Forums / Gun Discussion / Cosmoline Removal

5 years 52 weeks ago, 12:17 PM

Reaper308

Reaper308's picture


Rank:
Secretary of Defense
Points:
6226
Join Date:
Jun 2008
Location:
Airstrip One, Oceania
Cosmoline Removal

I've used everything from boiling water, to lacquer thinner to brake cleaner.

I want to hear what you all use. Maybe someone has a better solution!

"Proelium Comminus Auctoritate" "Sometimes the light at the end of the tunnel is a muzzle flash."
5 years 52 weeks ago, 12:27 PM

samD

samD's picture

Rank:
President
Points:
15597
Join Date:
Aug 2008
Location:
Green Valley, Free State of Arizona, United States
Buy new

and they don't have that shit on them. Seconhand Rose, Surplus Joe...LOL

5 years 52 weeks ago, 2:09 PM

Reaper308

Reaper308's picture


Rank:
Secretary of Defense
Points:
6226
Join Date:
Jun 2008
Location:
Airstrip One, Oceania
sammy!

hey, almost all imported milsurps have some amount of cosmoline on them. its kind of hard to find a brand new yugo sks or mosin nagant around here! my direct connection to the tula arsenal in russia has died of old age and the flux capacitor on the delorean is still on the fritz. damn it doc!

"Proelium Comminus Auctoritate" "Sometimes the light at the end of the tunnel is a muzzle flash."
5 years 52 weeks ago, 6:32 PM

samD

samD's picture

Rank:
President
Points:
15597
Join Date:
Aug 2008
Location:
Green Valley, Free State of Arizona, United States
Reapie!

Beam me up Reapie. Are ya daft mon. Just havin some fun with ya.
samD

5 years 52 weeks ago, 5:08 PM

Anonymous

cosmoline

i use CRC brand brake kleen in the green can.it works but dont let it get on the wood!

5 years 52 weeks ago, 6:50 PM

greenhell

greenhell's picture

Rank:
Captain
Points:
28
Join Date:
Dec 2008
Location:
willis, tx

The boiling water method is the best. You run the risk of messing up the finish on your stocks with the harsh chemicals. But the bonus with cosmoline it makes a great manly hand lotion that softens up the skin

are going to come quietly or do i need earplugs??
5 years 51 weeks ago, 7:04 PM

DEMO

DEMO's picture

Rank:
Lieutenant General
Points:
1268
Join Date:
Oct 2008
Location:
Hamburg, NY
Gun scrubber

I bought 3 sten mags and they came with that shiot on it. Only thing that got it off (last thing tried) was gun scrubber. Nasty shit hexandichlorobenzine use it outside becuase you can not get rid of the smell in the house.

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do
5 years 51 weeks ago, 8:48 AM

scudrunnernrh

scudrunnernrh's picture

Rank:
Major General
Points:
626
Join Date:
Dec 2008
Location:
Texas

hoppe's #9 nitro solvent, works good for me.

We're not going to just shoot the sons-of-bitches, we're going to rip out their living guts and use them to grease the treads of our tanks. Gen. George S. Patton
4 years 3 weeks ago, 9:13 PM

Larry Wagner

Larry Wagner's picture

Rank:
Lieutenant General
Points:
1860
Join Date:
Nov 2009
Location:
Arizona, United States
I dont see how

This kind of crap can be "enjoyment" for anyone or anything.???????????????????
These folks have to be some REAL, REAL miserable people. I think if I were that low, miserable,
depressed or whatever? I would suck on my 44Mag & put a stop to it!!!!!

Any day above dirt is a good day!!! My New Motto: Where Do I Sign? (Oh yes I would)
4 years 3 weeks ago, 4:47 PM

Snake

Snake's picture

Rank:
Lieutenant General
Points:
1514
Join Date:
Nov 2010
Location:
Haysi, Virginia, United States

Kerosene? Its is good in parts washers on gunk build up on motor parts and such so might do good on cosmoline?

Democracy is worth dying for, because it's the most deeply honorable form of government ever devised by man.-Ronald Reagan
4 years 3 weeks ago, 5:07 PM

OozeRat

OozeRat's picture

Rank:
Major General
Points:
672
Join Date:
Feb 2010
Location:
West Jordan, Utah, United States

I think kerosine was the main component in hoppe's #9 please correct me if I am wrong.

Nothing is as risky as certain failure.
4 years 3 weeks ago, 5:20 PM

Snake

Snake's picture

Rank:
Lieutenant General
Points:
1514
Join Date:
Nov 2010
Location:
Haysi, Virginia, United States
Beats me ooze

Just thought I would add to the list here.

Democracy is worth dying for, because it's the most deeply honorable form of government ever devised by man.-Ronald Reagan
3 years 50 weeks ago, 11:45 AM

hangman

hangman's picture

Rank:
Sergeant Major of the Army
Points:
21
Join Date:
Nov 2009
Location:
North Carolina, United States
Worked well for me

This is an old thread but thought I'd throw my 2 worthless cents in. In 2009 I went on a rampage and purchased 8 various SKS rifles. 6 of them had the dreaded cosmoline. After the third one, I tried Odorless Mineral spirits purchased in a gallon can at a Big Box home improvement store with a blue sign out front. That has worked the best for me. I disassembled and soaked the smaller parts and did a 'normal' type cleaning on the barrels and larger parts. The cosmoline came right off for me. After the first cleaning, I repeated with another fast clean using the OMS, then wiped down well and finished with Hoppe's #9. This was the most thorough and easiest method I found.

3 years 50 weeks ago, 11:59 AM

Ishootdaily

Ishootdaily's picture

Rank:
General
Points:
4375
Join Date:
Feb 2009
Location:
Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
Gunk ?

actually, wouldn't Gunk work?

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!

Who's Online

Guns Lot Activity
Users
Currently Active Users: 965 (0 members and 965 guests)

Guns Lot Statistics
Stats Topics: 8,690, Comments: 161,637, Members: 23,517
Welcome our newest member: Hank6046

Recent Activity