Gun Cleaner Test – Ballistol CLP

Ballistol CLP is a very popular product among gun enthusiasts. It is a great lubricant and protectant but does it clean fouling well?

Let’s put Ballistol CLP to the test.

…Ballistol CLP vs Burnt on gun powder residue

Gun Cleaner Test - Ballistol CLP

Here’s the gun cleaner test setup. Metal plate to burn powder on and Ballistol CLP to clean with. I’ll use some H4831 smokeless powder for the test.

Gun Cleaner Test - Ballistol CLP

I applied a thin film of Ballistol CLP to the metal surface. Now I’ll pour some H4831 smokeless powder on top.

Gun Cleaner Test - Ballistol CLP

This is about 50 grains of H4831. I’ll ignite this charge and then burn a 2nd 50 grain charge.

Gun Cleaner Test - Ballistol CLP

Here’s the burn.

Gun Cleaner Test - Ballistol CLP

Here’s the mess (burnt powder residue) after the 2nd powder burn. Let’s see how easy it’ll be to clean.

Gun Cleaner Test - Ballistol CLP Results

I sprayed a liberal amount of Ballistol on top of the powder residue and let it soak for 10 minutes. Let’s see if it wipes clean.

Gun Cleaner Test - Ballistol CLP Results

Beautiful!!! The powder residue wiped/slid off very easily. Ballistol loosened the fouling, making it easy to remove. Very Nice. This is just one of 2 CLP’s that actually removed the residue easily. Most gun CLP do not clean very well.

Conclusion: Ballistol is an amazing product. It lubricates, protects and cleans very well PLUS it will clean/protect firearms that have used corrosive ammo. If you want to try Ballistol, here is a link to buy it online…Ballistol CLP at Amazon.com