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What is the waxy that shimano coat new components in(3 posts)

What is the waxy that shimano coat new components inPing_Pong
Jun 28, 2002 1:17 AM
Thanks to a new job I have just received loads of dura ace stuff for a serious upgrade.
One thing I was wondering about is that everything is coated in a film of some kind of grease/wax - eg mechs, shifters etc. It seems to be in every inaccessible nook and cranny ! There isn't much of the stuff - just a film - but it must pick up dirt.
In the past I have just given things a wipe and installed them, does any one here go to great lengths cleaning up this new stuff ?
re: What is the waxy that shimano coat new components inmerckx56
Jun 28, 2002 6:51 AM
they put dura-ace grease on the components (thinnish yellow-green goop) and packing grease on the chains. they do it for two reasons. 1)to make sure everything works properly when you get it and 2)it's a long, very salty trip from japan to america in a shipping container. the packing grease protects the components from the sea air.
re: What is the waxy that shimano coat new components inKEN2
Jun 28, 2002 5:31 PM
The chain stuff is Cosmoline, and it's a dirt magnet. I soak a new chain in mineral spirits (use your choice of solvent) then hang in the sun to completely dry before lubing.