[quote=“jaame”]I recently used paraffin to clean my chain and just left the container open on my balcony in the hope it would evaporate so I can just toss the bottle away but it’s not working!
I’ll use WD40 next time![/quote]
You’ve got to be kidding.
WD-40 is a powerful solvent. It should not be used to clean your drive train!
WD-40 will get to the inside of the rings of your chain and actually repel any lubricant you apply after the cleaning. It will strip away any existing lubricant and leave your drive train dry – metal on metal.
If you can stand the smell, use kerosene, which will leave a film of lubricant on the moving parts of your chain. If not, paraffin is a good option.
Whatever you use, get a funnel and coffee filters. Filter the paraffin or kerosene into a glass container and reuse. You will lose some of the liquid, but one bottle can be used numerous times. Good for your chain and the environment.