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 BALLISTOL.
BALLISTOL can be used to clean, to preserve, to protect, to prevent corrosion, to maintain, to impregnate and disinfect items made out of metal, wood, hard plastics, skin & coat, weapons and even smooth leather. WARNING: Do not use on suede.
Ballistol can be used to lubricate practically anything on and around cars, boats, motorcycles etc. If it squeaks, if it sticks - then Ballistol will stop it. Since Ballistol is not toxic and does not contain any carcinogenic substances, it is safe for use inside a car or boat, in areas where people might touch it. You can lubricate practically any material with Ballistol. This amazing product can be used on all metals and all plastics.
Most lubricants do not mix with water. They separate from water and therefore lose their capability to lubricate in the presence of water. This is not the case with Ballistol. It emulsifies with water and, therefore, is capable of lubricating in the presence of water. Ballistol can also be applied to things that are already wet, even soaked, including plastics, wood and leather.
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.
In 1985 a bottle with BALLISTOL was found in an attic where it had been left for over 60 years. The oil had not hardened and the chemical analysis revealed that it still had the same degree of purity as freshly produced BALLISTOL. The oil had become a little darker but not even the slightest trace of resinification could be discovered.
After WW2 the Klever Company conducted a long term test with BALLISTOL. Several rifles and shotguns were treated with BALLISTOL, wrapped in wax impregnated paper and stored in a trunk. All this was done under the supervision of a sworn expert for firearms and explosives. After 25 years the same expert opened the packages and inspected the firearms. All weapons had remained completely rust free on the inside and outside. No resinification of BALLISTOL had occurred. After pulling a dry cotton wad through the barrels several rounds were fired from the weapons without malfunction.
BALLISTOL truly stands the test of time. If something needs long term preservation, only BALLISTOL will do the job.