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Japedo
12-08-2006, 2:12 PM
I just recieved my ak kit :) and it is full of this sticky oily stuff, what is recommended to clean this stuff off

6172crew
12-08-2006, 2:24 PM
Boiling water.:cool:

Just make sure you give it a once over with some lube after.

Harbinger
12-08-2006, 2:32 PM
Congratulations and good luck with your build!

Mike

rorschach
12-08-2006, 2:44 PM
I used Brake Kleen on mine, it worked ok.

SigShooter
12-08-2006, 3:17 PM
This article talks about using mineral spirits (which I have used with success).

http://www.theboxotruth.com/docs/edu23.htm

JPglee1
12-08-2006, 3:20 PM
Brake clean, naptha, gasoline, acetone, kerosene...it will all work.


JP

tujungatoes
12-08-2006, 4:05 PM
+1 for brake cleaner

mltrading
12-08-2006, 4:16 PM
Use your dish washer (while wife being away). That's what I learned from C&R pals.

Basically, it's same as the method of hot-water-and-soap.:)

Michael303
12-08-2006, 4:18 PM
Kerosene is what I use on my WWI / WWII milsurps, just make sure you wear gloves :)

NSR500
12-08-2006, 4:24 PM
Welcome to Cosmoline! LOL... Good Luck getting it off; everyone's suggestions so far are all good ways to take it off. Use whatever method you feel comfortable with.

jumbopanda
12-08-2006, 4:25 PM
This article talks about using mineral spirits (which I have used with success).

http://www.theboxotruth.com/docs/edu23.htm

Is it just me or has Box O Truth added a bunch of ads since I last visited?

Back on topic, mineral spirits work great. Heat is also a good way to get rid of cosmoline; just blast it with steam or douse it in hot water. I think the melting point is somewhere around 120 F.

oaklander
12-08-2006, 4:32 PM
If you use anything except water - make sure you wear gloves and work in a well-ventilated environment.

Japedo
12-08-2006, 5:36 PM
Good looking out, thanks for the heads up, I think I'm going to use the brake clean route, since I have a ton of it from work.