cosmo eliminaters...

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Your best cosmo distroyer?

Purple Power
1
6%
kitty litter/ speedy dri
2
11%
ez-off
0
No votes
orange cleaner
1
6%
kicthen oven
2
11%
other
12
67%
 
Total votes: 18
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Postby spearedum » Sun Jan 01, 2006 2:40 pm

Why do you like this method?

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Postby Niner » Sun Jan 01, 2006 2:46 pm

I like WD40. It takes the surface stuff off pretty quickly. Other than that a nice range trip to heat the barrel up and boil the stuff out of the stock works pretty good too. :lol:
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Postby spearedum » Sun Jan 01, 2006 2:47 pm

I put the 'stuff' in a large plastic bag, insert the stock fully in the litter than lay in the sun.. 'till dun! It does not dryout, warp, or dammage the wood and the excessive cosmo leaks out into the 'stuff'!

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Postby joseyclosey » Sun Jan 01, 2006 2:58 pm

Never bought a rifle in cosmo yet so cant answer the poll!

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A little heat will melt it.

Postby Scota4570 » Fri Jan 27, 2006 1:29 pm

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Postby Woftam » Fri Jan 27, 2006 2:07 pm

I too have not yet had a rifle covered in cosmo. But I have had the odd piece of furniture heavily soaked in cosmo and this is the easiest method from my point of view. Changing the kitty litter is the only work required and I can still put it out for the cat later. Although the cat doesn't seem to use it much.
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Postby Aughnanure » Tue Feb 14, 2006 3:52 pm

Take it down to the Armoury and get the Armourer to put it through the Tri-chloro-ethylene tank. Takes it all out in a couple of minutes, along with all the oil and any of those annoying paint markings, designating special purposes, that the military love to put on rifles.

See, simple. That's why I voted other.

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Postby Grubber » Wed Mar 29, 2006 8:36 am

I use a small steam cleaner and a big plastic tub .

Works great for thr heavy duty de cosmoing of a new family member

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Postby Karl/Pa. » Wed Mar 29, 2006 9:23 am

Aughnanure wrote:Take it down to the Armoury and get the Armourer to put it through the Tri-chloro-ethylene tank. Takes it all out in a couple of minutes, along with all the oil and any of those annoying paint markings, designating special purposes, that the military love to put on rifles.
See, simple. That's why I voted other.
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Can't do that in this country. TCE has been outlawed in this country since the 70s. Substitute is 1,1,1 Trichloroethane.

I use a small heat gun/steamer.
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Postby Aughnanure » Sun Apr 02, 2006 11:15 pm

Haven't been able to do it for years up here either. Same reason.

But, gee ,it was good and especially good for a cold in the head... one good whiff over the tank and the head cleared like magic.

Wonder what it did to our heads?

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Postby Karl/Pa. » Mon Apr 03, 2006 8:38 am

Aughnanure wrote:...
But, gee ,it was good and especially good for a cold in the head... one good whiff over the tank and the head cleared like magic.
Wonder what it did to our heads?
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I think we're seeing those results right now!

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Postby Aughnanure » Wed May 10, 2006 3:08 am

Karl,

You must be very slim and light 'cause you sure can skate on thin ice :!: :lol:

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Postby Karl/Pa. » Wed May 10, 2006 11:25 am

No, actually I'm old, overweight and cranky as hell. Its taken me over sixty years to get to this point, and dammit, I deserve it!

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Postby Aughnanure » Wed May 10, 2006 5:03 pm

What're you packin' in that portrait?

A Griswold and Gunniston .36 ?

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Postby Karl/Pa. » Wed May 10, 2006 8:10 pm

Aughnanure wrote:What're you packin' in that portrait?
A Griswold and Gunniston .36 ?
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You know about them, huh? Actually had one once, a repro. After about three cylinders full went thru it, it started to open up so I got rid of it. Nobody in their right mind should ever shoot a brass framed revolver, or even make one, for that matter.
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Postby Abe Normal » Sun Jun 03, 2007 7:15 am

Boiling hot water.
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Postby Talon » Wed Jun 13, 2007 8:33 pm

Does one ever truly get it all out?

I'm still getting ooze from my M48's hand guard after twenty or so rounds.

I used the EZ Off method when I purchased the rifle in winter of 2006.
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Postby Niner » Wed Jun 13, 2007 8:51 pm

Some milsurps, I think, never lose all their saturated grease. I always, nearly always, carry some paper towels with me to the range for wiping off boiled out grease from a lot of rounds fired or just a hot day.
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Re: cosmo eliminaters...

Postby leeechtle » Wed Aug 26, 2009 9:36 pm

I've heard of people putting shorter stocks in the dishwasher, but the detergent bleaches the stock, however the hot water and steam get out some dings and dents. I've built a "Cosmo Coffin" (large rectangular sheet metal tube) powered by a small space heater, let the stock and hand guard sit in it for about an hour and wipe down with denatured alcohol and repeat for about 12 to 18 hours. It may not get all of it out but pretty darn close. Best part is it's reusable.

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