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has been around in Europe for over three generations. Originally
invented for military use it became a household word in Germany,
Austria and Switzerland. Millions of users have experimented
with BALLISTOL and found new surprising applications for it,
some of which reach into the field of veterinary and even human
medicine. In the United States the law prohibits a seller to
advertise or recommend a product for use as a drug in human or
veterinary medicine, unless the Food and Drug Administration
have approved it for these uses. BALLISTOL has not been
submitted for approval by the FDA as a drug. In Germany a
modified formula of BALLISTOL, NEO-BALLISTOL, is admitted for
use in veterinary and human medicine. NEO-BALLISTOL is not sold
in the USA, Canada or Mexico.
BALLISTOL MUST BE USED AS INDICATED IN THE CONSUMER INSTRUCTIONS
ON THIS PAGE AND ON THE REVERSE PANEL OF ITS CONTAINER. DO NOT
USE BALLISTOL AS A DRUG. BALLISTOL IS NOT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION.
BALLISTOL: ITS BIRTH
Friedrich Wilhelm Klever, an attorney with interest in economy,
founded the Klever Company” in Cologne, Germany. He began
producing oils and greases from coal and eventually bought a
coal mine so he would not run out of raw materials. At the turn
of the century the imperial German Army (the Wehrmacht) began to
look for an all-around oil. The idea was to maintain the
metallic parts of the soldier’s rifle but also to protect the
wooden stocks and his leather gear. The soldier was to use the
same oil for the treatment of minor wounds, sores and scratches.
Friedrich’s son, Dr. Helmut Klever, had become a professor of
chemistry at the Technical University of Karlsruhe. He set out
to develop what the Army wanted. In 1904 he succeeded to produce
a special oil which he named BALLISTOL, from the word ballistic
and the Latin word for oil, ‘oleum’. Thus the descriptive
meaning of the word BALLISTOL is: ballistic oil. It soon became
obvious that the new wonder Oil had truly amazing capabilities.
The Army tested it and adopted it in 1905 and it stayed in use
until 1945. But the word had spread and within a decade hunters,
boaters, motorists, hikers, mountaineers and outdoorsmen in
Germany, Austria and Switzerland convened to the new miracle
BALLISTOL: UNIQUE FEATURES
astounding feature of BALLISTOL is perhaps its universality.
There are other protectants/lubricants in the market, but none
of them have the same wide range of applications, in combination
with other unique capabilities, as compared to BALLISTOL.
BALLISTOL can be used to clean, to preserve, to protect, to
prevent corrosion, to maintain, to impregnate and disinfect not
only objects made out of metal but also out of wood, hard
plastics and even smooth leather WARNING: Do not use on suede.
slightly alkaline in an emulsion of BALLISTOL: water=1:20. While
most other brands are pH-neutral, i.e. have pH around 7,
BALLISTOL has a pH of 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 that 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-oxidents and medical oils,
which-together-make it much less susceptible to the process of
aging than other lubricants.
In 1985 a
battle 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.
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 resinfication of
BALLISTOL had occurred. After pulling a dry cotton wad through
the barrels several rounds were fired from the weapons without
truly stands the test of time. If something needs long term
preservation, only BALLISTOL will do the job.
biodegradable. Neither its use nor its disposal will pollute our
precious air or water. Its natural decomposition will not
produce any by-products that may be harmful to the environment.
It you wish to spray it you can do so by means of a pump spray
device or an aerosol. The aerosol does not contain CFCs as
propellant but butane and pressurized air. BALLISTOL allows you
to protect, dean, preserve, lubricate, impregnate and disinfect
your equipment without contaminating the environment.
is composed of amino acids and is, therefore, of a slightly
acidic nature. This can be a real problem in fine mechanics. The
effect of human hand sweat on polished metal surfaces is similar
to the etching process. This is why BALLISTOL is widely used in
the precision gauge and tool industry and in the production of
scales or other precision instruments. For the same reason
BALLISTOL is used in quality control departments of
manufacturing companies and in laboratories for the protection
and maintenance of precision gauges and measuring tools.
forms a protective film on the surface of metals. Due to its low
superficial tension it is capable of creeping into the finest
cracks and fissures in metallic surfaces.
BALLISTOL can do whatever other lubricants/protectants can do.
Use it on tight or squeaky hinges, on door locks, padlocks, for
me maintenance of gardening tools, lawn mowers, scissors, pocket
knives, as sharpening oil, on bicycles, motorcycles, your model
train, roller skates or 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. Unlike most
other lubricants BALLISTOL emulsifies with water. Water will
separate the leading brand from metal. BALLISTOL mixes with the
water and penetrates it. When the water evaporates, BALLISTOL
stays behind and continues to protect the metal or plastic or
BALLISTOL: MOTOR VEHICLES
BALLISTOL can lubricate and protect anything in and on your car
or motorcycle, some applications may appear surprising and
deserve mentioning. BALLISTOL will prevent your door locks from
freezing in the cold season. It will keep your battery terminals
corrosion free. But it will also neutralize excess acid around
your batteries, which is a frequent cause of corrosion of
terminals and connecting cables.
on motorcycles can be lubricated and maintained in smooth
operation with BALLISTOL. A few drops of BALLISTOL in the last
bucket of water, when you wash your car, will brighten up dull
body paint. Dry car with soft cotton cloth for a better shine.
Cleans and maintains all chrome plated parts.
Soak tar and
insect stains with BALLISTOL and wipe with a soft cotton cloth
to remove them. If you cannot get your usual high-octane fuel or
if you are driving in the mountains and your motor starts
knocking: pour a few fluid ounces of BALLISTOL in your tank and
the knocking will subside.
If you are a
collector of oldies, or if you wish to demobilize your vehicle
for an extended period of time, BALLISTOL is for you. Unscrew
the spark plugs and pour or spray about one fluid ounce of
BALLISTOL into each cylinder. Then close the opening with
BALLISTOL soaked cotton cloth. The same applies to winterizing
boat or motorcycle motors. Due to its alkalinity, BALLISTOL will
neutralize acidic residues from fuel and oil combustion and keep
cylinders and pistons corrosion free.
can be emulsified with water. However, even the milky white
emulsion acts as a corrosion protectant. When the water
evaporates, BALLISTOL is left behind and continues to protect.
BALLISTOL can be used to evacuate water from fuel tanks, due to
its cap8bility to react with the gas and the water.
BALLISTOL: ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT
ideal for the re-lubrication of moving mechanical parts of
typewriters, electronic printers, video cameras, printing
calculators, etc. because of its resistance to resinification
and its compatibility with plastic components. The German PC
magazine “64er” tested BALLISTOL on a Star LN10 printer with
very positive results (64er, no. 5, May 1988, pp. 34-35).
BALLISTOL in electronic equipment do not spray! Apply with fine
watercolor brush or pipette. BALLISTOL has a conductivity of
0.005 Micro-Siemens/cm, which is 1/60 the conductivity of water.
It is thus nearly an insulator and safe for use in electrical
maintains, protects, preserves and rejuvenates unpainted wooden
surfaces. It regenerates natural wood and brings out the wood
grain. It protects wood against damage from humidity and
insects. Especially antique furniture and old, dry, dull wood
regain their natural silky glow when treated with BALLLISTOL.
BALLISTOL is ideal for oiled Stocks of firearms.
dissolves traces of lead, copper, zinc, brass and tombac, which
are used to make projectiles and jackets for them. Residues of
these metals will remain in the bore of any firearm as a result
of shooting jacketed or unjacketed lead projectiles. The use of
BALLISTOL makes scraping or brushing the bore unnecessary. Just
pour or spray enough BALLISTOL into barrel and chamber, turn the
firearm around several times to allow BALLISTOL to reach all
parts and let it act for a while. It will then completely clean
out all of those residues.
Due to its
alkaline character, BALLISTOL is ideal for cleaning and
maintaining black powder firearms. The residues from black
powder in chambers and bores are acidic. BALLISTOL neutralizes
and dissolves them. This eliminates the need for brutal
mechanical scrubbing and aggressive solvents.
BALLISTOL to maintain wooden gunstocks is particularly
recommendable in climates with frequent rain and/or high
relative humidity. Wood absorbs water and swells as a
consequence. This may mean: your stocks become bigger, wider and
longer as they absorb more and more water. Before long they will
no longer fit your gun or even crack. BALLISTOL will also
prevent wood from drying out in hot arid climates.
is frequently exposed to rain or high humidity will become hard
and brittle, if not treated adequately. BALLISTOL will keep all
smooth leathers soft. However, being an oil after all, BALLISTOL
SHOULD NOT BE USED ON SUEDE FOR OBVIOUS REASONS. BALLISTOL
effectively protects leather against the impact of water,
insects and fungi. Its use is recommended for carrying slings,
belts, scabbards, holsters, boots, saddles, bridles, baseball
gloves, saddle bags and motorcycle clothes made of leather.
processed, leather will contain acidic residues from tannic
acid. BALLISTOL will form a permanent chemical compound with
these residues within the leather, which will make the leather
virtually impermeable to water. Handguns, in particular police
handguns, are mostly carried and even stored in leather
holsters. If not out of stainless steel, or chrome or nickel
plated, handguns may develop corrosion in the areas where they
have direct contact with the leather. By treating the inside of
the holster with BALLISTOL the acidic residues from tannic acid
will be completely neutralized and this source of corrosion will
BALLISTOL: PLASTICS, PAINTS
will not negatively affect plastic materials or paints which are
chemically resistant to oils. Specifically, BALLISTOL will not
adversely affect PVC, high-pressure polyethylenes, mipolam,
teflon-derivatives or hostaflon derivatives. It can be safely
applied to the gel coat of fiberglass boats. Caution is
recommended with foamed polymers like polyester, foamed rubber
or caulking foam in the areas of direct contact. As a rule of
thumb, it may be safely assumed that all plastic materials,
polymers, paints, lacquers or varnishes that are chemically
neutral toward technical oils will not be adversely affected by
BALLISTOL either. The same holds true about rubber objects. All
those types of rubber, which are chemically resistant against
mineral oils, will also remain unaffected by BALLISTOL. Rubbers
that are not resistant against mineral oils may become brittle
if exposed to BALLISTOL for an extended period or time and/or
under higher than ambient temperatures. If applied thinly,
BALLISTOL is suitable for maintaining and cleaning any sort of
rubber without damage.
are synthetic substances, which transform into polymers when
drying. Their characteristics can vary widely depending an their
chemical composition. All those varnishes and paints which have
a chemical structure similar to the one of oil-resistant
polymers are chemically resistant to BALLISTOL.
A thin film
of BALLISTOL can be used to polish painted surfaces. It will
restore their original shine and additionally will make them
water-repellant. However, care should be taken not to apply too
much BALLISTOL, since this would not only be a waste but might
also make the paint dull. When washing your car, put a few drops
of BALLISTOL into the last bucket of water and dry with a clean
cotton cloth. This will definitely brighten up your car’s paint.
has been used with great success on old gramophone records. If
applied thinly it will eliminate static noise and enhance the
sound quality. DO NOT USE ON COMPACT DISCS!
BALLISTOL: THE INDUSTRY
beverage manufacturers, bottling companies and breweries in
Europe use BALLISTOL for the maintenance and protection of their
machinery. Among them are bottling stations for Coca Cola,
mineral water companies and, of course, many of Germany’s famous
beer breweries. One of Germany’s largest precision scale
manufacturers, BIZERBA, has specified BALLISTOL for use in their
precision scales and has been using it for many years. The main
reason is that BALLISTOL does not resinify even after a long
time and that parts lubricated with BALLISTOL will never become
sticky or glued together and thus cause increased friction,
which is crucial for highly sensitive precision scales.
food industry uses BALLISTOL for two major reasons: it is not
toxic to people and pets, and what remains, after the components
of BALLISTOL that can evaporate have evaporated, is of
practically neutral odor and taste. And that is important to
German beer brewers, who are committed to making beer under the
strict rules of the “REINHEITSGEBOT”, the purity law, issued in
1516 by Bavarian Dukes Wilhelm and Ludwig. In the USA BALLISTOL
has been approved by the USDA for use in the poultry and meat
industry in areas with no direct contact with food.
BALLISTOL: FISHING AND BOATING
will temporarily protect metal parts against salt water
corrosion. Excellent for winches. Use BALLISTOL to rub on the
gel coat of your fiberglass boat hull and make your old boat
look ten years younger. Electric contacts on boats and trailers
can be protected against fast corrosion from salt water by
spraying them with BALLISTOL. A little BALLISTOL sprayed inside
the anchor and position lights and on the various contacts under
the dashboard will slow down decay of electric connections and
switches. Use BALLISTOL on all wood on your boat. Use it in your
boat motor to winterize it or as anti-knock additive to fuel.
Since BALLISTOL dissolves traces of copper, you can use it to
make brass shine again.
works fine on zippers made out of metal or plastic. Apply with a
fine watercolor brush so as not to leave fatty spots on your
canvas top, side curtains, awnings or wind breaker. BALLISTOL is
ideal for lubricating and protecting the external, and internal
mechanical parts of fishing reels. It does not adversely affect
monofilament fishing line.
can be used to protect and lubricate all sorts of gardening
tools like scissors, sickles, hedge trimmers, weed whackers,
lawn mowers, hose connections, chain saws, etc. It will not
adversely affect plants, including food plants.
BALLISTOL: 1,001 USES...
Lubricates hinges, door locks, padlocks, scissors, pocket
knives, bicycle chains, roller skates or blades, sliding
doom and windows.
silver and brass.
Lubricates moving mechanical parts of typewriters, video
cameras, printing calculators, etc.
Rejuvenates wood surfaces, especially antique furniture.
and impregnates leather boots, saddles, jackets, motorcycle
clothing, saddle bags, holsters, slings and belts.
battery terminals free of corrosion and neutralizes spilled
tar and insect stains.
Winterizes motors, neutralizes acidic residues from fuel
combustion in engines, prevents engine knocking when added
extract water from fuel tanks, shines gel coat on fiberglass
boats, protect electrical contacts on boats and trailers,
lubricates plastic and metal zippers, lubricates fishing
reels, and inhibits corrosion from salt and salt water.
traces of lead, copper and tombac from bores and chambers of
and protects wooden stocks of firearms, neutralizes acidic
residues in black powder guns.
hard-baked soot from glass doors of fireplaces and
woodstoves, frees calcium-locked faucets.
ballpoint pen ink from smooth surfaces.
the strings and fret-boards of guitars and other stringed
Increases performance of C02 model airplane motors.
certain that you will find more amazing uses for BALLISTOL.
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