Ballistol is a fantastic all-purpose lubricant and cleaner. For more than a hundred years, consumers have trusted Ballistol to lubricate, penetrate, clean, protect, and preserve their metal surfaces, firearms, leather gear, wood, and more. With an astonishingly wide range of applications, this environmentally friendly multi-purpose oil has become an essential tool for shooters, hunters, fishermen, and handymen all over the world.
Ballistol cares about our planet, and the company is committed to producing an environmentally friendly product. With Ballistol, you will lubricate, penetrate, clean, protect, and preserve your equipment without contaminating the environment.
Ballistol is biodegradable, and neither its use nor its disposal will pollute our air or water. Its natural decomposition will not produce byproducts that are harmful to the environment. The aerosol propellant is a propane/butane blend that does not contain CFCs. In addition, Ballistol is non-carcinogenic and skin safe
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.
WHAT PH LEVEL IS BALLISTOL?
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. Please note that Ballistol does not contain any water, so therefore a pH cannot be established until emulsified with water.
DOES BALLISTOL RESINIFY OR HARDEN?
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.
CAN BALLISTOL BE USED IN PLACE OF OTHER MULTI-PURPOSE OILS/LUBRICANTS/PROTECTANTS?
Of course, Ballistol can do whatever other lubricants/protectants can do. Use it on tight or squeaky hinges, on door locks, padlocks, for the maintenance of gardening tools, lawn mowers, scissors, pocket knives, as sharpening oil, on bicycles, motorcycles, your model train, skateboards or roller blades, ski bindings and edges, etc., etc. But Ballistol does more. It can be used to polish silver and brass. And it will even protect WET surfaces.
IS BALLISTOL SAFE ON WOOD?
Yes! Ballistol will bring out the color and grain on finished and unfinished wood, and will also protect wood from insects as well as humid, moist environments. Read more about Ballisol's uses for wood care.
IS BALLISTOL SAFE ON RUBBER?
Yes! Ballistol will clean rubber and prevent it from drying out. Caution should be used when using Ballistol on foam rubber
DO I NEED TO MIX BALLISTOL WITH WATER?
No. For most applications, straight Ballistol should be used. Always use 100% Ballistol on electrical equipment. Emulsify Ballistol with water for use cleaning black powder and corrosive ammo residue, as a boring and cutting oil, in jet washers and ultra-sonic cleaners. Refer to the mix ratio chart below.
Mix Ratios for Ballistol Oil
Clean Modern & Smokeless Residue 100% Ballistol
Clean Black Powder Residue 25% Ballistol,
Neutralize Corrosive Ammo Residue 10% Ballistol,
Jet Washer & Ultra Sonic Cleaner 10% Ballistol,
Electrical Equipment 100% Ballistol
Boring & Cutting Oil 10% Ballistol,
IS BALLISTOL SAFE ON PLASTIC?
Ballistol is safe on most plastics. Caution should be used when using Ballistol on soft and/or non-oil resistant plastics.
CAN I USE BALLISTOL ON SUEDE?
Do not use Ballistol on suede. Ballistol can stiffen suede.
IS BALLISTOL SAFE ON COMPOSITE/POLYCARBONATE STOCKS?
IS BALLISTOL SAFE ON NICKEL/CHROME/GOLD LEAF?
Yes! Ballistol is safe on all metals when used as directed. There is the potential with any creeping oil to “lift” metals plated by electrolysis, but our product is simply not capable of deteriorating these metals. We recommend when using Ballistol on electro-plated metals (gold leaf, nickel, chrome, etc.) to wipe off any excess Ballistol after cleaning. Ballistol should not be used on these surfaces if they are scratched or damaged.
IS BALLISTOL NON-TOXIC?
Ballistol does not contain ingredients considered hazardous by the FDA. It does not contain any ingredients which may be harmful for warm-blooded organisms, reptiles or aquatic organisms (if used as directed). If swallowed, DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING, ASPIRATION CAN OCCUR. CONSULT A PHYSICIAN IMMEDIATELY.
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.
Keeps firearms protected – lock, stock and barrel.
Ballistol cleans and removes all types of bore fouling. Cleaning with Ballistol will save you time, minimize the need for brushing, and also form a protective film on your firearm. Due to its slight alkalinity, Ballistol neutralizes and dissolves black powder and corrosive ammo residue. In addition, Ballistol will beautify gunstocks, and prevent them from drying out. As a lubricant, Ballistol will never gum up or harden. With Ballistol, your entire firearm will stay lubricated and protected.
It’ll help save your hide.
Leather that is frequently exposed to moisture or high humidity will become hard and brittle if not treated correctly. Ballistol will keep all smooth leather soft, and will effectively protect leather against the effects of water, insects and mold. Use Ballistol on boots, shoes, gloves, holsters, slings, saddles, baseball gloves and other leather products.
Beautifies and Seals Wood Surfaces
Ballistol maintains, protects, preserves and rejuvenates unpainted wooden surfaces. It regenerates natural wood and brings out the wood grain, and helps antique furniture and old, dry, dull wood regain its natural silky glow. Ballistol also protects wood against damage resulting from humidity and insects.
Your handyman in a can.
Ballistol lubricates anything that squeaks or binds, including locks, hinges, sliding doors, windows, fans, moving parts in AC units, faucets, gardening tools and more. Read about Ballistol’s other unique features and uses.
The right tool for the job.
Ballistol lubricates, penetrates, cleans, protects and preserves metal, plastic, rubber and wood. Ballistol is an outstanding penetrating oil, creeps into the finest cracks, and loosens nuts and bolts. It can also be used as a cutting/boring oil.
The perfect oil, no matter where you are.
Ballistol can be used in motor compartments, as well as on joints, links, wire pulls and around battery terminals. It also protects electrical contacts, beautifies faded gel coats and lubricates zippers, push buttons and winches. Ballistol is great for fishing rods, reels and tackle. In addition, it lubricates autos, motorcycles, bicycles, rollerblades, skateboards, and ski and sports equipment. Ballistol protects all camping gear.