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SpenceyHR
11-29-2014, 03:05 PM
So I just took advantage of the black Friday sale at Wholesale sports and picked up an SKS. I read another thread recently about someone using the dishwasher to clean cosmo off of garand receivers and was wondering if that would work good for all the metal parts of the SKS. Any objections to the idea? Also I'm single so don't bother with the "Your wife/gf might kill you lol" line. ;D

greywolf67nt
11-29-2014, 03:43 PM
I say give it a go. I use boiling water and not the dishwasher because I have a wife.
If your dishwasher has it make sure you use the water heater setting.

Haywire1
11-29-2014, 03:58 PM
Pull the stock off and have at it. Do disassemble the bolt and clean the firing pin channel to be positive there is nothing in there. Other than that go for it. Btw, I have a wife, and have used her iron to steam out dents in stocks, dishwasher to remove cosmo, and the oven to bake ceramic coatings on gun stuff. In the winter the bathroom doubles as a stock refinishing center as well. What can I say, I have a great wife :)

Rory McCanuck
11-29-2014, 04:05 PM
Heat loosens the cosmo, and the water washes it away.
If you're confident that the hot water will get in and wash away stuff from all the nooks and crannies, then run with it.
Personally, I wouldn't. I like being able to get the water exactly where I want it, and getting oil in quickly to prevent rusting.
I've had great luck with water straight from the kettle.
In FAL's case, it's an open receiver with nowhere to trap water, and they're getting sandblasted right away.

SpenceyHR
11-29-2014, 04:18 PM
Thanks guys. yea i'm planning on doing a total disassembly before putting it all in then oil as soon as the dishwasher is done.

FALover
11-29-2014, 04:21 PM
Go at it! My first SKS was cleaned that way.I have also used the washer to vaporize most small dings/dents and grime from some of my Garand stocks as well.

biker_boy
11-29-2014, 05:13 PM
Let us know how well this works for you.

Strewth
11-29-2014, 05:34 PM
Ah, just make sure you get it oiled right away...not sure I'd try this vs. my $5 thrift store electric kettle. As far as I know the dishwasher trick is for stocks. Here's what happened to someone's M305, pulling it out right after the Pots and Pans cycle. Just so you're warned.

http://i452.photobucket.com/albums/qq250/cz858/100_2288.jpg
http://i452.photobucket.com/albums/qq250/cz858/100_2291.jpg
http://i452.photobucket.com/albums/qq250/cz858/100_2290.jpg
http://i452.photobucket.com/albums/qq250/cz858/100_2294.jpg

SpenceyHR
11-29-2014, 05:38 PM
Ah, just make sure you get it oiled right away...not sure I'd try this vs. my $5 thrift store electric kettle. As far as I know the dishwasher trick is for stocks. Here's what happened to someone's M305, pulling it out right after the Pots and Pans cycle. Just so you're warned.

http://i452.photobucket.com/albums/qq250/cz858/100_2288.jpg
http://i452.photobucket.com/albums/qq250/cz858/100_2291.jpg
http://i452.photobucket.com/albums/qq250/cz858/100_2290.jpg
http://i452.photobucket.com/albums/qq250/cz858/100_2294.jpg

soon as the dishwasher quits everything is getting WD-40 to remove every last drop of water.

FALover
11-29-2014, 06:04 PM
Remove after wash / rinse is done. Do not let the heated dry cycle to come on or you can end up with the rusting.

p.s. I could use the messed up 305. Pretty sure I could get it better than new!:)

SpenceyHR
11-29-2014, 06:07 PM
Remove after wash / rinse is done. Do not let the heated dry cycle to come on or you can end up with the rusting.

Noted. Thanks.

SpenceyHR
11-29-2014, 06:40 PM
just took everything out. turned out great. a couple of minor rust spots here and there on the bolt and bolt carrier but nothing a little steel wool won't fix. i'm callin' it a success. :)

jwirecom109
11-29-2014, 06:47 PM
Brake cleaner always removes it very fast

FALover
11-29-2014, 06:54 PM
just took everything out. turned out great. a couple of minor rust spots here and there on the bolt and bolt carrier but nothing a little steel wool won't fix. i'm callin' it a success. :)

Congrats! Always great when a plan comes together!:bananna:

webster
11-30-2014, 12:58 AM
just took everything out. turned out great. a couple of minor rust spots here and there on the bolt and bolt carrier but nothing a little steel wool won't fix. i'm callin' it a success. :)

Glad to hear it! The title of this thread gave me visions of that poor M305. :(

3MTA3
11-30-2014, 07:27 AM
Fill the dishwasher with varsol.

CAINESY
12-16-2014, 08:50 PM
All I did was tear 'er apart, throw the parts in a big Tupperware dish of Hoppes#9 and scrubbed with a toothbrush. Might be a bit tedious but I don't mind the smell of Hoppes any time of the day. ;D

superbad
12-20-2014, 01:26 PM
i second brake cleaner then the oven.