If you’ve never had the pleasure of dealing with Cosmoline, you don’t know what you’re missing! Cosmoline is the sticky, nasty, smelly but highly effective rust prevention grease so commonly used on military arms.
Some people really get addicted to the stuff; me, I hate it. I admit that it does its job remarkably well, however, and even though I generally admire things which work well I still can’t work up much enthusiasm for this!
Everyone has their own little tricks and techniques for dealing with Cosmoline, but the hot water bath method is the easiest and quickest way I know to get rid of the petroleum goo. If you’ve never cleaned a military surplus arm of its greasy coating, here’s your introduction: Ian at Forgotten Weapons has posted this video about how to remove Cosmoline and not tear your hair out in the process!
-=[ Grant ]=-