Originally Posted by Megaton
I recently purchased an SKS and it was very dirty. I cleaned it as good as a could with what I have but I am not satisfied.
What is something that I can safely soak the metal pieces in? Thats the only way I am going to get this rifle clean.
The rifle functions fine I am just being anal about this. I would never let one of my guns get close to this dirty and now that its mine I want it clean.
Probably cosmolene on there.
Brake/Carb cleaner works great on the metal pieces. Just be sure to oil em afterwards - that stuff takes all the protecting stuff off.
How's the stock? Covered too? If so, that is cosmolene to be sure. Hot water, the garbage bag in the sun trick, Simple Green, and the controversial dishwasher trick will all work. I used a bit of all of them cept the dish washer.