Cleaning Lead with Kroil?


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Shrinkmd
July 17, 2009, 05:41 PM
Has anyone had success using Kroil on lead fouling on revolvers in other areas besides chamber or barrel? I cleaned up after shooting lead the other day, soaked in Mpro7, and after a little brushing (looks pretty clean already actually) I wet the whole gun down with Kroil, barrel and chambers, forcing cone, and ziplock bagged it overnight. Tonight I will see if the other lead fouling just breaks off, or if it is still stuck on and needs brass scraper action to remove.

Crossing my fingers...

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Ballistic Mule
July 17, 2009, 06:50 PM
I know Areo Kroil is without a doubt the best penatrating oil for rusted threads hands down. Never have used it on any firearms. I know I would keep it off the furniture. I'm anxious to hear how it works on your bore, can't see why it would hurt.

SteelyNirvana
July 18, 2009, 02:04 AM
Appears like it's good for lead removal. Just Google "Kroil oil for lead removal?" and you will see. It's a good bore solvent. I bought some from MidwayUSA last time they had it on sale. I doubt I will ever use anything else again. It's also some of the best stuff you can ever use on stuck nuts and bolts. I keep an extra can in the shed just for that purpose.

hardluk1
July 18, 2009, 02:45 PM
Kroil and breakfree all you need.

James T Thomas
July 18, 2009, 03:01 PM
It is an excellent penetrating oil.

Make sure you dry patch the barrel and others well to remove any residue.
It would be possible for it to penetrate ammo within the gun after time and deaden the primer eventually.

Perhaps a spray down and drip off with Brake Clean, etc. to remove any traces.

BMF500
July 18, 2009, 03:13 PM
It works great, I use it all the time.

Landpimp
July 18, 2009, 03:29 PM
learned years ago about Kroil as I own land cruisers, oddly our little podunk Auto store carries it(and has for decades) I use a combo of Kroil to break things loose, then use CLP(or Toypeen, CLP variant for Toyota) when backing the bolt or whatever out

same with guns.

shame that the price of Kroil more than doubled in the last year, was $9 for AiroKroil, now $19

I have heard or read(and so may not be true) that Kroil may actaully clean the barrel to well........why i dont know or can a barrel be too clean?

DMK
July 18, 2009, 04:28 PM
shame that the price of Kroil more than doubled in the last year, was $9 for AiroKroil, now $19PB Blaster might be a suitable substitute. You can get it in a spray can in the auto section of Walmart or NAPA.

I use this stuff all the time for loosening rusty bolts on my old Jeep and truck. I've used Kroil on the trucks too and it seems to work the same.

Shrinkmd
July 18, 2009, 05:30 PM
Make sure you dry patch the barrel and others well to remove any residue.
It would be possible for it to penetrate ammo within the gun after time and deaden the primer eventually.

Good idea. I always wipe down and dry off a gun for HD very well before loading it. For the safe, it can be a little wet, who cares.

I thought that Kroil evaporated quickly, so it wouldn't be a concern as far as contaminating ammo? I'm wiping down anyway (actually, wipedown dry, then CLP for better corrosion protection, then paper towel dry)

BMF500
July 18, 2009, 05:40 PM
Good idea. I always wipe down and dry off a gun for HD very well before loading it. For the safe, it can be a little wet, who cares.

I thought that Kroil evaporated quickly, so it wouldn't be a concern as far as contaminating ammo? I'm wiping down anyway (actually, wipedown dry, then CLP for better corrosion protection, then paper towel dry)
Kroil doesn't evaporate THAT quickly. I would/do wipe mine down.

Landpimp
July 18, 2009, 08:13 PM
PB Blaster OK, kinda like a Hi Point to a HK.....;)

really, try Kroil.....I have turned 1000's(not kidding) of people onto it over the years, the can looks like an antique...but the stuff is the best. (I take partial blame on the price increase)

Hk91-762mm
July 18, 2009, 10:14 PM
http://www.kanolabs.com/

The web site!
All right --Ill try it ..I work for a major hardware chain store Ill see if we can get it wholesale!

EvanWilliams
July 18, 2009, 10:25 PM
I just went to Kano labs website. They have the free 10 oz aerokroil with the purchase of any of their stuff.
Actually, you can choose from their whole line of Aero products free with a purchase.
I ordered 2 cans of the aerokroil (one for each truck) and the third for the gun bag.

Thanks for the heads up.

Landpimp
July 19, 2009, 11:28 AM
didnt know they still ran that deal on the web, very cool!

Chester32141
July 19, 2009, 12:41 PM
Anybody know if Kroil will hurt the finish on a 642 ?

Chester

DMK
July 19, 2009, 12:51 PM
Anybody know if Kroil will hurt the finish on a 642 ?I shouldn't. I have an S&W 642 and haven't had any problems. I wouldn't soak it in a pan overnight, but just swabbing the barrel and letting that soak shouldn't cause any problems.

EvanWilliams
July 19, 2009, 06:37 PM
Oh, BTW. The free can only shows up on the "free trial offer" link.

https://secure.concentric.com/kanolabs.com/orders/order_kroil.shtml

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