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Old October 14, 2012, 12:14 PM   #4
Mike Irwin
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Ammonia does NOT neutralize potassium chloride.

Ammonia contains a significant portion of water, which dissolves the salts. Ammonia also can remove oils and grease which is a benefit.

However, ammonia can contribute to hydrogen embrittlement of the barrel steel over time.
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