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Oh no, a lube question! Boeshield T-9?

Postby Jean » Fri Oct 11, 2013 1:48 pm

Hi,

While I hesitate to start a theological debate and bring up the matter of chain lube, has anyone use Boeshield T-9, and how have you found it? A search of the forum only brought it up as frame protection, but they are marketing it as a chain lube too (or at least a version of it as chain lube) and wondered if anyone uses it. It might be a bit rare in Australia - not sure.

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Re: Oh no, a lube question! Boeshield T-9?

Postby clackers » Fri Oct 11, 2013 2:34 pm

It's my 'usual', Jean. A very light lube, not particularly hard wearing. I've seen it at a boat show in a big container, valued for its water resistance.
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Oh no, a lube question! Boeshield T-9?

Postby cyclotaur » Fri Oct 11, 2013 2:39 pm

I use it - does the job and easy to clean off when required.

That is, when I remove the chain and cassette (every month or so?) to do a proper job it cleans up real quick and easy. In between times a simple wipe down and re-lube is fine.

EDIT: I've seen it in most LBSs I've been into so not so rare.
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Re: Oh no, a lube question! Boeshield T-9?

Postby Tim » Fri Oct 11, 2013 6:52 pm

Boeshield T-9 is a paraffin wax and solvent solution.
I've been using it for several years on my "down the shop" bike where I ride on sandy beach roads and gravelly tracks and on my touring bike on dirt roads and rail trails. I'm not sure you'd call it a dry lube but grit and sand doesn't stick as badly as using an oil such as Triflow which I use on my roadie.
It seems okay, chain life is similar to the oiled road chains ie. I ditch them at 5000km's and they are still (just) within wear limits.
Boeshield seems to need reapplication more frequently than Triflow. 100km's is about maximum distance before the chain needs redoing if riding mostly on dirt, double that on bitumen. It washes out quickly in the rain.
I agree with the other guy's opinions. Needs frequent use but works well as a lube.
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Re: Oh no, a lube question! Boeshield T-9?

Postby Dragster1 » Sat Oct 12, 2013 5:54 pm

Don't know about t9 but a few people that I know that have ridden for a long time use bike milk chain lube
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Re: Oh no, a lube question! Boeshield T-9?

Postby Jean » Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:45 am

Thanks for the replies. I might give it a go when my current bottle of lube runs out.
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Re: Oh no, a lube question! Boeshield T-9?

Postby Arlberg » Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:19 am

On the subject of lube, whats the difference between this:

http://www.cellbikes.com.au/Tri-Flow-Su ... z-Aerosold (and countless other similar aerosol lubes)

The description -
Great for loosening rusted and corroded nuts and bolts.
Excellent for lubricating chains and all pivot points.
Great for all conditions - wet, dry, road and trail.

and WD-40?

Apart from the WD-40 being way cheaper?

And if they are so similar why pay the extra?
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Re: Oh no, a lube question! Boeshield T-9?

Postby HappyHumber » Sat Oct 26, 2013 10:38 am

Arlberg wrote:And if they are so similar why pay the extra?


You'd have to ask someone whose stupid enough to pay the extra. Either that or contact their marketting people... I'm sure they could throw some more buzzwords at you.
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Re: Oh no, a lube question! Boeshield T-9?

Postby mitzikatzi » Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:07 am

WD 40 is a Water Dispersant and it makes a good degreaser.

Tri Flow spray has Teflon in it. I have used the Weldtite version and it seems to work as a light lubricant being a rebel I used to use it as chain lube. Is it better than WD 40 I think so but I am sure others will disagree.
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