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Old 02-02-2014, 07:47 PM   #11
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Did you just buy the Ballistol new or did you acquire it in another way? If bought, take it back to the seller and demand your money back or credit or a new can of Ballistol. I have used Ballistol only for the past 10 -12 years and I would not trust what you have.

Ballistol should be clear, slightly viscous and smell just a little weird.
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Just pick out the peanuts and should be good to use.
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Yes is that good . And it has a sweet smell to it too.
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Ballistol should .... smell just a little weird.
Oh sure, now what to think!

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Did you just buy the Ballistol new or did you acquire it in another way? If bought, take it back to the seller and demand your money back or credit or a new can of Ballistol. I have used Ballistol only for the past 10 -12 years and I would not trust what you have.

Ballistol should be clear, slightly viscous and smell just a little weird.
I bought it new from a gun shop and its not the spray one it has a pour spout with some brown sludge crap on the pour spout inside.

I don't think they'd take it back as its a couple years old . That's why I was wondering if it could go bad.

I just cleaned the bolt and receiver on the Savage MKII I just picked up .
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While I'm not real familiar with Ballistol, I do know the main ingredient is mineral oil. I doubt seriously it will harm nickel or gold plating. Can you provide proof that it does, or is this just Interner rumor?
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Here you go


Ballistol Education And Warning - YouTube
Nov 9, 2011 ... Ballistol Education And Warning...pertains also to Hoppes solvent and all other metal dissolving solvents. Look here: ...
www.youtube.com/watch?v=3O-cpOgvbfw


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That video is not proof. It's some guy who doesn't know what he's talking about. His gun doesn't have "gold leaf" on it. It is either electroplated or gold inlaid. Regardless, Ballistol or any other solvent will not harm or dissolve gold. The only thing that dissolves gold is an acid mixture called "Aqua Regia."
Also, manufacturers don't use a copper underplate on nickeled firearms. Some of the bumper chrome shop plating jobs use copper, but gun makers don't. All that guy is doing is spouting old wive's tales. He's not educating anyone. He's so full of himself (and something else) that I couldn't finish the video.
I can say this with some authority-as I nickel and gold plate gun parts.

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I made a mistake on one post I said it will mess them up. On another post I said it will eat it away I made the mistake.



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Either way- it won't "mess them up, " or eat it away.
The only thing gold plating is susceptible to is wear. And Hoppe's is fine on factory plated guns, used as directed, as is Ballistol.
That opinionated "laboratory chemist" doesn't bother to tell us what chemicals in those products "eat metal." Hoppe's contains a small amount of ammonia to remove copper fouling.
I think it's funny that the self-styled "expert" actually makes himself look like an idiot in that video.
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Gold Cyanidation metallurgy or the Forest-MacArthur Process has been used for low grade gold ore extraction since 1887. Oxygen Cyanide is treated with 2 other Cyanides to lower toxic levels. This releases gold from the sand.
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