Not sure if you have ever heard of a company called Sidewinder. They started out making sprockets for dirt bikes. In 98, they also made chains they claimed were unbreakable. I bought two of them. I used the chain wax all the time. After breaking both of the chains in one summer, I sent them back. The company claimed the wax did not properly lube the chain and they would not honor the guaranty. I then started Using DID chains and the wax. Never had a problem again. I think wax is fine. What you really are lubing is the side plates and the contact surface between the chain and sprockets. The pins are sealed with their own lube. If the wax is applied with the chain being warm, the wax will penetrate the side plates and rollers just fine. Sidewinder disagreed.Maxima chain wax. Not as messy as lube.
They also have their DuPont self-cleaning chain lube as well.I use DuPont teflon multi-use dry wax lubricant. It is aresol, works great and is available at any lowes or home depot for around $10.00. I think it's the bees knees.
Sub,They also have their DuPont self-cleaning chain lube as well.
It maintains a slightly wet consistency after application.
I can say it doesn't sling hardly at all.
Prior to that I was using Motorex Race with Teflon.
That seemed to be pretty good chain lube.
Best applied when the chain is good and warm.
As for chains, clean 'em, lube 'em, properly adjust 'em and they'll almost last forever.