Best Gun Cleaner Ever

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing Forum' started by Tommygunarms, Jul 1, 2012.

  1. Tommygunarms

    Tommygunarms New Member

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    Now this is what I use on all of my guns to seriously clean them when I first buy them from someone else, or if I buy a gun covered in cosmoline. This stuff goes by many names Gunsmith punch, Col. Hatchers drink, dam good sh*t, ATF cocktail, regardless of what it is called it will pretty much cut through any type of grease or other debris.

    Here's the recipe:

    1. ATF Dexron 3
    2. Kerosene
    3. Turpentine
    4. Acetone

    Now all you have to do is mix them in equal part in the order given, and behold the best gun cleaner ever in my opinion.
     
  2. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    Off road diesel makes it even better.
     

  3. okdonk

    okdonk New Member

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    Nice formula.. but it wont make us KaboOm Pow Wow right? :)


    j/k
     
  4. Ranger-6

    Ranger-6 New Member

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    I drop my guns into a pail of WD-40 and let them sit for about 15 minutes. Brush them down, swab the bore, wipe them off, and Wham-Mo, clean as a whistle.
     
  5. Tommygunarms

    Tommygunarms New Member

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    I don't like using WD40 in my shop its not the best thing for guns, I'll use WD for everything else except for my guns though.
     
  6. triggerjob

    triggerjob New Member

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    WD has been reformulated it used to leave a gunky film with repeated sprays which is why OLD gunsmiths would discourage its use, it no longer does this, at least that's what the WD people say.

    HOwever it does still dry out, so it may be a good cleaner, but you'll still have to lube then gun once it dries.

    As for The ATF formula, just using ATF by itself will work as good, and be less explosive.

    ATF is high detergent and anti corrosion.

    Id be curious if anyone has used TRansyn, its synthetic developed by alison, for extreme detergency and corrosion inhibiting with extended wear.
     
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2012
  7. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    I'm not OLD and iv seen the NEW wd40 freeze up guns. It also eats bluing.
     
  8. triggerjob

    triggerjob New Member

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    Are you suggesting, the folks at WD are fibbing about their "reformulation"

    Persoanlly I used brake cleaner in a spray can and CLP as a lube, with synthetic grease,inside the action.
     
  9. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    Ive used them things as well. Ya they might to sell product.
     
  10. ryguy00

    ryguy00 New Member

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    Holy crap! Thats EXACTLY what i use! I thought i was the only one. I also use butches bore shine and sweets for copper fouling when needed
     
  11. BillyHart

    BillyHart New Member

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    Thanjs for tne info. I will have to try that