DUNK-KIT USE INFORMATION
Dunk-Kit has been reformulated
so that it works equally well on both steel and
It was developed to give you a fast, easy, and
thorough method to clean all of your firearms.
only finish that Dunk-Kit can damage is electroplated
can clean an electroplated nickel finished handgun
without damaging the finish but you should not soak the
electroplated nickel handgun in the Dunk-Kit.
The reason you should not soak the electroplated
nickel handgun in the Dunk-Kit is that the Dunk-Kit can
penetrate under the nickel finish through a crack or
imperfection in the finish.
The Dunk-Kit will attack the copper wash that is
applied to the handgun before plating and cause the
nickel to flake and peel off of the handgun.
To safely clean an electroplated handgun, simply
place the handgun in the Dunk-Kit and immediately brush
it until it is clean.
Remove the handgun as soon as it is clean and dry
off the Dunk-Kit by wiping or blowing it off with
compressed air. Do
not use compressed air at more than 60-psi pressure.
By using higher air pressure you can actually
blow the nickel off of the handgun if there is a cracked
or damaged area in the finish.
Dunk-Kit contains no exotic or harsh cleaners.
Dunk-Kit is made from petroleum and organic based
you are allergic to petroleum based products you must
wear nitrile gloves when using Dunk-Kit.
It is recommended that everyone wear nitrile
gloves when using Dunk-Kit to protect themselves from
the lead that is introduced into the Dunk-Kit by
cleaning your firearms.
The most common source of the lead is the primer
residue left in the firearm after use.
Dunk-Kit will clean this lead residue out of the
firearm as well as helping to loosen any leading in the
barrel left when shooting cast lead bullets.
You can purchase nitrile gloves at any industrial
supply house or you may purchase them from Cylinder
& Slide Inc. for a very nominal cost when you
purchase your Dunk-Kit.
Do not swallow Dunk-Kit.
Dunk-Kit must be kept out of the reach of
someone should swallow Dunk-Kit, call your poison
control center immediately.
Do not cause the person to vomit as this could
cause them to inhale the liquid into their lungs.
Dunk-Kit is classified as a combustable liquid.
This means that Dunk-Kit has to be heated to 160
degrees before it will give off flammable vapors.
You should not use Dunk-Kit near open flame or
electric heaters or smoke while using Dunk-Kit. Dunk-Kit does not give off flammable vapors under normal use
or storage. You
will see a warning on the lid of the container that
states that you should not store the Dunk-Kit in the
bucket that it came in for over one year.
This warning has been placed there because we had
one individual who stored a bucket of Dunk-Kit in a
window in direct sunlight for two years.
The sunlight caused the plastic bucket to become
brittle and it cracked allowing the Dunk-Kit to run onto
the tiled floor. The
Dunk-Kit dissolved the tile adhesive causing the tile to
lift off of the floor. Bottom line, plastic does eventually age and become brittle
and Dunk-Kit will last for more that a year or two.
Dunk-Kit will damage wood, plastic, ivory,
mother-of-pearl and rubber grips so they must be removed
before you clean your firearm.
Dunk-Kit will not damage tritium inserts found in
night sights. Dunk-Kit will not damage factory installed painted dots or
orange inserts on sights.
Do not store a firearm in Dunk-Kit.
Yes we have had someone do that and the lead
residue combined with the other chemical residues that
had been introduced into the Dunk-Kit after they had
been cleaning and storing their handgun in it for over a
year caused the metal to pit.
To open your bucket of Dunk-Kit you will find
small slots around the lip of the lid on the ¾ (pull
tab to release unlocking feature of lid) and 1 ¾ gal.
Size buckets. You cut downward through the lip of the lid by placing a
sharp knife in each slot.
Once you have cut all of the slots out you can
pull outward and upward on each section of the lip of
the lid until the lid pops off.
On the 5 gallon buckets we have had to use a
different style lid to help keep UPS from breaking open
the bucket during shipment.
You need to purchase a lid popper from a hardware
about this inconvenience.
Once you get the lid off you will find that we
have had to put the Dunk-Kit in a plastic bag inside of
the bucket. Once
again we have had to do this as UPS started crushing the
buckets enough during shipment to cause leakage.
To open the bag and allow the Dunk-Kit to run out
into the bucket, grasp one edge of the bag and carefully
slit the top of the bag with a knife.
Gently lift the edge of the bag and allow the
Dunk-Kit to run out into the bucket.
Don’t lift on the bag until you have opened it
or the Dunk-Kit will spurt out of the bag hard enough to
shoot out of the bucket.
I highly recommend that you open the bucket and
bag in the garage as Dunk-Kit doesn’t clean up out of
carpet very well and it will ruin tile and wooden
could find yourself cleaning your guns in the Dog House
if you mess up a floor.
ALWAYS WASH YOUR HANDS
THROUOGHLY AFTER USING DUNK-KIT!
CHECK TO BE ABSOLUTELY
SURE THAT YOUR FIREARM IS UNLOADED BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO
Now that you know the cautions about Dunk-Kit
lets talk about how to use it.
Remove the grips and field strip the pistol.
Field stripping the pistol means that you remove
only the slide assembly from the frame and remove the
barrel from the slide.
Submerge the parts in the Dunk-Kit and allow them
to soak for about 10 minutes.
After soaking use a nylon cleaning brush to
thoroughly clean away all of the burnt powder residue,
carbon, and lubricant from all parts.
I recommend using the type of nylon cleaning
brush that is supplied with the M16 rifles.
It has the toothbrush style bristles on one end
and a small two-row brush on the other for tight places.
You can then use your bore brush to clean the
you have severe leading in the bore you need to purchase
some of our De-leading wool.
This product is wrapped around a bore brush and
then used to simply brush the lead out of the barrel.
This stuff is magic for lead removal.
I recommend that you use the De-leading wool on
the bore before you put the barrel in the Dunk-Kit.
Using the De-leading wool on the dry barrel works
better than using it on a barrel that has been
lubricated by the Dunk-Kit.
Once you have brushed the frame clean you need to
agitate the frame briskly in the Dunk-Kit to help flush
out any crud that is inside of the workings of the
sure to brush thoroughly around the extractor in the
slide, as crud tends to build up there and can be
difficult to remove.
After you have completed cleaning your pistol you
can simply hang the gun parts above the bucket and let
them drip dry or you can wipe or blow off the Dunk-Kit
with compressed air.
Dunk-Kit has very light oil in it so your pistol
will retain a light coating of protective oil inside and
must lubricate your pistol with the proper heavier
lubricant in the proper places.
Please refer to my cleaning and lubrication
brochure for information on that.
Remove the grips and submerge the revolver in the
the bucket is not large enough to completely submerge
your revolver in you can get a rubber food container
large enough to lay the revolver in and deep enough to
allow complete coverage of the revolver and pour the
Dunk-Kit into that until it covers the revolver.
Let the revolver soak for 10 minutes and then
brush it clean as per the instructions for the auto.
As I recommended for the auto barrel, check your
revolver cylinder chambers and barrel for leading before
you clean it and use the De-Leading Wool on it before
you submerge your revolver in the Dunk-Kit.
Once you have completed cleaning your revolver,
hold the action completely under the surface of the
Dunk-Kit and cycle the action about 20 times. This will allow the Dunk-Kit to loosen and flush out the crud
that gets into the action.
Be sure to brush under the ratchet on a DA
cleaning, you may allow your revolver to drip dry, wipe
or blow off the Dunk-Kit.
Re-lubricate your revolver as per my cleaning and
lubrication brochure. Be sure to pour the Dunk-Kit back into the bucket when you
Shotguns and Rifles
Remove the stock or stocks and clean in the
Dunk-Kit as per my previous instructions. I would recommend that you get a container large enough to
allow you to completely submerge the action of your
shotgun or rifle. I
have found that you can purchase one of those plastic
troughs that are designed to wet pre-glued wall paper
don’t cost much and they work slick for providing a
container to submerge a long gun in. On over and under or double barrel shotguns removal of the
butt stock is not recommended.
Hold the action just above the Dunk-Kit and use
the brush to carry enough solution to brush the action
sure to drain all of the Dunk-Kit out of the action
before you tip it up, as any Dunk-Kit left in the action
will drain back into the stock and ruin it.
I highly recommend that you have your gunsmith
remove the butt stock on your double or over and under
once a year for proper cleaning and lubrication.
I have seen many fine double gun actions severely
rusted by neglecting this simple maintenance. Be sure to
pour the Dunk-Kit back into the bucket when you are
Finally, how long does Dunk-Kit last?
You can use it until it gets too thick to clean
the crud will settle to the bottom of the bucket.
Once you have accumulated about a ¼” of crud
you should let the Dunk-Kit settle out for a couple of
days and then slowly pour off the Dunk-Kit into another
bucket until just the crud is left in the bottom.
Wipe out the crud and dispose of it.
Be very careful with this crud as it contains
recommend that you put it into a plastic bag and seal it
up before putting it into the trash.
Always wash up thoroughly after doing this or
after using your Dunk-Kit.
When you decide you have used your Dunk-Kit all
you possibly can you must dispose of the Dunk-Kit at a
waste oil disposal facility.
This is not illegal as Dunk-Kit is made from
petroleum products and contains nothing more toxic than
normal used motor oil does.
Thanks for taking the time to read these lengthy
have given you all of the information that I can for
your safe and successful use of Dunk-Kit.
Should you have any further questions on Dunk-Kit
please contact us.
Cylinder Slide Inc.,