Cleaned my chain with kerosene for the first time. HOLY SHIT!
I'm not a fan of the waxy look. I typically oil my chain after every few rides and I clean and oil it every time I wash my bike, but the simple green has never got the chain looking this nice. My chain and area near the sprocket has always been very black and grimey. I definitely needed to do a little scrubbing. Now that my chain looks brand new it's going to be very easy to maintain. Put a little kerosene in a spray bottle and spray and wipe.lol, that is the first and easiest go to. Now put on Dupont Chain Saver with a Ninja lube tool. You can do a complete chain clean and lube in a very short time.
Good call brother! Just ordered one!
I ordered the grease ninja and a can of chain saver. I'll give it a try and give you some feedback.I just use a rag with a lot of kerosene and the rear on a Pitbull stand. I imagine you can connect the Ninja to an aerosol spray solvent and do a quick clean. Once you get it clean and use the Chainsaver it stays a lot cleaner.
I wish I still had the link, but a few years ago someone did a huge comp study test of a ton of chain products to see which chain lasted the longest, under pretty grueling conditions, and all of the fancy expensive cleaners, waxes and combinations fell short of simply using WD40 to clean and lube regularly.
Not according to the manufacturer of it.WD-40 is mostly kerosene, it does no harm
WD40BrandsCustomerService [email protected] Tue, Aug 27, 2013 2:35 pm
To Jeff *******@****.com
Dear Jeff ********,
Thank you for contacting WD-40 Company.
Please be advised that WD-40 could penetrate behind the O rings and remove the lubricant that has been previously placed there.
Thank you again for contacting WD-40 Company. Please let us know if we may be of further assistance.
WD-40 Customer Service
SO why use WD-40 as a cleaner since a gallon of Kerosene is cheaper than a little spray can of WD-40?Removing of lubricant is not the same thing as saying it damages the orings. WD-40 is not a lube (as many people mistake it for) so you absolutely need to lube your chain after you clean with anything.
Huh? The manufacturer is saying that the lube that comes packed inside a sealed O-ring chain can be diluted by the penetrating quality of WD-40. I don't care if the stuff damages the O-rings or the lube behind it or what. If it damages the chain from using it then it will not touch any of my chains.Removing of lubricant is not the same thing as saying it damages the orings. WD-40 is not a lube (as many people mistake it for) so you absolutely need to lube your chain after you clean with anything.