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Old 02-14-2007, 08:06 PM   #1
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Should you clean out & lube ceramic ball bearings the same as normal ones?

or you different cleaning spray / lube?
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Old 02-15-2007, 07:04 AM   #2
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Clean them out and lube them with light machine oil. If you're gonnna drop the coin for the ceramics, you may as well get the performance out of them...
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Old 02-15-2007, 07:18 AM   #3
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make sure you using a high quality bearing oil...
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Old 02-15-2007, 07:22 AM   #4
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I clean mine with orange juice and lube them with peanut butter.
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Old 02-15-2007, 08:39 PM   #5
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i just run them and they free up in time,
i only run them on carpet,
i never clean them dont seem to have to.
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I clean mine with orange juice and lube them with peanut butter.
Just don't use Peter Pan peanut butter . You might have to substitute it for Jelly
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+1 but use pulpless and creamy not crunchy

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so normal bearing oil is fine then, it is safe on the ceramic?

i race 540 & stock so i am chassing the lowest rolling resistance posible , so keeping the greese in them is out of the ?


hahahahaha orange juice!!!!!!!
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I usually clean out the bearing grease with a can of degreaser then I run them dry. I also race 540 so all the speed you can find helps a lot. They don't last very long, but they sure are fast. If I want the bearings to last longer I use Speed Bearing Lube or Triflow. The Speed bearing lube is the type they use for inline speed skating.

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i have them in my rdx that i race asaphalt with i clean them after every race weekend and oil them with epics teflon lite oil works great and car is super quiet...and free
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Just off topic, does anyone have any online stores which sell sets of ceramic bearings. I'd like to try a set in my TA05
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Just off topic, does anyone have any online stores which sell sets of ceramic bearings. I'd like to try a set in my TA05

I got some from R/C FOR LESS at the birds for my 1/12 scale and they seem great.
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