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Old 10-23-2006, 05:13 PM   #1
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Default How do you clean, oil and maintain your bearings?

Hi there guys,

I was just wanting to know what secrets or tips you might having in getting all the dirt and stuff out of your bearings, what you oil them with, how often you redo your bearings and how you maintain them. Any tricks would be appreciated!

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Old 10-23-2006, 05:35 PM   #2
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A great tip a buddy of mine passed along was after you've sprayed the bearing out with motor spray if it is still crunchy was to hold it with some needle nose and hit it again with a little drop of motor spray and immediately light it on fire... after it's burned out about 50% of the time the bearing will spin totaly free again. Of course this is only for metal shielded bearings.
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First, I put them into an ultrasonic jewelery cleaner with just enough automotive brake cleaner to cover them. Give them a good buzz in that then remove them, place them on a towel and spray them all with some Electronic contact cleaner. This removes all the brake cleaner and any other bits of dirt left over. Then they all get oiled with some Respo EPO oil, given a little spin on my finger and they are done. If any are still "crunchy" after this process, I throw them out.

Otherwise I would soak them in Brake cleaner overnight.
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First, I put them into an ultrasonic jewelery cleaner with just enough automotive brake cleaner to cover them. Give them a good buzz in that then remove them, place them on a towel and spray them all with some Electronic contact cleaner. This removes all the brake cleaner and any other bits of dirt left over. Then they all get oiled with some Respo EPO oil, given a little spin on my finger and they are done. If any are still "crunchy" after this process, I throw them out.

Otherwise I would soak them in Brake cleaner overnight.

See my tip to deal with crunchynessocity
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See my tip to deal with crunchynessocity
Haha, A friend and I tried that one day. That poor bearing was beyond repair Was good fun anyway. Thanks for the tip, I will give it a try today!
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I am thinking of getting the Acer racing nitride pro Series Bearing Kit for my Tamiya Evo V and using their SIN oil. Any thoughts on my selection?

I have always used Trinity Royal Oil.
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The following link has very good info on the care of bearings.

AVID Bearings

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