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53k
10-13-2006, 10:37 PM
I previously posted this to alt.autos.studebaker, so I apologize for the duplcation, but I have found this to be a most interesting product. After reading all its uses I was thinking "snake oil", but it works.
This would be off topic except that I am using it on Studebakers (and a
Packard). No, I don't sell it or own stock in the company.
Ballistol could almost be called a miracle product because it can be used on
so many things. I learned of it from the manager of an Ace Hardware store
in Avon, NC (Cape Hatteras). He went to a lot of trouble to stock it
outside his Ace Hardware system because it was so popular among salt-water
boaters, both commercial fishermen and knowledgeable recreational boaters.
I have used it on my RV which we leave there year around (very corrosive
atmosphere). A few weeks ago I brought a can home to try on various
Studebaker problems. First thing I used it on was a non-functional courtesy
light switch on the passenger door jamb of my '64 Daytona convertible. In a
few minutes it was working. Then I went to the '57 Packard wagon I
foolishly bought a while back. None of the door latches would work which I
found out when the seller tied the doors shut to deliver it. I squirted
them liberally and in a few minutes all four were functional. I had
wondered why the license plate light/bracket hit the bumper when you opened
the tail gate. I thought maybe it should swivel. Squirted it liberally and
in a few minutes it did swivel. Yesterday I used it on the carb in my
Wagonaire because the linkage had gotten rusty and was sticking.Today I used
it on the rear spring bushing bolts on the convert. They were frozen tight.
In maybe 15 minutes I was able to take off the nut and turn the bolt. The
bolt, however, was frozen to the inner part of the bushing so I am leaving
it overnight to free up (report to follow). Tonight I couldn't get one
aluminum jalousie window to close in our solarium. Squirt to each pivot and
it went right shut. Check this website to see the 1001 uses of Ballistol.
http://www.ballistol-lube.com/b^index01.asp
For "green" people, the Material Data Safety Sheet comes up on Googling
"Ballistol Lube" and it checks out to be very environmentally friendly too.


[img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/64%20Daytona%20Convertible/Copy%20of%20DaytonaConvert7-20-06.JPG[/img=right]

Paul Johnson
'53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
'64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
'64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
Museum R-4 engine

bams50
10-14-2006, 06:58 AM
Sounds like something I'd like to try...

The link you provided wouldn't work, though.

Robert K. Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1

53k
10-14-2006, 08:33 AM
quote:Originally posted by bams50

Sounds like something I'd like to try...

The link you provided wouldn't work, though.

Robert K. Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1


For saome reason I couldn't get the entire url underlined. Try http://www.ballistol-lube.com/ then click Ballistol.

[img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/64%20Daytona%20Convertible/Copy%20of%20DaytonaConvert7-20-06.JPG[/img=right]

Paul Johnson
'53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
'64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
'64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
Museum R-4 engine