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Preventing Mild Steel Rust?

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I recently started mailling and have put together 5,000 16g a 5/16 mild steel rings in European 4 in 1. However, before I potentially waste any more money on Mild steel, I am wondering, does anyone know of any really good methods for preventing rust? I don't want to make a full shirt if it will rust in short order. 

 

A friend and fellow mailler suggested that canola oil would work well. I may try this, but I'd love feedback from the general mailing community to see if I can get anything more...specialized. Any tips? All help appreciated.

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Renwax would need to be reapplied after every use of the armour. It will prevent rust indefinitely during storage or display but isn't meant for everyday wear.

 

For that you should look into a different protectant like the ones losthelm posted about and re-apply them after every use as well.

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