You can destroy the value and/or functionality of your Coleman® by using the wrong method or chemical cleaners. The cleaning agents and acids described in this chapter are common household products that you probably already have. A clean lantern casts more light and runs much more efficiently, so make a habit of cleaning yours on a regular basis. Cleaning your propane lantern is a very simple process and following these easy suggestions can prolong the life of your camping lantern. Cleaning the Lantern at the End of the Season.
A cleaner Coleman™ lantern works better and looks better. With proper care and maintenance, your Coleman propane lantern with provide years of camping enjoyment. Knowing how to clean an old lantern or stove is real important. This will cut down on the amount of fuel you need to use, give you better control of your flame, and prevent rust and other corrosion. Cleaning your camping lantern is easier than you think. Although there isn't a set schedule for cleaning your lantern, you should clean it whenever it is dirty before storing your lantern at the end of camping season. First, wipe down the outside and globe with warm water and dish soap. The benefits of regular cleanings include better fuel efficiency, flame control and no rust or corrosion. How to Clean an Old Coleman® Lantern or Stove.