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Author Topic: Anyone run into this? Do I have aliens in my gun safe?  (Read 214 times)

Offline Madgomer

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Anyone run into this? Do I have aliens in my gun safe?
« on: December 18, 2018, 09:54:40 AM »
Have the week off, so getting around to doing a bunch of things I've been putting off for too long.  One of those things is to clean up my Gamo air rifle.  Weird thing:  A couple of years ago I pulled it out of the safe to deal with a pesky squirrel raiding momma's bird feeder (mission accomplished) but the scope had a really weird tacky feel all over the exterior.  It was a Gamo scope that came with the rifle.  My assumption was that there was some sort of coating on it that was reacting to fumes in the safe (cleaning solvents, oils, etc).  It was almost like someone had sprayed the entire scope with a light coating of spray adhesive.  The tube, end covers, and turret caps are all aluminum.  The rings, the barrel, receiver, and stock were all OK. Put it down by my workbench thinking that maybe being outside of the safe it would change but didn't try to tackle it until yesterday and it was probably even more gooey than when I first discovered it. Used a silicone wipe to take the goo off the tube and turret caps (along with quite a bit of elbow grease) but on the aluminum end covers (threaded, have never seen those before) I ended up using some super duper bore scrubber to soften it up enough that I could get it off - took about three rounds of that before I could get it reasonably cleaned.  Any of you guys ever encounter anything like that?  Will be curious to see if it comes back.
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Re: Anyone run into this? Do I have aliens in my gun safe?
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2018, 11:15:57 AM »
are you sure it wasn't there when you put it in? the grease may have got old and gummed up. that would be my guess

do you use a dehumidifier in your safe?

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Re: Anyone run into this? Do I have aliens in my gun safe?
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2018, 12:06:03 PM »
I have never encountered anything like that so I'll go with Aliens.
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Re: Anyone run into this? Do I have aliens in my gun safe?
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2018, 12:31:37 PM »
I just purchased a dehumidifier for my safe I have been having mold problems and maybe thats whats happening with you except its gooey @--0--0117
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Re: Anyone run into this? Do I have aliens in my gun safe?
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2018, 02:02:15 PM »
Sounds weird, I never had any issue like that before.

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Re: Anyone run into this? Do I have aliens in my gun safe?
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2018, 09:23:12 PM »
I don't currently use a humidifier in the safe, house humidity levels tend to run pretty low, and haven't had any mold issues.  None of the other stuff in the safe has had this issue, has to be something related to the scope itself.  Or aliens.  👽
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