Ed's Red recipe

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[email protected] posted this 14 December 2020

Is the Ed's red cleaning recipe still on the site somewhere? Misplaced mine.

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sluggo posted this 14 December 2020

https://www.frfrogspad.com/homemade.htm . You will find the recipe here along with several other homemade recipes.

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David Reiss CBA Membership Director posted this 14 December 2020

http://www.lasc.us/Eds%20Red.pdf

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[email protected] posted this 15 December 2020

 Got it! 

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joethereloader posted this 08 February 2021

This stuff can't be good for plastic ,with its ingredient ?

 

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Ed Harris posted this 08 February 2021

Many people leave the acetone out. It still works well, just not as fast acting.

73 de KE4SKY In Home Mix We Trust From the Home of Ed's Red in "Almost Heaven" West Virginia

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mashburn posted this 08 February 2021

My guns aren't plastic and I don't anticipate any plastic firearms in my collection in the future. Hooray for Ed;s Red.

Mashburn

David a. Cogburn

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Wheel Weights posted this 08 February 2021

Acetone will also remove most stock finishes.

With this available and inexpensive, no reason for homemade stuff.

https://www.boretech.com/products/eliminator-bore-cleaner

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sluggo posted this 08 February 2021

I think one of the reasons acetone is in the recipe is to help in removing the plastic deposits from shotgun wads and possibly fouling from powder coated loads. It might not be needed for regular rifle and handgun loads.

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Ed Harris posted this 08 February 2021

Sluggo is correct and gets a gold star to stick on his fore-head!applause

73 de KE4SKY In Home Mix We Trust From the Home of Ed's Red in "Almost Heaven" West Virginia

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corerf posted this 08 February 2021

Wheel Weights-

I am guessing you have never mixed up a batch of Ed’s Red and used it. What you have offered as a substitute that is cheap and not homemade won’t stand my Beach City CA open air salt water test with Guns sitting in a corner festering with damp dust covering them- and protect the metal to a degree that is nearly unbelievable. Might as well be a 100 hr salt spray test for a steel gun. I have treated parts with Ed’s red that suffered severe circumstances in WW2 and it’s not that it cleans, it does everything- Better than a commercial product. Shotgun- removes wad fouling Rifle/pistol copper bullets- treats the porous cleaned bore with molybdenum and impregnates the surface leaving a layer protection between the bullet and bore. Cleaning is easier, less chemistry required.

Cast bullet anything- it allows one to mop or patch a seasoned bore without disturbing the season to a point of more than one shot prep before a competition or any other activity.

Rust prevention- holy crap it’s the absolute best. Even when removed (w/o organic solvents employed) it still leaves enough of the ATF protection at a molecular level to resist rust. You don’t need to wipe a rifle down after your high PH wife hands touch it. I’d say it’s even restorative! In an action it lubricates without a buildup. I’m taking about “years” in salt air environment and having zero concern about surface finish/bluing/case disturbance from corrosive air!!

Yes it will harm a wood finish.

So don’t get it on the wood!

Truly I don’t believe there is a better product formula especially when lanolin is deployed in the full formula-for firearms, tools, any ferrous material period.

I have used it during my machine shop tool overhauls, nothing cuts and protects lathe/mill/bandsaw/surface grinder surfaces like ER! It moves through swarf/way oil/stuck chips and grit, melts it, leaves a protection behind and flash rust on clean beds and ways are highly unlikely even here now in The buckle of the rust belt- Memphis! The devils salty armpit!

Sorry to sound like a commercial but it is all true.

It’s not just a cleaner, it’s like CLP—— except it’s not an oil, doesn’t build up, is vapor thin and it penetrates pores and stays. When you oil over a sterilized and then ER treated ferrous (or non for that matter) surface, the oil floats on the ER base and lubricates BETTER!

Makes my hands feel good too. I know not a good thing but—— oh well. Acetone is transdermal carrier but I am what I eat- or clean with.....

See ya

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Wheel Weights posted this 09 February 2021

Well, I'm left wondering why nobody had brought it our commercially ?

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Bud Hyett posted this 09 February 2021

It is available. 

Brownell's Cleaning Chemicals

Farm boy from Illinois, living in the magical Pacific Northwest

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mashburn posted this 10 February 2021

coerf

Dagnagget, I knew this stuff was good but I had no idea just how good it was. I don't know what business that you are in, but you need to be in advertising. You need to send Ed a bill for that good write up. Ha  I really enjoyed  your post. I'm going to consider rubbing some of that Ed's Red into my genuine, imitation, artificial, heavy metal hip joint that they stuck in me years ago and have been wanting to take it out after the first 11 months No, I'm not really going to do that. I really did, a few years, after I came down with Lyme disease and didn't know what was going on, I actually sprayed my thumb, knuckles, elbows and shoulder joints with WD40. it seemed to work.

I have only been mixing and using Ed's Red for about a year now and am almost due mixing some more. I don't use the good smelling kerosene, I use the old stuff. That really makes my shop smell like a gun shop .After reading your post, my lathe, mill, surface grinder and every other piece of equipment in my shop is going to get the full treatment. 

Mashburn

David a. Cogburn

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RicinYakima posted this 10 February 2021

Where you live, don't forget the lanolin! It is required for high humidity.

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Wheel Weights posted this 10 February 2021

4 OZ 9 BUCKS ? Brownells is on Crack !

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RicinYakima posted this 10 February 2021

Gun cleaning "snake oil" is the highest profit production item in the firearm world.

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porthos posted this 10 February 2021

 agree!!!!

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