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Ahh yes, chemistry at work...

A little Na/KOH will quickly strip all the grime without damaging the metal. Its all about hydrolyzing the grease, not just dissolving. I personally like a mixture of Oxalic (20-30% wt) and Phosphoric (2-5% wt) to strip the rust. Should only take a short time before they gleam. Don't forget to rince well with water and then coat with a thin layer of oil. Muriatic acid (HCl) also works well but is not forgiving if you leave the parts in too long.
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