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Old 04-05-2003, 11:12 PM   #1
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Hey guys, what do you think is the best liquid/cleaner to clean your bearings with? Paragon "bath", motor spray, mineral spirits( BTW where can you get mineral spirits and exactly what is it?), or good old fashion H2O? Please let us know what liquid/ cleaner has worked best for cleaning your bearings. Much appreciated! Thnx
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Old 04-06-2003, 12:50 AM   #2
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Both will do the same thing flush out the dirt without leaving behind a residue. Mineral spirits is just paint thinner you can get it for a couple of bucks a galon at any hardware store. Harbor freight tools also has a refillable spray can that you can use to spray it with.
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Old 04-06-2003, 08:23 AM   #3
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Laquer thinner works very good, then blast on bearing blaster with motor cleaner, then re-oil.
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Old 04-06-2003, 09:39 AM   #4
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Soaking just doesn't do it.

Clean with Motor Spray in a Bearing Blaster, then I lube with Trinity Purple Royal Oil.
For my Nitro Cars, I use a Teflon based spray (heavier) through the Bearing Blaster.
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Laquer thinner works very good, then blast on bearing blaster with motor cleaner, then re-oil.

I use the same method....but I use good old' Military Alphatic NAPTHA to clean the bearings out or PD-680 ( same stuff that the dry cleaners use to clean your clothes )

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Lectra-Clean from CRC, basically it's just motor-spray. Home-Depot sells the stuff for about $5 a can.

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Old 04-06-2003, 09:36 PM   #7
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by proudwinner
[B]Lectra-Clean from CRC, basically it's just motor-spray. Home-Depot sells the stuff for about $5 a can.

Holy Crap!! At $5 a can, my Stock better run like a 10T after that.

Try NAPA auto parts stores for electric Motor spray anout $2.50 a can regular price, less than $2 on sale.
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i can remeber back in the day "Dans Motor spray" cost $10.00 a can. its was also the only motor spay that (at the time) would not melt plastic.
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Holy Crap!! At $5 a can, my Stock better run like a 10T after that.

Try NAPA auto parts stores for electric Motor spray anout $2.50 a can regular price, less than $2 on sale.
I used to get the same stuff at NAPA but it came in a red can and was about the same price. I wish motor-spray was cheaper. Brake-cleaner is about $2.50 a can at NAPA but I've never found "electric-motor spray" in that price range. Here's another version of "motor-spray" from NAPA at $4.29 a can, the can is smaller than the previous can I posted a few posts up(same company though).

http://www.napaonline.com/cgi-bin/nc...&usrcommgrpid=
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I like to use Goof Off to clean my bearings. Works like a charm.

http://www.goof-off.com/
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Old 04-07-2003, 08:51 AM   #11
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Default 10T Motor in a can

I STILL want something in a spray can that will turn my Stock into a 10T.

I'll go to the local NAPA out here and see if I can find the stuff. I'll post the part # when I find it.
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When you guys use Lacquer Thinner, in what container do you keep it in when cleaning the bearings? You can't use lacquer thinner with bearings with shields on them, right?
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i take the bearings shake them in a pill bottle full of denatured alchol. then everyonce in a while i shake the crap out of the bottle after about an hour of doing this on and off i take an exacto knife and take all the dirt out of the sides of the bearings. once finished i lube them with trinity purple royal oil
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Just wondering what kind of container you use when cleaning your bearings with lacquer thinner because I used a plastic container........let's just say that the plastic container didn't look the same!!!! LOL!!
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The denatured alcahol dosen't do to much to the plastic but the laquer thiner thing will eat the crap out of the plastic.. as for what type of containter i use to clean the bearings a pill bottle works great
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