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Old 03-28-2013, 05:50 PM   #1
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What is the best thing to soak little parts to a gun in? I have used some stuff but nothing really works really good. What do you all use?



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Old 03-28-2013, 05:55 PM   #2
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Well, I like a mix of soy sauce and Italian dressing- but only for marinade.

For cleaning, plain old Hoppes' #9. If you are trying to deal with accumulated carbon and crud, low odor mineral spirits can also be used.

One of the best products I have ever used is KROIL. Made by Kano labs, it is (IMHO) the best penetrating oil made. Will get under carbon, lead or copper, and loosen it from base metal.



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I use FP10 for normal cleaning. I've heated kerosene and soaked parts, it works great.

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I agree with c3shooter. I have soaked some really nasty stuff in hoppes and i come back to the bowl after letting it soak all night and all the gunk is floating in the solution. Man, I love that stuff.

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I was given a rusted up MK II that was so fouled the bolt w not retract. I soaked it in odorless kerosine got 3 Mths. It came apart...

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i use several different products depending on the task or what i'm doing. i use low odor mineral spirits if i want to soak something overnight or for a few hours while i work on other things. i use Kano Kroil as well. C3 is absolutely correct about this product. one of the best products i have ever used. i use it as a bore cleaner and that's why i bought it to begin with. i use it as a penetrating oil an a general purpose firearm cleaner. the Kano Kroil is amazing.

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You all should use MPro-7 gun cleaner and other gun oil the cleaner has low oder and is safe to use in the house! This is a great produced I have been using it for years it cleans well. The oil is awesome also stay on the metal and is nice and sick! You guys gotta try it you will love it!



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