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Old August 17, 2013, 01:24 AM   #1
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Eds Red: turpentine or mineral spirits?

I have made several gallons of this wonderful stuff and have noted that in the recipe it gives you 2 options to use either turpentine or mineral spirits. I did both. Is there a discernible difference? Is one better than the other?

Has anyone made the eds red plus? I did and it only took a few minutes before it would start layering, so in order to use it I have to constantly shake it. Kind of a pain. Any tips?

What do you use as a container? I take empty cans of ballistol, that way I can use the spray nozzle, and its metal so the acetone won't affect it like a plastic spray bottle.
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Old August 17, 2013, 10:07 AM   #2
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Turpentine vs mineral spirits question answered:
http://s362974870.onlinehome.us/foru...owtopic=237290
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Old August 17, 2013, 11:43 AM   #3
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Thanks for the link. I understand how the 2 chemicals are different but in this application how do they effect the final product? Is one better than the other in this application (Ed's Red)?
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Old August 17, 2013, 11:55 AM   #4
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I have used both. I now use the odorless paint thinner. I could discern no difference in performance between the two. But the smell of turpentine gets to everyone in my house. I had to store out in the shed.
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Old August 17, 2013, 12:45 PM   #5
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I've always used mineral spirits with good results.
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Old August 17, 2013, 04:27 PM   #6
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Okay, the odorless mineral spirits appear to be as effective but safer, so that's a good route to take.

What about eds red plus? Anyone tried it?
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Old August 23, 2013, 12:03 AM   #7
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"I have heard" several times that turpentine is superior for the removal of lead fouling and is very effective used alone for that task.
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Old August 23, 2013, 11:26 AM   #8
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Are you saying it would be a lead solvent? I thought lead removal was often mechanical not chemical unless you are using one of the specialized lead out systems that turns the lead to a crumbly chalk.
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Old August 23, 2013, 12:46 PM   #9
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Turpentine has a reputation for lead removal, but it is just as a penetrant.
The Sharps guys, when they get a mismatch of bullet and barrel to cause leading, will wet the barrel with turpentine and then drive a very tight patch through with a mallet.
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Old August 23, 2013, 06:49 PM   #10
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As for storage, empty a nice glass gallon jug of cider and rinse and refill....
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