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Posted: 10/25/2004 4:01:27 PM EDT
I just purchased an Enfield 303 British. It has grease on it and the stock is really dark. What should I use to clean the grease off? Also, What will clean the stock? If the stock stays dark and crappy after cleaning, what should I do? I want to shoot this rifle, not save it for collector value.

Link Posted: 10/25/2004 4:06:37 PM EDT
Simple Green
Oven Cleaner
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 4:19:07 PM EDT
The drive through car wash will do in pinch.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 4:34:06 PM EDT
I use a three tier system. First I with Castrol Super Clean, spray off with carb cleaner. Let dry over night. Then I soak with Wesley's Tire Cleaner, scrub w/scrub brush(put elbo grease in it) and/or tooth brush for the small annoying places, hose off with water, let dry over night.

Cosmo is very difficult to get out, it may take a while.

Note: I wear dish washing rubber gloves when using my method.

Link Posted: 10/25/2004 4:42:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/25/2004 4:42:40 PM EDT by O_DubhGhaill]
I found this forum to be of invaluable help regarding all issues of C&R stock-cleaning and refinishing: p077.ezboard.com/fparallaxscurioandrelicfirearmsforumsfrm34. Good luck.
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