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    New Mag Cleaning.

    Picked 10 new Ygo mags up from AIM Surplus. Great mags but covered in cosmoline. Looking for the best & easiest method to strip off the cosmoline. Don't have access to a solvent tank, that would be my preferred method.

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    You are in Texas brother. Throw it in a black garbage back and then toss it in the trunk of a car for a day. It will melt most of it off. Rinse and repeat as needed.

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    Hot water will soften cosmo and float most of it off. Residue can be wiped off with a cloth, followed by the standard light coat of oil. If you have a large enough pan, boil them for a while, then wipe and oil.
    An old GI trick for cleaning up rifles in storage was to boil them in drums of water.
    Getting the cosmoline out of a wood stock is a whole 'nother chore...

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    I stuck a 10 pack in a foil turkey tray standing upright. I baked them at low heat for a few hours until everything dripped out. Then disassembled them and washed them in hot water in the sink. Then dried them and did some CLP on them. An old sock with some CLP sprayed on it and pushed through the mag does a good job of cleaning and lubing them. Reassemble and go test them out.

    Pizzas only tasted like cosmo for a week, 10 days max.
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    Mineral spirits
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    Simple green, purple power or the citrus orange degreaser.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ram Rod View Post
    Mineral spirits
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    This is the best way I have found.
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    I've got a pot just for boiling cosmo caked stuff.
    I bring it to where it boils, then back it off to a simmer for a few minutes.
    Wipe down and lube afterwards.
    Mineral spirits kick ass too.
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    I haven't had the opportunity to clean cosmo but I soak rifles in Diesel all the time to clean up. Set out in the sun and it gets pretty warm.

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    I've ordered several dozen of them. I spray them down with brake cleaner, then soak them in mineral spirits, scrub them down and then a light coat of oil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by motorolanut View Post
    Simple green, purple power or the citrus orange degreaser.
    This. Or you can just boil them. Take a pot that you'll no longer use for food, add water and boil the mags.

    Just make sure to dry and oil lightly

    Or you can wrap in newspaper and paper towels, throw in a garbage bag and let sit under the sun on a hot day

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    I'm going to try a few of these methods to see how they work out. I'm sure there will be more cosmoline to be gotten rid of in the future...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arik View Post
    This. Or you can just boil them. Take a pot that you'll no longer use for food, add water and boil the mags.

    Just make sure to dry and oil lightly

    Or you can wrap in newspaper and paper towels, throw in a garbage bag and let sit under the sun on a hot day

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    Agreed but boiling stinks up my kitchen too much...lol
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    Boil them, when all the grease comes off put a drop of Dawn dish soap in the water to break up the grease so it doesn't cling back on the mags.
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    Ok, finally had time scrub the cosmoline off..... I bought the Greased Lightning from Dollar General. About 4 or 5 bucks for 2 quart jug. 2 of these into a cheap bucket and a AP brush and the scrubbing began after they soaked for an hour. Cosmoline almost washed off in hot water with minimal scrubbing. I'll check them after they hit them with a heat gun to dry them, but I didn't see any residue left. A little surface rust but I'll deal with that. Over all, very satisfied.
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