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Offline Dresden

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Balistol Substitute
« on: May 02, 2019, 06:35:05 PM »
I used this WS oil and it works like Balistol. Amazon has it.Sta lube SL251

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Re: Balistol Substitute
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2019, 09:25:27 PM »
I'll have to check this out.
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Re: Balistol Substitute
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2019, 06:56:28 PM »
Another range day with cleaning with the WS machining oil,  I did however follow up with a lead remover and the mirror finish on the bore returned;  I have checked the gun every day and no sign of rust.

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Re: Balistol Substitute
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2019, 10:00:45 PM »
Do you use it sttaight from the bottle or do you cut it with water?
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Re: Balistol Substitute
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2019, 04:17:12 PM »
I looked up the MSDS of Ballistol and WS oil. They aren't the same at all, but both seem to work well. The WS oil is alkaline (good) and contains Triethanolamine and Ethanolamine (aren't you glad to know that!?). Ballistol contains White mineral oil, Isohexane and propane (propellant?).

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Re: Balistol Substitute
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2019, 08:43:59 PM »
I forgot to mention 1 part oil, 9 parts water