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Old August 30, 2008, 05:09 PM   #1
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varsol...?

I bought about a quart of varsol recently to clean the soft top on my sons jeep,( removed goo left over from duct tape I put on) still have better than a pint of it left, does anyone know if it is any good as a cleaner for bp or any gun for that matter, my only concern is will it take off blueing? has anyone out there used it?
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Old August 30, 2008, 08:08 PM   #2
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Varsol is basically paint thinner. It can be used to make Ed's Red bore cleaner for smokeless guns but I wouldn't use it on bp. It won't hurt bluing but it will remove the finish from wood.
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Old August 30, 2008, 09:50 PM   #3
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thanks, just trying to find a use for it before it dries out. there has got to be some difference, paint thinner, rubbing alchohol, turpentine wouldn't take the duct tape goo off, varsol turned it to a sort of hard silicone gel that just rolled off.
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Old August 30, 2008, 11:05 PM   #4
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Old September 2, 2008, 09:51 PM   #5
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Hillbillie:

Varsol is very close to paint thinner. Both are petroleum based. Alcohol and turpentine are vegetable based. Kerosene is one step down from Varsol. If you want a really potent solvent, get LACQUER thinner. This will dissolve almost anything. I also notice that gasoline doesn't seem to clean stuff as well as it used to. Probably that ethanol crap they are adding to it.
Gun Scrub is a very good cleaner too, but watch out around plastics.

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Old September 6, 2008, 05:46 PM   #6
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Varsol is a mineral spirits brand name. It's sold for cleaning paint brushes and as a degreaser. It won't hurt bluing, but it won't clean BP or smokeless well. It's great for removing cosmoline though. Doesn't dry out.
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