i use Blaster and Liquid Wrench CHAIN and CABLE LUBE. These are specifically chain and cable lubes. If you say these are no good then I'll change over to something you recommend.Chain lubes consist of a sticky grease in solution with a solvent 'carrier'. You spray the stuff on, it seeps into all the nooks and crannies of the chain, and the 'carrier' evaporates, leaving the lubricant behind. Blaster, Liquid Wrench, WD40 are NOT lubricants, and will wash away the grease, leaving the steel exposed to rust.
That is not the same product as 'PB Blaster' is, that is a totally different product that is meant for chains. The standard 'PB Blaster' is not meant for chains although it will work for a very short time to free up a rusted/frozen chain, it will also wash out any grease that is in between the pins and rollers, the 'Critical' part of the chain that needs the grease and lubricants.wrenchit, your saying that Blaster Chain lube isn't a chain lube
wrenchit, your saying that Blaster Chain lube isn't a chain lube
No guys, I misunderstood the term "Blaster". Everyone I hang out with uses that for PB Blaster - a penetrating juice like Kroil, etc. I have no problem with anything sold as chain lube until told otherwise. As said, penetrating oils will act as a solvent, cleaning out the grease deep in the chain where it is needed most.i use Blaster and Liquid Wrench CHAIN and CABLE LUBE. These are specifically chain and cable lubes. If you say these are no good then I'll change over to something you recommend.
The best penetrating oil is the one that works for you...just like the best tradesman is the guy who solved your problem after 3 other guys eliminated most of the possibliites. I've read a number of testimonials from guys swearing Brand X is the best, and come to the conclusion that they all will work eventually. Which one works best on a given problem is a guess. I've read that the top performer is a home brew of 50:50 ATF and Acetone. And here are more brands than I knew existed. Absent a double blind study that includes a statistically valid sample, all these 'reviews' are like those on Amazon - half come from paid shills, the others are anecdotal and worthless. I have Kroil, PB and WD on my shelf and I use them in rotation. All work for me.I like watching Project Farm videos on youtube. sometimes the most expensive stuff is not the best.
I used to use expensive penetrating oil that cost $20 a can and found out thru his video that Liquid Wrench penetrating oil at $4 a can came out on top.
Yup, things have changed. For me, WD screwed the pooch so to speak. WD will always be known to most people as WD40 - they have an uphill battle to broaden knowledge of their product line.As mentioned above, things have changed and one of the ones I've been caught on is WD40.
As they say in my ancestral homeland, "Silly Buggers"... i.e. "There'll be a serious accident sooner or later if people don't stop playing silly buggers." All chains need lubing fairly frequently... A quality motorcycle chain lube is the dope.My Ariens is three years old and I've never lubed the chain, thank you.
Yes and no... O-ring chains on street and dirt motorcycles are lubed upon assembly and have little tiny O-rings to seal the weather out and the lubrication in. These are lubricated-for-life chains. However, the external metal surfaces still need oil as a rust preventative. The O-ring chains still wear out. But, they certainly last a ton longer than old-school no-O-ring chains. There is a slight down-side... The O-rings add just a bit of mechanical friction.All chains need lubing fairly frequently...
Chain lubrication is just as much ritual and ideology as engine oil skirmish dust ups. My preference is to go the inexpensive route and use what's already on-hand. It seems to work for me and I assume the rituals for others work for them....frequent applications of Honda chain lube.