Old 07-19-21, 07:06 AM
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pdlamb
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Think of the (minimal) factory lube as your secret sauce.

What do I mean by that? Every "wax your chain" advocate adds something, often more than one extra item, to the paraffin (Gulf Wax) for better adhesion, additional lubrication, longer application life, etc. Teflon beads, moly disulfide, even transmission oil are some of the favorites.

So open your new chain package, lay it on top of the paraffin bricks, and heat it up. Leave it in an extra 15-30 minutes after it melts for the paraffin to penetrate the crevices and mix with the factory lube. Install and ride. If there's a problem with the application, then you can start adding other secret sauce ingredients on the next waxing.
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