I doubt if you'll be able to get the proprietary recipe for Kroil. You may
be thinking of the 50-50 mix of kerosene and automatic transmission fluid.
It makes a good cutrting oil and the kero would give it some penetratring
properties, but it in no way duplicates Kroil.
I agree, but there used to be a recipe that folks swore by. It seemed
like it was a bit more than kerosene and atf. But I could be wrong...
Robert Sw> I doubt if you'll be able to get the proprietary recipe for Kroil. You may
Kroil is the best I've used, a little better than Ed's Red, but at about a
buck an ounce for Kroil, I'll just squirt on a little more home brew. I
bought a 8 oz. can of Kroil once and when it ran out, I mixed up a gallon of
ER and never thought about Kroil again. I use ER a lot, all day, every day
in the shop. Kroil is just too dear for my budget.
On Thu, 15 Feb 2007 01:23:57 GMT, with neither quill nor qualm, Dave
Young quickly quoth:
I've never seen that recipe, but here's one for Ed's Red bore cleaner
from the $7 SKS/Mosin Nagant CD I picked up at
(std disclaimer applies.) It's the only recipe I've ever seen using
ATF and contains some of the bulk ingredients the nut looseners use.
-Equal measures of K1 kerosene, ATF, mineral spirits, and acetone.-
Store in non-volatile containers. (It'll eat some plastics.) He says
it doesn't have the lovely scent of Hoppe's #9, but it works great.
CAUTION: FLAMMABLE MIXTURE -- HARMFUL IF SWALLOWED
-- KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN
Contents: petroleum distillates, surfactants, organometallic
antioxidants and acetone.
1) Flammable mixture, keep away from heat, sparks or flame.
2) FIRST AID, If swallowed DO NOT induce vomiting, call physician
immediately. In case of eye contact immediately flush thoroughly
with water and call a physician. For skin contact wash thoroughly.
3) Use with adequate ventilation. Avoid breathing vapors or spray
mist. It is a violation of Federal law to use this product in a manner
inconsistent with itsonsistent with its labeling. Reports have
associated repeated and prolonged occupational overexposure to
solvents with permanent brain and nervous system damage. If using
in closed armory vaults lacking forced air ventilation wear
respiratory protection meeting NIOSH TC23C or equivalent. Keep
container tightly closed when not in use.
Note: If you are planning on using this cleaner inside, in a poorly
ventilated area, leave out the Acetone.
Interpreted Interpolations Done Dirt Cheap.
On Fri, 16 Feb 2007 00:06:29 GMT, with neither quill nor qualm,
"buffalo" quickly quoth:
2 reasons: copyright and lawyers.
1) because the cautionary text was in that file
2) JIC someone's idiot stepchild makes some indoors with no
ventilation and wants to sue me for wrongful death. I'm just sick to
death of this litigous climate in the USA nowadays. Shakespeare was
Jack Kevorkian for Congressional physician!
I have and have done it again.
Got a nice offer to try out some new stuff.
They are a small and nice company.
Martin H. Eastburn
@ home at Lions' Lair with our computer lionslair at consolidated dot net
TSRA, Life; NRA LOH & Endowment Member, Golden Eagle, Patriot"s Medal.
NRA Second Amendment Task Force Charter Founder
IHMSA and NRA Metallic Silhouette maker & member.
BreakFree and Triflow..best gun oils ever made. Works pretty good on
other stuff too.
A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical liberal minority and
rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media,
which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible
to pick up a turd by the clean end.