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    Water-based Ice Wax - ideas for a thinner?

    So I was poking thru the closeout bin at an out-of-town bike shop and saw some Wrenchforce Ice Wax chain lube for half price. Grabbed it, and found out when I got home why it was on sale - it's an aqueous solution, and way too thick to get into the chain rollers where it needs to be in order to do any good. I wonder if thinning it with some methanol or isopropanol would work. Anyone used this stuff? Thx,
    - Joe

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    Don't mean to be a wiseazz, but, ummmm, maybe water?

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    Well, I figured I'd get that suggestion. I don't have the bottle in front of me, but water is way down on the list, and I get the impression it's not so much an aqueous product but rather a non-petroleum-based product. Silicone compounds and such, for which water is generally a poor solvent. They're just using someting other than an non-polar organic solvent to solubalize the wax. I could try using water, but I thought something more volatile like methanol might work better. Thanks for your suggestion.

    Quote Originally Posted by fishbum
    Don't mean to be a wiseazz, but, ummmm, maybe water?

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