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Need Tips on Keep Tire Clean During Chain Cleaning

Anyone have some useful tips on keeping the rear tire clean during a chain cleaning? What I mean by this is, if I use Kerosene, sometimes some of it drips off onto the tire. The kerosene will then get extremely stick and won;t come off the tire.

Does anyone have tips for this? Do people wrap their tire before beginning or am I missing something?
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Anyone have some useful tips on keeping the rear tire clean during a chain cleaning? What I mean by this is, if I use Kerosene, sometimes some of it drips off onto the tire. The kerosene will then get extremely stick and won;t come off the tire.

Does anyone have tips for this? Do people wrap their tire before beginning or am I missing something?
I have never cleaned any of my chains, waste of time... I just wipe them down with a rag once in a while (maybe spray the rag with WD 40) and then just add Dupont's Chain Saver... I usually get 35,000kms + out of my chains...

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I have never cleaned any of my chains, waste of time... I just wipe them down with a rag once in a while (maybe spray the rag with WD 40) and then just add Dupont's Chain Saver... I usually get 35,000kms + out of my chains...
Agreed. I wipe the chain really good with a rag (once a year) and then reapply the Dupont Teflon Spray. I do wedge a long piece of cardboard between the chain and the muffler to keep the spray off of everything. Also place a second piece of cardboard on the ground to catch any drippings.

I lube my chain with the teflon spray after each refueling. Takes 3 minutes including putting on the stand and taking down.
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I have never cleaned any of my chains, waste of time... I just wipe them down with a rag once in a while (maybe spray the rag with WD 40) and then just add Dupont's Chain Saver... I usually get 35,000kms + out of my chains...
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Agreed. I wipe the chain really good with a rag (once a year) and then reapply the Dupont Teflon Spray. I do wedge a long piece of cardboard between the chain and the muffler to keep the spray off of everything. Also place a second piece of cardboard on the ground to catch any drippings.

I lube my chain with the teflon spray after each refueling. Takes 3 minutes including putting on the stand and taking down.
OK so both of you seem to use the Dupont Chain Saver.. do you spray it with the saver, wait for it to dry, then add your own chain lube?
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I use the DuPont teflon spray as well. Sometimes I do clean the chain before applying, other times I don't, but either way I use a piece of cardboard between the chain and rest of the bike to keep spray from getting all over. I've found that the teflon spray can start to leave a waxy build-up if not cleaned off occasionally, but that may be due to my over-application of it as well. I'm defintiely a fan of the teflon spray though, the chain looks super clean, water beads-up on it, and it seems to last a long time.
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I clean mine carefully only spraying the chain directly where the muffler is while spinning the rear tire slowly. I wipe it clean with a rag or paper towels then wipe off the muffler.
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OK so both of you seem to use the Dupont Chain Saver.. do you spray it with the saver, wait for it to dry, then add your own chain lube?
The Teflon spray IS the chain lube. Nothing else added. I buy mine at Lowes. Not being a grease, it does not fling everywhere.

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MAXIMA chain wax. Stays on, won't fly off. Tip has variable flow, so it doesn't spray everywhere.


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Thank you, what I am doing now is not working.

Gonna try it.

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The Teflon spray IS the chain lube. Nothing else added. I buy mine at Lowes. Not being a grease, it does not fling everywhere.

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The Teflon spray IS the chain lube. Nothing else added. I buy mine at Lowes. ...


Just to avoid any confusion...

As seen at the link you provided, there’s several different DuPont Teflon... spray `chain’ products. Most notably the “Multi-Use” and the “Chain Saver”.

Naudan is talking about the “Chain Saver”. I (like you) use the “Multi-Use” (blue can) and have had GREAT results with it, i.e., I’ve used it from Day-1 / 0-Miles and I currently have over 32,000 miles on the chain and it’s still within spec.
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Just to avoid any confusion...

I (like you) use the “Multi-Use” (blue can) and have had GREAT results with it, i.e., I’ve used it from Day-1 / 0-Miles and I currently have over 32,000 miles on the chain and it’s still within spec.
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Thanks for pointing that out. I use the blue can as well. Have since zero miles as well.
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Thanks for pointing that out. I use the blue can as well. Have since zero miles as well.

Blue can here, too. I've used it since I read a review of 8-10 different products by one of the mags. Cheap, easy to find, easy to apply. Goes on wet then "dries". I use it on my bicycle chains, too.
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I simply spray my chain with Full strength Simple Green, its bio degradable and won't hurt anything.

I let it sit a while then hose it off....

I been using Liquid Wrench Chain lube....spray it on and let it sit still it gets tacky. Clean up and drips with the simply green and a rag,,,,easy peesy....
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OK so both of you seem to use the Dupont Chain Saver.. do you spray it with the saver, wait for it to dry, then add your own chain lube?
No, the Dupont Chain saver "IS" the lube... I add nothing else....

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I use the new version in the yellow can called Dupont Chain saver... I used to use the one in the blue can...
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