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Old 12-17-2012, 08:17 PM   #21
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Try Dawn Power Dissolver Spray It works great on cosmoline...

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is this the same gue you get on fryng pans?

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is this the same gue you get on fryng pans?
Yes. It's from soy. This is why I only use shortening or olive oil on the kitchenware.
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I've used diesel to remove cosmoline and all sorts of other crud. I generally just soak it over night then wipe it down.

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My last resort would be ronsonol lighter fluid.
You can get a gallon of the chem-tool carp/parts cleaner it comes with the basket for soaking.

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Simple Green it on of the best things to use. Let soak for one hour and then scrub clean with a brush takes less time then anything else out there.

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DON'T use oven cleaner! It will strip the bluing.
Your gun will have to be soaked in solvent. Auto parts stores have cans of solvents for cleaning car parts. Soak the gun for a week or so. Dry it off, then soak with WD 40. Dry. Then blast with brake parts cleaner. Wear safety glasses!
You may have to do this sequence several times.

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I once used 'Zip Strip', a furniture finish stripper, on some restaurant pots and pans that were all gunked up.

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I can tell you one thing...veggie oil is a pain to get off!!

I have a deep fryer, and after about 8 years of use, I wanted to give it a VERY deep cleaning. I always washed it out with dish soap whenever I changed the oil in it, but over the years it had developed a very hard crust above the oil line. over the course of 2 weeks, I would spray it with oven cleaner with lye, let it soak then scrub it steel wool. it was still a very difficult and took a lot of effort.

but I would NOT do that with a gun, unless you planned on getting it refinished, AND as long as it had no aluminum parts.

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With the gun craze, it got put away and forgot about. I got it back out about a week ago and it's been soaking in K-1 since. I'll pull it back out soon and post the results. So far: boiling water and brake cleaner no go.

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