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Old 03-31-2018, 11:54 AM
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I was given a can of KROIL . I have never used it he said use it like gun oil or cleaned . let it set in the barrel for a while and brass brush. is this good advice. And the proper way to use it
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Old 03-31-2018, 12:03 PM
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Kroil is great for gun cleaning and maintenance. I use it along with Hoppes #9 and CLP for cleaning and Mobil synthetic grease for lubing rails.
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Old 03-31-2018, 12:23 PM
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Default Kano Kroil is an excellent gun cleaner.

I have been using it for years. It is an excellent lube oil as well.
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I only use Kroil for my precision long range rifles. I find it a little too harsh for my shotguns and pistols and I make sure it does not touch any of my wooden parts.

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Old 03-31-2018, 12:42 PM
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Kroil is a pretty good cleaner, but can get expensive. I use it mainly for really bad bores, such as initial cleaning on MilSurp rifles. For regular cleanings of handguns, I have found Ed's Red to be functionally and cost effective.
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Old 03-31-2018, 12:51 PM
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Kroil is a pretty good cleaner, but can get expensive. I use it mainly for really bad bores, such as initial cleaning on MilSurp rifles. For regular cleanings of handguns, I have found Ed's Red to be functionally and cost effective.
How expensive could it be, in a yearly basis?
I would think a pint can wouls last for years.
Doesn't take much of any kind of chemical to clean a bore, even leading.
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You are probably correct smoothshooter, I just found that if I have the can on my workbench I use if for too many things I guess. Poor supplies management on my part.
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I've been using a mix of 2 parts Shooters Choice and 1 part Kroil to clean barrels for a long time.
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Kroil is great for a bunch of chores. Just don't buy the spray cans. The oil is so fine that it sprays around the nozzle and makes a mess. It might even hit you in the face!
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Kroil is great, but it is too harsh on my own hands for me to use it as a regular cleaner. It is also tough on wood. I prefer plain odorless mineral spirits for regular cleaning. Kroil I only use to clean up lead build up, and then I use gloves to protect my hands.
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I use Kroil (without silicone) on a regular basis and have had no negative experience. As a matter of fact, I recommend it highly. I have no experience with it on wood as mentioned above - I keep all cleaners and penetrators away from wood if possible. I find Kroil exceptional for cleaning krusty surfaces - just be patient and give it time to work.
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Old 04-01-2018, 09:50 AM
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Kroil is actually a great penetrating oil, better tha Liquid Wrench. Hence as a cleaner it is really good on things like lead, etc because it will get underneath it.
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The problem with Kroil (at least to me) is the smell! Other than that, Kroil is great! Once you use it on a gun they will smell you coming a mile away - LOL!
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I've been using a mix of 2 parts Shooters Choice and 1 part Kroil to clean barrels for a long time.
I've used this combination for years to remove carbon, lead, and powder fouling. Recently I've added Wipe-Out for copper to my rifles
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Kroil is actually a great penetrating oil, better tha Liquid Wrench. Hence as a cleaner it is really good on things like lead, etc because it will get underneath it.
Also used a lot for stuck choke tubes in shotgun barrels
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Kano Labs Kroil is about the best penetrating oil there is. The only gun cleaner I use most often, too.
The oil that creeps gets under everything just keep it off your wood grips/stocks and you'll be fine.
It is not a lubricant or a preservative.
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how long should you let Kroil set in the barrel. on old Swedish rifle the bore is very dirty .Ill tack it out of the stock.
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I use a drop or two of Kroil on the button and pivot pin when my EDC automatic knives get full of pocket boogers. Smooths them right up . . .
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The problem with Kroil (at least to me) is the smell! Other than that, Kroil is great! Once you use it on a gun they will smell you coming a mile away - LOL!
Compared to PB Blaster, it smells like roses. I think it has a rather pleasant odor actually. In the A/C industry, we use it on indoor stuff where the Blaster smell would be objectionable. I emptied an entire building once after I started up an air handler that I had used Blaster to remove the old bearings and put new ones on. I made sure everything was wiped down and all the rags removed from the mechanical room before I started it. But just the residual smelled like a diesel spill in the building. So I was told anyway. Heck, I couldn’t even smell it. Bunch of snowflakes...just wanted to go home and not work!
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Kohl is best bought in bulk cans, then poured into small spray bottles. I hardly ever buy. parasol cans un,was that's the. O my way a Brody t I want is sold.
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You can leave Kroil in the barrel as long as necessary. I have capped the crown end, and filled the barrel and let stand a week. You can pour it out and reuse it again in the barrel after scrubbing with a bore brush.
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Yes, I use Kroil, to clean all the barrels. So much, that there is a one gallon can of Kroil sitting in the bottom of the "gun closet" as I write this. I use a lot of different chemicals on all the guns I clean, but you can bet, as part of that, there will be some Kroil used and the very last thing on everything is a wet patch of Kroil down the barrel when the gun is put away. This stuff is way superior to Liquid wrench for a penetrating oil.
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I use Karoil in my shop all the time . On guns great, never use it in the bore, Hoppe always. It is good for drilling into raw steel when I use most. highly recommend
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