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Cleaning Lead with Kroil?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Shrinkmd, Jul 17, 2009.

  1. Shrinkmd

    Shrinkmd Well-Known Member

    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...
  2. Ballistic Mule

    Ballistic Mule Well-Known Member

    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.
  3. SteelyNirvana

    SteelyNirvana Well-Known Member

    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.
  4. hardluk1

    hardluk1 member

    Kroil and breakfree all you need.
  5. James T Thomas

    James T Thomas Well-Known Member


    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.
  6. BMF500

    BMF500 Well-Known Member

    It works great, I use it all the time.
  7. Landpimp

    Landpimp Well-Known Member

    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?
  8. DMK

    DMK Well-Known Member

    PB 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.
  9. Shrinkmd

    Shrinkmd Well-Known Member

    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)
  10. BMF500

    BMF500 Well-Known Member

    Kroil doesn't evaporate THAT quickly. I would/do wipe mine down.
  11. Landpimp

    Landpimp Well-Known Member

    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)
  12. Hk91-762mm

    Hk91-762mm Well-Known Member


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

    EvanWilliams member


    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.
  14. Landpimp

    Landpimp Well-Known Member

    didnt know they still ran that deal on the web, very cool!
  15. Chester32141

    Chester32141 Well-Known Member

    Anybody know if Kroil will hurt the finish on a 642 ?

  16. DMK

    DMK Well-Known Member

    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.
  17. EvanWilliams

    EvanWilliams member

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