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If you have a lot of moisture in your area or just in your house water droplet settle on metal and wah-lah rust. Happens to my shovels sometimes as well.
 

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I was surprised. I was told the shroud is magnesium. I blame the rust on my using the rubber dust, so-called protective cover. I think it just traps moisture.
 

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yep moisture trap!!
 

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So what to do now? Replace the shroud? Try to keep oil on the shroud? Paint it with Rustoleum? Something else?
 

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So what to do now? Replace the shroud? Try to keep oil on the shroud? Paint it with Rustoleum? Something else?
Contact Sig Optics in Oregon and let them know. Send them the picture also. The worst thing they can say is no, “it’s your fault”. Hope for the best that they’re going to replace it and you’ll be a happy and contented customer.

Let us know how it goes.
 

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If it is magnesium, it cannot rust so ??? on that . . .

If it is steel, clean it up the best you can (best if it will come off the sight . . .) and reblue it with some cold blue . (Assuming that can be run with minimal risk).
 

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Not the optic, it's a separate steel shroud that gets added.

Sweat will cause it too, it is definitely steel.

Clean it, cold blue, oil or gun grease, look at it after using.
 
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