I guess the trick is to start using the wax (and only the wax) with a new chain. Using only the wax, when it's time to relube, the chain is clean. There is not a bunch of gunk stuck to it. The rollers are loose, not gunked up. I'm pretty anal, and IMO the rollers don't need to be cleaned before lubing again. I used to use other non-wax lubes, and I was ALWAYS using brushes, cleaners, etc before lubing. It was a mess and my chain always had buildup. Heck, I just came back from 3 straight days in CO and we would just wax our rollers each morning without even wiping with a rag. Chain was happy all day and we all came home with clean chains. Works for me.