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Replacement For My DuPont Chain Lube (Blue Can)

Think i found what I've been looking for. Just in time i got about 1 more use out of the blue can........Tirox Chain Wax Review - webBikeWorld Just ordered a can.
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I'll have to keep an eye open for that stuff. I never used the "blue can" but have been using the yellow Dupont for a while and love it. If I was able to put words to paper effectively, my review of the yellow would sound alot like this one, but I aren't very much r tic u lut ! 😀

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I'll have to keep an eye open for that stuff. I never used the "blue can" but have been using the yellow Dupont for a while and love it. If I was able to put words to paper effectively, my review of the yellow would sound alot like this one, but I aren't very much r tic u lut ! 😀

My step-son is using the yellow DuPont right now but his bike has been sitting for well over a year. The blue can was the best stuff i had ever come across so glad to se the new lube i just ordered is the same thing but better it seems. I got mine at Revzilla since i was putting in an order for some Motul Coolant.

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I switched to the white can from Honda I like it- does not fly off

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Think i found what I've been looking for. Just in time i got about 1 more use out of the blue can........Tirox Chain Wax Review - webBikeWorld Just ordered a can.
I found a local distributor with a very reasonable price $12.95 Canadian plus tax .
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I like the Dupont yellow can. Mostly because it also cleans and carries away grime when you apply a new coat - assuming previous coat was the same stuff. It also has pretty much zero fling off. I've also tried Maxim Chain Wax which is the opposite of self cleaning, it just builds up. Currently using Motul which has the best sprayer, it also stays attached to my Grease Ninja due to excellent sprayer. I don't think there is any magic potion for your chain but straight oil and grease based lubes make a mess on your rear tire and attract grit. The Dupont Yellow is definitely worth trying. Lowes carries it.

I got 23,000km out of my OEM chain. Sprockets were not worn. I was pretty good at lubing it every second fill up but cannot vouch for how the chain was cared for, for the first 9000km as I am second owner of bike.

The Dupont multi purpose lube in the blue can is a completely dry teflon lube. The current Dupont chain saver in the yellow can is a blend of moly and teflon.

IMO unscientific reviews like the webBikeWorld reviews are somewhat misleading as about all they are able to rate is how easy it is to apply (very subjective) and if there is any fling off. What they do not rate is how well the various products actually lubricate, attract/repell grit or prevent rust.

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i like there chain brush... but im to damn cheap ill stick to my 80w-90W gear oil as recommended by the manufacture

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I all so used the Dupont blue can and liked it a lot but have been using the Tirox chain lube for a while now Iím on my second can and I like it much better than the dupont. There is no fling off and does not attract grime chain always seems to stay clean free of grit and have not had any rust even when ridden in rain. The tirox chain wax seems to coat the chain very well.
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I use Tirox cleaner with the spiral brush. I then use Belray chain lube. As per the can, spray it on a warm chain, let it sit and ďdryĒ for about fifteen minutes and itís good to go. Sprays on white. No mess whatsoever. Itís my go-to. Cheers.


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I use Tirox cleaner with the spiral brush.
I also have the Tirox with the spiral brush and it works great.... but in reality all it is in kerosene . what I did when the can was empty was just buy a gallon of kerosene and use a spray bottle and the spiral brush ...works the same and its way way cheaper....($2.50 a gallon vs $13.00 for 12oz)

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What works best for me at cleaning a chain is a Grunge Brush & Goop Hand Cleaner (not the pumice kind) once scrubbed hit with the water hose use a rag to dry off the chain then hit the chain with some WD-40 to dissipate any remaining water then use a rag to rub the chain down then hit it with chain lube. That's if you want a really clean chain...

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Joe - I always wondered HOW you keep your bikes so "spic'n'span"...!

Whoa!!!!! Stop the presses. Fast Eddie commented on a chain lube thread and did not mention WD-40.
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Joe - I always wondered HOW you keep your bikes so "spic'n'span"...!

I don't think mine was that clean when I picked it up new at the dealer.
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