It says it leaves a tack-free film. Call me a lubrication bigot, but
that could mean it will dry without getting into the rollers.
Three-in-one was invented for bicycle chains. It would seep into the
rollers and leave so little outside that you wouldn't smudge your cuffs
I believe I'll try some on my 1/8 hp fan. I used non-detergent motor oil
last time, but it's getting sluggish starting on low. Or maybe I should
quit trying to start on low.
I know! I'll lube it with STP, the Racer's Edge!
If you're lubing bicycle chains, there are a multitude of products, both
wet and dry depending on the climate. I've been using Pedro's Ice Wax.
It isn't the most long lasting but it's dry and clean and I'm more
concerned with dust than rust.
Or you can go with my motorcycle favorite, 90w gear oil.
Once used some old Teflon based spray on a bicycle chain and it started
to rust. Unlike oil based spray it did not rust proof.
I liked to liberally use WD40 as it would not only lube the chain but
rinse off some of the grit which caused chain to wear.
On 8/17/2015 12:36 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Sounds like a good idea. Would be much cheaper too.
When I bicycled, I recall replacing chains and even gears which wore
out. I had a chain repair kit that I carried when cycling as I had
broken the chain a couple of times. Cleanliness is important.
Dipped in oil with the mineral spirits cleans a dirty one and leaves a
pretty good oil film when the MS evaporates.
I have a strainer (expanded metal) in the bucket so it will separate
the crud from the oil mix.
I use that to clean up lots of stuff
On 08/17/2015 06:55 PM, email@example.com wrote:
For cleaning, I just take the chain off for it's annual cleaning
(solvent bath), at which time I also service the rear derailleur. For
chain lube I make a mix of 1/2 30wND and 1/2 85w-90 gear oil, apply
liberally, then wipe it off; seems to last longer than thinner lubes,
and does a good job.
On the standard non-o-ring chain, one thing that works VERY well is
to thoroughly clean the chain in kerosene, then melt parafin sealing
wax in a double boiler and with a string tied to the chain, imerse the
entire chain into the parafin, allowing it to stay in untill the chain
has reached the temperature of the melted wax (and absorbed a lot of
wax) then pull the chain out by the string and let it cool.
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