Wonder Gun Cleaner
The manufacturer says its
Blue Wonder Gun Cleaner is the best gun cleaner on the market - hands down!
Thats a pretty big claim, and Ill soon be putting it to the test for a report
on bore cleaners Ill be preparing for Rifle after I get a few prairie dog hunts out
of the way. Theres no better venue for comparing effectiveness of various bore
cleaners than a populous dog town, where fast, continuous shooting quickly cruds up
Ive tried the stuff
(sorry, its not blue, but a clear liquid gel) on a .223 WSSM Ive recently been
shooting but havent fired enough rounds to provide a real test. For the record, the
bore did clean up quickly, with little fuss or bother.
concentrated gel adheres to the surface for deep cleaning action, the company says.
In the bore it completely removes copper and lead deposits, powder residues and
plastic build-up. It also quickly removes black powder corrosion, leaving a chemically
clean, bare metal surface.
In addition, Blue Wonder
is supposed to remove rust from a guns exterior and not damage blueing.
The company points out
that, many gun cleaners now on the market are petroleum-based products that can be
toxic, harmful to the skin, dangerous to breathe, flammable and environmentally
unfriendly. Who knew cleaning guns was so hazardous? Blue Wonder is not petroleum
based, toxic or harmful to the environment. Its supposed to be completely
Heres the companys
explanation of how Blue Wonder gun cleaner works: When a round is fired through a
gun, a tremendous amount of heat is formed, both from the combustion process and the
friction between bullet and bore. This heat forms oxide molecules (lead oxide and/or
copper oxide) which bond the copper and lead deposits to the bore. Blue Wonder Gun Cleaner
attacks this oxide molecule, breaking the bond and allowing the copper and lead deposits
to be quickly, easily and completely removed.
Rust - iron oxide - is
attacked in the same way. The company advises using the cleaner with 0000 steel wool or a
soft brass brush for removing rust, and says blueing will remain unharmed.
Used with ScotchBrite
pads, emery cloth or some other abrasive, the cleaner is said to make it easier to remove
old blueing. In addition, the company says Blue Wonder Gun Cleaner will quickly emulsify
any petroleum-based product. It removes moly-coating from bores, along with any grease or
For more information,
contact Blue Wonder Gun Care Products, Dept. HL, 1585 West Sam Houston Parkway N., Suite
200, Houston TX 77043; or you can visit online at: www.bluewonder.us.