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1,001 uses. That’s just the beginning.

One of the most astonishing features of Ballistol is its versatility. There are other products on the market, but none have the same wide range of applications and capabilities as Ballistol.

Ballistol can be used to lubricate, penetrate, clean, protect, and preserve firearms, leather, knives, marine equipment, fishing gear, tools, locks, wood, metal, rubber, and so much more.

The most astounding feature of Ballistol is perhaps its universality. There are other protectants/lubricants in the market, but none of them has the same wide range of applications, in combination with other unique capabilities, as compared to Ballistol.

Ballistol can be used to clean, to preserve, to protect, to prevent corrosion, to maintain, to impregnate and disinfect not only objects made out of metal but also out of wood, hard plastics, and even smooth leather. WARNING: Do not use on suede.

Ballistol is slightly alkaline in an emulsion of Ballistol and water, 1 part Ballistol to 20 parts water (1:20 ratio). While most other brands are pH-neutral, i.e. have a pH around 7, Ballistol has a pH between 8 and 8.5. This is why Ballistol is capable of neutralizing mild acids and human hand sweat, which is of a slightly acidic nature.

Ballistol does not resinify. Most other lubricants are subject to relatively fast aging and oxidation. They harden in time – a process which is called “resinification.” The oil begins to thicken, becomes sticky, gluey, and finally turns into a hard resinous substance. By contrast, Ballistol contains a combination of anti-oxidants and medical oils, which together make it much less susceptible to the process of aging than other lubricants. Read more about Ballistol’s longevity.

Some of Ballistol’s 1,001 Uses:

list Lubricates hinges, door locks, padlocks, scissors, pocket knives, bicycle chains, roller blades, skateboards, sliding doors and windows
list Cleans silver and brass
list Lubricates moving mechanical parts of typewriters, video cameras, printing calculators, etc. list Rejuvenates wood surfaces, especially antique furniture

list Cleans and impregnates leather boots, saddles, jackets, motorcycle clothing, saddle bags, hoisters, slings, and belts
list Keeps battery terminals free of corrosion and neutralizes spilled acid
list Removes tar and insect stains from motor vehicles
list Inhibits corrosion from salt and salt water
list Winterizes motors, neutralizes acidic residues from fuel combustion in engines
list Helps extract water from fuel tanks
list Shines gel coat on fiberglass boats
list Protects electrical contacts on boats and trailers
list Lubricates plastic and metal zippers
list Lubricates fishing reels
list Removes traces of lead, copper, and tombac from bores and chambers of firearms
list Seals and protects wooden stocks of firearms
list Neutralizes acidic residues in black powder guns
list Removes hard-baked soot from glass doors of fireplaces and woodstoves
list Removes ball-point pen ink from smooth surfaces
list Frees calcium-locked faucets
list Cleans the strings and fret-boards of guitars and other string instruments
list Increases performance of CO2 model airplane motors

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The perfect oil, no matter where you are.

While Ballistol can lubricate and protect anything in and on your car or motorcycles, some applications may appear surprising and deserve mentioning.

Ballistol will prevent your door locks from freezing in the cold season. It will keep your battery terminals corrosion free as well as neutralizing excess acid around your batteries, which is a frequent cause of corrosion of terminals and connecting cables.

When washing your car, put a few drops of Ballistol into the last bucket of water, rinse and dry with a clean cotton cloth. This will definitely brighten up your car’s paint.

Ballistol also removes tar and insect stains from cars, inhibits corrosion from salt and salt water, winterizes motors, and neutralizes acidic residues from fuel combustion in engines.

Ballistol will not negatively affect plastic materials or paints which are chemically resistant to oils. Specifically, Ballistol will not adversely affect PVC, high pressure Polyethylenes, mipolam, teflon-derivatives or hostaflon-derivatives. It can be safely applied to the gel coat of fiberglass boats. Caution is recommended with foamed polymers like polyester, foamed rubber, or caulking foam in the areas of direct contact. As a rule of thumb, it may be safely assumed that all plastic materials, polymers, paints, lacquers, or varnishes that are chemically neutral toward technical oils will not be adversely affect by Ballistol either. The same holds true of rubber objects. All those types of rubber, which are chemically resistant against mineral oils, will also remain unaffected by Ballistol. Rubbers that are not resistant against mineral oils may become brittle if exposed to Ballistol for an extended period of time and/or under higher than ambient temperatures. If applied thinly Ballistol is suitable for maintaining and cleaning any sort of rubber without damage.

Varnishes are synthetic substances which transform into polymers when drying. Their characteristics can vary widely depending on their chemical composition. All those varnishes and paints, which have a chemical structure similar to the one of oil resistant polymers, are chemically resistant to Ballistol.

A thin film of Ballistol can be used to polish painted surfaces. It will restore their original shine and additionally will make them water-repellent. However, care should be taken not to apply too much Ballistol, since this would not only be a waste but might also make the paint dull. When washing your car, put a few drops of Ballistol into the last bucket of water, rinse and dry with a clean cotton cloth. This will definitely brighten up your car’s paint.

Ballistol has been used with great success on old gramophone records. If applied thinly it will eliminate static noise and enhance the sound quality. DO NOT USE ON COMPACT DISKS!

Electrical Contacts BALLISTOL is safe for use in electrical networks. Its electrical conductivity of only 0.05 Micro- Siemens/cm, make it practically an insulator for most electrical applications up to approx. 5,000 Volts. BALLISTOL dissolves traces of copper and brass and their oxidation products and is therefore excellent for the maintenance of electrical contacts, switches, relays or breakers especially in areas where lubrication might be required, too.

Warning: Do not apply BALLISTOL to electrical installations, when the BALLISTOL is emulsified with water or when the electrical installations are wet.

BALLISTOL can be used on motorcycles just like on cars. In addition BALLISTOL can serve as a chain lube and for the maintenance and preservation of saddle bags, boots and motorcycle clothing. It will prevent the leather from becoming hard and brittle and it will make it practically water impermeable. BALLISTOL can be applied to leather while it is still wet. It will impede the development of fungus and mildew in the leather. Brass accessories on motorcycles can be cleaned and polished with BALLISTOL. BALLISTOL also cleans and shines chrome and stainless steel and it cleans aluminium, but will not make it shiny.

Warning: Do not spray BALLISTOL on brakes and brake discs. It will reduce friction significantly and with it the effectiveness of the brakes!

Diesel Fuel Due to new US regulations Diesel fuel now contains less sulphur. The decrease in sulphur content has greatly decreased the lubricity of Diesel fuel. However, Diesel motors and Diesel pumps are engineered to use the lubricity of the Diesel fuel for their own lubrication. Less lubricity in Diesel fuel means more wear and tear in Diesel motors and Diesel pumps. This means higher cost for trucking companies. If only approx. 1% of BALLISTOL is added to the Diesel fuel (one quart per 25 gallons or 1 gallon per 100 gallons of Diesel fuel), the fuel regains up to 80% of its previous lubricity without adding more sulphur. To add a gallon of BALLISTOL to every 100 gallons Diesel fuel will cost fleet owners more - but much less than short lived Diesel engines and pumps.

Chart of Mix-Ratios for Ballistol
When adding to rinse 2-6 fl. oz./gal. of water
When adding to Diesel 1 quart/25 gal. Diesel
For General Cleaning 2-3 fl. oz./gal. of water
To Shine Gel Coat of Boat Pure or 50% warm water
On Green Plants & Grass 1-2 fl. oz./gal. of water
Woody Plant Parts Pure
Electrical Equipment Pure
Antifreeze Additive 3% Mixture
Boring/Cutting Fluid 1-2 fl. oz./gal of water


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The information contained herein is based on data considered accurate and reliable to the best of our knowledge and belief as of the date compiled. However no warranty is expressed or implied regarding the accuracy of these data or the results to be obtained from the use hereof.