Ballistol Bros

For those of you who use the the WD-40 of the gun world, what form you get it in? Do you get the wipes, the spray, or the straight liquid?
Also, firearm upkeep general, I guess.

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    wd-40 is not a lubricant.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It is, it's just not a very good one. Same as ballistol really. Jack of all trades, master of none.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Hoppes and break free CLP are much better than wd40 or ballistol

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Who cares? They’re toxic, ballistol isn’t. If you don’t live in a swamp then ballistol is sufficient.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Ballistol us just as toxic
            Ballistol
            >"white oil" mineral oil
            TheWorld Health Organizationclassifies mineral oils asgroup 1 carcinogensto humans.
            >oleic acid
            Safe enough
            >more mineral oil
            See white oil
            >Potassium Oleate
            H315 (16.65%): Causes skin irritation [WarningSkin corrosion/irritation]
            H319 (99.83%): Causes serious eye irritation [WarningSerious eye damage/eye irritation]
            INHALATION OF DUST CAUSES IRRITATION OF NOSE & THROAT, COUGHING, & SNEEZING. INGESTION CAUSES IRRITATION OF MOUTH & STOMACH. CONTACT WITH EYES CAUSES IRRITATION.
            >ammonium Oleate
            H315 (23.78%): Causes skin irritation [WarningSkin corrosion/irritation]
            H319 (48.17%): Causes serious eye irritation [WarningSerious eye damage/eye irritation]
            H335 (23.78%): May cause respiratory irritation [WarningSpecific target organ toxicity, single exposure; Respiratory tract irritation]
            H412 (51.83%): Harmful to aquatic life with long lasting effects [Hazardous to the aquatic environment, long-term hazard]
            >benzyl alcohol
            H302: Harmful if swallowed [WarningAcute toxicity, oral]
            H332: Harmful if inhaled [WarningAcute toxicity, inhalation]
            Inhalation of vapor may cause irritation of upper respiratory tract. Prolonged or excessive inhalation may result in headache, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. In severe cases, respiratory stimulation followed by respiratory and muscular paralysis, convulsions, narcosis and death may result. Ingestion may produce severe irritation of the gastrointestinal tract, followed by nausea, vomiting, cramps and diarrhea; tissue ulceration may result. Contact with eyes causes local irritation. Material can be absorbed through skin with anesthetic or irritant effect.
            >amyl alchohol
            H315 (100%): Causes skin irritation [WarningSkin corrosion/irritation]
            H332 (100%): Harmful if inhaled [WarningAcute toxicity, inhalation]
            H335 (100%): May cause respiratory irritation [WarningSpecific target organ toxicity, single exposure;

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Isobutyl Alcohol
              H315: Causes skin irritation [WarningSkin corrosion/irritation]
              H318: Causes serious eye damage [DangerSerious eye damage/eye irritation]
              H335: May cause respiratory irritation [WarningSpecific target organ toxicity, single exposure; Respiratory tract irritation]
              H336: May cause drowsiness or dizziness [WarningSpecific target organ toxicity, single exposure; Narcotic effects]
              >Benzyl Acetate
              H412 (92.32%): Harmful to aquatic life with long lasting effects [Hazardous to the aquatic environment, long-term hazard]
              Harmful if inhaled. May be harmful if swallowed or absorbed through the skin. Vapor or mist is irritating to the eyes, mucous membrane and upper respiratory tract.
              >Anethole
              H317 (97.26%): May cause an allergic skin reaction
              ACUTE/CHRONIC HAZARDS: Toxic. (NTP, 1992)
              >Isohexane (only in the arisol)
              H304: May be fatal if swallowed and enters airways [DangerAspiration hazard]
              H340: May cause genetic defects [DangerGerm cell mutagenicity]
              H350: May cause cancer [DangerCarcinogenicity]
              Inhalation causes irritation of respiratory tract, cough, mild depression, cardiac arrhythmias. Aspiration causes severe lung irritation, coughing, pulmonary edema; excitement followed by depression. Ingestion causes nausea, vomiting, swelling of abdomen, headache, depression.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >TheWorld Health Organizationclassifies mineral oils asgroup 1 carcinogensto humans.
              People have used food grade mineral oil for years on chopping blocks and cutting boards. You're just arguing to win, not because you even believe what you post.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >a chopping block soaked with it where it polymerizes with wood fibers and stays in the wood is the same as drinking/breathing it
                Lol, lmao

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Now link the non-aerosoled version.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                That is the non arisol, the only difference between the liquid and the arisol is the isohexane.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >World Health Organization
              don't forget to get boosted fellow redditors

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              ya clean your guns with it, homie, not bathe in it every day

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Who cares? They’re toxic
            Irrelevant, I'm not eating it or slathering myself in it.
            >ballistol isn’t.
            Normal ballistol is toxic as well, though they do make a special product which is safety rated for incidental food contact. It looks like picrel. Is that what you're using?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yes, yes. I know it's in the same. It's also mildly penetrating, and I have used it before to get a front sight out a dovetail. So it is a lubricant in practice, if not in name.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The wipes seem like a huge ripoff to me, you get so little of the product for your money, and it is limited in how it can be used. Get the spray. You can spray it of course, or you can apply just a tiny bit to a patch or a rag and now you have a wipe. You can spray it into a cup if you need a lot of it, say for soaking something in. You can use the spray "straw" for precision application.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Straight liquid and I reuse a hand powered spray head.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Cumlube beats the hitler spray.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Wish they'd put the MSDS sheets underneath these so I can find one that doesn't cause cancer when vaporized off of an AR BCG.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        So far I've looked up balistol and breakfast CLP.
        Both are toxic if drank, balistol ahs more cancer causing shit, breakages only toxic ingredient can be harmful if inhaled, but it's chemical makeup males me think it mostly breaks into harmless byproducts when heated
        Maybe I'll look at wd40 and hoppes but I'm not doing the whole list

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Ballistol has white mineral oil (food grade is edible), oleac acid salts (used in makeup) and benzyl acetate which has an LD50 of roughly 2.5g per kilo.

          Doesn't breakfree CLP still have PTFE in it?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            The only hazard shown in breakfree clp is 1-Decene, dimer, hydrogenated

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              If it's teflon, I don't care if it's on a MSDS. You don't want it anywhere near your face if the temps climb over 350C.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah, if your gun parts are getting to 662°f, you're having worse problems, like the firefight you're in.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Bud, what temp do you think the gas unlocking your BCG measures at? I guess just hope you never have to swap shoulders and shoot around a left corner.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                And the high heat conductivity of the metal will disperse the heat energy, dropping the temperature instantly.
                Lrn2thermodynamics.
                If your reciver is getting to 662°, you will start having rounds cook off randomly, and your gas tube will probably fail any moment.
                Not only that, there's no proof that chronic exposure to PTFE vapor does anything to humans health wise, its just conspiracy bullshit in the same veign as fluoride melting your brain and 5g towers causing sickness

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >dropping the temperature instantly
                > Lrn2thermodynamics
                Oh the fucking irony. I have layer of oil on my bolt and inside the BCG after every cleaning. If you want to tell me that isn't coming into contact with 700F+ gasses out the gas tube, okay. Cool story, bro.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                And even if it is, the oil isn't getting to that temperature without the BCG reaching that temperature first.
                Stop being dumb

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Haha, interestingly enough, primer compound auto-ignition temperature is exactly the same as Teflon breakdown temperature, 662°f.
                So if your BCG is hot enough to start off gassing PTFE from a lubricant, you are about to have some interesting mechanical issues with your firearm.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Wish they'd put the MSDS sheets underneath these so I can find one that doesn't cause cancer when vaporized off of an AR BCG.

          Ok, so far it seems in order of most toxic to least toxic
          >wd40
          >hoppes gun oil
          >ballistol
          >breakfree CLP

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Looked up corrosion-x, I'd about tied with hoppes

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >corrosion-x
              >H317 May cause allergic skin reaction
              May the worst product for EDC

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I have sensitive skin, I use hand made bitch soaps and CorrosionX doesnt bother me. Just one example but I also dont over lube the outside of the firearm unless its in storage.
                >you could also just use CorrosionX on critical inside parts and mineral oil your gun on the outside as no chemical laden oil would be technically safe on skin

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Ballistol us just as toxic
      Ballistol
      >"white oil" mineral oil
      TheWorld Health Organizationclassifies mineral oils asgroup 1 carcinogensto humans.
      >oleic acid
      Safe enough
      >more mineral oil
      See white oil
      >Potassium Oleate
      H315 (16.65%): Causes skin irritation [WarningSkin corrosion/irritation]
      H319 (99.83%): Causes serious eye irritation [WarningSerious eye damage/eye irritation]
      INHALATION OF DUST CAUSES IRRITATION OF NOSE & THROAT, COUGHING, & SNEEZING. INGESTION CAUSES IRRITATION OF MOUTH & STOMACH. CONTACT WITH EYES CAUSES IRRITATION.
      >ammonium Oleate
      H315 (23.78%): Causes skin irritation [WarningSkin corrosion/irritation]
      H319 (48.17%): Causes serious eye irritation [WarningSerious eye damage/eye irritation]
      H335 (23.78%): May cause respiratory irritation [WarningSpecific target organ toxicity, single exposure; Respiratory tract irritation]
      H412 (51.83%): Harmful to aquatic life with long lasting effects [Hazardous to the aquatic environment, long-term hazard]
      >benzyl alcohol
      H302: Harmful if swallowed [WarningAcute toxicity, oral]
      H332: Harmful if inhaled [WarningAcute toxicity, inhalation]
      Inhalation of vapor may cause irritation of upper respiratory tract. Prolonged or excessive inhalation may result in headache, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. In severe cases, respiratory stimulation followed by respiratory and muscular paralysis, convulsions, narcosis and death may result. Ingestion may produce severe irritation of the gastrointestinal tract, followed by nausea, vomiting, cramps and diarrhea; tissue ulceration may result. Contact with eyes causes local irritation. Material can be absorbed through skin with anesthetic or irritant effect.
      >amyl alchohol
      H315 (100%): Causes skin irritation [WarningSkin corrosion/irritation]
      H332 (100%): Harmful if inhaled [WarningAcute toxicity, inhalation]
      H335 (100%): May cause respiratory irritation [WarningSpecific target organ toxicity, single exposure;

      Isobutyl Alcohol
      H315: Causes skin irritation [WarningSkin corrosion/irritation]
      H318: Causes serious eye damage [DangerSerious eye damage/eye irritation]
      H335: May cause respiratory irritation [WarningSpecific target organ toxicity, single exposure; Respiratory tract irritation]
      H336: May cause drowsiness or dizziness [WarningSpecific target organ toxicity, single exposure; Narcotic effects]
      >Benzyl Acetate
      H412 (92.32%): Harmful to aquatic life with long lasting effects [Hazardous to the aquatic environment, long-term hazard]
      Harmful if inhaled. May be harmful if swallowed or absorbed through the skin. Vapor or mist is irritating to the eyes, mucous membrane and upper respiratory tract.
      >Anethole
      H317 (97.26%): May cause an allergic skin reaction
      ACUTE/CHRONIC HAZARDS: Toxic. (NTP, 1992)
      >Isohexane (only in the arisol)
      H304: May be fatal if swallowed and enters airways [DangerAspiration hazard]
      H340: May cause genetic defects [DangerGerm cell mutagenicity]
      H350: May cause cancer [DangerCarcinogenicity]
      Inhalation causes irritation of respiratory tract, cough, mild depression, cardiac arrhythmias. Aspiration causes severe lung irritation, coughing, pulmonary edema; excitement followed by depression. Ingestion causes nausea, vomiting, swelling of abdomen, headache, depression.

      https://i.imgur.com/WTdL8f9.jpg

      >Who cares? They’re toxic
      Irrelevant, I'm not eating it or slathering myself in it.
      >ballistol isn’t.
      Normal ballistol is toxic as well, though they do make a special product which is safety rated for incidental food contact. It looks like picrel. Is that what you're using?

      Ballistol fags just keep losing.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just get the big can, it goes on sale pretty frequently midway/brownells. Cost me 8 doll hairs, got such a deal I covered my porch anvil in it.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Liquid. You can mix it with hot water to deep clean parts and remove cosmoline and it won't cause rust if you mix it properly. There are better products for certain applications but Ballistol is a good "do it all" because you can clean just about anything metal related with it. It protects the finish, lubes your bolt carrier, dissolves carbon fouling in your barrel, and you can also apply it to wood and leather to keep that in good shape. I even cleaned and lubed the locks and door hinges in my house with it. I've used it on nearly every firearm I own. Pistols, milsurp, AKs, ARs, bolt actions, and shotguns. Its extremely versatile

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Get eezox

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Makes cancer, way worse than other gun oils

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Oh that's the most toxic one I've looked up so far.
      Trichloroethane is the same cancer shit thy put in fox OC spray lol

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Big 400ml spray can. Ballistol is the best and cheap (at least here in Europe) as a bonus.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >The Toothbrush
      Anon......

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Fear not, anon. Eventually you buy a new one for your teeth.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yes. It's important to brush.

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    So it seems like:
    >Breakfree CLP is probably less toxic and a better rust preventative than Ballistol (probably only matters if you sweat like a pig and/or are in a humid state)
    >Ballistol is still useful as a light lubricant/protectant and is good to have on hand for wood stocks/grips, plus leather if your holster's made out of it
    Where does Hoppes fall into this? More specifically, does the No. 9 formula clean better than Ballistol or Breakfree, and does it prevent rust better than either? Does the Hoppes lube work better than Ballistol or Breakfree?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I feel like breakfree cleans as good as No 9, and I feel like ballistol is the worst cleaner and protectant of the 3.

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Fuck, and I replied to you so many times.

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Doesn't matter what you use. It's all the same.

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Where'd all the spammers go who talk about cooking with ballistol and drinking it?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Nobody cooks with gun oil. Especially not one flavored with anise or whatever the fuck thwy put in ballistol. I won't use it tonremove rust off old kitchen knives because off the smell smell off.

      I will use food grade mineral oil though. You could probably even use that as a simple gunnlube, but you'd want a solvent to break up soot.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >nobody cooks with gun lube
        Froglube superiority wins again!

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Isn't it mostly coconut oil?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Froglube mojito, anyone?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            ah, here you are

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >the WD 40 of the gun world
    Works like shit and is toxic.
    Checks out

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I like the wipes for convenience, but I also have the oil bottle. Never used the spray but i'm sure it's fine.

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    BALLISTOL HERRENRASSE

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I get the spray bottles for 10 bucks each where im at

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    FP-10/weapon shield > CLP >meme flavor of the week (eezox fireclean etc)> ballistol
    >hurr durr muh cold weather
    graphite or marvel mystery oil you fuck

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ballistol is based. Used it for years and never had a speck of rust. Now I use Ballistol as a general CLP, Clenzoil as lubricant and renaissanse wax for rust protection on the exterior.

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    pump spray

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