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    Default Re: Rust on brass

    Quote Originally Posted by SevenMilePete View Post
    Brass doesn't rust. Rust is iron oxide.
    OK Perfesser , it corrodes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walleye Hunter View Post
    It's better to burn out than it is to rust.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Berncly View Post
    Don't give me ideas...

    Actually what I would like to know is what I can do to prevent it corroding further?
    I already repacked with desiccant, is that enough?
    My ammo tends to sit around for years.
    I have stuff from 44 and it still looks new. Dehumidifiers work wonders.
    I have to run one 24/7 in the basement or everything will rot/rust. All my
    ammo is there, looks like I bought it yesterday. Humidity runs from
    40-50% year round.

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    Thus my firm belief (and many others) it comes from moisture sealed/trapped inside those PVC battlepaks. The cardboard carton against the brass absorbs it and causes the corrosion. Could also have been handled by someone with sweaty hands during manufacture and/or packing. Is it hot and humid in Malaysia?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bogey1 View Post
    I have stuff from 44 and it still looks new. Dehumidifiers work wonders.
    I have to run one 24/7 in the basement or everything will rot/rust. All my
    ammo is there, looks like I bought it yesterday. Humidity runs from
    40-50% year round.
    Yeah, I get that, I pretty much do the same.
    This stuff was sitting in a box in paper bags right next to a lot of other ammo.
    All the other stuff looks fine, but this stuff corroded, probably has been sitting there for 10 years.

    I removed them, repacked with desiccant, and reboxed in a better location.
    But this is the only stuff that's been corroding in the area.
    I've got ammo that's been sitting for over 30 years that looks fine.

    I have a sizable amount of this ammo.
    I'd like to find a way to pack it up so it will still be usable in the future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by abner13 View Post
    Thus my firm belief (and many others) it comes from moisture sealed/trapped inside those PVC battlepaks. The cardboard carton against the brass absorbs it and causes the corrosion. Could also have been handled by someone with sweaty hands during manufacture and/or packing. Is it hot and humid in Malaysia?
    I'm pretty sure my stuff looked ok when I removed it from the plastic packs.
    So at least in my case, the corrosion happened outside of the original packaging, both the plastic and the boxes it contained.
    I am thinking maybe this stuff is not manufactured with the best materials.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Berncly View Post
    I'm pretty sure my stuff looked ok when I removed it from the plastic packs.
    So at least in my case, the corrosion happened outside of the original packaging, both the plastic and the boxes it contained.
    I am thinking maybe this stuff is not manufactured with the best materials.
    Oxidation like that didn't happen without moisture, regardless of the metal/alloy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walleye Hunter View Post
    Oxidation like that didn't happen without moisture, regardless of the metal/alloy.
    I'm sure that's correct.
    My observation is that the Federal 556 sitting in the same box for the same period of time is spotless, no corrosion at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walleye Hunter View Post
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    Test the case body with a magnet?
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