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Old 04-14-2019, 01:17 AM   #1
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Default CAI Romanian Drum Cleaning/Maintenance

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Got a Century Arms Romanian rear loading drum and it's covered in what appears to be cosmoline. This stuff isnt all white and dry like I usually see on mags, it's greasier but has that cosmo smell
I'm wondering what to do to get this drum ready for use. Do I need to disassemble everything including the inner spool and clean the big wound up spring or what?
I'm thinking I'm going to disassemble completely including the spring,boil the cosmo off and use a dry lube like eezox. Not sure if this is overkill.
What do you guys do?

The instructions do say not to disassemble the whole thing, any benefit to leaving all that grease in there. I could just clean the cosmo from the parts of the drum I can access without opening it all the way up but I want to be able to store loaded long term and not worry about cosmo leaking out and mucking up the ammo when it gets hot.

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Old 04-14-2019, 02:41 AM   #2
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Disassemble and soak cosmoline covered parts in some mineral spirits or brake cleaner.....some kinda degreaser. Check on em till cosmoline is off. Wipe down with a rag and lightly oil. Reassemble.

You can buy a big pot or something else to put all the parts in at Goodwill or any second hand store for pretty cheap.

Just what I'd do.
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^^^this

I saw a video of someone who thought that Goo-Gone was the way to go.

https://rifleshooter.com/2018/02/eas...oline-removal/


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_teNuaZApek


Haven't tried it yet because I have a solvent tank, but GOO-GONE leaves a greasy residue which ordinarily needs to be cleaned with another solvent, however in this case it may be 'just right' for leaving some lube behind.

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Ya looks like I'll just take the whole thing apart and clean it up. I don't know about goo gone that nasty citrus scent alone might kill me. Does that big spring need a lot of lubrication or just a light layer?
I'm thinking CLP unless it needs to a lot of lube then maybe some grease.
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Ya looks like I'll just take the whole thing apart and clean it up. I don't know about goo gone that nasty citrus scent alone might kill me. Does that big spring need a lot of lubrication or just a light layer?
I'm thinking CLP unless it needs to a lot of lube then maybe some grease.
Just a light layer of oil. I wouldn't ever put a heavy coat of oil on any parts of a magazine. Too much oil attracts unwanted dirt, dust and shit.
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Just a light layer of oil. I wouldn't ever put a heavy coat of oil on any parts of a magazine. Too much oil attracts unwanted dirt, dust and shit.
Exactly.
Brake parts cleaner and a stiff brush will clean just about any petroleum based gunk off.
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