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Old 07-24-2007, 06:44 AM   #1
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kimber rusting?

I have a ultra compact thats one week old,before shooting I broke'er down and cleaned and lubed it up real nice! :lol: :roll: anyhow..I shot it Sat. and was going too clean it up this morning and noticed that it had some noticeable surface rust on the trigger and barrel.I've owed many guns but this is my first Kimber....and the first time for this kind of an issue!so whats the deal? is this something I've just got too REALLY oil down alot or am I missing something?? ops:
Your help would be appreciated!!

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Old 07-28-2007, 05:21 AM   #2
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Old 02-15-2008, 01:58 AM   #3
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rusty kimber

I have three kimbers and all three have the same problem. I just stay on top of them so it never gets out of control.
Old 02-20-2008, 04:46 PM   #4
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I doubt you have rust on the is aluminum!
Old 04-11-2008, 09:01 AM   #5
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From what i have gathered in my experience Kimber, its not that they use a high carbon stainless or that there guns are magically more prone to runting. Its my belief that they use the same machines to cut and/or media blast mild steel as they do for inevitably after comming from the factory they have almost molecular size particales of mild steel impregnated in SS guns...causing there to appear to be surface rust on the weapon. Its crappy QC, i know...but i have found that if you use a SS wire brush on the entire gun when you get a new SS Kimber...and touch up any spots that might occur in the next few months...eventually the small rust spots will disipate and dissapear.

Again my experience with Kimber and only valid for their SS models.
Old 04-12-2008, 03:00 PM   #6
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I see more and more Kimbers all the time with rust problems.
Many LEO duty pistols in the cold weather....snow really does a number on them. Their stainless rusts also.

Bearcoat them and they will never rust again and are covered by a lifetime warranty . Good just rusts easy

You may also try Birchwood Casey "SHEATH" seals and protects from moisture quite well.
Old 12-06-2010, 06:58 AM   #7
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My buddies rusting Kimber...

My buddie has a 45 caliber Kimber that has never been out of the box.
It is black over alum.
It is rusting and pitted on the right side rear of the slide.
Looks like he laid it in Coke Cola or something.
Fact is it has never been abused.
The dealer denied it was Kimbers fault.
He will not buy Kimber again, can't blame him .
Me neither.
Dog bites you once, its is the dogs fault.
Dog bites you twice, it is you fault!
Old 01-06-2011, 05:48 PM   #8
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It is the type of stainless steel that Kimber uses... LOW GRADE! If I had to guess it is 304SS cheap, rustable, and magnetic. After 3 months I noticed rust spots on my Kimber 1911 Stainless II; after about a year of fighting rust I tossed it on the self and left it. The amount of rust these guns accumulate is UNBELIEVABLE! From stripping the rust off so many times I've messed up the finish of my sights which are blued carbon steel. Once I remove the old sights I plan on pickling the gun (applying caustic), something the manufacturer should do, in hopes of ending this perpetual fight!! I own a Bersa in SS and the comparsion from a quality stand point isn't even comparable, no problems at all with the SS.

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