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post #1 of 7 Old 09-09-2009, 08:23 PM Thread Starter
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Boeshield T-9

Anyone used this on their chain ? Used it for years on bicycle chains with good results. Recent post regarding the teflon lube made me nervous. Although my new Bandit 1250 (awesome sport tourer) has the Bel Ray type on lube I don't like the mess it can make. I have been using the teflon spray.
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post #2 of 7 Old 09-09-2009, 08:41 PM
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T-9 is a bicycle lube. I use Dumonde Tech bicycle chain lube and "BHP" motorcycle chain lube. They both are very very good. Chain stays clean, last a looong time, doesn't attract grime. Wheel actually spins easier. I carry the 4 oz BHP under my seat which takes up less room the the small spray on stuff.

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While there is T-9 in a can marketed as bicycle chain lube, it was developed for the aircraft industry as a protectant. Woodworkers use it to keep tools from rusting without affecting the wood, allowing proper finishing. I think it would be very effective as a chain lube.

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While there is T-9 in a can marketed as bicycle chain lube, it was developed for the aircraft industry as a protectant. Woodworkers use it to keep tools from rusting without affecting the wood, allowing proper finishing. I think it would be very effective as a chain lube.
See: http://www.boeshield.com/lube_oil/auto_cycle.php
I'd say Greywolf is spot on... again.

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I was using Boeshield on my table saw for six years before buying a motorcycle again.

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I was using Boeshield on my table saw for six years before buying a motorcycle again.
Me, too. I saw the mention of it in the other chain lube thread and found that really interesting... since I already have a can of the stuff in the wood shop!

FWIW, T-9 is an EXCELLENT rust preventive on cast iron. It's won several "shoot-out"- type comparison tests for preventing rust in various woodworking magazines, and has been like a miracle drug in my own shop.

It does go on kind of clear/ white and waxy, and stays on for a long time. IME, it actually makes surfaces a little "sticky", as in, wood doesn't slide as easily across a surface that's had T-9 applied. A standard approach is to wax on top of the Boshield.

I suppose that's not much help, but I'll be watching this thread with interest.
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I use Boeshield as an anti-corrosive on tools. Never found anything better. But I wonder just how well it works as a high-pressure lubricant. Obviously parts of the chain are highly stressed, and I question whether they'd get enough lubrication, without which, of course, the chain and sprockets wear. I'm really kinda curious why folks rebel against the idea of using actual, purpose-designed chain lube. The stuff designated as 'low-mess' seems to dry to a pretty non-sticky surface, and seems to protect nicely against rust. Haven't been using it long enough to know about wear, but since they come from reputable brands don;t doubt much that they'll do the job.
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