degreasing and regreasing

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Airsporter1st
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Re: degreasing and regreasing

Postby Airsporter1st » 8 Jan 2019, 3:11pm

BambooKiro wrote:Has anyone used WD-40 to clean the chain?

WD = Water Dispersant

... so it should leave the chain clean and moisture free?


I've used WD40 and it does indeed clean and remove moisture, but it must be remembered that it tends to 'wash out' the existing chain lubricant and is not a good substitute for it. (As you say, it is first and foremost a water disperser - not a lubricant). After using WD40 therefore, it is advisable to let it dry and then re-lube the chain.