Why is Ballistol not available in California?

NON-AEROSOL BALLISTOL NOW AVAILABLE FOR CALIFORNIA SALES! We have voluntarily removed our product from the California market after a review from the California Air and Resource Board. California has imposed new regulations on VOC content, and we are working to comply. The non-aerosol version is now available for California. The aerosol version should be available by May. 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 if used as directed. Do not use on damaged plated metal surfaces. Wipe any excess Ballistol from surface.

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.