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Does It Work: Q-Maxx products

Q-Maxx Blu gun cleaner. Q-Maxx Blu gun cleaner.
Q-Maxx industrial strength rust solvent. Q-Maxx industrial strength rust solvent.
(KFVS) -

This week we're testing two products under the Q-Maxx line.

The Q-Maxx Blu gun cleaner and lubricant and the Q-Maxx industrial strength rust solvent.

You may have seen them at local stores like Buchheit because the company does some of their distribution from the Heartland.

"I hope it cleans these guns like it says it does," said Joe Ford.

We're starting with the Q-Maxx Blu gun cleaner and lubricant.

Joe Ford said his gun goes through some wear and tear.

"I have a gun with me on the farm every day we always carry a 22 in case we come up on something," said Ford.

Ford uses a cleaning product and a separate oil to lubricate his gun.

He hopes this Q-Maxx cleaner will get rid of the residue in the barrel and chamber.

"Shake well, it says apply and leave on product for 2 minutes," said Ford.

We also tried out the Q-Maxx industrial strength rust solvent.

On the bottle, the product claims to remove surface rust, and free rust parts.

"There's a whole bunch of rust on this bolt, this is where the heat hits this bolt and it's really hard to back up, some of them break the bolt. So if we can this on there and it comes off freely, it will give us a good example of what it will do," said Ford.

The product also claims to prevent future rust and corrosion buildup.

Do these 15 dollar each products work?

You may have your trusty gun cleaner or your go-to cleaning product like a WD40, but one local company says their products can do a better job.

"I hope it cleans these guns like it says it does," said Joe Ford.

We're starting with the Q-Maxx Blu gun cleaner and lubricant.

Joe Ford said his gun goes through some wear and tear.

"I have a gun with me on the farm every day,” said Ford. “We always carry a .22 in case we come up on something."

Ford uses a cleaning product and a separate oil to lubricate his gun.

He hopes this will do it all in one.

"Dissolves surface rust and prevents rust in chamber," said Ford as he reads the directions.

Ford sprayed and swiped, he cleaned out the barrel with a brass brush, and pushed the cloth through again.

"That did clean it extra, maybe more so than WD40," said Ford.

He wiped it down and said he's impressed.

"It looks really good, it's real clean, the only thing I'd be concerned about is that it says it lubricates but it looks so dry, that it makes you wonder," said Ford.

Ford gives the $15 Blu gun cleaner and lubricant 4 stars.

Next we put the industrial strength rust solvent to the test.

"It says it removes surface rust, penetrates and frees rust parts it prevents rust and corrosion buildup, and it's excellent chain lube," said Ford.

Joe Ford put it to the test on a bolt.

"If this does what it says it's going to do, it says an extreme penetration of rust solvent," said Ford.

He said these are usually quite difficult to get off and even with an initial spray, it's no different.

"It's not going to break," said Ford.

Ford got his air gun and was able to get the bolt loose.

"This did show some dissolving of the rust but it's still really locked tight, a mechanic wants it to really work quickly," said Ford.

We went outside so Ford could try it on the rusted truck.

"It's not taking much off," said Ford.

Ford said he needs a rust solvent to work quickly.

"I don't see this product being any better than any other product," said Ford.

The directions say you may have to soak some of the rusted items in the solution overnight.

But, since that doesn't coincide with what Ford needs, he said he's giving the industrial strength rust solvent 1 star.

We weren't able to test it in just one afternoon, but the Q-Maxx industrial strength rust solvent also claims to do a great job at preventing future rust and corrosion buildup.

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