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    Chain Wax

    Where can I buy melt it in the double boiler chain wax? I've just finished an exhausting four minute internet search and came up with nothing?

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    um, "wax" lube is probably referring to something like white lighting which is parifin based, but no melting required as the solvents in it allow it to flow onto the chain.

    i dont know of any brand of lube you have to melt. however, my buddy actually melted some candles in a pot and then dipped his chain in it. i think its a little crazy, but he claims it works.

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    Ive heard of people melting regular paraffin wax and then putting a chain in... but I'd say fergit it and use tenacious instead.

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    .00001 seconds search on google.

    http://www.ramsays-online.com/treadonline/chainwax.html

    http://felixwong.com/news/2006/08/waxed-bicycle-chains/

    http://www.bikepro.com/products/chains/chainwax.shtml

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?p=3391786

    you want regular old parrafin wax (or beeswax if you can get cheap) and a small bottle of teflon additive (slick 50 etc ).
    Last edited by Bushman; 08-19-07 at 03:26 AM.

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    I use a cheap crockpot for melting wax. It's about 75% wax, 25% chainsaw oil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushman View Post
    .00001 seconds search on google.

    http://www.ramsays-online.com/treadonline/chainwax.html

    http://felixwong.com/news/2006/08/waxed-bicycle-chains/

    http://www.bikepro.com/products/chains/chainwax.shtml

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?p=3391786

    you want regular old parrafin wax (or beeswax if you can get cheap) and a small bottle of teflon additive (slick 50 etc ).
    Thanks Bushman, The stuff from the bikepro link is what I was looking for. I used to use it in the late 80's.
    I searched google, chain wax, chain wax cycle, ect, last night and just came up with the dyi stuff.

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