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Thread: Spray lube/rust preventive

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    Boolit Buddy
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    Ha! I just came in to say the same. Good stuff and it is safe on wood. I spray down all my longer term stores guns with it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Markopolo View Post
    am i the only one that uses Balistol??? great stuff.... surprised it hasn't come up yet

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    Boolit Mold gwrench's Avatar
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    Northern Colorado
    I mostly use ballistol or frog lube, sometimes Fluid Film. FF doesn't dry out so it has some really good uses.

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    Boolit Buddy Kent Fowler's Avatar
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    Been using Rig Rags for the last 30 years.

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    when you guys are done saying what is best for long term storage; do this. get a old gun bbl; piece of old steel ect. clean it down to bare metal, clean it with acetone. now apply what you think is good (use several products) masking off 1-2 in. areas and apply the products. best way is to wipe on with a cleaning patch like you would on a gun. now the good part. take outside and hang from a tree for 1 or more weeks. check daily and watch rust appear on some of the products. if you are just keeping the guns in the safe; anything will work. i made a statement on another site (maybe it was this one) a few years ago. you can spit an a gun wipe it off and put in your safe and it will be ok. so, some months later i did. i had a 3 in. section of sawed off shotgun bbl. i wiped it off with acetone; then licked it. its still in the gun safe rust free. so, that being said; do the outside test. most of the products mentoined suck. what does work are boeshield t-9, lps3, fluid film and maybe frog lube paste. challenge me with your own OUTSIDE test.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markopolo View Post
    am i the only one that uses Balistol??? great stuff.... surprised it hasn't come up yet
    Post #17

    No worries on not specifying guns or whatnot. Lot's of questions asked about lots of stuff. I just got some good welding advice.

    challenge me with your own OUTSIDE test.

    Don't have to. Many online video's on this that are quite good.


    Here is a written one that tests 46 of them: http://www.dayattherange.com/?page_id=3667 This along with a test I saw at Project Farm https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2r..._p0Ng/featured which is an interesting channel. Lots of tests here that I'd do myself if I had the time like best penetrating oil, best super glue etc.
    Last edited by jonp; 03-31-2020 at 04:26 AM.
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    Boolit Buddy Newboy's Avatar
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    Take a spray bottle. Put some tolulene or zylene (hardware store) in it. Put some paraffin in the sprayer. Allow to dissolve overnight. Spray on anything you do not want to rust.

    I do not know the reaction to every stock finish, as i use it on all my woodworking tools.

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