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Old 06-20-2009, 03:49 PM   #1
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Default Boca bearings Green Seal Opinions wanted

Who has tried these. are they really maintenance free? Do they work as claimed. Can I get a whole season out of them without cleaning/lubing/replacing

I clean my car with a hose/brush/ simple green and an air compressor, then WD-40..will they hold up to the water, and air?, or will I just pay 3 times the price and have to throw them away after 1/2 gallon of fuel like the Avids/answers?

Looking for first hand personal experiences only, not guesses..Thank you
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Old 06-20-2009, 07:41 PM   #2
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I run the boca ceramics. I also use about the same cleaning method you use except the water. I have been running them since Jan. I clean my car ( take every thing off of the chassis) after every race and every other practice. Mine still feel very smooth and tight. I had several people tell me not to waste my money but I do not regret buying them, every one will have there opinions about it but if I have the cash I will run em. I also try to clean the outer parts of the bearings with lube and air when I clean my cars.
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Thanks for the input, anyone else?
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stop using water to clean your car, use simple green
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Old 06-21-2009, 10:56 AM   #5
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stop using water to clean your car, use simple green
LOL, Thanks, I use both, I dont spray water on the bearings..just the plastics
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Old 06-21-2009, 11:16 AM   #6
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The first ingredient of SG is water. It also has the same evaporation rate as water. Because it is a water based product metal will begin to oxidize and rust.

If you are going to get away from water altogether, just use alot of wd-40 and air. I have noticed that WD-40 can be hard on a switch. I put a silicone cover over my switch and took care of that.

I have tried all methods.
Water- I never saw any damage or accelerated parts wear when using water. I would hose it, SG, hose it, douse it with WD-40 then hit it with the air compressor.

No water- air,WD-40,let sit a few minutes, air, wd40, let it sit, air and then just wipe it off as I am working on it.

I also have a parts cleaner with a pump on it. I tried kerosene, worked good just to smelly. Gonna try it with WD-40. I just need 5 gallons

I am also gonna try a new attachment to the air compresser, Air and Cleaner at the same time. Will probably try a SG, WD-40, alcohol mix. This seems like it will be the best and quickest way to get the job done.

Oh, I almost forgot. I use Boca Bearings and love them, even though they are not indestructible.
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I have tried the Denatured Alcohol in a spray bottle. It evaporates before you can actually clean anything with it, plus it pretty much makes your plastics look worse because of the horrible white film it leaves behind
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I use the Green Seals and prefer them over the Ceramics. I have tried both. My Ceramics did not last nearly as long as the Green Seals and I take very good care of my equipment. Just remember it is still better to use metal shielded in the clutch area, the rubber seals create more drag and heat.
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