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Old 06-14-2003, 04:37 PM   #1
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I plan on cleaning my bearings using motor spray. However, what kind of oil do you guys use to oil them? I would imagine it's a light oil but if you can tell me the kind and brand and where to get it from, that would help a lot.
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Old 06-14-2003, 04:46 PM   #2
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most racers would use Royal Oil from Team Trinity. your local hobby store should carry this.

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Old 06-14-2003, 06:17 PM   #3
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i heard it was not good to use WD40 to clean bearings before oiling, is it right???
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I use an ultrasonic tank with 100% isopro. alchohol. Then i use hurricane sonic drops.
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I just take the seals off, blast them completely with motor spray then put a drop or two of trinity royal oil and spin then for a few minutes so the oil get distributed evenly and they feel smooth. If they still feel rough I repeat the process untill there smooth.
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dont use wd40, i have found that when it dries, it leaves an oily substance that is quite thick.. i now just use petrol, and oil them witha light motor oil
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petrol as in from nitro cars?
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thanks Carbon-Fibre3, it s just what I wanted to hear.
at this moment i am just using alchol to clean them but it isn t efficient as a spray cos it can t remove some grease inside the bearing.
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do you really havto take off the bearing cover? cuz i think it would be pretty hard with the metal shielded ones...and the way i do it, the bering oil seeps through the cracks.
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I tried without taking off the shields for a while and finally did. I found old grease that hadn't come out in my lacquer thinner bath and motor spray cleaning procedure. The bearings were much more free afterward. So, I'd say that , yes, you have to take them apart occasionally.
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i'm sure most have seen this page before, just figured for most of you that have not can get some idea

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also check out http://www.balakracing.com/ under maintenece or sumthing
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To clean my bearings, I use a Robinson bearing blaster with a high pressure aerosol brake cleaner. After the bearings dry, then it's a couple of drops of Royal oil.
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to do my bearings i first remove the shields on both sides drop them into my egale bearing vibrator thingo with motor spray in it. then whip the bearings out oil them up heaps(5-6) drps then spin them a bit drop them back in and wait about ten min. pull them out let the motor spray evaporate the clean each sheild put 1 side on put 3 evenly spaced drops of orion free revs(it's what i use) spin it a little and put it all back to gether this way does take a little longer but i takes a hole lot more time between nesicary cleans and i've done six meets on a fairly dirty track and the car will still roll off a table tilted at like 5-8deg

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would hpi motor spray and tri flow work?? i have herd that it does?
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