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Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by pattym, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. pattym

    pattym

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    Can someone please tell me how to clean cosmoline from 1911 magazines
    Thanks Pattym
     
  2. manderson525

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    Hot water, Dawn dish soap and a parts brush will do it .
     

  3. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Odorless mineral spirits works very well also.
     
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  4. Glockdude1

    Glockdude1 Federal Member CLM

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    Heat.

    I use aluminum pans for removing cosmoline. I place items in the pans and place them in the sun. Works great.

    :cool:
     
  5. banger

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    A pan of diesel fuel and a paint brush always worked for me.
     
  6. Jason D

    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

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    tacticalG23 Darkside Member

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    Always used Kerosene myself. Works well, and the fumes make the process really fly by! :whistling: Please do so in a well ventilated area. :wavey:
     
  8. AK74play

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    WD-40 and an old toothbrush works great for me and fast to.
     
  9. FLglockdude

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    :rofl:

    Sent from my Obama phone.
     
  10. Zombie Steve

    Zombie Steve Decap Pin Killa

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    Jeeez. What mags are you buying that are packed in Cosmoline? That stuff is just nasty and tastes worse than ear wax.

    :ack:
     
  11. tsmo1066

    tsmo1066 Happy Smiley

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    I'll second this.

    When I bought my SKS years back I tried everything, even baked parts in the oven to melt it off. There was aways some residual gunk left behind.

    WD40 and an old cleaning brush broke it right up, though.
     
  12. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    WD-40 will dissolve the gunk. Or brake cleaner. Or gasoline if you're truly old school.
     
  13. mgentry

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    +1 for the WD-40.