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    Maintenance on Mukluk's KMC Z99 Zinc Coated RustBuster chains???

    So the Mukluks have the KMC Z99 Zinc Coated RustBuster chains. According to KMC's website...
    Our RB (Rust Buster) treatment is a coating of zinc and chrome, protecting your chain against rust, in fact it makes your chain resist rust 500 times longer than a regular chain. Our RB coating meets with the highest international standards on rust resistance.

    Furthermore, all models, except the Z51RB, have received a special thermal Long Life treatment to ensure maximum chain life.
    So, the next time you forget to dry your chain after the rain: don't worry... KMC RB chains can take it!
    I'm assuming, since the zinc is only a coating, that it will eventually come of, So is there any chain cleaners I should stay away from? I normally use a mix of Simple Green and water.

    I'm also assuming that the chain still needs to be lubed as normal. What type of chain lubes do you guys recommend for winter riding? I have all 3 White Lightning lubes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ecub View Post
    So the Mukluks have the KMC Z99 Zinc Coated RustBuster chains. According to KMC's website...


    I'm assuming, since the zinc is only a coating, that it will eventually come of, So is there any chain cleaners I should stay away from? I normally use a mix of Simple Green and water.

    I'm also assuming that the chain still needs to be lubed as normal. What type of chain lubes do you guys recommend for winter riding? I have all 3 White Lightning lubes.
    I'm using my standard lube (Squirt) on my Mukluk's chain with good results and no problems.
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    I was thinking of swapping out my basic Shimano chain for a rust proof chain. It looks like KMC might be a good chain for salty conditions.

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