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#1 Bob IN OFFLINE  

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Posted May 13, 2014 - 08:27 PM

Anyone ever used Kroil?  Sounds like a good product. Just wana see if anyone else has had any luck with it before I buy some. Its awfully pricey. Thanks.


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Posted May 13, 2014 - 08:29 PM

We've used it a lot over the years, and good stuff.  I'm out of it right now & using PB Blaster.


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Posted May 13, 2014 - 08:29 PM

It is incredibly expensive, and no better than PB blaster in my opinion.

 

I do know some guys that swear by it, though.

 

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Posted May 13, 2014 - 08:33 PM

Seems to work good for me. It will definitely do as advertised and well worth the price IMO



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Posted May 13, 2014 - 08:53 PM

We  use it at work , it works very well



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Posted May 13, 2014 - 09:13 PM

I used it in my rifles when i was target shooting. As you say it was expensive and hard to find in Des Moines.
A friend was using MMO and said it was the only cleaning oil that would not displace point of impact first shot from a clean barrel.
He was right. So I use MMO for any application I would have used kroil for.
It is much less expensive and available anywhere.

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Posted May 13, 2014 - 09:23 PM

For breaking rusted stuff, it's the only thing I think is better than liquid wrench or homebrew.
Using a pump and buying it in gal qty is cheaper, the cans are nice, but $$$

Gibbs is another hard to find, but good penetrating oil, maybe not Kroil good, but close.
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Posted May 13, 2014 - 09:37 PM

Used to purchase Kroil by the 5 gallon buckets. We were in the meat processing business and corrosion was a constant problem. After I purchased the first small container we were sold on it. Screws that were corroded into aluminum junction boxes would come out. When the electrical contractors saw that they called it miracle squirt. It was good but calling it a miracle was a stretch.  :smilewink:

Since retiring I've switch over to MMO like JD Dannels. The darn stuff does a pretty good job and it is much more versatile than Kroil. Put it in Zoom oiler bottles with the long spout instead of spray bottles and it lasts a lot longer as you us less for each application. Use it my air tools with excellent results.


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Posted May 14, 2014 - 07:36 AM

That's what we used exclusively in the Corps. We got it in the quart squirt cans.



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Posted May 14, 2014 - 08:01 AM

A friend of mine gave me a little can of it, I think it works a little better that PB blaster and I was impressed with that stuff.

Sure wished it would loosen the axle bolt on my sears though, nothing is touching that thing.



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Posted May 14, 2014 - 09:13 AM

At my house we use Gibbs and it seems to well worth the price and can be used for just about anything. We also buy it by the case to get it at a cheaper rate. We also have some Kroil and in my opinion it works about the same as Gibbs and Gibbs is way less expensive. 


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Posted May 14, 2014 - 12:11 PM

I think 50/50 acetone and auto trans fluid is just as good as anything.


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Posted May 14, 2014 - 12:41 PM

I only use kroil. There is no comparison, it is hands down better then pb or others.

Expensive but well worth it.

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Posted May 14, 2014 - 07:38 PM

Have used kroil in the past and it is good stuff. We use Conklin "Rust Bomb" at work and I gotta tell ya it has free'd some things that I would have wrote of as hopeless. The stuff is REALLY GOOD!

https://www.conklin....06#.U3QYv4y9KSM
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Posted June 22, 2014 - 09:38 PM

My brother used to be in the aircraft repair industry, specifically airframe, and he would share some of the stuff that was left over from jobs he did, (you cant put used stuff back in the bins,  a quality control issue).

he gave me half cans of Kroil, and does it work good!!

 

another one that works very well is Mouse Milk.  yes that is the actual name of it.

picture of a mouse inside of a nut on the side of the bottle.

Awesome stuff, very distinctive smell to it.


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