Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Antwerp, Belgium
Bikes: commuter, racer, ATB,
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As said, all depends on driving conditions. Rain, mud, dirt etc. may differ every day.
Before waxing a chain I clean it thouroughly by shaking it in a PET bottle with a petroleum based degreaser. (I never use water based degreasing products).
After drying the chain, I submerse it in melted wax. My "devil's" mix of paraffin (candle wax) + motor oil lasts more than 100 miles in wet/muddy conditions. The waxed chain feels "dry", does not attrackt grit and keeps the cogs clean. Besides, it runs very silent.