Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Also, you have to think creatively. If you're using an aerosol like PJ1, the lube is held in suspension in the can by a solvent. The solvent can actually break down the lube already on your chain, so use it liberally and soak the hell out of your chain. The solvent then becomes a cleaner and will wash out the dirt and grime that wears the o-rings down. Then just wipe off the excess. Your towel will be filthy. That filth is what was on your chain, but now is not.
Also be aware of what you're using. If you start with an oil based lube, stick with oils. If you're using wax based, stick with wax based. They don't mix.