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Old 09-04-2004, 12:40 PM   #1
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The Dishwasher treatment

This is probably a stupid question, but when you run your stock through the dishwasher do you use any type of detergent or just hot water?
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Old 09-04-2004, 05:46 PM   #2
 
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The one time I did that to a Enfield stock , I used regular dishwashing detergent .

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Old 09-04-2004, 08:30 PM   #3
 
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i used electrasol. worked good on an M1 stock that was blackened with grease.
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Old 09-05-2004, 04:58 AM   #4
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What **I** want to know is:

1) How did you talk your wife into letting you do it (that was my wife's comment when I told her about this method)

2) If you neglected to inform her, how many nights in the garage did you have to spend as a result??

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Old 09-05-2004, 09:00 AM   #5
 
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i don't have a wife rick. but i did it at a buddies house but he's not married either.
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Old 09-05-2004, 03:23 PM   #6
 
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Originally Posted by Rick the Librarian
What **I** want to know is:

1) How did you talk your wife into letting you do it (that was my wife's comment when I told her about this method)

2) If you neglected to inform her, how many nights in the garage did you have to spend as a result??

Haha, you should have seen the face of my girlfriend when she found my M14 gascylinder in the oven on 180 degrees Celcius for 1,5 hour (I did paint it flatblack again). Girls just don't see/ understand how important black gascylinders on rifles are !
BTW, I didn't sleep in the garage; I made it up that evening ...
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Old 09-21-2004, 04:14 PM   #7
 
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I just did a Garand stock using normal dishwasher soap. Set the machine on hot water, pot scrubber mode. I'm very pleased with the results. No more grime and grease and most of the dents were raised.

I used my sister's dishwasher. She heard me telling my brother-in-law that I wanted to try washing the stock that way. She volunteered - must have had a lapse in sanity!
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Old 09-21-2004, 06:01 PM   #8
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I've used the dishwasher to clean stocks and it has worked very well. I generally use standard dishwasher detergent.

Be advised, though, that if the stock has some nice cartouches they will likely be diminished in relief, particularly if you use the "dry" cycle.
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Old 09-21-2004, 06:31 PM   #9
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re: the wife/girlfriend issue - my wife came home from work one evening to find me replacing the upper rack in the dishwasher - the bargain brand dishwasher soap worked wonders on a greasy old stock, especially since I ran another cycle with double soap and no dishes right after the stock to clean the machine.

She looked at me funny but didn't quite put two and two together between the rack being replaced and the damp, steaming stock in the bedroom.

Then I got in the shower several hours earlier than usual and scrubbed the stock to get the residual crud out of the nooks and crannies. When I got out and dried the stock before I dried myself, she finally said "You know, you're simply nuts, right?".

My reply - "Hey Honey, at least I'm not into hookers and race cars".

She agreed - discussion over.

Dutchman2 - my step-daughter came home to find me using her super-duper powered hair dryer to "set" the Militec1 on my first M14 parts set - her comment was no better than her Mother's - "You know you're crazy, don't you?" - and my reply was the same - "At least I'm not into hookers and race cars". Shut her down just like her mom.

I'm thinking about marketing t-shirts to the firearms community -

"Hey Honey, at least I'm not into hookers and race cars"

Whaddya think?

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Old 09-22-2004, 09:45 AM   #10
 
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ok...i'm sold on the dishwasher thing...but seriously...any residual effects or problems with the dishwasher afterwards???
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Old 09-22-2004, 10:02 AM   #11
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No residuals in mine - I re-ran the machine empty with a double dose of detergent after cleaning the stock.

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