White stuff on chain - Problem?

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White stuff on chain - Problem?

#1 Unread post by roncg41677 » Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:42 am

I've got a lot of white junk on the inside of my chain. I've noticed that the spray lube I have (came with the bike, no idea how old it is) leaves a white residue when I spray it, so I think it's just that stuff. Is it supposed to be that color? Is it normal for it to dry on there and make the chain look like I rode through a white-out spill?
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#2 Unread post by Johnj » Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:46 am

Yes that's normal.
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#3 Unread post by roncg41677 » Tue Sep 09, 2008 10:05 am

Okay. I thought maybe the chain was supposed to stay shiny and black. Thanks :).
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#4 Unread post by flw » Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:44 am

Do you mean white foam as your applying the oil spray or long after you have even riden the bike?

If you take the substance and rube it between your fingers. Does it feel like thick grease or grit or something else?

A spray propellant can give oil a temporary white appearance but that should go away quickly.
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#5 Unread post by roncg41677 » Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:53 am

Well, the bike's been sitting for about a month not running. But it's always on there, even weeks after I've sprayed on the lube.
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#6 Unread post by Gadjet » Tue Sep 09, 2008 7:21 pm

it's chain wax.

I used to use the same stuff on my chain, but while it lasted a long time, it also collected road gunk really well (I used PJ-1). I now lube my chain with a multipurpose spray on lube that works really well.
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Re: White stuff on chain - Problem?

#7 Unread post by brandon12 » Sat Jan 23, 2021 5:37 am

Hi, don't worry that's normal I had same issue of that white stuff on chain with my previous bike.

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Re: White stuff on chain - Problem?

#8 Unread post by Miles_Ha11 » Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:49 pm

I am sure that he had managed to clean it up since its been years when this query was created.

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