There are a lot of conflicting reports on paraffin vs. oil lubing of the chain -- how easy it is, how long it lasts.
I'm really attracted to the idea of a clean-looking chain, and no more of these:
So I'm going to try it out, and I'll report the results here. I don't have any bias, and if paraffin waxing doesn't work for me, I'll let you know.
I've cleaned the chain until you could eat off it, and it's baking in the toaster oven right now (30 min at 200 degrees F). The paraffin is melting in a not-for-food slow cooker (on high).
My hope is that I can just periodically crank the slow cooker up with paraffin in it, wipe off the chain, and dip it in the slow cooker.
Can I reuse the paraffin after dipping the chain? Any other tips?