Boeshield T-9 wax lubricant

T-9 was developed by Boeing who needed a reliable metal protectant/lubricant that could withstand long exposure to a corrosive environment.

Boeshield T-9 lubricant was created to deal with the extreme conditions experienced in aviation
Boeshield T-9 lubricant was created to deal with the extreme conditions experienced in aviation

T-9 uses a mix of solvent and paraffin wax that is designed to penetrate and lubricate. It also drives out moisture and dissolves minor corrosion. It does all this without the use of Teflon, silicone, fluorocarbons, MEK, or acetone. Boeshield say T-9 wont harm paint, plastic, rubber, fiberglass or vinyl. It’s also nonconductive and will not cause short circuits, so it’s also safe to use on electronics.

A product designed to work in the high pressure world of aviation should make light work of a bit of cycling. T-9 is designed to flush out old lubricants and dirt, carrying the wax with it. Boeshield will work its way between the links and pins of the chain, taking the wax with it. Once dry it leaves behind a continuous wax film that they say performs better than teflon. Boeshield say T-9 will last for 200 miles without picking up dust, dirt or mud after it’s applied.

200 miles between applications!

Boeshield say that T-9 performs better than Teflon and lasts up to 200 miles without picking up dust, dirt or mud. One of the claims that I find particularity interesting is that it will protect all metals in coastal areas. I live by the coast and this is something that peaked my interest.

A single product that you can apply to your chain and that will clean, prep and lubricate your chain sounds perfect. Usually you’re using different products for each stage, so a one-stop product is great. Applying paraffin wax is something that I haven’t attempted yet: too much of a faff for minimal gains. T-9 seems to be a way to get the benefits without the hard work. I’ll be trying it out and will let you know how I get on with it. In the meantime you can check out their website here.

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