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Old 03-11-2007, 03:16 AM   #17701
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Old 03-11-2007, 05:06 AM   #17702
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I have been running the same Schumacher ceramic bearings since I built the car (10 months) and they are still as smooth as when I built the car. Just put them in and run them. Don't spray them out at all, just run them and they will keep getting better.
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Thats brilliant, when they are are like that, it seems money well spent.
What do i do if they get wet, i race on asphalt in England - its going to get wet!

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Thanks wyd
Thats brilliant, when they are are like that, it seems money well spent.
What do i do if they get wet, i race on asphalt in England - its going to get wet!

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i wouldn't run ceramics in the wet! but if you have to (after you have finished) take em out and flush them out with bearing blaster and then use a good oil to lube em. they should be ok then!
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Old 03-11-2007, 07:32 AM   #17705
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Old 03-11-2007, 09:25 AM   #17706
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Thats brilliant, when they are are like that, it seems money well spent.
What do i do if they get wet, i race on asphalt in England - its going to get wet!

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Well that I have never had happen but if it was me I would more than likely take them all out of my car and wipe the outside off with a rag. Then I would after I cleaned the outside of them off let them soak in some WD 40 or something similiar. I still hate to do that but water may make them rust or loose the factory grease.

I never spray bearings and blow them out. We then finally get crunchy I just replace the bad ones.

I had a huge motor builder from the 80's and early 90's never to spray out motor bearings and for the most part they will never go bad to often. Well he was right as it never happened to me.

I find that when you spray them out they get dirt inside the bearing and get rough feeling. I leave the factory grease in them as it will loosen up in a few runs.
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Well that I have never had happen but if it was me I would more than likely take them all out of my car and wipe the outside off with a rag. Then I would after I cleaned the outside of them off let them soak in some WD 40 or something similiar. I still hate to do that but water may make them rust or loose the factory grease.

I never spray bearings and blow them out. We then finally get crunchy I just replace the bad ones.

I had a huge motor builder from the 80's and early 90's never to spray out motor bearings and for the most part they will never go bad to often. Well he was right as it never happened to me.

I find that when you spray them out they get dirt inside the bearing and get rough feeling. I leave the factory grease in them as it will loosen up in a few runs.
oh right my bad so how do you clean them?
when you run on carpet?
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Old 03-11-2007, 10:48 AM   #17708
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oh right my bad so how do you clean them?
when you run on carpet?
I'm lucky as I have asphalt year round.

If I had to clean bearings from running on carpet and I have in the past I would take off the dust shield and then spray them out. I would relube with a little thicker oil and run them.

Another thing is to take the dust shiled off one side of the bearing only and leave that the shiled on the other side. I would then put my nearings in the hibs so that the shield side it out and the open part in in so it is protected more.

WHen I ran carpet alot I bought some cheap bearings instead of running really high end ceramics.
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Old 03-11-2007, 01:23 PM   #17709
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i clipped a wall lol and destroyed an out drive of my one way, can i buy just the out drives? or do i need to buy a new oneway? cheers guys its all perfect except for one out drive being jewed but buy the drive shaft (wich all it did was eat the blade luckily)
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Old 03-11-2007, 03:20 PM   #17710
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hay I want to use sand paper or a drimal on my chassis to finish it. How do I do this right with what grit to do it right or can i use a hasp?lol
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Old 03-11-2007, 03:52 PM   #17711
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If I want to make CF edges look nice I use 100 grit sandpaper first to round the edges first (how much you round them is up to you), then use medium CA and spread it on the edge with a toothpick. Some people use thin CA and run it down the edge while holding the chassis vertical, but I always screw that up if I try it that way. Also, Losi CA seems to dry the shiniest. Then I use 400-600 grit sandpaper to smooth out the CA.
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your already done talking about the halloween classic with me ?




Nice run for seaball.
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Old 03-11-2007, 05:30 PM   #17713
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lol I ran out of things to say about the race
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Nice run for Seaball finishing 3rd in the A-main Stock at the ROAR Carpet nats!
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NICE WORK SEABALL! and the rest of the guys from the GATE!
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