Originally posted by 2mcgrath
cool thanks for the help also how hard is it to take your bearing caps off...ive never tried it
All you need is an X-acto blade to remove any type of shield or seal.
If you have a rubber or polyamide seal, all you do is pry out the seal from the outside. Try not to puncture the seal, but it will pop out easy enough.
Shielded bearings (metal shields), or sealed bearings that have either fiber or teflon shields use a very thin, metal circlip to hold the shield/seal on. Again with an X-acto blade, remove that circlip by removing one of the ends from the grove that the circlip rests in. Once the circlip is removed, the shield/seal should come off quite easily. If not, just use the blade to coax the seal out along the outside edge of the seal.
With the RPM tool, I believe you don't need to remove the seal/shield of a bearing in order to clean it, but I would do it anyway because you won't be able to get all of the gunk out of the bearing as some of it will get trapped by the opposite seal/shield.