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Reviewed in the United States on November 15, 2019
I saw the impressive videos on Youtube in which Larry strips down firearms like Glocks and places them in their degreaser/water solution for 15 minutes and then supposedly pulls out a squeaky clean component that miraculously passes a "white glove" swab test to prove just how clean the parts were.
In my own experience with their super degreaser product, I followed the instructional video, however I removed my striker components from my slide prior to the soak which they did not. I used the suggested 1:1 ratio of product and water, even though my firearm was not all that dirty as it had maybe 75 rounds through it from a quick training session several days prior. That being said, there was obviously fouling on the breech face and bottom of the slide, which are the usual areas that get dirty.
In their video, they remove the pristine components from the solution after a mere 15 minute soak, and show the camera how all the fouling just fell off the parts and the once-clear solution is now murky with a layer of fouling sitting on the bottom of the container.
After 15 minutes, my solution and parts looked the same. I sloshed the parts around to agitate the solution in an attempt to get the fouling to just fall off, with no results. I continued to let the parts soak for another 30 minutes. No murky solution, no fouling/particulate falling off the parts and sitting on the bottom. I took the parts out and they all had an oily feeling to them and were not any cleaner than prior to the soak so I proceeded to scrub them down and clean them the old fashioned way.
I then tried the same process with a bolt carrier group from my AR, which was considerably more dirty as there are harder to reach places that I could not get to with my typical cleaning tools. In my head I was thinking "maybe the pistol was just already too clean to get that dramatic cleaning effect seen in the videos." Nope. I again let the parts sit for even longer than demonstrated in the instructional videos with no visible effect. As with the pistol parts, I still ended up having to bush out my regular cleaning kit to remove the fouling.
In the end, I could have saved myself the money and about and hour and a half of waiting if I had just said no to this stuff and used my normal kit and tried/trusted Ballistol. I'm not sure if Amazon will issue a refund as there is nothing left to return. The 4oz bottle is ridiculously small and all of it was used to create just barely enough solution to submerge my parts.