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    I think if there was some petro in the mix it...

    I think if there was some petro in the mix it wouldn't freeze but its wax in water ^^ so it will freeze at -20 in my shed. For some reason the consistancey of aqueous wax is altered when it thaws ...
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    the hot wax nazi's will claim its faster than...

    the hot wax nazi's will claim its faster than dripping something out of a bottle ;)
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    After going thru the hassle of removing all...

    After going thru the hassle of removing all petro from a new chain to run wax i might wax more often but I wouldn't put a petro product back on the chain,

    once you go wax you never go back...
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    Yeah I'm not even sure how well simple green or...

    Yeah I'm not even sure how well simple green or naptha would work on a waxed chain

    after the initial de-greasing I've never cleaned a waxed chain

    I just keep applying the squirt and the wax...
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    I use simple green on the kitchen floor but not...

    I use simple green on the kitchen floor but not on my chain

    edit: I mention embrittlement becuz i didnt know about simple green causing problems until somebody on TGR mentioned it to me recently...
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    Embrittlement, I wouldn't use simple green on a...

    Embrittlement, I wouldn't use simple green on a chain,

    Try the naptha dude, trust me

    and never trust someone who sez trust me
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    I had my road bike on a trainer in doors and the...

    I had my road bike on a trainer in doors and the bits of squirt would flake off on the floor so i pulled apart a beer case to put under the drive train and catch all the wax bits
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    I supose if there was a can of mineral spirits in...

    I supose if there was a can of mineral spirits in the shed I would also be talking about mineral spirits

    instead i been talking about white gas ever since I discovered it 6 yrs ago
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    " Coil your chain up in a jar and cover with...

    " Coil your chain up in a jar and cover with naptha AKA white gas, in the morning your chain will be very clean with no oil or grease stains and dry very fast "

    I havent tried mineral spirits but...
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    So Goggle tells me naptha is already really pure,...

    So Goggle tells me naptha is already really pure,

    " The main difference between naphtha and mineral spirits is that naphtha is used more in industrial applications that require more purity. The...
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    Removing shipping grease by rinsing with naptha...

    Removing shipping grease by rinsing with naptha works very well

    Rinsing the rinse with alcohol might be overthinking

    its a chain
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    I came upon naptha/ white gas cuz it was what...

    I came upon naptha/ white gas cuz it was what was in the shed so I gave it a try,

    the chain looks completely clean and dry

    don't see any film on the chain,

    so how do you remove the...
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    Coil your chain up in a jar and cover with naptha...

    Coil your chain up in a jar and cover with naptha AKA white gas, in the morning your chain will be very clean with no oil or grease stains and dry very fast
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    I coil a new chain in the bottom of a...

    I coil a new chain in the bottom of a spaggheti sauce jar and cover it with an inch of white gas AKA Naptha to clean off the shipping grease, pull it out and all the naptha evaps right away and...
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    I had a can of white gas AKA Naptha in the shed,...

    I had a can of white gas AKA Naptha in the shed, I figured since I got it ... try it

    coil the chain into a 3" jar so its easier to cover with white gas,

    let soak overnight and the chain will...
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    ime coiling the chain in a few inches of of...

    ime coiling the chain in a few inches of of naptha AKA white gas in a jam jar overnight gets the chain super clean and the liquid evaporates completely so the chain is dry, no residue no rinsing...
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    yeah pretty much this ^^ i don't see how one...

    yeah pretty much this ^^ i don't see how one would/ could keep the local dirt off their chain ??

    I duno what the locals use in Moab but on an 8 day trip I did an initial drip wax + maybe 2 apps...
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    Duno about silca wax but I e-mailed the guys at...

    Duno about silca wax but I e-mailed the guys at Squirt asking what to do if it freezes and gets thicker ? They said to just add some water which did work but now i take that stuff in every winter
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    I usually don't pay attention to mileage either...

    I usually don't pay attention to mileage either but E-bike has a speedo/ odometer, i would drip the squirt every 3 rides and let it dry overnight
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    how far is that ? I did 2 full seasons of...

    how far is that ?

    I did 2 full seasons of abuse on an E-bike which was 2200 kms with squirt

    The old chain is < .75 so i put it back in the container for a spare
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    the FN will smudge a little sweet grass to get...

    the FN will smudge a little sweet grass to get rid of bad ju-ju maybe the Beav was trying to get rid of the spirits that messed with his mounting a Minion on a Stan's rim ?
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    before wax I would just use a liberal amount of...

    before wax I would just use a liberal amount of pro-gold right on a chain right out of the wrapper to clean & lube as I ride,

    then shop bro told me wax was the shit, he was into Boesheild, I...
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    I thot yanking your chain in a thread on...

    I thot yanking your chain in a thread on chainlube was priceless
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    Dude, I was just yanking your chain

    Dude, I was just yanking your chain
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    The chain looked 100% petro free/ clean/ dry, so...

    The chain looked 100% petro free/ clean/ dry, so i was good with that

    after cleaning off the naptha residue with alcohol what did you use to deal with the alcohol residue ?
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    It can be, I tried naptha ( white gas ) cuz there...

    It can be, I tried naptha ( white gas ) cuz there was a can in the shed ... works great

    Take the chain off, put it on a piece of wire for ease of handling , coil chain into the bottom of a jam jar...
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    Only reason I am waxing eloquent on the virtues...

    Only reason I am waxing eloquent on the virtues of wax is cuz I can drip it on and there are no downsides, other wise I would still be dripping petro lube
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    several weeks at -20C somehow altered the product...

    several weeks at -20C somehow altered the product to the point it made Squirt noticably thicker so it didn't penetrate the chain as well, i e-mailed Squirt, they got back to me in < 24hrs, they said...
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    well think about it if you have a product...

    well think about it

    if you have a product like Squirt which is wax using a water solution for the carrier, proper app is to drip it on and let the water evaporate at which point a solid soft...
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    before or apres ride ? As opposed to the...

    before or apres ride ?

    As opposed to the chain-fondue I believe wax based drip-on products especially are sposed to be used after the ride so they can get in the chain and the water carrier can...
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    I kinda redrip the Squrit after 3 to 5 rides the...

    I kinda redrip the Squrit after 3 to 5 rides the FAT bike was a little noisy after about 5 shorter ride so I redid the drip, I was into Squirt when i went to Moab and it seemed ok , those were some...
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