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    Found this product on Der Franzose and looked for more info; see:

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    http://www.ballistol.com/1_Ballistol...r%20PROOF3.pdf

    It seems it does just about everything short of tying one's shoe laces and whistling Dixie. Could it really be that versatile? Anyone have experience with it around a car?

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    I have never heard of it before. If it WAS so good, why was Germany only runners-up in WW1 and WW2?

    What oil did the winners use?

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    Sounds like some of the claims for WD40
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    Generally claims that things are too good to be true are too good. They reckon you can drink this stuff too. Don't know that I'd try WD40 but I take the point. It does come highly recommended by an AF favourite supplier, though!?

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    I've used it for some time, and it pretty much lives up to its claims... a better WD40. Uses pine oil as a base solvent.
    Well worth trying it out.
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    Ballistol really is a great oil. Many people use it for medicinal purposes aswell. Helps to heal cuts on your hands quite quickly. We have a German community close by and we buy ballistol from them, inside the package was an instruction paper and aparently it is a great rust preventer aswell (which probably is it's main job considdering it was used in ww1 to protect weapons from the elements) you can use it as a rinse aid when you wash your car, apart from rust preventer, I don't know why you'd want to rinse your car with it. We mostly use it for cuts on your hands because it is too expensive to use it anywhere else!!

    Great oil to protect old wooden furniture aswell! Our grandfarher clock really does look great. Guess it will work great on wood exposed to the elements aswell!

    There is probably alot of uses for it on cars but it is just too expensive to use it so liberally. WD40 is much cheaper!

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