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Old 07-07-2006, 07:42 AM   #31
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I'll probably going to go with all metal sheilded ones, I don't mind tearing down my car to clean the bearings. I think it's fun

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i like to too... until a bearing makes that evil grinding noise, then thier toast. i just get rubber sealed bearings, and i dont notice much of a difference in performance. plus, i just buy those, and never worry again! i have been running them in my t-maxx for 3 years now, in dust, mud, etc., and have had no problems.

ive tried to clean metal shielded bearings, and i find it to be a nightmare.
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The only reason I'm going to get all metal is because I can't get any kind of cleaner out here and I'm just going to use break cleaner instead. I don't want the break cleaner eating away at my rubber/teflon sheilds.

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Old 07-08-2006, 03:09 PM   #33
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Would it still be a good idea to lightly lube the metal side of those Avid bearings after cleaning them with a toothbrush?
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Old 07-08-2006, 05:20 PM   #34
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Would it still be a good idea to lightly lube the metal side of those Avid bearings after cleaning them with a toothbrush?
I have trinity bearing lube that I use... really good stuff IMO.

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if you go to a hardware store...or something...you should be able to find a little lube pen sort of thing that has silicone oil in it. That would be perfect for re-lubing your bearings. they should run about 50 cents to a buck or so..
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Old 07-08-2006, 07:50 PM   #36
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yes, most r/c cleaning or lubing products are way over priced every day products that you can find at your local hard ware store. You can find anything from hardened hex drivers at $8 a set to titanium screw sets for $15.
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RPM bearing blaster works wonders with motor spray, teflon and motor spray..use to clean new bearings and run drylube teflon..spin forever.
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Yeah I plan on using the RPM bearing tool, with some break cleaner

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Personally I consider bearings and expendable item. When they get gritty they're gone. Just cheap insurance for me. Bad bearings have cost me too many races. If after I brush them off, and they are rough they become amunition I can throw at my friends.
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Personally I consider bearings and expendable item. When they get gritty they're gone. Just cheap insurance for me. Bad bearings have cost me too many races. If after I brush them off, and they are rough they become amunition I can throw at my friends.

Brushing them off doesn't constitue as cleaning them, I've taken really gritty bearing and made them silky smooth again. They worked great in my TL-01 for 3 years until I sold the car.

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Brushing them off doesn't constitue as cleaning them, I've taken really gritty bearing and made them silky smooth again. They worked great in my TL-01 for 3 years until I sold the car.

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it is much easier to buy a new set of bearings, rather than spend hours trying to un - stuff a filthy bearing. plus, once you get the dirt out of a bearing, the insides are scratched , and beat up, resulting in poor running bearings, even if they are clean.
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Well ya wanna send me all your old bearings then... I'll pay for shiping

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Well ya wanna send me all your old bearings then... I'll pay for shiping

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sorry, i use them as my ammunition, too, against evil teenage dorks who attempt to hit me with a t-maxx. the bearings are my only defence...
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sorry, i use them as my ammunition, too, against evil teenage dorks who attempt to hit me with a t-maxx. the bearings are my only defence...

LOL, if you cleaned your bearings you could get away from the T-maxxes (just busting your stones)

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All monster trucks and 1/8 scales have a honing radar that seek and destroy the smaller and weaker 1/10 scale electrics.
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