should be no reason a gun would fail




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