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Kroil is the recommended cleaner by Dan Wesson. Doesn't sound very impressive as a gun cleaner. Kroil has been around for three thousand years, is a penetrating oil, and just smells terrible.

However I used Kroil today for the first time on my new Dan Wesson as a gun cleaner. It's the best darn gun cleaner I have ever used! I have another thread going about Dan Wesson cleaning and I kind of made fun of Kroil. My apologies! I have seen the light!
 

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I’ve used it to clean & restore older, blued revolvers. Soak a couple of days in a zip lock bag, then lightly rub down with bronze wool.
 

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Ever try 40% kerosene, 40% mineral spirits and 10% ATF?

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Kroil is the recommended cleaner by Dan Wesson. Doesn't sound very impressive as a gun cleaner. Kroil has been around for three thousand years, is a penetrating oil, and just smells terrible.

However I used Kroil today for the first time on my new Dan Wesson as a gun cleaner. It's the best darn gun cleaner I have ever used! I have another thread going about Dan Wesson cleaning and I kind of made fun of Kroil. My apologies! I have seen the light!
Kroil is also very good for clearing out leading.
 

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Ed’s Red
HA! Ed is an old friend and made the formula PD in my early firearms discussion area in 86. I can post the formula if people want to make it up.

When I was given the 1911A1NM that was passed down to me when a friend passed, it had been fired and put away dirty for a lot of years, basically locked up. Took off the grips and tossed it in Ed's Red. Worked wonders.

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Ed’s Red
Yup, I heard that too. I learned to make it from a guy that cleaned a lot of guns at a police armory back in the 60's. I didn't think much about it until a read about Ed's Red many years later.

Just be careful using it around wood finishes due to the mineral spirits.

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I use Kroil to clean vintage military guns. The stuff is fantastic, but the smell is awful!
 

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great stuff for cleaning.....i drop my pistol barrels into a container with Kroil...let 'em soak a bit and any leading, fouling, carbon, etc. just wipes right out! The stuff is awesome as a cleaner....
 

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Kroil & ballistol both are good stuff .You know they"re other things in life that have a smell to it but it works great and we will rub on it untill we 're pleased !!!!!!!!!!
 

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Kroil is a great penetrating oil for rusty screws and bolts. And it works well as a rust preventative as well. I use it in precision rifle barrels with JB bore paste on a patch to get rid of a stubborn carbon ring. Works wonders. And yes, I like the smell too!
 
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