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Posted: 8/12/2006 8:44:30 PM EDT
I've been using gas but then I still have to use the toothbrush to get it perfect. After about 7 mags seems like the gas has lost its umph. Just been using a little in a pan. New ones for $13 may have been the way to go unless the are packed in cosmo too.Is Diesel fuel any better?
Link Posted: 8/13/2006 12:06:37 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/13/2006 12:13:10 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/13/2006 12:27:27 AM EDT by -RotorDemon-]
I used some "Odorless" (yeah right) Mineral Spirits and a paint brush on a Mosin last night, When you get the big chunks off, get a can or two of some Non-chlorinated brake cleaner and hose everything (even the wood) down.

let the stock sit for 10 mins or so while I came back down from mars, threw a quick layer of stain on it and wiped it off.

Oiled, Re-assembled. Took about 30 mins.

Edit: Pic. Edit: Pic removed.
Link Posted: 8/13/2006 12:15:04 AM EDT
I wonder if I was the only person that noticed that the Magazine Forum had a post titled Cosmo sucks? Sure, the articles are lame, but sometimes there are a lot of good T and A pics.
Link Posted: 8/13/2006 12:27:03 AM EDT
I might still be a bit braindead over the brake cleaner.. I just noticed you were talking about mags.

Oh well.. same idea works on the mags.
Link Posted: 8/13/2006 4:24:32 PM EDT
penetrating oil in a spray can. spray on, let sit 10min. wipe off with cloth, and it will leave a light coat of oil
Link Posted: 8/13/2006 6:08:18 PM EDT
Get some regular WD40 and forget about the stuff that can blow up, and /or cause you to have kids born without heads!!! WD strips it right off and no worries about burning down the house.......
Link Posted: 8/14/2006 4:30:58 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ChiChi:
I've been using gas but then I still have to use the toothbrush to get it perfect. After about 7 mags seems like the gas has lost its umph. Just been using a little in a pan. New ones for $13 may have been the way to go unless the are packed in cosmo too.Is Diesel fuel any better?


send me 13 a mag and i will do it for you
Link Posted: 8/14/2006 5:35:31 PM EDT
I picked up a gallon can of WD-40 from home depot for $12 and a 50 pack of disposable latex gloves for $4. I put the wd-40 in a spray bottle. Lasts forever and works great along with paper towels removing the cosmoline.
Link Posted: 8/15/2006 6:15:47 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/15/2006 6:16:33 AM EDT by ayf43]
Disassemble the mags and put them in a clear Zip Lock bag or any kind of Plastic bag, and let them sit in the Sun. After a little while the Cosmo will liquefy and then wipe them off. Best and simple way I have found to deal with it.
Link Posted: 8/15/2006 11:31:55 AM EDT

Originally Posted By makdaddy:
Get some regular WD40 and forget about the stuff that can blow up,



apparently you've never chased bugs around with WD-40 and lighter...

Link Posted: 8/15/2006 7:23:01 PM EDT
Oh yeah the WD will ignite, but not as volitile as Gas or kerosene..... not nearly as fume combustible.
Link Posted: 8/16/2006 10:54:33 AM EDT
1+ on the WD40
Link Posted: 8/16/2006 5:36:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ChiChi:
Cosmo sucks
Rust sucks more.
Link Posted: 8/16/2006 8:19:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By El_Ron:

Originally Posted By ChiChi:
Cosmo sucks
Rust sucks more.

apparently you did not see some of my SG rusty, dented magazines that had a protective covering of cosmo over them
Link Posted: 8/20/2006 8:58:03 PM EDT
Just got back to looking here after most is said and done. I found that the wd-40 was the way to go it worked a lot better than gas. I figured they would strip about the same but O no. I put alchol in a spray bottle for the final rinse then re-oiled. WD-40 is the BEST and any left over you can attack the red ant bed in flame-thrower style.
Link Posted: 8/20/2006 9:04:40 PM EDT
I had to strip down some phosphated SIG mags the other night before a match. I pulled the mag bodies, sprayed them off with a can of non-chlorinated brake cleaner, and then wiped them down with some SLIP2000. The whole process was quick and painless, and put six more magazines in my range bag. GTG.
Link Posted: 8/21/2006 11:32:22 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TacticalOpsAR:

Originally Posted By El_Ron:

Originally Posted By ChiChi:
Cosmo sucks
Rust sucks more.

apparently you did not see some of my SG rusty, dented magazines that had a protective covering of cosmo over them
Maybe a sad sack pinko slapped Cosmo on already rusted mags.
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