Why is Ballistol not available in California?

AEROSOL AND NON-AEROSOL BALLISTOL NOW AVAILABLE FOR CALIFORNIA! We had voluntarily removed our product from the California market after California imposed new regulations on VOC content. Ballistol 1.5 oz aerosols and Ballistol Wipes will be available for California by the end of August, 2014. NOW SHIPPING CA COMPLIANT 6oz AEROSOL, 16 fl oz NON-AEROSOL, and 4fl oz NON-AEROSOL. Bench mats and promotional materials not available in California. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for your patience.

Where can I find Ballistol?

To find the nearest Ballistol dealer, enter your zip code in the “Find A Dealer” box at the bottom of this page.  You can also order Ballistol online by clicking on the “Order” tab at the top of the page.

Is Ballistol safe on wood?

Yes!  Ballistol will bring out the color and grain on finished and unfinished wood, and will also protect wood from insects as well as humid, moist environments.

Is Ballistol safe on rubber?

Yes!  Ballistol will clean rubber and prevent it from drying out. Caution should be used when using Ballistol on foam rubber

Do I need to mix Ballistol with water?

No. For most applications, straight Ballistol should be used. Always use 100% Ballistol on electrical equipment. Emulsify Ballistol with water for use cleaning black powder and corrosive ammo residue, as a boring and cutting oil, in jet washers and ultra-sonic cleaners. Refer to the mix ratio chart below.

Mix Ratios for Ballistol Oil
Clean Modern & Smokeless Residue 100% Ballistol
Clean Black Powder Residue 25% Ballistol,
75% Water
Neutralize Corrosive Ammo Residue 10% Ballistol,
90% Water
Jet Washer & Ultra Sonic Cleaner 10% Ballistol,
90% Water
Electrical Equipment 100% Ballistol
Boring & Cutting Oil 10% Ballistol,
90% Water

Is Ballistol safe on plastic?

Ballistol is safe on most plastics. Caution should be used when using Ballistol on soft and/or non-oil resistant plastics.

Can I use Ballistol on suede?

Do not use Ballistol on suede. Ballistol can stiffen suede.

Is Ballistol safe on composite/polycarbonate stocks?


Is Ballistol safe on nickel/chrome/gold leaf?

Yes! Ballistol is safe on all metals when used as directed. There is the potential with any creeping oil to “lift” metals plated by electrolysis, but our product is simply not capable of deteriorating these metals. We recommend when using Ballistol on electro-plated metals (gold leaf, nickel, chrome, etc.) to wipe off any excess Ballistol after cleaning. Ballistol should not be used on these surfaces if they are scratched or damaged.

Is Ballistol non-toxic?

Ballistol does not contain ingredients considered hazardous by the FDA. It does not contain any ingredients which may be harmful for warm-blooded organisms, reptiles or aquatic organisms (if used as directed). If swallowed, DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING, ASPIRATION CAN OCCUR. CONSULT A PHYSICIAN IMMEDIATELY.

Storage of non-aerosol Ballistol, and trigger sprayer questions.

If you are using a trigger sprayer attached to the non-aerosol Ballistol can, remove after use and return the original cap. Ballistol can leak from the trigger sprayer, and will be exposed to air. Ballistol has an indefinite shelf-life when the original cap is returned to the can. Ballistol will not "mist" out of the trigger sprayer, but will instead shoot a "stream". For a mist application, please use our aerosol version.