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Old 04-25-2013, 10:33 PM   #11
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Jplye let me give that a try, id like to use no chemicals if i can. Thanks.

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Jplye let me give that a try, id like to use no chemicals if i can. Thanks.
Strip it down if you can and let the metal parts soak in boiling hot water. Be careful with the stock, too much water can raise the grain. Orange Glo, Simple Green or other degreaser will work once the cosmo gets softened up. It will go from waxy to greasy when heated.
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Appreciate the info guys, try to work on it this weekend. I'll take some before and after pics.

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Easy Off oven cleaner. Works like a charm

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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.
Chainfire got it right, Naphta..........Will not hurt your wood or the stock either.
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The crap is pretty dried on and smugged up, would acetone work like taking off shellac on a RC mauser?
Your getting into harsh stuff.
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Chainfire got it right, Naphta..........Will not hurt your wood or the stock either.
Are you sure Tom? Can't tell by that post. I might use it on the stock, but using it on your WOOD?? Not sure we have a section for that.
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Lazy man's way- with no danger of setting self on fire, or being asked to clean the oven while I'm at it....

Wrap in brown paper grocery bags, or 2-3 layers of newspaper, Place in a black plastic garbage bag, place in direct sun, After 2 hours, turn bag over the heat other side.


Without allowing it to cool, remove from bag, discard papers. Also works for stocks that have a 100 yr supply of lube oil soaked in.

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Are you sure Tom? Can't tell by that post. I might use it on the stock, but using it on your WOOD?? Not sure we have a section for that.
Naphta won`t hurt your skin/hands like oven cleaner & stuff like that will..............
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Naphta won`t hurt your skin/hands like oven cleaner & stuff like that will..............
See, you missed every part of that. Harsh was to acetone.
Not your post. My response to you was a joke. Just not funny when you have to explain it.
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I used acetone to take the shellac off my RC mauser and it worked great using a couple old socks and elbow grease. Luckily my wife had a huge bottle of nail polish remover which contains acetone.

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