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Old 04-25-2013, 08:19 PM   #1
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Please help me clean off the cosmo mess.

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Old 04-25-2013, 08:21 PM   #2
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Heat. Is it hot outside today? Do you have a car? Set stock on foil in shallow box on your dash or the roof of your house, etc.

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I have 500W work light. That thing gets HOT in just a few seconds. When I was removing cosmoline from my Mosin, I used that, and a small heater to melt the cosmoline. I just wiped it a few time with a rag while it was heating. It got most of the Cosmoline out. If you do that, just make sure not to get the light too close to the wood. Like I said, that thing gets HOT.
IIRC, I kept mine at least 8"-12" away from it.

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On the Mosins that frequently come coated in the stuff, I just wipe them down with a rag, dampened in mineral spirits, and it does the job without damaging the finish.

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Get some brown paper bags and wrap the stock loosely. Put it in the trunk of you car on a hot day. Clean w/ simple green after wipeing it off. Repeat the next day. Finish w/ BLO.

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brake cleaner.

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brake cleaner.
Destroys wood. Fine on metal parts, but not wood.
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I've heard a lot of Cosmo horror stories...WW II folk told stories about using gasoline but I have never tried it.

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The crap is pretty dried on and smugged up, would acetone work like taking off shellac on a RC mauser?

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Please help me clean off the cosmo mess.
Hot water and elbow grease, oh yeah patience.
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