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    Ballistol

    Okay guys and gals, let's hear it on ballistol. If you love it, why and if you hate it, what did it do wrong? I use it for all my gun since I needed one product for the field and garrison that I don't need a cleaner and a lube separately to maintain my guns. Plus it's definitely conditioned all my guns by now and mixing lubes is a terrible idea.


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    I use it on everything, not just firearms. Have polished aluminum, Ballistol keeps oxidation at bay.
    Used it on an ancient Romanian leather rifle sling, brought it back to life. The only thing I have found to compare it with is EEZOX which I use on my 1911 and SP101. AK fans should swear by Ballistol though! Can you tell that I really like this stuff, been using it for years. Want to slick up door locks and hinges, Ballistol.
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    I love it. Why? It works. I works great. End of story.
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    Ballistol has worked terrifically for me. Though I messed up my own opinion about it that was mushed due to using it wrong. I'd clean with it and then use hoppes #9 to lubricate. It gummed up and was not a good idea. If you use a lcp, use only that lcp for everything

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    It lubes, it cleans, its awesome,

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    I'm a sucker for whatever is new and improved and sworn to work better then everything before it, think frog lube, and I always come back to good old ballistol. It's not the greatest at anything but it cleans well enough lubes well enough conditions well enough and it's all in one can. Guess I'm going for a happy medium here. It's rare for retailers to have it in stock in my area so anytime I'm in Houston I go to a particular garden store that stocks it and clean them out. I'm sure the local ballistol users hate when I'm in town.
    Those are my principles, and if you don't like them.....well, I have others.

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    Hickok45 uses it... good enough for me haha.

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    Ballistol is a great product. It works well, and is non toxic. That's what I'm looking for in a CLP.

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    Just used some on some old padlocks that I had. Work better than new now. They were in the garage for 10 years.
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    Have a look at this thread.

    Anybody here use Ballistol?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder71 View Post
    Hickok45 uses it... good enough for me haha.
    He does, but I don't recommend his Ballistol revolver bath if you live in a cold weather state. Turns to butter in the cold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SayVandelay View Post
    He does, but I don't recommend his Ballistol revolver bath if you live in a cold weather state. Turns to butter in the cold.
    And it collects grit where its hot and dry! That's why I don't use it. DR

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    I use it intermittently. I use Eezox dry cleaner/lubricant/preservative because it coats and protects metal and dries dry. But it goes and stays on thin. You simply can NOT apply too much or it will never dry. Ballistol is a nice alternative

    One thing, however, Eezox is a really good, strong cleaner. So I'd recommend it. I don't plan on stopping use of Eezox but Ballistol certainly has its place. I'd say go for it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dangerranger View Post
    And it collects grit where its hot and dry! That's why I don't use it. DR
    I use it to clean my all my barrels and i use it to clean and lube my revolvers. Some people literally just cover a revolver in it and clean it from there. Never made sense to me. But i never use it as lube on semi-auto's.

    You can get grit with anything if youre using too much

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    Quote Originally Posted by dangerranger View Post
    And it collects grit where its hot and dry! That's why I don't use it. DR
    Ballistol bath, let it sit for an hour and wipe it down. Next day, wipe it down again. Done!
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