GUN Will this work for removing cosmoline?

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  1. IDMO

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    I got one of those big foil lasagna pans (so I can throw it away when I'm done) with the idea of putting whatever metal bits will fit into it, pouring in some boiling water to melt most of the cosmo, and then scrubbing or blowing it off with compressed air.

    After that I'll dispose of the watery cosmoliney mix (no, not in my drain) and put the lasagna pan/metal pieces in the oven for a few minutes to melt off any excess cosmo.

    Is there anything wrong with any of that? I've never done this before :dunno:
     
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    dishwasher FTMFW
     
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    I've read and i've been told not to put the metal parts in the dishwasher :dunno:
     
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    dont see why not. boiling water vs hot dishwasher water
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    True, but I'd rather not risk all the cosmo cooling off and clogging my drain :hs:
     
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    Get one of those portable steam cleaners to clean off your cosmo. I used it on a SKS with great results.
     
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    I was gonna, but $2.50 for a lasagna pan is better than $50 for a steam cleaner :hs:
     
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    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    put it in the oven at 300 degrees
     
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    Should I just skip the boiling water then?
     
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    Just use some diesel
     
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    plan sounds good. dishwasher messes up some metal finishes
     
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    I like smelling like Diesel, but my roommate would whine :o

    Cool, thanks :coold:
     
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    You're not going to be doing it outside?

    Some people were discussing how to remove cosmoline from old work equipment that had been covered with it and they all pretty much used Diesel fuel.
     
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    No, in my garage that's attached to the house :o

    I guess diesel is another option if boiling water doesn't work and I run out of Brake Clean :hs:
     
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    My method is to drop the small parts like springs and the bolt in a fast food cup filled with paint thinner then hose off the metal parts with brake cleaner and wipe clean with a paper towell. A tooth brush and blast of brake cleaner gets any tiny areas and you never had to get your gun wet. Toss the stock in the oven on its lowest setting and wipe it with a paper towel lightly sprayed with brake cleaner every 20 minutes til it quits oozing. Nothing to buy but a can of brake cleaner and some paper towels, nothing to dispose of but some paper towels. If its a big rifle like a SKS you're not going to fit the receiver and barrel into a lasagna pan anyway.
     

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