Is Remington’s Rem Oil a good gun protectant or corrosion inhibitor?
Let’s put it to the test and see how it performs.
This corrosion test is very simple…I apply Rem Oil to a steel bar and then leave it out in the elements…rain and shine. Actually I create the rain via a water spray bottle.
Here’s the steel bar with 3 sections marked off by the blue masking tape. The large 1st section on the right is the heated application(104 degrees), the middle section is room temperature (85 degrees) and the last section on the far left is untreated or bare metal.
The first section was heated to 135 degrees initially but it proved to be too hot for Rem Oil. The Rem Oil sizzled and burned off. I let the metal cool to 104 degrees and then applied the Rem Oil. The reason for the heating is to see if the oil penetrates better on warm metal.
The middle section was 84 degrees when the Rem Oil was applied. The 3rd section on the far left was left untreated.
On the first and 3rd day, I sprayed water on the entire steel bar and left it outside. The temperature range was 68 – 95 degrees with low humidity.
Let’s take a look at the 3 sections after 5 days.
104 degree heated and treated with Rem Oil
You can see on this closeup view that there is rust. Now let’s look at the 2nd section where the Rem Oil was applied at room temperature.
84 degrees and treated with Rem Oil
You can see a few spots of rust on this section also but less than the 1st section where the metal was heated.
And now the untreated section…
There is some serious rust on the untreated section. There is no doubt that Rem Oil does provide some protection against corrosion and it works best if applied to room temperature metal.