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Ballistol

Discussion in 'Technical' started by The Captain, Jan 13, 2021 at 2:05 PM.

  1. The Captain

    The Captain Donator

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    Reading a few threads here about oil and lubrication for our air guns and many have recommended Ballistol. I've been shooting for years and never heard of the stuff. So I went to their website and (it is lockdown) started reading the company story.

    It seems there's nothing you can't do with this stuff. From lubricating a gun to curing heartburn - seriously! I'm sure Harry Potter should carry some around!

    Read the story here:


    https://ballistol-uk.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/ballistol-story_engl.pdf
     
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  2. Alakar

    Alakar Engaging Member

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    Used it for years .
    Safe everywhere , even on the dog .
    Wife hates the smell.
     
  3. Autodidact

    Autodidact Thought Criminal

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    :up:

    Me too ( I have dogs and as you say it's safe to use around them, which is reason enough to use it rather than not-so-safe products ) :thumb:
     
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  4. Burden666

    Burden666 Probably American

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    Was recommended to me by a very nice, local, shooter.. found it to be very good stuff..
    Missus hates the smell which was quite unfortunate since I spilled a bottle of it over the sofa at the last house - accidentally, of course..
     
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  5. stanimal

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    Absolutely brilliant stuff, I've used it for years on my guns, knives and swords, in fact i've used it on everything that needed lubricating since i discovered it :D as said above though the smell is an acquired taste, i love it but the other half hates it :facepalm:
     
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    Hm, my gf hates the smell of it also, why is it so? Any girls here to confirm or deny the hate? I think it smells pretty great...
     
  7. Ray13

    Ray13 You failed to maintain your weapon, son.

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    I did the same thing with a nearly new bottle of CCL stock oil :facepalm: and spilt it over the dining room carpet and a satin covered dining chair.
    Ballistol is great oil and safe to use on most things, but I have to say I don't much like the smell. CCL smells much better but it leaves a stain on satin cloth!!
     
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  8. rich79

    rich79 No deep or funny comment here

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    I'd be careful with it, whatever is in it evaporates & leaves behind a gummy residue if you use too much, a friends semi auto rimmy got gummed up with the stuff & started jamming, okay he uses quite alot of it, so much you can smell him shooting 5 lanes down, I've only ever used it on a HW30 mki leather seal or for cleaning where I know it'll all come off.
     
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    works wonders on slapheads too....i'm like a hippy now:D
     
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  10. Ray13

    Ray13 You failed to maintain your weapon, son.

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    Yes, I didn't think Ballistol did this. I thought it remained liquid but I left some in a little pot the other day for about three days and was disappointed to note that it had developed the gummy scum. It dissolved completely though with a little bit more Ballistol.
     

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