Assuming we're talking road riding, use the following technique for successful ProLink or homebrew lube (1 part motor oil to 3-4 parts odorless mineral spirits) application and use:samh said:Is soaking chain in homebrew chain oil enough to clean it, or can I soak in straight mineral spirits(then later add chain oil) for better cleaning? How long should I soak the cleaners, can I soak overnight?
Considering this because soaking doesn't seem to clean well, agitation from brushes (like a vacuum has) might be better...guess everyone has their own method.JimP said:I feel that I get more dirt and junk out of the chain by using a "chain box" cleaner with mineral spirits. I think that more dirt comes out from between the sideplates because of the flexing of the chain in the box with the fluid. I fill the box several times until the remaining fluid is somewhat clear. I use another "chain box" to apply the home brew. Again, the chain is flexed through the lube.