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Move over Kroil/PB Blaster, here comes Ballistol

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  • Move over Kroil/PB Blaster, here comes Ballistol

    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
    Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.
    '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Avanti R-1, Museum R-4 engine, '72 Gravely Model 430 with Onan engine

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    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

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      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
      Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.
      '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Avanti R-1, Museum R-4 engine, '72 Gravely Model 430 with Onan engine

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