In this ‘how to’ we will guide you through the process of applying Speed Potion Wax on your chain using the drip application method. Dynamic ambassador Snobici will show how to degrease your chain and apply Speed Potion Wax if you want to maximise the effects. For instructions on applying Speed Potion Wax using the immersion method, view this article.
Step 1: Take your chain off
Make sure to take the chain off the bike, it will make the next step a lot easier. When you want to apply Speed Potion Wax on a new chain, the following steps remain the same. Don’t have Speed Potion Wax? Get it here!
Step 2: Degrease your chain
Put the chain in a plastic bag, box or old jar together with a good chain degreaser like Drivetrain Detox. Make sure to completely degrease your chain to ensure good adhesion. Even when the chain is new, there is a factory lubricant on it which makes it very hard for a wax product to stick to the metal surface.
Step 3: Rinse with water and dry
Rinse the chain well with water after you’ve thoroughly degreased it. Let the chain dry completely for a few hours. When the chain is dry, put it back on the bike.
Step 4: Apply Speed Potion Wax
Shake the bottle before opening it. The oxygen in the bottle can cause some of the wax to harden in the nozzle of the bottle. Make sure it’s mixed in well. The formula reacts to oxygen, so please keep the cap on the bottle as much as possible.
Apply one drop to each chain link, both on the inside of the chain as well as on the outside. Don’t over-or underdo it. Excess wax will harden and can easily be removed. Speed Potion Wax penetrates the chain very well and sits in the chain rather than on the chain. The focus for this product is on the increased efficiency of your drive train.
Step 5: Let the wax dry
Adhesion will be at its best after 24hr, so be patient. It will have a positive effect on the durability of the coating. It will reduce friction, noise and also protect the chain against wear. Your chain will remain dry, smooth and free of dirt. By reducing friction it will help save you precious watts.
When you feel you want or need to re-lube the chain, clean the chain gently with a brush or cloth and add 1 drop to every chain link. Depending on the condition of the chain and your plans, you can do this only on the inside or on both the in- and outside of the chain. Speed Potion Wax is a very durable coating and will stay on your chain for a long time.
Step 6: Go faster!
You’re now ready to enjoy your ride and start attacking those Strava KOM’s.
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