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#2994110 - 10/22/12 09:00 PM Cleaning Cosmoline
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I have some hints / tips for anyone trying to clean an old military rifle.
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#2994186 - 10/22/12 09:29 PM Re: Cleaning Cosmoline [Re: SCSD 129]
KPH
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Real hot water. I have seen it done.
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#2994207 - 10/22/12 09:38 PM Re: Cleaning Cosmoline [Re: KPH]
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I use kerosene (on the metal parts), it "melts" the cosmoline.
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#2994748 - 10/23/12 09:38 AM Re: Cleaning Cosmoline [Re: KPH]
Wobblyshot1
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 Originally Posted By: hellacatcher
Real hot water. I have seen it done.


Yep...
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#2994875 - 10/23/12 10:40 AM Re: Cleaning Cosmoline [Re: SCSD 129]
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 Originally Posted By: SCSD 129
I use kerosene (on the metal parts), it "melts" the cosmoline.
D129


And helps resist rust I believe. Better than water anyway. ;\)
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#2995287 - 10/23/12 01:48 PM Re: Cleaning Cosmoline [Re: MUP]
Dienamic
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One of those hand held steam cleaners worked for me on a mosin I cleaned up. The steam weakened it and blasted it away.
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#2995483 - 10/23/12 03:41 PM Re: Cleaning Cosmoline [Re: Dienamic]
JimFromTN
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I used to use brake cleaner but you have to hose it down immediately with wd40 afterwords.
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#2996550 - 10/24/12 09:21 AM Re: Cleaning Cosmoline [Re: JimFromTN]
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 Originally Posted By: JimFromTN
I used to use brake cleaner but you have to hose it down immediately with wd40 afterwords.


Be careful using WD (watered down) 40. It contains water and WILL cause your firearms to rust. I have seen actions rusted shut from WD40.
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