DuPont changes formula

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  1. Wuwei

    Wuwei Long timer

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    Heads up. The DuPont Teflon Multi-Use Lubricant Dry Wax formula that a lot of us used and loved for our chains is apparently no longer available according to this thread. I asked DuPont about this and received the following reply:

    Without realizing it I was already using the new formula Multi-Use without the Dry Wax part. Can't say that I really noticed, but I wasn't comparing the two formulas side by side. My current chain has over 26,000 miles on it and is still good using the old Dry Wax formula--I will miss it.

    Anybody tried Liquid Wrench Chain Lube? It's readily available in lots of non-motorcycle shops, meaning you can save money and find it when on the road.
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  2. BlueLghtning

    BlueLghtning Riding is my passion

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    Thanks for the heads up. We've been using the blue can Dry Wax Lubricant for a couple years and I had definitely seen some of the best chain wear I ever have.

    I just checked our garage and all we have is the new stuff. I actually had been noticing lately that the chain lube just didn't seem to be the same. Seemed a lot more wet and more overspray and well that explains it.

    Guess we'll try to find the Yellow Can Chain Saver and see how that works.

    The Yellow chain saver on the left, the older style in the middle and the new formula on the right.
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  3. bomber60015

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    I predict hoarding on a massive (for us) scale . . . . . ..
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  4. Wuwei

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    I checked several stores around here and none had any of the old, good stuff. It may be too late for most of us to hoard.
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  5. BlueLghtning

    BlueLghtning Riding is my passion

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    Yeah, looks like it changed back in Oct 2011, and we are just realizing it now. We have about 5 cans in the garage and it all the new stuff.

    If I find any of the old stuff, I'll definitely be picking it up though.
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  6. Yossarian™

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    Time to make the trek to Lowe's to see if they have any of the older formulation.
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  7. Wuwei

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    Squirrel chewed off the top of my last can of the good old stuff, so it must have tasted good too! Not only did he remove the little red squirt top and straw, but he also chewed away most of the little plastic thingy underneath. This afternoon I was tempted to puncture the can and see if I could catch whatever shot out, but there's not that much in there. Might make a funny YouTube video though. I suppose I should bite the bullet and search for a new chain lube.
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  8. Flashmo

    Flashmo Whatever...

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    I'm feeling lucky right now. Just checked, and my last can, that I opened last week, is the old stuff...

    It's been in the cabinet since at least last fall.
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  9. Yamarocket630

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    Why is everyone freaking out? The yellow can chain saver IS the old stuff. Had the old stuff, used it all up. Now have the yellow can chain saver, same stuff.
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  10. Yossarian™

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    Not quite; the yellow can is a similar formulation but is thicker and waxier than the old blue can formula. I used to like to keep both on hand; street bike chains got the yellow and dirt chains the blue.
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  11. PachmanP

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    Not to sound like a klr rider, but the yellow is about a buck more expensive.
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  12. mrphotoman

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    if that is straight from dupont, what is the problem?
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  13. Yossarian™

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    No problem.

    However, I can definitely tell a difference between the old blue and the yellow.

    And I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one.
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  14. tgeliot

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    Perhaps it's "if you want the same formulation, you should purchase chain saver moving forward, because that's as close as you're going to get from us."
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  15. Wuwei

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    No, it's more like "if you want the same formulation, you should purchase chain saver moving forward, because it costs $3 more per can."
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  16. Jamie Z

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    Yes. It's shit. Oily gunk that flung all over everything and wouldn't come out. It even had a strong odor of oil. I used it once and threw the rest in the trash. Will never use again.

    Thanks for the heads up about the DuPont. The can I have is the new stuff, but the bottle I have still says Dry Lubricant.

    Jamie
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  17. Oh2RideMore

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    new formula :( Will go out looking to see if any original left.
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  18. stretch160

    stretch160 Been here awhile

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    That's probably why they changed the formula on the good stuff. Trying to force more motorcyclists to pay extra. I've been using the blue can for the last 85,000 miles and I will sorely miss it. I tried the "chain saver" and it is not the same, more like a conventional chain lube. It stays on longer but collects alot more dirt. It was the self cleaning properties of the old stuff that made it realy great. The few cans I've seen for sale of the old stuff are selling for like $18+ a can. Y'all remember when this stuff was only $3 a can?
    I have enough of the old stuff saved up to make it through this year, after that I don't know. I'm so ticked off with dupont I definately won't be buying the chain saver stuff.
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  19. mjydrafter

    mjydrafter evil boy for life

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    There is Finishline dry teflon lube (bike shops)

    Blaster TDL (I haven't seen this stuff, but it comes from the makers of PB blaster)

    Remington makes a dry teflon lube (gun shops)

    The blaster product is probably the most inexpensive.
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  20. Wuwei

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    Found one can of the good, old stuff at a small ACE Hardware over the weekend, so there are a few floating around. Keep looking!
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