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Cosomolene?
« on: April 21, 2013, 10:12:17 AM »
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Re: Cosomolene?
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2013, 05:00:52 PM »
honestly....  take the parts to your local car wash, put a few coins in and blast it off. 

OR...  get several cold adult beverages, make sure the kids are out of ear shot - you will start at some point to scream obscenities - and get out some break free, mineral spirits, or some simple green...   then, put a lot of elbow grease into it.  Oh, and clear your calendar for the whole day LOL

I have two rifles that are covered in cosmoline.  Currently they're in my bedroom closet.  There is nothing better than the smell of waking up to cosmoline! :D 

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Re: Cosomolene?
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2013, 05:57:23 PM »
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Re: Cosomolene?
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2013, 03:10:54 AM »
If you have $850 to spend, get one of these: http://www.brownells.com/gun-cleaning-chemicals/professional-cleaning-systems/gun-cleaning-tanks/pw-26-parts-washer-sku112026000-1705-6217.aspx


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Re: Cosomolene?
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2013, 01:26:06 PM »
Someone told me WD-40 works well, but I've never had the opportunity to try it. It's worth a shot. You probably already have some.
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Re: Cosomolene?
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2013, 01:26:44 PM »
I'd be interested to hear if it works, if you give it a try.
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Re: Cosomolene?
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2013, 02:04:56 PM »
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Re: Cosomolene?
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2013, 02:16:51 PM »
After seeing cosmo is vaselene based i will not post any further.
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Re: Cosomolene?
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2013, 04:28:23 PM »
Lol yeah something most people don't know.

I disassembled my rifles, placed all the parts in a settub, covered with hot water and poured about 4 cups Simple Green in. Let it overnight. Turn on hot water while draining the old cold, and let sit for a few minutes again. Removed each piece while running under hot water and then sprayed them with WD-40 and placing them on a cloth. Completely cleaned of the stuff. Note I also complete broke down the bolt.. Not just removed it.

This took all the cosmolene off. It was painless and the Simple Green did all the work overnight. The WD-40 is basically to displace most of the water not really to protect the parts. I then clean, polish and then lub and protect them with Fluid Film... Or whatever you wish to use.


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Re: Cosomolene?
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2013, 10:13:06 PM »
Here is omething I made a long time ago and I posted on another site I belong to. it works for me. it is about the sixth post down on the thread



http://www.p64resource.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=2184&hilit=homemade+oven+stovepipe
« Last Edit: April 22, 2013, 10:15:04 PM by anjdrifter »
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