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Vee_Kay 08-25-2012 05:22 AM

The trick to removing cosmoline, is???

Vee_Kay 08-25-2012 05:34 AM

Sorry, oops!!

whyme 08-25-2012 06:30 AM

Hot water and lots of it. Along with a big box of rags.

NM-LEO 08-25-2012 07:37 AM

Rags, a toothbrush, and good ol fashioned elbow grease.

For the lazy, add brake cleaner, marvel mystery oil, WD-40, or ethanol ;)

Centurian22 08-25-2012 08:15 AM

Disassemble what you can and soak / slosh metal parts in mineral spirits, use old tooth brush to work mineral spirits into larger metal parts. Wipe with lots of rags, wd-40 for further removal, (its a little more 'gentle') and to protect metal that the mineral spirits stripped. Wd-40, some type of gentle citrus cleaner, and / or pledge for wood. Have heard but not tried wrapping in paper towels, putting in black garbage bag and setting out in the sun on a hot day for several hours. Be sure to clean the bore very thoroughly with patches, a cleaner like hoppe's and a brush.

sniper762 08-25-2012 03:07 PM

dissassemble...............local high pressure car wash...................then well oil and reassemble

c3shooter 08-25-2012 04:16 PM

There are dozens of methods- heat, oven cleaner, run thru dishwasher, mineral spirits, pressure washer, parts cleaner, brake cleaner etc ad nauseum.

Dollar store carries an orange gel type hand cleaner called Goop. Disassemble, soft brush, Goop, scrub, rinse with hot water. Advantage is house does not smell like kerosene, quick, cheap, and you don't have to clean cosmoline out of the dishwasher.

silverado113 08-25-2012 04:21 PM

I used soap and water and soaked it, worked well for me.

SSGSF 08-25-2012 04:34 PM

I Use diesel to clean mine, because it cleans and lubricates at the same time.

Jpyle 08-25-2012 06:08 PM

Lather, rinse and repeat...

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