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Posted: 12/21/2005 8:24:13 PM EDT
How do I clean all the oil off of a new SKS wooden stock?
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 8:25:26 PM EDT
I would just use windex or some kind of cleaner along those lines.

Welcome to the board.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 8:25:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/21/2005 8:32:26 PM EDT by gaspain]
kerosene
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 8:26:12 PM EDT
will those chemicals not ruin the wood?
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 8:27:13 PM EDT
? what kind of oil is on it?
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 8:28:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AR_Adam:
will those chemicals not ruin the wood?



Limited exposure to windex won't ruin the wood. Just don't soak it in it. Or you can get some murphys wood soap. That might work.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 8:28:12 PM EDT
some kind of packing oil that they put all over the rifle
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 8:28:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/21/2005 8:29:05 PM EDT by gaspain]
is it covered in cosmoline?
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 8:28:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AR_Adam:
some kind of packing oil that they put all over the rifle



cosmoline
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 8:29:44 PM EDT
thanks for the help guys
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 8:31:53 PM EDT
if its cosmoline then use kerosene(best) or wd40
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 8:32:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By gaspain:
if its cosmoline then use kerosene(best) or wd40



wd would work great.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 11:04:53 PM EDT
AR_Adam is my cousin. He got a sweet deal on a pretty nice yugo SKS ($119) and now we're over here trying to figure out the best way to remove the oil from his stock. We got all the part cleaned off. The oil in the stock doesn't look like cosmoline. It looks almost as if someone just took the stock and soaked it in cooking oil or something. We tried the windex and light sanding, but the oil seems to be soaked in pretty deep. Is there any way to get the oil out of the stock?
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 11:06:08 PM EDT
I used Easy Off oven cleaner on my Mauser stock, but then you'd have to refinish it with something.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 11:16:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AR_Clint:
AR_Adam is my cousin. He got a sweet deal on a pretty nice yugo SKS ($119) and now we're over here trying to figure out the best way to remove the oil from his stock. We got all the part cleaned off. The oil in the stock doesn't look like cosmoline. It looks almost as if someone just took the stock and soaked it in cooking oil or something. We tried the windex and light sanding, but the oil seems to be soaked in pretty deep. Is there any way to get the oil out of the stock?



www.headsbunker.com/html/milsurpclean.html
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 11:19:19 PM EDT
Boiling water.
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