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Alternative to Kroil? #7570565
04/26/22 10:05 PM
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I have used Kroil for cleaning the rust off of antique axe heads, knives, tools, and the occasional rusted bolt for many years. It's "pickin' season" again and I have more stuff to clean up. Figured my cans of Kroil were getting to the point I ought to get some more...until I priced it.

Does anyone have recommendations on other products I can use that may be as good as Kroil? I normally use 0000 steel wool and it has worked great. I still have a badly arthritic wrist and can't do a lot of things but I can hopefully get a few things cleaned up to sell.

Thanks!

Moosetrot

Re: Alternative to Kroil? [Re: Moosetrot] #7570572
04/26/22 10:11 PM
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Buy more Kroil and raise you prices on what you sell. I haven't found anything as good, let alone better and less expensive.

Re: Alternative to Kroil? [Re: Moosetrot] #7570576
04/26/22 10:18 PM
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Kroil is the best I ever used

Re: Alternative to Kroil? [Re: Moosetrot] #7570580
04/26/22 10:23 PM
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Gonna try evapo-rust...Friend just showed me stuff he cleaned up with it ...unreal

Re: Alternative to Kroil? [Re: Moosetrot] #7570583
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Fyi love the Kroil and use lots of it.

Re: Alternative to Kroil? [Re: Moosetrot] #7570596
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Try a 50/50 mix of Acetone/ATF Fluid. Generic kroil oil.


Old enough to know better, but dumb enough to still try.
Re: Alternative to Kroil? [Re: Moosetrot] #7570598
04/26/22 10:40 PM
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I don't clean stuff down to bare metal, just clean it up, leaving the patina that collectors like. If they want to take it to bare metal, that's up to them. I have heard about how good Evapo Rust does, but it would not serve my purpose.

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Re: Alternative to Kroil? [Re: Moosetrot] #7570633
04/26/22 11:29 PM
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Re: Alternative to Kroil? [Re: Moosetrot] #7570634
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Gotcha, yeah patina=$ . Got some rusted tools I want to try first vise grips, adjustable wrenches etc.

Re: Alternative to Kroil? [Re: Moosetrot] #7570637
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My buddy was telling me how great this stuff was. I tried to get some from midway but they are sold out other than a gallon which is way more than I need.

Re: Alternative to Kroil? [Re: Owen] #7570642
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Originally Posted by Owen
Try a 50/50 mix of Acetone/ATF Fluid. Generic kroil oil.

X2 cheap and easy


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Re: Alternative to Kroil? [Re: Moosetrot] #7570645
04/26/22 11:48 PM
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I use a soft brass wheel on my grinder to take rust off while leaving patina
Break free to free up stuff first


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Re: Alternative to Kroil? [Re: GUK] #7570646
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Originally Posted by GUK
Originally Posted by Owen
Try a 50/50 mix of Acetone/ATF Fluid. Generic kroil oil.

X2 cheap and easy


May as well ask instead of making a mess...can I put this concoction in a spray bottle or will it eat it?

Thanks!

Moosetrot

Re: Alternative to Kroil? [Re: Moosetrot] #7570647
04/26/22 11:53 PM
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What about electrolysis? Removes the rust, leaves the patina


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