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Old 06-09-2012, 09:04 PM   #11
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one other thing to try before trying the bluing method is some very fine steel wool and Kano Kroil. i did several of my fathers firearms with it, that had been in his gun safe for over fifteen years and had some rusting to them. they are not perfect, but look way better than before.

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one other thing to try before trying the bluing method is some very fine steel wool and Kano Kroil. i did several of my fathers firearms with it, that had been in his gun safe for over fifteen years and had some rusting to them. they are not perfect, but look way better than before.
I am probably going to take the rust off of it all then coldblue it? It sounds like that is a good way of doing things? Well at least taking as much as you can off before coldbluing.
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I am probably going to take the rust off of it all then coldblue it? It sounds like that is a good way of doing things? Well at least taking as much as you can off before coldbluing.
you seem to misunderstood what i was saying. the steel wool and Kroil will help you keep and preserve the blueing and remove the rust.
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you seem to misunderstood what i was saying. the steel wool and Kroil will help you keep and preserve the blueing and remove the rust.
Oh, no I understood that. I know that there is 1 or 2 that I have that there is no hope of return on that I need to clean the rust off and reblue. On this one and a few others with slight rust I will definitely try what you said. Thanks for the info.
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Oh, no I understood that. I know that there is 1 or 2 that I have that there is no hope of return on that I need to clean the rust off and reblue. On this one and a few others with slight rust I will definitely try what you said. Thanks for the info.
okay, try the Kano Kroil. worst case is it won't be any worse than it is now, best case, it could clean up and you might decide not to reblue. and the Kroil is an excellent bore cleaner, lubricant and penetrant oil. very multi purpose and has become my favorite product for all m y firearm needs.
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okay, try the Kano Kroil. worst case is it won't be any worse than it is now, best case, it could clean up and you might decide not to reblue. and the Kroil is an excellent bore cleaner, lubricant and penetrant oil. very multi purpose and has become my favorite product for all m y firearm needs.
So personally you use it to clean rust off, oil your gun on a regular basis, and clean up the inside after shooting? Sounds like I do need to pick some of it up.
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It is certainly true that Kroil is the best penetrating oil. A long time ago I bought a gallon can and I'm still using it. I would not use it for a lube though. Many other products are better lubes.

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It is certainly true that Kroil is the best penetrating oil. A long time ago I bought a gallon can and I'm still using it. I would not use it for a lube though. Many other products are better lubes.
I got hoppes for the inside of the barrel. I will have to pick up some kroil though. thanks for the info.
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i read that a lot of old benchrest shooters liked it for a bore solvent. as a very light lubricant it's fine as you don't have to remove it to apply a heavier lubricant. i use Lucas synthetic gun oil for a lot of my lube needs.

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I'll definitely check it out. Thanks again.

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