Preparation and Application
First thing first - there are no miracles. Revolube can significantly reduce a chain drivetrain’s wear, but it cannot bring a worn one back to life!
For the best results, use Revolube on a brand-new chain, cassette, sprockets, gears, etc.
All new chains and cassettes come impregnated by a manufacturer. Revolube works on chemical bonding principal, thus you need to wash-off the impregnating layer from your gear.
If you want to use Revolube on a used chain, you will also need to remove any old lube/grease/contaminants residuals.
Whichever way you chose to clean the chain: on or off the bike, it is very important to clean it thoroughly from any residuals and leave the bare metal exposed.
Remember to work in a well-ventilated place, as the solvent fumes are hazardous to your health and might be explosive.
- Use a solvent, which can dissolve hydrocarbons, like petroleum-ether, petrol, Brake Cleaner etc…
- Use a brush to displace any solid residuals, from between the plates and inside links, using solvent.
- Wipe the solvent and dissolved residuals with a cloth. Leave the gear for a while until the solvent evaporates.
- Initial application:
This is the most crucial part, as it is when the chemical bonding takes place.
- Apply a drop of Revolube to each, individual link of your chain with a dropper provided. Two drops for a motorbike’s chain.
- Make sure Revolube will penetrate inside each link. You will see the drop spreads on it.
- Smear the excess of the lube on the chain plates and cassette/gear.
- For bicycles, it usually takes turning the drivetrain while changing the gears back and forth for a few times.
- For bikes, an additional volume is required to spread it over the chain plates.
- Wait for 30 mins until the lube’s base evaporates.
- Subsequent applications:
It is recommended that you conduct subsequent applications every 3 months. You do not need to do a thorough preparation as described above, but a simple cleaning with water would do. E.g. using a pressure washer.