- Feb 7, 2013
I have a receiver I bought back in 2013 and has just been stored in an ammo can. I recently took it out and it has a decent amount of surface rust, and on the middle support. A quick google has shown that people were putting them in boiling water to flush out whatever salt is leftover from the quenching or whatever, then applying something for rust prevention. Is the boiling water step necessary or can I just toss it in some evaporust and then coat it in wd40 until I'm ready to build? I recently finally bought all the pieces to finish it and was disappointed to see it was rusted, and want to do this "correctly" to prevent it rusting further in the future.