front sight rusted ***

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by TampaBaySean, Jun 10, 2012.

  1. TampaBaySean

    TampaBaySean New Member

    My G22 night sights . The top of the from one is rusted. Im assuming that the guy I got it from used something that is a no no to clean it. Should I just take it off and sand it and try to repaint it or just buy a new one ?
  2. how much rust are we talking here?

  3. TampaBaySean

    TampaBaySean New Member

    its like surface rust I guess is the best way to describe it. I think i am just going to replace the front and rear sights .
  4. Try giving it a once-over with a toothbrush dipped in gun cleaner before going through the time and expense of getting new sights, especially if it really is just surface rust. If it comes off, put some oil on there and you're good to go.
  5. zipper046

    zipper046 Member Supporter

    +1...but i'd use well and wi help protect the metal...