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#4579139 - 11/19/17 03:50 PM Homemade wax lubricant
georgemiller Offline

Registered: 10/30/09
Posts: 185
Loc: New York
I've run this brew approximately 2500 miles and works great . I've used White Lighting chain lube for years but this is as good if not better for a fraction of the cost.

#4579206 - 11/19/17 04:35 PM Re: Homemade wax lubricant [Re: georgemiller]
Taildragger Offline

Registered: 10/17/10
Posts: 430
Loc: SW Florida
Been there,,, found out that I'm really happy with this;

Edited by Taildragger (11/19/17 04:37 PM)
04 F-150 5.4
73 Big Block, 4sp Corvette
15 Mazda 3
Couple of airplanes

#4579261 - 11/19/17 05:17 PM Re: Homemade wax lubricant [Re: georgemiller]
Cujet Offline

Registered: 02/15/03
Posts: 6855
Loc: Jupiter, Florida
Great idea, thanks.

#4579388 - 11/19/17 07:06 PM Re: Homemade wax lubricant [Re: georgemiller]
Ducked Offline

Registered: 10/25/12
Posts: 3845
Loc: Taiwan
Bob Is The Wax Guy already?

IIRC mechanical engineering concensus (certainly endorsed by Honda for motorcycles) is that oil is a better chain lubricant, despite the mess.

#4580273 - 11/20/17 05:16 PM Re: Homemade wax lubricant [Re: Ducked]
Surestick Offline

Registered: 09/10/08
Posts: 203
Loc: Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada
Motorcycles with O-Ring chains are a bit different than bicycles.
A number of tests have shown that in dry conditions wax lubes are more efficient on bicycle transmissions.
In wet conditions a lube like Squirt (which I'm a fan of) works okay but its useful life is reduced. Even in dry conditions wax lube is good for a few hours before re-lubing is needed. Reapplication needs time to dry too so there are trade-offs.

I've heard the pros dip chains in melted grease to lube them for wet road races. I guess this gets a good, long-lasting lube into the links where it will, hopefully, stay, much like an O-Ring motorcycle chain.

Wet lubes on mountain bikes tend to attract dust and become grinding paste.