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Posted: 2/3/2006 9:12:58 AM EST
I have some AK mags taht are *coated* in cosmoline. Is it possible (and safe for both the mags and the dishwasher) to diassemble them and run them through the dishwasher? I was then planning on hitting them with simple green to finish the job, and a later batch might even get repainted.

Link Posted: 2/3/2006 9:14:26 AM EST
brake cleaner..
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 9:22:39 AM EST
You *can* but won't the Misses be mad?
Any gun finish will handel getting wet for a shot time, just remember to turn off the dry cycle and dry by hand with an oily rag.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 9:24:23 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/3/2006 9:24:51 AM EST by Jicky]
Your ole lady's gonna kill you...Break cleaner..
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 9:55:50 AM EST
I ran my FAL mags with cosmo on them through a cycle with a load of dishes. Dishes and mags came out spotless. It works great and my wife did not mind. ( I do have a great wife)
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 10:05:20 AM EST
It will work, but to get the cosmoline off mine, I disassemble and then stick them in a pot of hot water. Metal mags I use boiling water. You can add dish detergent like Dawn to help cut the grease. I then dump this outside, wipe the mags off with a rag and if they still need cleaning then the mags go into the dishwasher. I don't want large quantities of cosmoline in my sewer line.

I don't pour grease from cooking down the drains either, pour it in a container and wipe pan out with a paper towel before washing.

Grease clogged sewer lines aren't something I want to deal with.

I use to use brake cleaner until I got it in my eye.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 10:08:41 AM EST
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 11:00:06 AM EST
I just washed 2 new mags with a toothbrush and dish soap in the sink. Worked great, and no break cleaner smell.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 11:01:03 AM EST
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 1:04:38 PM EST

Originally Posted By BulletBait:
You *can* but won't the Misses be mad?
Any gun finish will handel getting wet for a shot time, just remember to turn off the dry cycle and dry by hand with an oily rag.



Well being I am not married and it is my place with my dishwasher, i don't really see that being much of a problem.

However, someone made the good point about cosmo then being inside a machine that also cleans my dishes....yum.


It will work, but to get the cosmoline off mine, I disassemble and then stick them in a pot of hot water. Metal mags I use boiling water. You can add dish detergent like Dawn to help cut the grease. I then dump this outside, wipe the mags off with a rag and if they still need cleaning then the mags go into the dishwasher. I don't want large quantities of cosmoline in my sewer line.


Good idea, I have some old pots I can use...
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