I dont like gas on the chain as they say it dries out o rings if it is an o ring chain. Just be sure to keep it cleaned and lubricated. I like a maxxima chain care kit that degreases and then restores lubrication and gets rid of water then a final chain lube. Works great for me!I was just curious as to some other methods. We have our own every week and we try to put water anywhere near bearings. We do clean the chain in gas and leave it submerged in oil for a few days.