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Old 08-18-07, 11:11 PM   #1
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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 ).

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I use a cheap crockpot for melting wax. It's about 75% wax, 25% chainsaw oil.
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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 ).
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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