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    Cleaner????

    Im just wondering what I should use as a protectant for my guns on display? Right now Im using Ballistol. I read that I shouldn't use a spray cleaner. I want to be able to show them off but I know I need to wipe them when someone handles them.
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    I use Ballistol too. Two thumbs up for Ballistol.....
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    Renaissance Wax if you are going to show your guns off.
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    +3 for Ballistol...

    https://ballistol.com/

    Hell, You don't have to worry about the gun metal, rubber or wood grips, or even the leather that carries the firearm.

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    I would be hesitant to use Ballistol on nice leather. It is mostly mineral oil and will darken leather. The WWI German soldiers didn't mind their leather slings turning dark if it helped prevent the slings getting water soaked.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1I8NOK_wQs

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    After many decades of using other stuff , I've become a believer in Ren Wax. I also know a few dealers who use it for their display guns. Never know what else customers have handled. Some peoples sweat is very salty.

    As for leather , food-grade silicone spray is the way to go. If a holster is treated with enough silicone , it can't absorb any moisture , or oil. I've had pistols in silicone sprayed holsters for years with not a hint of rust.
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    Another vote for Ballistoll as both a solvent and protectant. For my heavy use leather goods ranging from boots to holsters I’m a long time user and huge fan of Obenaufs. Rule of thumb with any leather conditioner...don’t over do it. One or two light treatments annually. Not sure how we entered the realm of leather preservation as the OP didn’t mention it but whatever!
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    Balistoll gets another vote.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VoyPescado View Post
    Not sure how we entered the realm of leather preservation as the OP didn’t mention it but whatever!
    The OP mentioned Ballistol in post #1, Ballistol on leather was mentioned in post #4, and I followed up on post #5.

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    I use Ballistol for everything. It is as good as any all purpose oil, and won't wreck anything you put it on. I also make sure there isn't lube drippin' out of everywhere, and I wipe the fingerprints with a silicone gun & reel rag, and a microfiber rag. I did saturate a pair of buckskin driving gloves with it to soften up some water & heat damage, and they came out good, except the nice buff color turned to a nice chestnut brown.
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