View Full Version : The Use of Ed's Red

August 31, 2000, 03:28 PM
I'm wondering if anyone knows the effect Ed's Red (kerosene/acetone/mineral spirits/ATF) has on blueing?
Thx, wolfz

Jim V
August 31, 2000, 06:27 PM
Nothing as far as I can tell.

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August 31, 2000, 07:15 PM
This question seems to be going around the different forums.

Everything in Ed's Red you may have used on your gun before.

Hoppe's: Kerosene
Gun Scrubber: Acetone
Hoppe's Semi Auto: Mineral Spirits
ATF is used by many of the old timers as a replacement for Whale Oil.


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August 31, 2000, 08:36 PM
In years of use, it has not harmed the blueing or any other part of any of my guns.

Joe Portale
August 31, 2000, 10:30 PM
Nope will not hurt blueing, parkerizing or any of the moly finishes. Use the stuff all the time and love it.

Joe Portale
Tucson, Arizona Territory

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