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Okay guys, what's the best way to get thick storage grease off NOS ordnance parts?

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Cellulose thinners or gun-wash from a car body shop or petrol as the used in the good old days.


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White spirit (or any other thinners) with a stiff toothbrush, wipe the diluted crap off, followed by WD40 to disperse the remnants of the spirit, another wipe over, followed by gun oil :)

Be careful with cellulose. It's a bastard on the lungs! And don't get it on anything else, because it'll eat anything manmade :shock:

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Cellulose thinners, or brake cleaner (albeit more expensive)


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Cheers for the tips guys (and your PM Tim). I went for the white spirits (as I had some...), which worked fine. All gunk now removed!

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carefull with any type of thinners as over the long term, it can have a degrading effect on blueing or parkerising, petrol is best


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I used WD40 last time I had to remove storage grease from a newly issued rifle, mind you that was the blue stuff (cosmoline?).

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Petrol......thats what the GIs used mate...works every time......a bit expensive mind but it doesnt damage the "finish" on the parts underneath the cosmoline.

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Petrol......thats what the GIs used mate...works every time......a bit expensive mind but it doesnt damage the "finish" on the parts underneath the cosmoline.

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Petrol.

Use it all the time. I would say it was cheaper, but with the way things are going!......

i would say it is probably the best value for money, you see a lot of 'brand' stuff is very expensive for what it is.

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GUNK or any style of engine degreaser most will work

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'Bout time I looked this thread I think - especially as I'm starting to get abuse for asking the question in the first place.... :lol:

However, it's quite a good thread for reference purposes, so might make it a sticky as well!

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